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Approximate Salary:
45.48 Per Hour
Brighton, Colorado
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
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Journeyman Lineman


United Power is seeking Journeyman Linemen to join our team.

Lineman carry out service and maintenance of the electric distribution system as necessary to provide the best possible service to our member owners. Successful candidates will have a HS Diploma or GED, completed a 4-year certified apprenticeship program, possess a Journey Lineworker Certificate, have experience in line construction and maintenance. Candidates must have a valid Colorado driver’s license prior to employment and a CDL license within 90 days of hire. Underground experience is preferred.

United Power offers excellent medical, dental and vision benefits, a pension plan, a 401(k) plan with a 7% company match, paid holidays and generous vacation and sick time. Alternative work schedules allow our lineman to work either Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday.

Please note, selection criteria will include an interview and pre-employment written and hands-on testing that will take place at our training facility (personal tools and equipment are not provided). 



LOCATION:              BRIGHTON, CO ~or~ LONGMONT, CO ~or~ Coal Creek Canyon, CO


RATE OF PAY:          Bargaining Unit Position:  $45.48/hour 


WORK HOURS:      6:30a.m.–5:00p.m., half-hour lunch, either Mon-Thurs or Tues-Fri.

Overtime as necessary.  On-call per bargaining agreement.




Works under the direct supervision of a Working Foreman, Manager of Operations/Engineering, District Manager and Operations Superintendent.  Performs numerous duties including construction, maintenance and repair of distribution and transmission lines and related facilities, service work and other related and assigned duties.




Must have high school diploma or G.E.D. plus completion of technical training in line maintenance, construction and safety.  Must have completed a four-year certified apprenticeship program and have experience in line construction and maintenance.  A Journey Lineworker Certificate is required.


Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license before employment and a CDL license within 90 days after being employed.




Must live within a 15 mile radius distance from the Brighton office within 90 days from hired.




Thirty percent (30%) of the time is spent standing, thirty percent (30%) sitting, and another forty percent (40%) walking.  Journey Lineworkers will occasionally lift up to 100 lbs.  Carrying up to 50 lbs. is done occasionally when carrying equipment from truck to work site.  When doing pole work or moving a transformer, it may be necessary to push and pull approximately 150 lbs.


Operating controls is done constantly while sitting in a vehicle driving and operating machinery.  Climbing poles or ladders using feet/legs and hands/arms is done frequently.


Balancing is done constantly while walking and standing on rough and uneven terrain.  Occasionally, a Journey Lineworker must stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.  Reaching and handling are done frequently.  Fingering and feeling are occasionally necessary while putting up or repairing lines.


Talking in order to exchange ideas over a two-way radio/cell phone and to communicate with other employees in the various offices is done frequently.  Journey Lineworker is constantly required to hear radio transmissions.  They must also be able to hear faint arcing sounds or transformer humming to quickly determine if equipment is working properly.


A Journey Lineworker will occasionally need to see “near” while working on lines.  It is constantly necessary to see “far” while driving, patrolling line or constructing lines.  Depth perception and color vision are essential for Journey Lineworkers while driving.  While constructing poles and lines, depth perception of vision are constantly necessary.


The job may occasionally require persuasiveness, analytic ability, auditory and tactile discrimination.


Due to possible danger in a Journey Lineworker’s job, it is extremely important that they are always alert, precise, and patient.  They must also have ingenuity while working under adverse weather conditions, problem-solving abilities, spatial perception, speaking ability, memory, creativity, concentration, judgment, initiative, reasoning, imagination, and visual discrimination.


Knows, understands and applies all OSHA regulations and APPA Safety Manual rules necessary to perform the job.  Understands and follows established electric construction and maintenance specifications including those of the Rural Utility Services, the National Electric Code and those adopted by United Power, Inc.  

Ability to operate a cell phone/two-way radio under established procedure and FCC rules.  Ability to operate a lap top computer and understand the mapping program.  Ability to accurately read and interpret staking sheets and maps on a daily basis.  Ability to operate a bucket truck, boom digger, trencher, backhoe and other various equipment as required on the job.  Must be able to apply CPR/first aid techniques.




Must live within 15 miles of the assigned office, or relocate within 90 days of hire.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled


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