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Seasonal Apprentice Lineworker

Organization: Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative
Date Posted: 3/13/2019
Date Needed: 6/1/2019
City: Jordan
Location: Minnesota
Country: United States
Primary Category: Apprentice Lineworker
Type of Position: Summer Internship
Education Requirement: Associate's

Description & Details


Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC), a progressive member-owned electric cooperative, has six (6) seasonal  temporary Apprentice Lineworker openings. A seasonal Apprentice Lineworker safely builds and maintains overhead and underground electrical lines. Qualified applicants will have successfully completed a Line Technician Certification program from a certified vocational school/equivalent. Applicants will be working towards completion of an Apprentice Lineworker /Power Line Technician training program.  Must also have a valid Class A MN Commercial Driver’s license.


These openings are anticipated to start working in late May/early June with the assignment ending in late November. Normal hours will occur between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. with emergency work on holidays, weekends or off hours, if needed.



    • Line Technician Certificate from a certified vocational school or equivalent.

    • Working towards completion of Apprentice Lineman/Power Line Technician Training Program.

    • Must climb poles or stand in a hydraulic bucket to work at heights of 55 feet or more installing transformers or line, often working in awkward positions. Frequently lifts materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally items that weigh up to 100 pounds. Must be able to perform pole top rescue. Occasionally works with energized lines in accordance with classification; which must be handled according to NESC specifications and MVEC safety procedures to avoid electric shock.

    • Interacts with crew members, Line Crew Foreman and Supervisors via verbal communication.

    • First Aid/CPR certified

    • Valid Class A Minnesota Commercial Driver’s License

    • Mechanically inclined.


Working Conditions:

Works outdoors year round with great physical exertion, often in poor weather conditions. Occasionally works at night, on weekends and holidays to repair or install lines.  Works on uneven terrain in fields and along roads, often encountering vehicular traffic Shovels dirt, works around noisy equipment, and visually inspects work site for safe conditions. Occasionally works with energized lines in accordance with classification; which must be handled according to NESC specifications using MVEC safety procedures to avoid electric shock.

How to Apply / Contact

Applicant must be committed to providing service beyond members’ expectations and follow through on commitments. Send resume to Human Resources at  by April 1, 2019.

For more information, please visit the MVEC career page at:



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