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Journeyman Lineworker
Wage: $52.94 per hour
Additional Compensation: Stand-by/on-call compensation, $6,500 sign-on bonus*
Stoughton Utilities, a department of the City of Stoughton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as a Journeyman Lineworker. The purpose of this position is to perform electrical distribution line construction, maintenance, and repair tasks while communicating and working as part of a team.

This position installs primary and secondary overhead and underground electrical systems; operates digger derricks, bucket trucks, and hand tools near and around electrical distribution lines; and operates live-line tools to connect and disconnect distribution lines and components.

The ideal candidate would be a self-motivated, responsible individual. This job requires extended periods in the field, accessing work areas by foot, ladder, elevated platform, etc. It further requires the 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.

This position offers a regular work schedule that allows you to be home in the evenings and offers half-day Fridays. We offer excellent benefits including participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, low premiums and out of pocket costs for medical insurance, and no premium for dental insurance.

Candidates must possess:
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Completion of a four-year electrical lineman apprenticeship, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Commercial driver's license with tanker and airbrake certification required.
- Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid certification.

Also required are competent verbal and written communication skills, ability to multi-task and work without direct supervision, and basic computer skills and abilities.

This position requires you to live within a thirty minutes response time to the Stoughton Utilities office.

This is a full-time, non-represented, non-exempt position, reporting to the Utilities Electric System Supervisor. A competitive wage and benefits package is offered. The base pay is $52.94 per hour, depending upon qualifications, plus supplemental stand-by compensation and overtime. A $6,500 sign-on bonus is available to highly qualified candidates. A full list of benefits can be viewed on the detailed position description below.

*Sign-on bonus available to candidates who have successfully completed a four-year electrical lineworker apprenticeship and carries journeyman status.

You can apply for this position using the link below.

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.

Employment questions should be directed to:
City of Stoughton
Human Resources Director
No phone calls please.
All applicants must complete an application for employment, even if submitting a resume and cover letter. If applying for more than one position with the City of Stoughton, a separate application form must be completed for each position.

This position will remain open until filled.