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Utilities Service, LLC Operator/EMJ Journeyperson - ULCS in Osceola, Iowa

Operator/EMJ Journeyperson

This position will be responsible for switching, maintenance, and construction of substation equipment including implementation of all necessary protective measures for preventative and reactive maintenance duties and performing routine substation inspections. Provide an efficient and safe work environment for employees and contractors in strict accordance with all customer and company practices and procedures along with leadership for all Operator/EMJ apprentices.

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In states from DE to TX, ULCS needs people with a variety of skills and capabilities to help us build smarter more resilient energy grids and futures for our customers and communities. It’s important work that communities increasingly depend on for their quality of life and we are making a difference for the customers and communities and growing as more customers discover the ULCS difference. It’s rewarding work and a career that can support you on your life’s journey. If you’d like to make a difference too, then own your career.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Able to read and understand drawings, schematics, operating instructions, and manuals relating to station transmission equipment.

  • Safety and Environmental knowledge.

  • Able to work and retain access to all ITC assets, including but not limited to substations, ROWs, facilities, vehicles, and equipment.

  • Familiar and able to use Microsoft.

  • Work within all applicable safety rules.

  • Work both independently and in group settings.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience as a substation operator, journeyperson substation electrician is required. (not required for apprentices)

  • Be available during off-duty hours.

  • Completed Red Tag Certification or ability to obtain.

  • Willingness to work extended hours and travel as required.

  • Must be able to:

  • work in energized substations and power plants containing voltages up to and including 345,000 volts.

  • work with hands above head for extended periods.

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of a recognized Certificate of Accreditation from an approved College or University, or equivalent job experience. College transcripts will be required to ensure minimum courses have been completed.


  • Upon offer, employees may be required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background, and/or MVR check.

License & Certifications:

  • Valid commercial driver's license (CDL) class "A" required within 6 months of employment.

Physical Requirements:

  • RARE (up to 10%): climbing poles, climbing stairs.

  • OCCASIONAL (up to 33%): sitting, stooping, body twisting, crawling, climbing on/off truck, lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., climbing ladders, lifting up to 50 lbs.

  • FREQUENT (up to 66 %): standing, walking, kneeling, squatting, gripping, reading, reaching, range of motion, depth perception, color vision, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, balancing, lifting up to 10 lbs.

  • CONTINUOUS (up to 100%): sense of touch, manual dexterity, speaking clearly, seeing distant, seeing, hearing-speech range.


Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must have sufficient eyesight to judge distance/coordination of equipment and tools, be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods, be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, be able to wear personal protective equipment as necessary, be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day, have the endurance necessary to traverse various terrain, be capable of performing job duties throughout a standard 8- or 10-hour day, be able to communicate with others, read, write, and comprehend written/verbal job instructions and information, and communicate and handle conflict professionally.

  • Works alone in energized high voltage electrical substations up to 345,000 volts.

  • Must work near energized electrical equipment up to 345,000 volts.

  • Exposed to static and induced voltages.

  • Exposed to Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF).

  • May be exposed to Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave Frequency.

  • Works around hazardous equipment.

  • Works with energized parts or equipment.

  • May be subjected to high-intensity and stressful situations.

  • Work in all temperatures (cold, snow, ice, wind, rain, heat).

  • Exposed to traffic and mobile equipment.

  • Works on construction sites with uneven terrain.

  • May be exposed to nature, i.e. irritating plants and biting or stinging insects.

  • Work may be performed at varying heights above ground, in manholes, and/or in confined spaces.

About Us:

Utility Lines Construction Services (ULCS) delivers electric and gas utility construction and maintenance services for investor-owned utilities, cooperatives, municipalities, large industrial manufacturers, government, general contractors, developers, and EPC firms. Formed in 2000 from small beginnings, ULCS now boasts more than 2,300 non-union employees in 15 states safely performing utility transmission and distribution infrastructure work throughout the Mid-Atlantic, the Delmarva Peninsula, and the Southeast and the South regions of the United States.

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.