This position, under direct supervision, performs construction, maintenance, and installation of system transmission lines and structures to ensure efficient, dependable, and safe operation of Cooperative Energy's transmission lines, structures, and equipment.
Cooperative Energy offers Competitive Salaries
and an Excellent Benefit Package!
Competitive Salaries meeting Industry Standards
Benefit Package which includes, but not limited to:
Medical Insurance for Employee paid 100% by the company
Pension Plan - 100% funded for employee by company
401k Plan with up to 6% employer match
Employee Life insurance & AD&D - paid by company
Life Insurance of $10,000 for spouse and child - paid by company
10 paid holidays
96 hours vacation/personal leave and 96 hours sick leave starting first year of employment
40 hours Family Sick leave
Access to onsite gym and fitness classes for free
Associate's Degree Utility Lineman Technology Or
Technical Certificate Apprentice Electric Lineman
2 years Qualified Pole Climbing with Proven Transmission/Distribution Line Construction and/or Maintenance accepted in lieu of education requirements
Transmission Experience Preferred
Certification and Licensures:
Valid Mississippi Class "A" Commercial Driver's License Required
Must be registered with the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) Clearinghouse Required
Successfully pass a security sensitive background screening. Required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements
Thorough knowledge of the construction, operation, and maintenance of electric transmission lines; RUS construction specifications and applicable requirements of the National Electric Safety Code.
Ability to become skilled in overhead line operation, pole climbing, operation of line construction equipment and using lineman tools while working on the ground, on a pole and from a bucket truck.
Must be able to become skilled in properly and safely working with energized conductors of all voltages and in all work connected with the installation of materials, apparatus, and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of electric distribution lines.
Ability to visually inspect and identify components of a transmission line and related structures.
Ability to identify occupational hazards and to demonstrate proper safety precautions required to ensure workplace safety.
Ability to read and interpret engineering plans, specifications, technical manuals, material safety data sheets and any other relevant material.
Willingness to provide/participate in training programs for the improvement of job knowledge and technical skills.
Trainable in the application of first aid and CPR.
Cooperative Energy is an equal opportunity employer. It is Cooperative Energy's policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, veteran status or disability.
Cooperative Energy serves as the only not-for-profit wholesale electric power provider headquartered in Mississippi. In this role, Cooperative Energy generates and transmits electricity for 11 Member distribution systems located in the southern and western portions of the state. Cooperative Energy and its 11 Member cooperatives provide power to 432,000 homes and business across the state.\
Cooperative Energy’s Mission is to deliver to our Members reliable and affordable energy in a safe and environmentally-responsible manner.
Electric cooperatives are unique because we’re owned by our customers and driven to make a difference, not a profit. At the end of the year, remaining funds, or capital credits, go back to you. Here’s more information on how we work for you.
*Transparency and responsiveness
*Fiscal, regulatory and environmental compliance
*Safety and reliability
*Serve as a trusted and value-adding resource for member-owners
*An experienced, skilled workforce
*A long-term contractual relationship with member systems
*Financial health, including that of members
*Long-range planning for cost-effective generation resources
*Fuel diversity in generation resources