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Apprentice/Line/Journey Line Construction Technici

Location: 

York, NE, US, 68467-0608

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Apprentice/Line/Journey Line Construction Technician In-Training (Transmission) located at York Operations Center in York.  Position closes January 27, 2022, at 11:59pm Central Time. 

 

This position will report to the York Transmission Supervisor.

Position Summary

Line Construction Technician positions are responsible and accountable for the construction and maintenance of the District's work sites, such as new and existing transmission and subtransmission lines and other associated electrical equipment within Operations. Functions include the climbing of wood poles, steel towers, and microwave and radio towers up to 300 plus feet to perform construction requirements, along with the installation of electrical equipment; assembly of steel structures and towers related to the construction; and modification and maintenance of Operation's infrastructure. Responsibilities include frequent travel, overnight stays, and responding to emergencies.

NOTE: This position is included in the Operations Technician Training Program (OTTP). The OTTP is a two-year program in which the Technician In-Training will be placed in vacant positions, or where there is a business need. The Technician In-Training will receive all benefits of a regular, full-time employee during the two-year program. Incumbents must be willing and able to relocate anywhere within the state of Nebraska and must be willing to work in a Transmission and Distribution (T&D) environment.

All Levels: Must be a graduate of an accredited utility line technician school. Line technician experience with another utility or electrical contractor may be considered an acceptable equivalent to the formal education options outlined.

All Levels: Must maintain cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/automated external defibrillator (AED) and first aid certifications, and obtain within 90 days and maintain a commercial driver's license (CDL).

Lay out Operation's work site (for example, new transmission construction) and other work according to drawings and specifications. Follow and adhere to all policies and procedures to ensure the work is completed correctly and safely.

Assemble and erect steel structures, towers, and substation equipment stands using proper rigging and safety procedures required to maintain a safe and secure Operation's infrastructure. Repair storm damage on transmission systems, subtransmission and distribution systems on District property, and assist other electric utilities as requested by management to do so.

Install, revamp, and modify switches in proper adjustment on transmission lines and substations within the grid system.

Perform hot line maintenance on transmission lines of substation voltages 34.5 kV to 345 kV using the hot stick method and barehand method with the supervision of a Journey Line Technician or higher. Capable of doing energized live line work using rubber protective equipment, while working from an insulated bucket or of being trained to do this work. Ascend and descend wood poles, steel towers, of any height, and microwave and radio towers up to 300 plus feet to perform work, as required, in a safe and productive manner with and/or without supervision.

Maintain favorable public relations with property owners, other District personnel, business establishments, and customers.

Safely operate and maintain tools and equipment assigned, according to District policies and procedures. Operate and maintain skid loaders, trenchers, mobile and hydraulic aerial equipment, and other heavy equipment associated with construction. Safely plans, organizes, and performs both emergent and scheduled work. Concentrate and be fully aware of responsibilities while on patrol of transmission lines within the grid system.

Apprentice/Line Construction Technician: Responsible for assisting in making decisions associated with determining needed labor and insuring that the quality of the services provided meet the expectations of the customer.

All positions must ensure that all tasks and job assignments are completed and that all rigging, climbing, and use of tools and equipment are done properly, safely, and efficiently to accomplish a job. Changes in procedures and field design must be referred to supervisor. Changes include regulations, rules, or procedures - NPPD safety rules; NPPD Safety Department Recommended Work Practices; NPPD Operations Department Instructions; National Electric Safety Code; Established Industrial Construction Standards and Procedures.

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Education, Training and Experience

Line Construction Technician positions are responsible and accountable for the construction and maintenance of the District's work sites, such as new and existing transmission and subtransmission lines and other associated electrical equipment within Operations. Functions include the climbing of wood poles, steel towers, and microwave and radio towers up to 300 plus feet to perform construction requirements, along with the installation of electrical equipment; assembly of steel structures and towers related to the construction; and modification and maintenance of Operation's infrastructure. Responsibilities include frequent travel, overnight stays, and responding to emergencies.

NOTE: This position is included in the Operations Technician Training Program (OTTP). The OTTP is a two-year program in which the Technician In-Training will be placed in vacant positions, or where there is a business need. The Technician In-Training will receive all benefits of a regular, full-time employee during the two-year program. Incumbents must be willing and able to relocate anywhere within the state of Nebraska and must be willing to work in a Transmission and Distribution (T&D) environment.

All Levels: Must be a graduate of an accredited utility line technician school. Line technician experience with another utility or electrical contractor may be considered an acceptable equivalent to the formal education options outlined.

All Levels: Must maintain cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/automated external defibrillator (AED) and first aid certifications, and obtain within 90 days and maintain a commercial driver's license (CDL).

Lay out Operation's work site (for example, new transmission construction) and other work according to drawings and specifications. Follow and adhere to all policies and procedures to ensure the work is completed correctly and safely.

Assemble and erect steel structures, towers, and substation equipment stands using proper rigging and safety procedures required to maintain a safe and secure Operation's infrastructure. Repair storm damage on transmission systems, subtransmission and distribution systems on District property, and assist other electric utilities as requested by management to do so.

Install, revamp, and modify switches in proper adjustment on transmission lines and substations within the grid system.

Perform hot line maintenance on transmission lines of substation voltages 34.5 kV to 345 kV using the hot stick method and barehand method with the supervision of a Journey Line Technician or higher. Capable of doing energized live line work using rubber protective equipment, while working from an insulated bucket or of being trained to do this work. Ascend and descend wood poles, steel towers, of any height, and microwave and radio towers up to 300 plus feet to perform work, as required, in a safe and productive manner with and/or without supervision.

Maintain favorable public relations with property owners, other District personnel, business establishments, and customers.

Safely operate and maintain tools and equipment assigned, according to District policies and procedures. Operate and maintain skid loaders, trenchers, mobile and hydraulic aerial equipment, and other heavy equipment associated with construction. Safely plans, organizes, and performs both emergent and scheduled work. Concentrate and be fully aware of responsibilities while on patrol of transmission lines within the grid system.

Apprentice/Line Construction Technician: Responsible for assisting in making decisions associated with determining needed labor and insuring that the quality of the services provided meet the expectations of the customer.

All positions must ensure that all tasks and job assignments are completed and that all rigging, climbing, and use of tools and equipment are done properly, safely, and efficiently to accomplish a job. Changes in procedures and field design must be referred to supervisor. Changes include regulations, rules, or procedures - NPPD safety rules; NPPD Safety Department Recommended Work Practices; NPPD Operations Department Instructions; National Electric Safety Code; Established Industrial Construction Standards and Procedures.

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Licenses and/or Certifications

Line Construction Technician positions are responsible and accountable for the construction and maintenance of the District's work sites, such as new and existing transmission and subtransmission lines and other associated electrical equipment within Operations. Functions include the climbing of wood poles, steel towers, and microwave and radio towers up to 300 plus feet to perform construction requirements, along with the installation of electrical equipment; assembly of steel structures and towers related to the construction; and modification and maintenance of Operation's infrastructure. Responsibilities include frequent travel, overnight stays, and responding to emergencies.

NOTE: This position is included in the Operations Technician Training Program (OTTP). The OTTP is a two-year program in which the Technician In-Training will be placed in vacant positions, or where there is a business need. The Technician In-Training will receive all benefits of a regular, full-time employee during the two-year program. Incumbents must be willing and able to relocate anywhere within the state of Nebraska and must be willing to work in a Transmission and Distribution (T&D) environment.

All Levels: Must be a graduate of an accredited utility line technician school. Line technician experience with another utility or electrical contractor may be considered an acceptable equivalent to the formal education options outlined.

All Levels: Must maintain cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/automated external defibrillator (AED) and first aid certifications, and obtain within 90 days and maintain a commercial driver's license (CDL).

Lay out Operation's work site (for example, new transmission construction) and other work according to drawings and specifications. Follow and adhere to all policies and procedures to ensure the work is completed correctly and safely.

Assemble and erect steel structures, towers, and substation equipment stands using proper rigging and safety procedures required to maintain a safe and secure Operation's infrastructure. Repair storm damage on transmission systems, subtransmission and distribution systems on District property, and assist other electric utilities as requested by management to do so.

Install, revamp, and modify switches in proper adjustment on transmission lines and substations within the grid system.

Perform hot line maintenance on transmission lines of substation voltages 34.5 kV to 345 kV using the hot stick method and barehand method with the supervision of a Journey Line Technician or higher. Capable of doing energized live line work using rubber protective equipment, while working from an insulated bucket or of being trained to do this work. Ascend and descend wood poles, steel towers, of any height, and microwave and radio towers up to 300 plus feet to perform work, as required, in a safe and productive manner with and/or without supervision.

Maintain favorable public relations with property owners, other District personnel, business establishments, and customers.

Safely operate and maintain tools and equipment assigned, according to District policies and procedures. Operate and maintain skid loaders, trenchers, mobile and hydraulic aerial equipment, and other heavy equipment associated with construction. Safely plans, organizes, and performs both emergent and scheduled work. Concentrate and be fully aware of responsibilities while on patrol of transmission lines within the grid system.

Apprentice/Line Construction Technician: Responsible for assisting in making decisions associated with determining needed labor and insuring that the quality of the services provided meet the expectations of the customer.

All positions must ensure that all tasks and job assignments are completed and that all rigging, climbing, and use of tools and equipment are done properly, safely, and efficiently to accomplish a job. Changes in procedures and field design must be referred to supervisor. Changes include regulations, rules, or procedures - NPPD safety rules; NPPD Safety Department Recommended Work Practices; NPPD Operations Department Instructions; National Electric Safety Code; Established Industrial Construction Standards and Procedures.

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Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Line Construction Technician positions are responsible and accountable for the construction and maintenance of the District's work sites, such as new and existing transmission and subtransmission lines and other associated electrical equipment within Operations. Functions include the climbing of wood poles, steel towers, and microwave and radio towers up to 300 plus feet to perform construction requirements, along with the installation of electrical equipment; assembly of steel structures and towers related to the construction; and modification and maintenance of Operation's infrastructure. Responsibilities include frequent travel, overnight stays, and responding to emergencies.

NOTE: This position is included in the Operations Technician Training Program (OTTP). The OTTP is a two-year program in which the Technician In-Training will be placed in vacant positions, or where there is a business need. The Technician In-Training will receive all benefits of a regular, full-time employee during the two-year program. Incumbents must be willing and able to relocate anywhere within the state of Nebraska and must be willing to work in a Transmission and Distribution (T&D) environment.

All Levels: Must be a graduate of an accredited utility line technician school. Line technician experience with another utility or electrical contractor may be considered an acceptable equivalent to the formal education options outlined.

All Levels: Must maintain cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/automated external defibrillator (AED) and first aid certifications, and obtain within 90 days and maintain a commercial driver's license (CDL).

Lay out Operation's work site (for example, new transmission construction) and other work according to drawings and specifications. Follow and adhere to all policies and procedures to ensure the work is completed correctly and safely.

Assemble and erect steel structures, towers, and substation equipment stands using proper rigging and safety procedures required to maintain a safe and secure Operation's infrastructure. Repair storm damage on transmission systems, subtransmission and distribution systems on District property, and assist other electric utilities as requested by management to do so.

Install, revamp, and modify switches in proper adjustment on transmission lines and substations within the grid system.

Perform hot line maintenance on transmission lines of substation voltages 34.5 kV to 345 kV using the hot stick method and barehand method with the supervision of a Journey Line Technician or higher. Capable of doing energized live line work using rubber protective equipment, while working from an insulated bucket or of being trained to do this work. Ascend and descend wood poles, steel towers, of any height, and microwave and radio towers up to 300 plus feet to perform work, as required, in a safe and productive manner with and/or without supervision.

Maintain favorable public relations with property owners, other District personnel, business establishments, and customers.

Safely operate and maintain tools and equipment assigned, according to District policies and procedures. Operate and maintain skid loaders, trenchers, mobile and hydraulic aerial equipment, and other heavy equipment associated with construction. Safely plans, organizes, and performs both emergent and scheduled work. Concentrate and be fully aware of responsibilities while on patrol of transmission lines within the grid system.

Apprentice/Line Construction Technician: Responsible for assisting in making decisions associated with determining needed labor and insuring that the quality of the services provided meet the expectations of the customer.

All positions must ensure that all tasks and job assignments are completed and that all rigging, climbing, and use of tools and equipment are done properly, safely, and efficiently to accomplish a job. Changes in procedures and field design must be referred to supervisor. Changes include regulations, rules, or procedures - NPPD safety rules; NPPD Safety Department Recommended Work Practices; NPPD Operations Department Instructions; National Electric Safety Code; Established Industrial Construction Standards and Procedures.

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Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Line Construction Technician positions are responsible and accountable for the construction and maintenance of the District's work sites, such as new and existing transmission and subtransmission lines and other associated electrical equipment within Operations. Functions include the climbing of wood poles, steel towers, and microwave and radio towers up to 300 plus feet to perform construction requirements, along with the installation of electrical equipment; assembly of steel structures and towers related to the construction; and modification and maintenance of Operation's infrastructure. Responsibilities include frequent travel, overnight stays, and responding to emergencies.

NOTE: This position is included in the Operations Technician Training Program (OTTP). The OTTP is a two-year program in which the Technician In-Training will be placed in vacant positions, or where there is a business need. The Technician In-Training will receive all benefits of a regular, full-time employee during the two-year program. Incumbents must be willing and able to relocate anywhere within the state of Nebraska and must be willing to work in a Transmission and Distribution (T&D) environment.

All Levels: Must be a graduate of an accredited utility line technician school. Line technician experience with another utility or electrical contractor may be considered an acceptable equivalent to the formal education options outlined.

All Levels: Must maintain cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/automated external defibrillator (AED) and first aid certifications, and obtain within 90 days and maintain a commercial driver's license (CDL).

Lay out Operation's work site (for example, new transmission construction) and other work according to drawings and specifications. Follow and adhere to all policies and procedures to ensure the work is completed correctly and safely.

Assemble and erect steel structures, towers, and substation equipment stands using proper rigging and safety procedures required to maintain a safe and secure Operation's infrastructure. Repair storm damage on transmission systems, subtransmission and distribution systems on District property, and assist other electric utilities as requested by management to do so.

Install, revamp, and modify switches in proper adjustment on transmission lines and substations within the grid system.

Perform hot line maintenance on transmission lines of substation voltages 34.5 kV to 345 kV using the hot stick method and barehand method with the supervision of a Journey Line Technician or higher. Capable of doing energized live line work using rubber protective equipment, while working from an insulated bucket or of being trained to do this work. Ascend and descend wood poles, steel towers, of any height, and microwave and radio towers up to 300 plus feet to perform work, as required, in a safe and productive manner with and/or without supervision.

Maintain favorable public relations with property owners, other District personnel, business establishments, and customers.

Safely operate and maintain tools and equipment assigned, according to District policies and procedures. Operate and maintain skid loaders, trenchers, mobile and hydraulic aerial equipment, and other heavy equipment associated with construction. Safely plans, organizes, and performs both emergent and scheduled work. Concentrate and be fully aware of responsibilities while on patrol of transmission lines within the grid system.

Apprentice/Line Construction Technician: Responsible for assisting in making decisions associated with determining needed labor and insuring that the quality of the services provided meet the expectations of the customer.

All positions must ensure that all tasks and job assignments are completed and that all rigging, climbing, and use of tools and equipment are done properly, safely, and efficiently to accomplish a job. Changes in procedures and field design must be referred to supervisor. Changes include regulations, rules, or procedures - NPPD safety rules; NPPD Safety Department Recommended Work Practices; NPPD Operations Department Instructions; National Electric Safety Code; Established Industrial Construction Standards and Procedures.

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Core Competencies

Customer Focus
Non-Exempt
10
Not Applicable
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion
Integrity/Excellence
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship
Safety

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

 

Apprentice Line Construction Technician: Non-Exempt Pay Grade 10

Line Construction Technician: Non-Exempt Pay Grade 11

Journey Line Construction Technician: Non-Exempt Pay Grade 13

 

Typical Pay Grade Starting Salary Range: 

Pay Grade 10: $25.52 - $31.90 per hour

Pay Grade 11: $28.58 - $35.72 per hour

Pay Grade 13: $36.12 - $45.15 per hour

 

Travel Required: More than 75% (With no or minimal overnight stays, less 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.

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