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Apprentice Lineman Application

Open Position: Apprentice Lineman

[Open Until April 17th @5:00 pm]

Pay Range: $62,795 - $86,340

South Utah Valley Electric Service District (SESD) is seeking a qualified and experienced candidate to fill an Apprentice Lineman position. The chosen candidate will be responsible for learning the skills of the lineman trade while providing support for Journeyman Lineman with the construction, maintenance, and repair of electrical transmission, distribution, and substation systems.

REQUIRED Qualifications:

·         High School diploma, GED, or proof of equivalent.

·         Certificate of Completion from an accredited Lineman College Program.

·         Must possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License (Class “A”) with ability to meet all DOT requirements or have the ability to obtain a Class A CDL within 90 days of employment.

·         Must be able to pass a Drug and Background Check.

·         Must be CPR and First Aid certified or exhibit the ability to obtain such certification within 90 days of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

·         One (1) year of experience as a Groundman or Apprentice Lineman.

·         Highly motivated individual with the ability to work productively in a team atmosphere.

·         Capable of performing work in a safe, timely, and efficient manner.


During the Lineman Apprenticeship you will support the Journeyman Linemen as you learn to install, maintain, and repair all transmission and distribution electrical systems and associated equipment, both overhead and underground, while utilizing line trucks, aerial boom, lifts, wire pulling equipment, backhoes, front-end loaders, and excavators.


Apprentice Lineman duties include:

·         Maintenance of power lines and requires pole climbing, hot sticking, and working out of truck mounted bucket lifts to construct, repair or maintain line equipment or string, splice and sag wire on live or dead circuits.

·         Operation of switches, cutouts, and use of grounding devices to work on de-energized lines and equipment.

·         Transformer wiring.

·         Performing the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.

·         Detailed time tracking using FERC Accounting.

·         Working knowledge of current SESD Construction Standards.

·         Reporting to your assigned Journeyman Lineman; being responsible for all other tasks and duties as assigned.

Physical Demands of an Apprentice Lineman include:

·         Lifting in excess of 75 lbs from floor to waist and waist to overhead,

·         Carrying in excess of 75 lbs with both hands,

·         Pushing and pulling in excess of 100 lbs of exertional force.

Job duties of the Apprentice Lineman also require:

·         Sustained, awkward positions/postures including bending and twisting at the waist and neck; reaching forward, to the side, across the body, and overhead.

·         Balancing on one or both legs during dynamic activities.

·         Manipulation of large objects during activities requiring balance and sustained awkward postures.

·         A forceful grip and pinch to enable manipulation of small objects.


In addition to a regular 40-hour work week, applicants must be willing and able to be called in to support On-Call Journeyman Linemen after hours, on weekends, and holidays - without exception.

SESD Apprentice Linemen must live within 30 minutes drivetime of the SESD office, located at 803 N 500 E in Payson, UT.

Applicant must be willing to work after regular hours, weekends, holidays, and in inclement weather as needed.


Interested in applying for the position? Please fill out the following form, including the full pdf application at the end of this form and submit. Please submit all files in a .pdf or .jpeg format.


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