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Journeyman Lineman

Burleson, TX 76028

Posted: 11/22/2021 Employment Type: Direct Hire Function: Skilled Trades Job Number: 21214 Pay Rate: $36.21-44.85/hr

Job Description

One of the largest electric distribution cooperatives in Texas is looking for a highly skilled Journeyman Lineman to perform all types of electric line construction, retirement, and maintenance. The successful candidate is an electric lines expert who knows cooperative safety rules & standards. Reporting to the District Foreman, the new lineman will ensure safe & efficient electric distribution while complying with company & industry regulations.


Salary + Additional Benefits:

  • $36.21 - $44.85/hour
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K - company match


Location: Burleson, TX

Type of Position: Direct hire



  • Perform all types of electric line construction, retirement, and maintenance on energized and de-energized lines, with or without supervision, in conformance with Cooperative specifications.
  • Supervise a line crew. Plan, lay out, and explain jobs assigned and assume responsible for completing them in a safe, economical, and efficient manner as assign by Line Foreman or Division Foreman.
  • Make all necessary reports concerning duties, both oral and written.
  • Check on consumer complaints, find, and perform maintenance on lines, including underground distribution, during outages. Locate and correct individual outages as assigned.
  • Supervise adequate stocking of line material on vehicles and checking in and out material for jobs to be done.
  • Inform proper individuals of work done, including changes from specifications on staking sheets.
  • Constantly look out for hazardous and unsafe conditions on the distribution system. Make minor repairs, if possible, or report them to proper individuals.
  • As a member of the supervisory/management team, responsible for the provision of a full range of supervisory activities, including but not limited to the selection, training, and evaluation of section personnel, planning, and the completion of special projects as delegated.
  • Adhere to encourage United safety policies and procedures and offer recommendations to your supervisor to enhance the cooperative’s safety culture.
  • Perform any other duties assigned to fulfill the objectives of the company.
  • Courteously answer member inquiries, and, if unable to do so, direct them to the appropriate person, making every effort to gain their increased understanding and acceptance of the company's plans, programs, and policies.
  • Maintain contact with other utilities during construction and maintenance activities.
  • Maintain good working relationships to ensure substations and transmission facilities are operated and efficiently and effectively.
  • Work with and assist State Highway Department, County Precinct Supervisors, Sheriffs Dept, and Highway Patrol when necessary. Work with City inspection personnel to enable jobs to be completed.



  • High School diploma or equivalent and successful completion of Lineman training
  • At least five years of experience as a Lineman or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must acquire within a reasonable time span knowledge of appropriate cooperative safety rules and regulations, RUS Material Specifications, policies, and procedures pertaining to their respective job assignments. Safety rules and regulations are detailed in the TJ&S Loss Control Program Safety Handbook, the American Public Power Association Safety manual and the National Electric Safety Code
  • Knowledge in operating assigned equipment including bucket, bulldozer, forklift, backhoe, trencher, winches, drills, chainsaws, and high compression tools
  • Must have a current Texas commercial driver’s license (CDL) without violations that would prohibit insurability
  • Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Required to write simple correspondence
  • Skills
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • Must be able to apply simple mathematics and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Ability to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions and deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Must be able to deal with a variety of people in varying situations with tact and diplomacy


Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within 3 weeks of submitting your application.

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Recruiter - Murray Technical

Specializing in matching talent with Light Industrial, General Labor, Manufacturing, Operations, and Customer Service roles.
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