Utilities Journeyman Lineman — City of Stoughton

Stoughton, Wis.

WPPI Energy is posting this open position on behalf of the City of Stoughton.

The City of Stoughton, Wisconsin, an equal opportunity Employer, is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Journeyman Lineman within its Utility Division and is offering a $6500 sign on bonus as well as relocation assistance!

The City of Stoughton Utilities Journeyman Lineman position offers a regular work schedule* that allows you to be home in the evenings and half day Fridays.

The City of Stoughton considers itself to be an excellent employer with many desirable qualities.  For example: during the COVID pandemic when other employers were laying off, furloughing, or terminating employees, the City of Stoughton did not furlough or terminate any employees. Indeed, the City paid their staff even when they were unable to perform their duties due to the pandemic.

We offer excellent benefits including Wisconsin Retirement, no premium for dental insurance, low medical premiums and out of pocket costs, and longevity bonus.  If you are interested in working in an excellent working environment with a team of experienced journeymen, this position may be for you.  You will be working within the City of Stoughton and our service area.  There will be no long commute for you as our service area is the City of Stoughton and the surrounding townships, comprised of approximately 55 square miles.  There will be no overnights unless there is an emergency or you are attending training and/or seminars, etc. This position requires you to live within thirty minutes response time to the City of Stoughton.

*Your regular schedule will include rotating stand-by responsibilities that you are compensated for.  During the weeks you are on stand-by, you will be required to respond to after-hours electrical calls after regular work hours.  Outside of regular work hours and rotating stand-by, your assistance may be requested when others are on stand-by if level of response is warranted.  Volume of standby calls is generally low as Stoughton Utilities prides itself on a high level of maintenance and system reliability/resiliency.  The position is categorized as Essential. If there is an “all call” due to a large emergency, you may be called upon after hours also.

The purpose of this position is to perform electrical distribution line construction, maintenance, and repair tasks while communicating and working as part of a team. The ideal candidate would be a self-motivated, responsible individual. This job requires extended periods in the field, accessing work areas by foot, ladder, elevated platform, etc. It further requires the ability to work under unsafe and uncomfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as temperature variations, odors, toxic agents, noise, vibrations, wetness, machinery, disease, electrical currents, vehicular traffic and/or dust can cause discomfort and where there is risk of serious injury.

A High School diploma or equivalent is required, and completion of a four-year electrical lineman apprenticeship, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. A valid Wisconsin Driver’s license and CDL license with tanker and airbrake certification is required. Also required are a certification in CPR, first aid, Hilti gun, and forklift certification.

The duties for this position include, but are not limited to, operating loaders, backhoes, dump trucks, jackhammers, bucket trucks, wood chippers, chain saws, diggers, and cutting torch and welder. The person in this position will operate hand tools near and around electrical distribution lines; operate live-line tools to connect and disconnect distribution lines and components; and operate and maintain the electric SCADA system. They will prepare work sites; erect warning signs and secure work areas; as well as maintain knowledge of and implement safety procedures. This person will be responsible for locating underground electric cable faults for repair; installing primary and secondary overhead and underground electrical systems; participating in on-call status for emergencies; planning and directing on-site maintenance/repair tasks; and recommending on-site operational changes.

Candidate must have the ability to communicate, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, Utilities team members, and other City employees. They must also be able to take direction, facilitate communication, resolve problems, and work individually as well as part of a team.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. The starting hourly rate for this position is $44.74 – $47.87 with an excellent benefits package.

To view the full position description and submit an online application please visit: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/stoughtonwiYou may also download a hard copy application at www.ci.stoughton.wi.us/jobs and submit it via email to GSkarda@ci.stoughton.wi.usAll applicants must complete an application for employment along with a resume and cover letter.

This position will remain open until filled.