The City of Batavia, Illinois, (pop. 26,000), seeks qualified candidates for the position of Journeyman Lineman, for its municipally owned and operated electric distribution and sub-transmission system. Work involves a variety of skilled and technical work related to the operation and maintenance of the system. This is a skilled technical position working on the sub-transmission system, primary and secondary distribution system, and municipal street lighting system. Performs all necessary work related to the maintenance, extension, improvement, or operation of the electric utility. Duties include laying of underground cable, fiber optic cable, repair and installation of overhead lines, install electric utility and street lighting components; conducts tests of cables, lines, and other parts of the system.
Requirements: Certification as a Journeyman Lineman. Knowledge of equipment, tools and heavy machinery used in electric utility maintenance work. Knowledge of the hazards and necessary safety precautions required in electric utility maintenance work. Perform work in a conscientious manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform relatively heavy manual work. Physical strength and agility to climb utility poles. Must be able to deal tactfully with the general public.
Journeyman Lineman’s Card, and valid Illinois Drivers License necessary. Successful candidates will be capable of performing a variety of physical tasks in all types of weather.
Class A CDL license required within six months of hire. Residency within twelve miles of Batavia corporate limits is required within one year of hire