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Alliant Energy Line Mechanic Apprentice or Journey level in Fort Madison, Iowa

Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build stronger communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what’s next in energy. When our employees say “I am energy,” it means they take pride in the work we do when disaster strikes, as well as all the days in between. We reward our highly hardworking and dedicated teams and give them the support they need to ensure their safety, wellness and financial security for themselves and their families.

If you enjoy challenges, have strong communication skills and are passionate about the work you do we invite you to consider Alliant Energy.

What sets us apart?

  • Alliant Energy offers a full compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Employer Cash Contribution, Long and Short-Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

  • ​Year after year, Alliant Energy is recognized by major publications and foundations as a top employer and leader in the areas of equity and sustainability. This includes Newsweek’s list of Most Responsible Companies, Forbes list of Best Midsize Employers , a perfect Corporate Equality Index Score as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality and being named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.

  • Our employees make a difference through their work and personal activities. In 2021, employees, retirees and our charitable foundation collectively contributed $11.5 million and volunteered over 75,000 hours.

Job Summary

Our Fort Madison Operations Center is in need of a Line Mechanic Apprentice or Journey level to become a vital member of our crew. In this role you will be responsible for constructing, dismantling, maintaining, operating, patrolling and repair de-energized and energized, overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines and all associated equipment to serve and maintain service to electrical customers.

  • Residency requirements of 20 minutes

Job Duties

  • Install, tension, tie in and remove conductors.

  • Install, frame and climb poles and structures. Remove disassemble same.

  • Operate basket trucks, digger trucks, trenchers, backhoes and other various 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 tools and systems.

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

  • Know and understand safety and construction standards.

  • CPR and First Aid.

  • Must report to work fit for duty and free from the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.

Additional Accountabilities

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

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

  • Test and maintain transformers, 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.

  • Must live within the city limits or twenty (20) minutes of employee’s reporting station.

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma

Required Experience

  • Certified in CPR and First Aid

Preferred Experience

  • May be required to be certified to apply herbicides

Other Requirements

  • Requires Class A commercial driver's license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have mechanical skills, ability to work in a team setting, capable communicator

  • Ability to be courteous and tactful with the public

  • Will be required to work irregular hours during storm emergencies and as needed

Our people are passionate about what they do, the product they sell, and the customers they serve. If you're looking for an opportunity to be a part of a work family that values collaboration, innovation and dedication, we're the right company for you.

It's not just what we do; it's how we do it.

Live Safety. Everyone. Always | Make Things Better | Care For Others | Do The Right Thing | Act For Tomorrow | Think Beyond. Be Bold

Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.


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

Alliant Energy and subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please email

It's an exciting time to join Alliant Energy! Our innovative thinking and fresh, sustainable approach to energy sets us apart. If you're looking for a place that values diverse backgrounds, offers flexible work options and wants to build better communities and a better tomorrow, consider a career with Alliant Energy.

At Alliant Energy, our employees make a difference by delivering an essential service for our customers and communities every day. We care about our employees. We want them to be safe, happy and healthy.

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