Chippewa Valley Electric Cooperative (CVEC), Cornell, WIis seeking an Advanced Apprentice or Journeyman Lineworker. Chippewa Valley is a non-profit, member-owned electric cooperative utility serving approximately 7,600 consumers in North Central Wisconsin based in Cornell. We are an employer of choice offering competitive compensation and benefits, newer well-maintained vehicles, equipment, and
up-to-date technology for a modern and mobile work force. Our culture is focused on a commitment to safety, teamwork, service to our members, and commitment to the people and communities we serve.

Lineworkers are responsible for maintenance, operations, outage response, new services, and related activities on the cooperative's distribution system and all must be done safely and efficiently. This position involves climbing poles, working from an aerial lift, operating a digger derrick, driving considerable distances, exposure to all kinds of weather including sometimes extreme weather conditions, and working at any time of the day or night. There will be climbing, pole top rescue, and bucket evacuation testing, as well as a general electrical distribution knowledge test for interviewed applicants.

To qualify, you must document that you have successfully completed or nearly completed a Department of Labor approved apprenticeship training program; have a good work history; hold a Class A CDL and medical card and have a clean driving record. If hired, you must live within a 10-mile radius of the cooperative headquarters, be on call on a regular basis and respond to system outages after normal work
hours. Also, you must be proficient with a computer / tablet; must be a good decision maker of the highest integrity; and be dependable, patient, and have very good interpersonal / customer relations skills. Other desirable attributes would include any experience with: Gridstream metering system, NISC, and/or GIS/mapping/staking.

This position includes an excellent NRECA benefits package including 401(k), RS pension, group term life, long-term disability insurance along with medical insurance, and paid sick and vacation time.

Click here for a full job description and here for an application. Applications and a complete job description are also available at the office, by request (call 800.300.6800), or on our webpage To be considered, send a completed application, resume, and cover letter to CVEC. By email: – write “Lineworker App” in the Subject line. By fax: Attn: Lineworker App, 715.239.4290. By mail: Lineworker App, c/o Chippewa Valley Electric Cooperative, PO Box 575, Cornell, WI 54732.

Qualified applicants should submit all requested documents by end of day October 23, 2020.


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