We are currently accepting applications for a Journeyman or Apprentice Lineworker.  We offer competitive pay and benefits, including health insurance and State of Wisconsin Retirement. This position will work full-time Monday through Friday, and will also be on-call on a rotating weekly basis.  Upon taking on-call responsibilities, candidate must reside within 30 minutes of our office in Black Earth.

Job Summary

Construct, rebuild, and maintain overhead and underground electric distribution lines and substations.  This position will be under direct supervision of the Superintendent. 


Job Duties

  • Frame and set poles

  • Install/maintain overhead and underground conductor, transformers, switches, fuses, arresters, streetlights, etc.

  • Install, test, replace meters

  • Maintain records pertaining to meters and transformers

  • Troubleshoot outages

  • Work on energized lines, abiding by proper safety guidelines

  • Trim trees to maintain line clearances

  • Locate underground facilities

  • Operate tools and equipment including trencher/backhoe, vac trailer, bucket truck, digger truck, chipper, chainsaw, etc.

  • Perform routine vehicle maintenance

  • Complete substation and line inspections

  • Complete continuing education/training courses as assigned, which may include travel and overnight stays

  • Work with public works departments as needed

  • Perform other duties which are similar, related or incidental to this position




  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Journeyman candidates must have successfully completed line apprenticeship program


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Be able to perform physical components of the job

  • Demonstrate commitment to safety

  • Work effectively and efficiently with others

  • Exhibit confidence and ability to make decisions that support the goals and objectives of the company

  • Communicate with customers and coworkers in a professional manner

  • Be willing and able to work in various weather conditions

  • Good reading comprehension, mathematical and basic computer skills


Other Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License, or ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire date

  • This position is covered by the Department of Transportation regulations on drug/alcohol testing (CFR 49, Parts 40 and 382), and is subject to drug/alcohol testing according to said regulations


The deadline to apply for this position is 4:00 PM on Friday, February 5, 2021.


Vanguard Electric Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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