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MidAmerican Energy Company Line Mechanic Apprentice/Lineman Apprentice- 1st Phase in United States

At MidAmerican Energy, you’ll find a team of talented people working with a shared vision of being the best energy company in serving our customers, while delivering sustainable energy solutions. We’re leading change in the energy industry by making strides toward our 100% renewable energy vision, setting the standard for customer satisfaction and transforming our workplaces. We share knowledge, provide training and partner with employees to problem-solve and remove obstacles to our shared success. And, we take pride in our commitment to strengthen the communities our customers and employees call home through our corporate citizenship program.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)

Multiple positions are available across our service territory in Iowa. Positions in Illinois will be located in or near the Quad City area.

Under general supervision, works alone or with a crew to install and maintain electric distribution and transmission systems. Includes all overhead, underground facilities and other utilities, which includes installing, but not connecting gas pipe. Performs the duties of Electric Service Technician, Utility Operator and Meter Utility Person.

Typical Duties

  • Performs all work in a safe manner. Complies with all applicable safety rules, regulations and procedures. Performs all work that they are qualified and trained to do in a manner to protect themselves, their fellow employees and the public from injury.

  • Installs, changes, transfers, moves and removes poles, poles line hardware, guys, transformers, lightning arresters, streetlight equipment, electrical cable, gas pipe, cross-arms, energized conductors, insulators, conduit, capacitor bank controls and any and all forms of electrical material and accessories utilized in the construction, maintenance, and operation of electric circuits.

  • Installs, uses and removes protective equipment and devices on energized electric circuits of all voltages. Works with hot line tools on circuits. Performs work on energized circuits of all voltages.

  • Performs steel tower structural work including the erection and removal and repair of steel towers and electrical equipment used in connection therewith.

  • Works with electrical instruments such as voltmeters, ammeters, fault locators, etc. Reads meters.

  • Operates switches and cutouts in transmission and distribution circuits.

  • Patrols transmission and distribution circuits as assigned. Inspects poles and towers, making climbing inspections of conductors and equipment.

  • Drives truck and is responsible for truck, tools, and equipment carried thereon. - Must be familiar with and capable of operatingall types of equipment associated with the work being performed. - Locates underground gas and electric facilities in conjunction with their work. Additionally, performs locates where no Locator/Leak Surveyors exist.

  • Contacts property owners on tree trimming matters. Performs minor tree trimming, cutting brush, removing line detriments to the extent necessary in performance of regular duties.

  • Responsible for completing written reports on fieldwork and proper accounting for materials and time associated with each job.

  • Performs public contacts when necessary.

  • Leads, trains and instructs employees in their work including switching.

  • Installs, removes, changes and turns on or off existing meters of the following classes:

  • Sets voltage recording devices

  • Single and three phase self-contained meters through Class 320

  • Network meters through Class 320

  • Changes bill group on demand meters as needed. (Note: This does not include meter types or situations that require programming for installation)

  • Performs duties in Company and customer substations to restore service and perform diagnostics to include: switching, analyzing and communicating relay targets, amp readings, voltage readings, breaker/recloser count or values, voltage regulator information, load tap changer information and similar work to restore service.

Operates substation equipment to include: open/close breakers and reclosers, operate load tap changers and voltage regulator controls, install fuses and similar work to restore service as well as other operations consistent with training and ability.

  • Class “A” CDL required

  • Pipeline/Hwy Alcohol & Drug Testing

  • High school diploma or equivalency

  • Must have successfully completed at least a 1 year power line school.

  • Must be able to pass a background check to gain CIP certification.

  • Must be located or willing to relocate, on your own, to be within 30 minutes response time to the posted location.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Job: *Electric Distribution/Service

Organization: *Rep

Title: Line Mechanic Apprentice/Lineman Apprentice- 1st Phase

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 2000517

Other Locations: IA-Fort Dodge, IA-Emmetsburg, IA-Des Moines, IA-Adel, IA-Ida Grove, IA-Iowa City, IA-Hampton, IA-Humboldt, IA-Council Bluffs, IA-Sheldon, IA-Shenandoah, IA-Waterloo, IA-Storm Lake, IA-Davenport, IA-Sioux City, IA-Carroll, IA-Bettendorf, IA-Audubon, IA-Altoona, IA-Avoca, IL-Rock Island, IA-Knoxville, IA-Le Mars, IA-Charter Oak, IA-Rockwell City, IA-Clarinda, IA-Rock Valley, IA-Charles City, IA-Cherokee, IA-Red Oak, IA-Oskaloosa