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Apprentice/Line/Journey Line Technician - Distribu


Norfolk, NE, US, 68701-7227

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for an Apprentice/Line/Journey Line Technician - Distribution located at the Norfolk Operations Center in Norfolk.  Position closes November 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. This position will report to the Distribution Superintendent. 

Position Summary

Perform construction, maintenance, and operation of the NPPD electrical systems, including Transmission, Subtransmission, and Distribution Lines, Substations and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.  Take assigned after-hours standby duty on a regular basis.  Ascend and descend wood poles and steel towers of any height regularly to perform work as required in a safe and productive manner without close supervision. Provide storm support as requested both in and out of state.


Safely construct and maintain Transmission, Subtransmission, and Distribution lines and facilities while providing the technical leadership in areas of responsibility.

Education, Training and Experience

Must be a graduate (certificate, diploma, or associate's degree) of an accredited line technician school.


Achieve a certificate from a District-approved program.


Have documented line technician experience with another utility or electrical contractor that is considered an acceptable equivalent to the formal education options listed.


Distribution Line Technician Progression Program:

Apprentice Line Technician - Entry-level position.

Line Technician - Thirty months as an Apprentice Line Technician is the normal previous experience requirement (as outlined in the Line Technician Progression Program) for this position and the completion of the Line Technician written exam.

Journey Line Technician - Four years of combined experience at the Apprentice and Line Technician levels is the normal minimum experience requirement (as outlined in the Line Technician Progression Program) for progression to this position.

Licenses and/or Certifications

Must maintain Red Cross Community cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid certifications and pole top and bucket truck rescue certifications. Class A commercial driver's license (CDL) required.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Construction, maintenance, and operation of lines, substations, and equipment. Ascend and descend wood poles and steel towers of any height regularly to perform work, as required, in a safe and productive manner with and without close supervision.


Operation and maintenance of District vehicles and hydraulic equipment.


Installation and maintenance of services, and installation and removal of meters.


Analyze and initiate corrective action on outages, and troubleshoot service-related problems.


Accurate and timely record keeping, such as, material, time, and equipment documents. Issue and return stores materials.


Perform energized line work. Journey Line Technician is required to work 69 kV and below.


Incumbent is expected to travel as assigned for work and to be available for duty per on-call schedules and storm support as determined by the Distribution Superintendent/Supervisor. This is part of the expected job function and associated compensation.


Trim trees out of distribution and subtransmission conductors. Service street and area lighting systems.


Incumbent is accountable for miscellaneous other responsibilities as assigned or required.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship

Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth. 

Apprentice Line Technician Non-Exempt Pay Grade 10: $26.94 - $34.03/hour

Line Technician Non-Exempt Pay Grade 11: $30.17 - $38.10/hour

Journey Line Technician Non-Exempt Pay Grade 12: $34.00 - $42.94/hour


Travel Required: Up to 25% (With frequent overnight stays, more than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska)  Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.


Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force. We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.

Hiring Philosophy
Federal EEO
E-Verify Participant
Right to Work
Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision