Apprentice/Line/Journey Line Construction Technician In-Training (Transmission)


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, Nebraska.  Position closes December 1, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. 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.

Education, Training and Experience

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.

Licenses and/or Certifications

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).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

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.

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 Construction Technician In-Training - $35.96/hour

Line Construction Technician In-Training - $43.15/hour

Journey Line Construction Technician In-Training - $51.30/hour


Travel Required: More than 75% (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.

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