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NorthWestern Energy Journeyman Lineman in Columbus, Montana

54.02 per hour | 11-Apr-2024 to Until Filled (MST) | Columbus, MT, USA | Hourly | Distribution Operations - MT | Regular Full Time

Journeyman Lineman

Work Location : Columbus, MT

Pay range : U086 $56.18 per hour Per CBA

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

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About this position:

The Journeyman Lineman performs power line installation, maintenance, and service work. The lineman must be able to work as a person in charge as a leadsman or foreman. As a Foreman or Leadsman they may oversee all aspects of a project; including safety, paperwork, planning, coordinating with engineers, and documenting equipment used.

We offer great benefits:

NorthWestern Energy is a fully regulated electric and natural gas utility serving Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We employ 1,500 amazing people and serve 775,300 customers who are our neighbors in our communities. We are a top employer and offer competitive benefits, including:

  • 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%

  • Healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision for you, your spouse and dependents, Health Savings Account (HSA), healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)

  • Employee Assistance Programs (Offering up to six free counseling sessions, per person, per issue, per year for employees, spouses and dependents to include financial heath)

  • Life Insurance (Company pays basic employee policy; spouse, dependent insurance also available)

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Competitive pay (Scheduled performance-based wage increases and annual incentive opportunities.)

  • Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid bereavement leave

  • Paid training opportunities

  • Paid time off starting on your first day, plus 11 paid holidays

    Benefits may vary by position or as negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement.

    About this job:

  • Communicate verbally and understand audible signals in emergency/safety situations

  • Troubleshoot electrical outages, power quality and complete installation and maintenance work related to all aspects of electric distribution systems

  • Perform rubber gloving work for safely working with primary/high-voltage and low-voltage lines and equipment

  • Install and retire overhead and underground electric lines

  • Perform sustained work at heights including ladder work, climbing and working from poles, and bucket work

  • Frame, install, or replace poles

  • Maintain lines and support structures in substations; erect steel to replace or increase size of substation structures as needed

  • Operate heavy equipment including diggers, trenchers, back hoes, and bucket trucks

  • Remove tree limbs near electric lines

  • Work overtime outside of scheduled hours, participating in either call out availability or an on-call rotation schedule, in response to acute and/ or planned service needs

  • Complete documentation for project planning and completion

  • Assume leadership role in response to emergency situations

  • Interact with the public

  • Act as a leadsman or foreman as needed

  • PCB tests/clean up as required by OSHA

  • You must agree to live within an area approved by the company that allows for adequate response to our customers in call out and emergency situations

  • Individually lift and manipulate needed equipment weighing up to 75 pounds

  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

    Am I right for this job? Here's the success profile:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Journeyman Lineman Certification Required

  • Valid Commercial driver's license and satisfactory driving record

  • First Aid/CPR Certification

  • Bucket truck and pole top rescue certification

  • Commitment to safe working practices and knowledge of safety policies/procedures

  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • Act as a leadsman or foreman as needed

  • Adapt to technological changes as they are implemented

    Requisition #4332

    Posting Dates: June 14, 2024 through Open Until Filled

    Department/Division: Distribution Operations

    Employment Physical: Required

    Drug Test: Required

    Background Check: Required

    Relocation Benefit: Negotiable

    Telecommuting: None

    We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department at 1-800-245-6977 or at .