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Midwest Energy Association Line Mechanic Journeyman or Apprentice in Anamosa, Iowa

Line Mechanic Journeyman or ApprenticeAlliant Energy

Job Start Date:02/10/2020Type of Position:Regular

Number of Openings:1

Job Location & Contact:

304 Chamber Drive




Job Description:

Looking to power up your career? If you enjoy challenges, have the drive to learn, and are passionate about making a difference in your community, we invite you to consider Alliant Energy! Our skilled trade employees are the heartbeat of our organization. From Power Plants to Energy Delivery, we depend on the expertise and dedication of our crews to deliver the performance our customers expect and deserve, safely and efficiently.

What sets us apart?

Outstanding pay and benefits

A commitment to career growth and development

A culture that embraces our core values of safety, integrity, respect, service, and responsibility

The opportunity to make a positive impact on our local communities

A strong union relationship

We are actively recruiting an ambitious Apprentice or Journeyman Line Mechanic that is interested in joining a collaborative team in Lisbon, IA. This is an exciting, challenging, and critical position that is responsible for constructing, dismantling, maintaining, replacing, repairing, and operating electric facilities. Additional details provided below.

Job Responsibilities :

Install, tension, tie in and remove conductors/ guys.

Install/remove, frame and climb poles, towers and other structures.

Operate basket trucks, digger trucks, trenchers, backhoes and all other construction equipment.

Restore electric service lost due to weather, equipment failure, or whatever cause, in a safe and prompt manner.

Install and maintain street and security lighting equipment.

Operate and maintain hydraulic/air tools and systems.

Install underground electrical equipment including cable, switchgear, cable terminations and other related gear.

Know and understand safety and construction standards.

Trained in CPR and First Aid.

Load and haul poles, transformers and material to job sites.

Trim trees from power lines and operate chipper to dispose of brush.

Install and transfer cablevision/telephone line during new and rebuild projects overhead/underground (requires no terminations or splicing and no entry to phone or cable pedestals).

Field test and maintain line type transformers only, including taking oil samples.

May require licensing for pesticide, preservative or hazardous material handling.

Practice good housekeeping and equipment maintenance.

Maintain truck stock and material inventory.

May require mapping and paperwork related to job order changes.

Perform daily equipment inspections.

Installs, splices and secures conductors.

Installs, changes, transfers and removes poles, poles line hardware, guys, transformers, lightning arresters, capacitor banks, regulators, fuses, electrical cable, cross-arms, energized conductors, insulators, conduit and any and all forms of electrical material and accessories utilized in the construction, maintenance, and operation of electrical circuits.

Works on energized lines and equipment. Works with live line maintenance tools, Keeps informed on and abides by the required Safety Rules, Operating Practices and codes pertaining to all phases of line work.

May lead and assist in training others in the same or lower classifications.

Performs other duties, which are similar, related or incidental to this position and assist in other activities that do not require skills of a higher classification.

Respond to emergency callouts to insure the safety of the public and employees.

Will work in a variety of adverse weather conditions as system condition warrant (i.e. outages, storm restoration, etc.)

Job Qualifications :

Note: This position is posted at a Journeyman or Apprentice level, however, many qualifications listed below apply to journey level candidates.

Working Conditions: Varied outdoor work, involves a great deal of climbing, sometimes under disagreeable weather conditions and temperatures, work long and abnormal hours, work at high altitudes, work alone and with others, subject to 24 hour call out, work with and around chemicals, work with electrical and mechanical equipment, drive and operate equipment.


Good reading comprehension, mathematics skills

Successful completion of line mechanic apprenticeship; satisfactory passage of line mechanic examination

Demonstrated ability to do ordinary line construction, operating and maintenance work, line trouble shooting and transformer installation including three-phase and parallel banking

Reasonable knowledge of work order procedure and allocation of charges; knowledge of the requirements of the State Electrical Code and company standards for line construction

Familiarity with live line maintenance tools and their use

Thorough knowledge of the Company Safety Rules and Operating Practices relating to line construction and maintenance

Ability to write clearly and concisely, make understandable diagrams, ability to express oneself orally

Possession of a valid Commercial Driver's License prior to the end of probationary period

Ability to perform the physical requirements of the job

Sensitivity to public opinion and property owner's rights.

Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse work group.

*Note: This job is covered by the Department of Transportation regulations on drug and alcohol testing (CFR 49, Parts 40 and 199), and is subject to drug testing according to said regulations.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran.

Experience Required:

Less than 1 year

How to Apply:

To apply for this challenging opportunity, please complete our online application at

Application Deadline:

Jan 22, 2020