East Central Energy, Superior, Wis.seeks applicants for a Journeyman or two-year Apprentice Line Technician position.

East Central Energy was established as a member-owned cooperative in 1936. We provide electric service to over 62,000 homes, farms, and businesses in east-central Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. We are committed to improving the quality of life by safely providing reliable energy and related services while embracing our cooperative principles. We believe in our employees and strive to provide fair, honest, and equal treatment with a commitment to training, education, and opportunity for advancement in a safe and secure environment.

Here is a glimpse of the programs we offer our employees:

  • Medical and Dental Insurance  
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance  
  • Supplemental Life Insurance Programs  
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)  
  • Paid Time-Off (PTO)  
  • Paid Holidays  
  • Traditional 401(k) and Roth 401(k)  
  • Education Assistance  
  • Employee Assistance Program  

Provides construction and maintenance of the electrical distribution system to furnish high-quality electric service to cooperative members. Support the safety culture of ECE by complying with all safety requirements, attending safety training sessions, and setting a positive example for others.

Successful candidates will be required to perform duties associated with the construction and maintenance of an electric distribution system, reside within 20 miles of the Superior service center, and will be required to be on an on-call rotation.

Education and Experience
This position requires a high school diploma with a one-year power lineworker course, plus a minimum of 4 years’ electrical line experience; (or all requirements of a 3rd or 4th-year apprenticeship).

Credentials, Licenses, or Designations Required

  • Journeyman Lineman Certification (or two-year apprenticeship completed)
  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • CPR Certification

Interpersonal Skills
A self-motivated individual in this position must be able to work independently yet can work as a team member. A successful individual will also effectively communicate, in writing and orally, to our employees and members.

Technical Skills
Qualified candidates understand ECE, RUS, and NESC policies and procedures to ensure member safety. Ability to use hotline tools and equipment with particular emphasis placed on safe practice. Understanding of construction and maintenance of power lines to properly build and maintain the electrical distribution line. Operates electrical machines, tools, and equipment operations properly and safely.

Work Environment
Safe working practices must always be understood and utilized. Employee will need to operate various equipment such as forklifts, backhoes, aerial units, trenchers, dozers, etc. This position often works outdoors and is exposed to cold, heat, wind, rain, and snow. Line technicians travel to locations after normal working hours to repair equipment.

A successful candidate will have the ability to:

  • Climb poles to perform job duties.
  • Perform pole-top rescue from pole on hooks or bucket truck.
  • Push, pull, lift, or drag 100 lbs.  
  • Discern color, and have depth perception  
  • Provide repetitive motion in the use of wrenches and tools  
  • Sit, stand, walk, bend, reach, climb, push, and pull  

This position requires pre-employment physical and substance testing and may be subject to random testing following the cooperative’s substance policy.  

ECE offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. All applicants must apply by Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Applicants can apply online through our Career & Job Openings page on our website:

ECE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Associate Membership

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