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Omaha Public Power District Line Technician in Papillion, Nebraska

OPPD's T&D Operations is seeking Line Technicians to join their Papillion, Omaha and Elkhorn Service Centers.

This posting will remain open until all positions are filled.

We encourage you to apply early as we will review and consider candidates as they are received.

Line Technician Skills Evaluations will be scheduled periodically during the posting at our Elkhorn Service Center.

This position functions at the journey level of job performance and is expected to perform the full range of assigned duties in an independent and safe manner. This position performs a variety of skilled and technical activities in the operation, maintenance, construction, and repair of OPPD electrical transmission and distribution facilities and equipment.

Position Specific Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Construct, maintain, and operate District transmission and distribution system equipment and facilities in a manner that ensures a high level of customer service, system reliability and employee safety.

  • Performs installation and connection of poles, lines, transformers, switches, streetlights, cable, fuses and etc. for overhead and/or underground service.

  • Operate heavy construction equipment including digger derrick trucks, reach trucks, hydraulic and pneumatic tools as well as various hand tools and other equipment.

  • Participates in on-the-job training of apprentice line technicians.

  • Works with the Crew Leader in customer contacts regarding temporary outages, property damage, etc.

  • May be required to serve as Acting Crew Leader.



  • Completion of the District’s four-year line apprenticeship program or must have completed another certified line apprenticeship program with journeyman lineman certificate


    Five (5) years’ experience at an electric utility as a Line Technician with a fairly major metropolitan area or major electric utility contractor with exposure to high voltage;


    At least six (6) years’ at a Rural Electric Coop (REC) experience as a Journey Line Technician, and the ability to pass the District’s written and oral Line Technician exams (REC line technicians only).

  • Must have good communication and customer service skills.

  • Must possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver License.

  • Must live within a 35 mile radius of Center/Area Office


  • A two-year Utility Line Construction Associates Degree may be used for one year of experience

    Closing Statement

    This role will be hired commensuarte on experience as follows:

    Line Technician $51.41

    5/8 Apprentice Line Technician $43.68

    At Omaha Public Power District , we're passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

    WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

    WE'RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We're dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

    OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on people's lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We're always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are, wherever you are, and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

    Org Marketing Statement

    EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

    How To Apply

    Apply online at on or before 2023.

    Recruiter: Athena Roberson - #LI-AR

    PLEASE NOTE - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition. If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in 'DRAFT' form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.