The City of Stoughton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Journeyman Lineman within its Utility Department. The purpose of this full-time position is to perform electrical distribution line construction, maintenance, and repair tasks for the City of Stoughton. Known for its Norwegian heritage, the lovely City of Stoughton (population 13,134), is located on the scenic Yahara River, and is just minutes away from the state capitol of Madison, Wisconsin.
This position will remain open until filled.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Core Duties and Responsibilities - The following duties are the primary duties of this position, but do not compose an exclusive or all-encompassing list of duties. Other duties may be assigned or required to accomplish the main goals of this position.
Operates diggers, bucket trucks, hand tools near and around electrical distribution lines.
Operates live-line tools to connect and disconnect distribution lines and components.
Operates and maintains the electric SCADA system.
Prepares work sites. Erects warning signs and secures areas. Maintains knowledge of and implements safety procedures.
Locates underground electric cable faults for repair.
Installs primary and secondary overhead and underground electrical systems.
Participates in on-call status for emergencies.
Plans and directs on-site maintenance/repair tasks. Recommends on-site operational changes.
Contacts customers regarding temporary power outages and tree trimming operations and possible damage.
Assists with public education and performs Wires and Fires demonstrations.
Receives and responds to customer inquiries and complaints and performs corrective action in response to customer inquiries and complaints.
Completes and maintains work orders, staking sheets, outage reports, timesheets, etc.
Maintains records and prepares reports as required.
Completes weekly/monthly substation readings and inspection reports.
Recommends material purchases and maintains material inventories.
Provide leadership/training to the Apprentice Lineman.
Complies with all Stoughton Utilities Safety programs.
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
Maintains Stoughton Municipal Utilities facilities.
Assists electric, wastewater, and water Divisions as required.
Removes ice and snow from walkways and drives.
High School diploma or equivalent, and completion of a four-year electrical lineman apprenticeship, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Certification in CPR, first aid, Hilti gun, and forklift certification required. Commercial driver's license with tanker and airbrake certification required.
Language Skills and Interpersonal Communication
Ability to analyze and categorize data and information in order to determine the relationship of the data with reference to established criteria/standards. Ability to compare, count, differentiate, measure and/or sort data; assemble, copy, record and transcribe data and information. Ability to classify, compute, and tabulate data.
Ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well-established policies, procedures, and standards, as well as the ability to follow specific instructions and respond to simple requests from others.
Ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information such as work orders, staking sheets, maps, outage reports, hazardous materials lists, safety manuals and procedures, construction specifications, transformer manuals, PCB manual, timesheets, vehicle logs, accident reports, technical operating manuals, procedures and guidelines.
Ability to communicate effectively with customers, co-workers, law enforcement personnel, electricians, contractors, tree trimmers and other city employees.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, calculate percentages, fractions, and decimals.
Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability
Ability to use functional reasoning and apply rational judgment in performing diversified work activities.
Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness, and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory and/or judgmental criteria.
Physical and Mental Abilities Required to Perform Essential Position Functions
Ability to operate equipment and machinery requiring multiple conditions and making multiple, complex and rapid adjustments, such as Hilti gun, Ampact tool, bucket truck, digger derrick, hooks and belts, air hammers, census, dump truck, wood chipper, forklift, loaders, backhoes, cutting torch, welder, volt meter, hot sticks, extension sticks, hoists and blocks, phasing tool, cable locator, bolt cutters, winches, mechanic's hand tools, carpenter hand tools, slings, hand lines, impact tools, grinders, etc. Ability to repair complex equipment and machinery.
Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet, and limbs in performing skilled movements involved in repair.
Ability to exert heavy physical effort in moderate to heavy work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 100 pounds.
Ability to recognize and identify harmonious or contrasting combinations, as well as recognize individual characteristics of colors, forms, sounds, odors and textures associated with job-related objects, materials, and ingredients.
Ability to work under unsafe and uncomfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as temperature variations, odors, toxic agents, noise, vibrations, wetness, machinery, disease, electrical currents, vehicular traffic and/or dust can cause discomfort and where there is risk of serious injury.
Internal Number: 145
About City of Stoughton Utilities
Stoughton Utilities provides service to more than 8,800 electric, 4,900 water, and 4,900 wastewater customers. Electric utility operating revenues were $14.6M in 2019, with a 34 MW peak demand. Stoughton Utilities has received national recognition from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for achieving exceptional electric reliability, earning “RP3” recognition for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Stoughton Utilities received the designation in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2016.
Stoughton Utilities has a strong safety culture, and has earned the APPA’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices, receiving the first place award in the category for utilities with 15,000 to 29,999 worker-hours of annual exposure. The utility also received a Gold Safety Award from Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin (MEUW) for the past 12 consecutive years for safe working practices.
For the past 18 years, Stoughton Utilities’ tree planting and management program has earned the “Tree Line USA Utility” designation from the Arbor Day Foundation. The utility also participates in APPA’s TREE POWER program, having planted one ...tree per customer, and has received APPA’s Golden Tree Award.
As a locally-owned and operated, not-for-profit, public power utility, Stoughton Utilities is accountable to the people we serve. Community citizens have a direct and powerful voice in utility decisions and policies. Public power utilities are supported by customer revenues, not taxes, and Stoughton Utilities provides substantial payments in lieu of taxes to the city to help keep our local economy strong.