Line Mechanic

Internship Elkader, IA Alliant Energy

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Alliant Energy is seeking candidates for a position of Line Mechanic on Internship basis located at Elkader, IA. Do not forget to review the job posting carefully before apply online.

Job Title: Line Mechanic
Company Name: Alliant Energy
Job Location: Elkader, IA
Job Type: Internship
Job Category: Utilities
Job Link Expiry: 2023-04-15
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Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build strong communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what’s next in energy. If you’d like to work at a place where you matter and where you can use your talents and passions to advance your career, join the Alliant Energy team.

What sets us apart?

  • Competitive pay and an excellent benefits package
  • A dedication to career growth and development
  • A culture that elevates our core values of live safety, do the right thing, care for others, make things better, act for tomorrow, and think beyond – be bold.
  • A chance to create a positive impact on our local communities.

Alliant Energy has an outstanding opportunity for an apprentice or journey level Line Mechanic to serve Elkader, IA and support neighboring rural communities! Our crews play a critical role in providing consistent, reliable service to homes and businesses within our territory.

Our crews are made up of experienced leads, journey level and apprentices, are supported by strong leadership and have a trusted commitment to safety and ethics. We have a dedicated safety team that supports our crews and each employee is provided training and development to succeed, empowering them to grow and advance. You will work with our team to do new construction, maintain existing facilities and respond to outages.

  • This vacancy will be filled at an apprentice or journey level.
  • This position is posted internal and external
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00am – 3:30pm and standby/OT as need arises.
  • This position has a residency requirement of 35 minutes from headquarters
  • This position has emergency response requirements
  • Occasional Travel up to 10% of time for training and zone support.
  • Training Locations: Marshalltown, Decorah, Waukon, West Union.
  • This position may participate in a Boot Camp and on-the-job training may take place in multiple sites throughout IP&L geographic territory. Travel, overnight lodging, and expenses will be handled in accordance with bargaining agreement.

Job Responsibilities

  • Install, tension, tie in and remove conductors/ guys.
  • Install/remove, frame and climb poles, towers and other structures.
  • Operate basket trucks, digger trucks, trenchers, backhoes and all other construction equipment.
  • Restore electric service lost due to weather, equipment failure, or whatever cause, in a safe and prompt manner.
  • Install and maintain street and security lighting equipment.
  • Operate and maintain hydraulic/air tools and systems.
  • Install underground electrical equipment including cable, switchgear, cable terminations and other related gear.
  • Know and understand safety and construction standards.
  • Trained in CPR and First Aid.
  • Load and haul poles, transformers and material to job sites.
  • Trim trees from power lines and operate chipper to dispose of brush.
  • Install and transfer cablevision/telephone line during new and rebuild projects overhead/underground (requires no terminations or splicing and no entry to phone or cable pedestals).
  • Field test and maintain line type transformers only, including taking oil samples.
  • May require licensing for pesticide, preservative or hazardous material handling.
  • Maintain truck stock and material inventory.
  • Perform daily equipment inspections.
  • Installs, splices and secures conductors.
  • Installs, changes, transfers and removes poles, poles line hardware, guys, transformers, lightning arresters, capacitor banks, regulators, fuses, electrical cable, cross-arms, energized conductors, insulators, conduit and any and all forms of electrical material and accessories utilized in the construction, maintenance, and operation of electrical circuits.
  • Works on energized lines and equipment. Works with live line maintenance tools, Keeps informed on and abides by the required Safety Rules, Operating Practices and codes pertaining to all phases of line work.
  • Performs other duties, which are similar, related or incidental to this position and assist in other activities that do not require skills of a higher classification.
  • Respond to emergency callouts to insure the safety of the public and employees.
  • Will work in a variety of adverse weather conditions as system condition warrant (i.e. outages, storm restoration, etc.)
  • The above duties are not an inclusive list of duties to be performed for this position. The above listed duties are intended to be a general job description for the major duties to be performed by the employee.

Working Conditions:

Varied outdoor work, involves a great deal of climbing, sometimes under disagreeable weather conditions at hours conforming with the Union Agreement.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License prior to the end of trial period

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Good reading comprehension, mathematics skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to do ordinary line construction, operating and maintenance work, line trouble shooting and transformer installation including three-phase and parallel banking.
  • Reasonable knowledge of work order procedure and allocation of charges.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the State Electrical Code and company standards for line construction.
  • Familiarity with live line maintenance tools and their use.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Company Safety Rules and Operating Practices relating to line construction and maintenance.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, make understandable diagrams, ability to express oneself verbally.
  • Sensitivity to public opinion and property owner’s rights.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse work group.

*Note: This job is covered by the Department of Transportation regulations on drug and alcohol testing (CFR 49, Parts 40 and 199), and is subject to drug testing according to said regulations.

Applications will be accepted until a qualified pool of candidates is received.

All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.

It’s not just what we do; it’s how we do it.

Live Safety. Everyone. Always | Make Things Better | Care For Others | Do The Right Thing | Act For Tomorrow | Think Beyond. Be Bold

Alliant Energy is committed to and proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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