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Apprentice Lineman
KEM Electric Cooperative, Linton

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KEM Electric Cooperative, Inc. has two (2) seasonal openings (maximum of 1,000 hours) for the position of Apprentice Lineman. If interested in this position, please submit application, cover letter and resume via email to: 

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Apprentice Lineman
Roughrider Electric Cooperative, Dickinson, Hazen

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Roughrider Electric Cooperative, Inc. has five(5) seasonal openings (maximum of 1,000 hours) for the position of Apprentice Lineman. If interested in this position, please submit application, cover letter and resume via email to:

Applications can be found at:

Click on "Your Community" then "Career Opportunities".

Journeyman Lineman
Goldenwest Electric Cooperative, Wibaux, Mont.

Goldenwest Electric Cooperative in Wibaux, MT is seeking a full-time journeyman lineman. Responsibilities include construction and maintenance of overhead and underground distribution lines along with maintenance of transmission lines and substations.  A valid Montana or North Dakota CDL is required for this position.  Applicants must be certified in climbing and working in all aspects of the lineman trade.  The person in this position will be required to lift up to 100 pounds, work in all weather conditions, be on-call and work long hours when required to do so.

Goldenwest Electric Cooperative offers an excellent wage and benefit package in a non-union environment.  Qualified applicants can send a resume with at least 3 references to John Sokoloski, General Manager, Goldenwest Electric Cooperative, PO Box 177, Wibaux, MT 59353.  This information can also be emailed to  Questions should be directed to Mr. Sokoloski at (406) 796-2423 or emailed to

Submission deadline is March 31, 2017.

Safety Specialist
Minnesota Rural Electric Association, Maple Grove, Minn.

General Summary: Help lead a high-performing culture of safety by providing safety services to our members and other groups.  These services include 1) developing and delivering high quality and engaging safety and technical training programs, 2) conducting compliance and engagement activities such as safety inspections, crew observations, safety committee meeting facilitation, etc. and 3) fostering a safety and healthy work environment for our members by providing information on safety topics, technical subjects, work rules and work practices, and regulations applicable to the electric utility industry.

Education and Experience
Education is acquired through completion of a documented course of study in either a safety-related field, an electrical utility field, and/or a lineworker apprenticeship program. Experience is gained by serving as a safety professional or an electric utility employee of not less than 2 years in this capacity.

Certified to teach CPR/AED and First Aid is a plus and any other safety courses such as 10/30 hour OSHA classes, etc., or willing to learn.

Earned the designation of Certified Loss Control Professional (CLCP) or willing to achieve this designation.

Job Knowledge
General knowledge of regulations, policies, procedures, practices, work methods, and reporting requirements that applies to safety and loss control. 

Knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC), National Electric Code (NEC), and rules enforced by OSHA, FMCSA, DOT, the EPA, and other federal and state regulatory agencies. 

Knowledge of electric power transmission and distribution systems and their operating principles and practices; knowledge of electrical theory.  Knowledge about the operation of vehicles and equipment typically used while constructing or maintaining overhead and underground transmission and distribution systems.

Skills and Abilities
High ethical standards and the ability to operate with a high degree of integrity, fairness and professionalism.

Ability to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, use sound judgment, and respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. 

Ability to work in a team environment by effectively participating, cooperating and communicating with others.

Ability to work effectively and independently with various levels of employees within the member systems. 

Strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to write about technical topics and the ability to make oral presentations to groups.

Ability to manage multiple priorities and work with minimal supervision.

Ability to work effectively with today’s technologies – computers, tablets, etc., and associated computer software, and/or willing to learn.

Licensed to drive a motor vehicle and the ability to operate a vehicle while towing a trailer.

Physical/Mental Demands
Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds on a frequent basis.

Environmental/Working Conditions
Must be able to work outside normal business hours when required to conduct safety service days, attend meeting and/or interact with various groups.

Work location is based out of home;  Will be required to attend meetings at MREA Headquarters in Maple Grove, MN at least monthly if not more frequent.

Travel is required as part of the job to go onsite to system member locations each day with an average of two overnight stays each week, with some weeks exceeding this level.  Travel outside the state may also be required for external members and/or attendance at conferences and meetings.


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