Meade County Rural Electric Cooperative
  • Brandenburg, KY, USA
  • $21.77
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance. Paid Vacation, Personal Days, Holidays, and Earned Sick Days. 401(k) - employee matching

Job Title: Apprentice Lineman

Department: Operations

Reports to: Foreman/ District Supervisor

Benefit Status: Eligible


  1. To accept and carryout responsibilities of this position.
  2. To be familiar with Cooperative' s policies, rules and regulations; and have general knowledge of utility operations, maintenance, and construction.
  3. To be trained in safe, reliable procedures for work assignments
  4. To have thorough knowledge of Cooperative' s ownership philosophy and principles.


Reports to assigned Foreman and may confer with District Supervisor.


  1. Performs basic line work on de-energized lines under direct supervision of qualified lineman or foreman.
  2. Performs work on energized lines but shall be limited to: reclosing oil circuit reclosers, sectionalizers, and switches.
  3. Makes line transformer connects and disconnects with supervision.
  4. Lay-up, sag and tie in conductors.
  5. Make approved splices in conductors.
  6. Frame poles on ground or in air in accordance with RUS specifications.
  7. Be familiar with ropes, gins, blocks, knot tying, small mechanical tools (drills), non-mechanical tools (post hole diggers, shovel, tamp).
  8. Make daily check on tools and protective equipment and recommend replacement when necessary.
  9. Prepare records and reports as required.
  10. Interprets staking sheets and maps as needed for assignment.
  11. Performs standby service, as assigned.
  12. Operates Cooperative transportation equipment in a safe manner and hold a CDL certification.
  13. Ability to perform both pole top CPR and basic first aid practices for same.
  14. Training formally in line skills both in classroom setting and practical application.
  15. Other duties, as assigned, from time to time.


  1. Neatness, diplomacy, and average skill and ability to work with other employees, and deal with the general public.
  2. Ability to read, write, measure, and have math skills to adequately perform responsibilities.
  3. Competent and comfortable using laptop, tablets, and software associated with the job.
  4. Working at heights usually not exceeding fifty (50) feet, primarily on wood poles, ladders, or in mechanical lifts. Periods of sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, and stooping.
  5. Capacity to perform in extreme heat or cold, dust, fumes, chemicals, dampness, and possible loud noises.
  6. Working in areas with conditions of unlevel surfaces, slippery surfaces, and uneven terrain.
  7. Ability to carry weights averaging forty-five (45) pounds, not to exceed seventy (70) pounds, with pushing and pulling weights totaling as much as two hundred twenty (220) pounds.
  8. Good physical condition, finger dexterity, vision (including color vision), speaking, hearing, and ability to do close work.

IMPORTANT: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee also will perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required. The cooperative reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Meade County Rural Electric Cooperative
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