Line Technician Location: Wahkon, MN Application due: April 15, 2021
Powering What's Possible... The Power that makes Great River energy an industry leader is our employees.
Great River Energy is seeking a line technician for our service center in Wahkon, MN to perform and assist in the operation, construction and maintenance of transmission lines, substations and associated equipment on the Great River Energy (GRE) system.
Perform construction and maintenance of transmission lines
Performs and/or assists in the construction and maintenance of transmission lines, substations and associated equipment and performs all other related duties and special projects assigned by the supervisor, foreperson or lead.
Keeps supervisor, foreperson and/or lead informed of overall conditions and status of work activities. Work will be performed on energized and de-energized equipment.
Complies with established GRE safety rules, procedures, and guidelines.
Responsible for working safely and the safety of all members of the crew.
Maintains assigned equipment, tools and materials to provide safe and efficient use.
Operates and performs daily routine maintenance on assigned equipment, including heavy equipment.
Develops and updates maintenance procedures.
Education & Experience Minimum education requirements include certification or degree/diploma in electrical line work and related courses. Prefer three years of line construction and maintenance experience.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of AC and DC circuits including Ohm’s law.
Knowledge of power, current and voltage transformers.
Knowledge of high voltage electrical equipment. Perform “switching” duties when required.
Knowledge of GRE safety rules, procedures, and guidelines.
Knowledge of AC power measurement, familiarity with inductance, capacitance, and power factor.
Knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics.
Skilled at effective communication that includes good interpersonal skills as well as written and verbal communication.
Skill and ability to use personal computers and related software including test equipment software, asset management software, Windows-based programs, and email.
Skill and ability to maintain various types of mechanical equipment.
Ability to coordinate work or tasks.
Ability to be self-motivated and be able to safely work alone and with others, without direct supervision.
Ability to operate heavy equipment used in construction and maintenance.
Ability to maintain a valid Class A CDL to perform the essential job functions.
Ability to maintain a current medical card to perform the essential job functions.
Ability and responsibility to work safely alone and with others while following GRE safety rules, certifications and procedures.
Ability and responsibility to ensure security procedures are followed including immediate notification of potential incidents.
Working conditions will be indoors and outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather conditions of extreme cold or heat. Schedules shall be any combination of eight, ten or twelve hour shifts and may require the incumbent to live within a 30 mile living or 45 mile driving distance from reporting location. There will be occasional overnight travel, overtime and/or working weekends. This position requires the ability to sit, stand, walk, lift up to 75 lbs., climb, balance, work at heights and work with arms above your head occasionally and/or frequently. Ability to frequently and/or occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist and squat, work on even and uneven surfaces and ability to work occasionally in confined space areas. Ability to frequently push, pull, carry, grasp and finger objects. Subject to frequent vibration and hazards and on occasion exposed to fumes, dust or mist. Must be able to differentiate colors, speak and hear.
Qualified candidates will find we have a lot to offer: comprehensive benefits package, wellness programs, continuing education, generous retirement plan, a team-based, collaborative culture and more! Qualified candidates, please apply at www.greatriverenergy.com under the Careers tab.Great River Energy is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets Employer.
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About Great River Energy
Powering what’s possible Great River Energy is a not-for-profit electricity provider owned by our 28 distribution cooperatives in Minnesota and Wisconsin for which we generate and transmit electricity. We provide wholesale electric service to our member owners who distribute electricity to approximately 660,000 member consumers - or about 1.7 million people. A diverse mix of generation resources - Our power plants generate more than 2,800 megawatts of electricity and several solar arrays capable of producing 650 kilowatts. In addition, we purchase wind and hydroelectric energy.Your electricity is delivered through power lines to you. Every time you plug in your toaster, television or other electrical device, a system of power lines goes to work to bring you the power you need. Our job at Great River Energy is to keep the lights on by providing a safe & reliable supply of electricity.