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Electrical Lineman
Title:Electrical Lineman
Department:Brookings Municipal Utilities
Job Type:Full-time / Hourly


General Statement of Duties

Under the direct supervision of the Electric Construction or Maintenance Foreman, this position is responsible for constructing, maintaining and repairing transmission and distribution power lines, distribution equipment, substations and other electrical facilities and equipment.


Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Constructs, maintains and repairs transmission and distribution power lines and substations and other electrical facilities and equipment.

  2. Constructs and maintains traffic signal lights and street lights.

  3. Installs electrical cable, transformers, insulators, switches, conduit, breakers, telephone underground facilities, and other electrical equipment.

  4. Strings and pulls electrical cable through ducts, splices cable according to specifications.

  5. Answers trouble calls, analyzes problems and takes corrective action.

  6. Works on energized conductors and/or devices.

  7. Responsible for maintenance of assigned equipment.

  8. Required to perform stand-by duties as assigned.

  9. Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience

  1. High School Diploma or G.E.D.

  2. Graduation from vocational/technical school in power line studies preferred.

  3. Employee must have completed or be willing to complete an electrical apprenticeship program in order to be considered an Electric Journeyman Lineman.

  4. Employee must possess knowledge of electrical systems, electrical theory and the operation of equipment used in repairing or building electric power systems.

  5. Employee must possess mechanical aptitude.

  6. Employee must possess knowledge, skills and abilities to read and interpret blueprints and schematics, evaluate information to make decisions or recommendations, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with Utility employees, officials, and the public.


Language Skills

  1. Ability to read and comprehend simple to complex instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

  2. Ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally.


Certification, Testing and Examination

  1. Possession of a valid driver’s license.

  2. Possession or the ability to obtain a South Dakota Class A CDL with air breaks license within 60 days of hire.

  3. Other such testing as deemed necessary by Brookings Municipal Utilities / Swiftel.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

  1. Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; speak; hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

  2. Frequently required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, bend, crouch, or crawl.

  3. Required to actively listen and communicate with supervisor, peers and customers.

  4. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision and peripheral vision.

  5. Excellent hand/eye coordination is required for this position.

  6. Employee is occasionally required to lift, carry, and push/pull up to 70lbs.



Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.

  1. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.

  2. Position involves regular contact with other employees and members of the public.

  3. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal with occasional exposure to loud noise levels.


Typical Performance Requirements

The performance standards described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee performing the essential functions of this position. These are largely based on industry standards for the position.

  1. Employee is expected to meet performance standards communicated by the supervisor.

  2. Employee is required to adhere to the guidelines presented in the Personnel Policy Manual, Part-time Employee Handbook or Seasonal Employee Handbook.


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign the duties and responsibilities of this job at any time.

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