Human Resources

Journeyman Lineman


Performs complex duties involving the installation and maintenance of overhead or underground power distribution lines used to conduct electrical energy between generating stations, substations, and consumers.  Installs overhead equipment such as poles, crossarms, insulators, arrestors, switches and transformers, and underground equipment such as primary wires, vaults, pad mounted transformers, etc.  Splices and insulates conductors and related wiring to join sections of power lines during repairs; interprets blue prints of line locations specifications, and procedure books.  Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Status as a Journeyman Lineman.  Must possess or obtain a valid class "A" Commercial Driver's License.  Physical Abilities Testing required.  Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire. 

Physical Demands:  Ability to climb poles and navigate all types of terrain.  Ability to bend and lift equipment, tools, etc. weighing 50 to 100 lbs.  Ability to work at heights of 25 ft. and above.  Hand dexterity to operate job related equipment. 

Typical Working Conditions:  Work is performed outdoors 95% of the time, 5% performed in a warehouse, dock or office setting.  Exposure to outdoor conditions of extreme heat and cold and adverse weather conditions.  May be required to remain on call 24 hours daily during emergency conditions.

Drug and alcohol testing.

Background check

Physical Abilities Testing

In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration in this position.

IBEW Local #53 Bargaining Unit Position.

Apply online at or in the Human Resources Department, City Hall, 2nd Floor, 111 East Maple, Independence, MO. 64050.  POSITION CLOSES – February 19, 2014.



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