The Journey Lineworker uses all tools and equipment necessary for installation and maintenance of overhead and URD distribution lines. Operates equipment necessary for maintenance and installation of overhead and URD lines including trucks and trailers, winches, bucket truck controls, pulling machine, rope machine, forklift, road boring machine, minicrane, air compressors, flashing arrows, trenchers, backhoe, hydraulic cutting equipment, etc. Works with various types of equipment including single- and three-phase transformers, capacitors, regulators, re-closers, switches, cutouts, pad-mount transformers, pad-mount switchgear, switching modules, concrete pads, etc. Climbs and works from wooden and steel poles and steel platforms, requiring wearing of line worker body belt, harness, and other safety equipment.
Applicants must be Journey Line Worker as indicated by completion of apprenticeship program or equivalent. Must have experience working primary voltages with rubber gloves and sleeves. Must have 2 or more years Journey line experience, with a certificate of journey lineman status preferred. Candidates must possess a valid MI Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record. Upon hire they must provide proof of successful completion of the State of MI written portion of the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) examination, and pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam. Within six months of the date of hire they must successfully pass the MI CDL skills/road test.