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Alliant Energy Line Mechanic - Journey or Apprentice in Ames, Iowa

5408BRJob Responsibilities:

  • Install, tension, tie in and remove conductors/ guys.

  • Install/remove, frame and climb poles, towers and other structures.

  • Operate basket trucks, digger trucks, trenchers, backhoes and all other construction equipment.

  • Restore electric service lost due to weather, equipment failure, or whatever cause, in a safe and prompt manner.

  • Install and maintain street and security lighting equipment.

  • Operate and maintain hydraulic/air tools and systems.

  • Install underground electrical equipment including cable, switchgear, cable terminations and other related gear.

  • Know and understand safety and construction standards.

  • Trained in CPR and First Aid.

  • Load and haul poles, transformers and material to job sites.

  • Trim trees from power lines and operate chipper to dispose of brush.

  • Install and transfer cablevision/telephone line during new and rebuild projects overhead/underground (requires no terminations or splicing and no entry to phone or cable pedestals).

  • Field test and maintain line type transformers only, including taking oil samples.

  • May require licensing for pesticide, preservative or hazardous material handling.

  • Maintain truck stock and material inventory.

  • Perform daily equipment inspections.

  • Installs, splices and secures conductors.

  • Installs, changes, transfers and removes poles, poles line hardware, guys, transformers, lightning arresters, capacitor banks, regulators, fuses, electrical cable, cross-arms, energized conductors, insulators, conduit and any and all forms of electrical material and accessories utilized in the construction, maintenance, and operation of electrical circuits.

  • Works on energized lines and equipment. Works with live line maintenance tools, Keeps informed on and abides by the required Safety Rules, Operating Practices and codes pertaining to all phases of line work.

  • Performs other duties, which are similar, related or incidental to this position and assist in other activities that do not require skills of a higher classification.

  • Respond to emergency callouts to insure the safety of the public and employees.

  • Will work in a variety of adverse weather conditions as system condition warrant (i.e. outages, storm restoration, etc.)

  • The above duties are not an inclusive list of duties to be performed for this position. The above listed duties are intended to be a general job description for the major duties to be performed by the employee.

    Working Conditions:

Varied outdoor work, involves a great deal of climbing, sometimes under disagreeable weather conditions at hours conforming with the Union Agreement. Requisition ID:5408BRPosition Type:Regular Recruiting Location(s):Ames, IA Schedule Type:Full-Time Posting Details:

Are you looking for a job that lets you work outdoors every workday? A position that delivers the basic necessity that enables almost everything we do...a job that you are proud of that adds value to the community you live in? Look no further!

Alliant Energy is looking for an apprentice or journey level Line Mechanic to serve Ames, Iowa and support neighboring rural communities. Our crews play a critical role in providing consistent, reliable service to homes and businesses within our territory. This position can be filled at the journey level or as an apprentice (where we will teach you the trade!).

Our crews are made up of experienced leads, journey level and apprentices, are supported by strong leadership and have a trusted commitment to safety and ethics. We have a dedicated safety team that supports our crews and each employee is provided training and development to succeed, empowering them to grow and advance. Alliant Energy offers excellent benefits and competitive pay. This vital role has four years of on the job paid training before being fully certified. You will work with our team to do new construction, maintain existing facilities and respond to outages.

  • The core schedule for this position is Monday- Friday (7:00am- 3:30pm)

  • This position is​​​ responsible for taking after-hours emergency calls, responding to outages and trouble calls on the distribution system and customer services.

  • This position has a residency requirement of 35 minutes from headquarters.

  • This position may participate in a Boot Camp and on-the-job training may take place in multiple sites throughout IP&L geographic territory. Travel, overnight lodging and expenses will be handled in accordance with bargaining agreement. Training locations include: Perry and Marshalltown, IA.

Job Category:Line Maintenance/Technician Job Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver's License prior to the end of trial period

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Good reading comprehension, mathematics skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to do ordinary line construction, operating and maintenance work, line trouble shooting and transformer installation including three-phase and parallel banking.

  • Reasonable knowledge of work order procedure and allocation of charges.

  • Knowledge of the requirements of the State Electrical Code and company standards for line construction.

  • Familiarity with live line maintenance tools and their use.

  • Thorough knowledge of the Company Safety Rules and Operating Practices relating to line construction and maintenance.

  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, make understandable diagrams, ability to express oneself verbally.

  • Sensitivity to public opinion and property owner's rights.

  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse work group.

    *Note: This job is covered by the Department of Transportation regulations on drug and alcohol testing (CFR 49, Parts 40 and 199), and is subject to drug testing according to said regulations.

    Applications will be accepted until a qualified pool of candidates is received.

    Our Values: It's not just what we do; it's how we do it.

    Live Safety. Everyone. Always | Make Things Better | Care For Others | Do The Right Thing | Act For Tomorrow | Think Beyond. Be Bold

    Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this dedication, Alliant Energy works to ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.

    All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.

    Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Posting Title:Line Mechanic - Journey or Apprentice