OPEN POSITION: Cooperative Lineman

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative is seeking a motivated individual with proven skills to work on a full-time basis to enter into the cooperative’s lineman program. Preference given to candidates who have graduated from a Linemen training program and/or at least two (2) years of experience.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Physically able to carry up to 80 pounds.
  • Able to operate manual equipment (example: chain saw).
  • Physically able to work in extreme cold and hot conditions for extended periods of time (example: 36 hrs).
  • Able to obtain and maintain a Missouri CDL for operations of vehicles over 26,000 pounds.

Job consists of:

  • Cutting, dragging and throwing trees and brush.
  • Restoring electric service and performing emergency construction as necessary.
  • Physically able to climb utility poles and perform tasks from the pole and perform necessary functions on facilities including energized line as required.
  • Learn to operate all cooperative construction and maintenance equipment.
  • Physically able to construct electric facilities of the cooperative.
  • Residency Requirement: must live within 20 miles of the cooperative show up facility with travel time from house to office no longer than 30 minutes. Residence must be in the area of West Plains or willing to relocate to the West Plains area. Time and distance starts from the top of the driveway, next to the house and ends at the employee parking lot. Travel at posted speeds. Roads without posted speed limits, example gravel roads, will be traveled at a speed that is safe under normal driving conditions as determined by the cooperative. A member of the cooperative staff will determine the driving time and distance.

Supplemental training will be provided to successful candidate.

Wage based on experience and training needs.

Applicants can contact the Missouri Job Center in West Plains Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Missouri Job Center
3417 Division Dr., Suite 1
West Plains, Mo. 65775
Phone: (417) 256-3158

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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