Cass County Electric Cooperative
  • Fargo, ND, USA
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

Cass County Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, customer owned electric distribution system serving nearly 60,000 meters in a 10-county area in southeastern North Dakota. Our headquarters are located in Fargo, North Dakota, and we have service centers in Fargo, Valley City, Lisbon, Kindred and Arthur. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We adhere to a policy of making employment decision without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, veteran, or disability status. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with this Cooperative depends on your qualifications.


To become familiar with and trained in basic line work practices; construction, operations, and maintenance work and to assure adherence to safety requirements.


Includes but not limited to these duties:

  • assist with installs and connect transformers and meters
  • assist in voltage recordings and load surveys
  • assist with installation and maintenance of street lighting and associated equipment
  • to become familiar with procedures to respond to service calls; restore power outages and problems including stand-by duties for power restoration and associated problems during and after normal working hours, holidays and weekends
  • install and service of guys on ground, and framing of poles in accordance with REA specifications
  • comply with all of the Cooperative's safety rules and use safe working practices and methods
  • acquire a thorough working knowledge of first aid and pole top rescue
  • acquire a working knowledge of all substation switching operations, system apparatus and devices
  • acquire a working knowledge of CCEC and RUS specifications, the National Electric Safety Code and CCEC mapping system and staking sheets
  • becomes acquainted with the preparation of appropriate records such as material tickets, charge outs, timesheets and other reports as necessary
  • maintain a working knowledge of the Cooperative policies and procedures
  • attend applicable safety meetings and other special training sessions as requested
  • comply with proper operating practices in the use of the two-way radio
  • ensure that cooperative tools/equipment/material are properly maintained and stored securely
  • promote and present a positive professional image when performing duties
  • other duties as assigned


  • high school diploma or GED equivalency and certificate from accredited electrical lineworker program required
  • valid driver's license and commercial driver's license permit required


  • related work experience required; additional experience in electric utility system operations preferred
  • opportunity to earn Department of Labor approved "journeyman" status with completion of certified program (books/tuition paid by the cooperative)


  • lifting 50-lbs. Maximum with frequent lifting and /or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs.
  • climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing
  • possible after-hours service calls with proper supervision to restore power outages and issues
  • possibility of working continuous and lengthy hours with minimal rest
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • excellent organizational skills
  • experience using computers and computer software


  • Outside work
  • Hazards: Situations in which the individual is exposed to the definite risk of bodily injury
  • overtime may be required


  • construction season, generally May through November
  • estimated hours worked - 1300 to 1450 hours per year


  • progressive wage scale
  • dependent upon background, qualified hours worked, experience and Northwest Lineman's Apprenticeship program certificate

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