Journeyman Line Worker

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The Journeyman Lineman position is responsible for providing manpower, knowledge and workmanship which are necessary to perform job duties for the proper construction, maintenance, and operation of the electric system. This position makes correct application and use of all materials and equipment furnished in order to provide efficient, reliable service to the member in the operation and maintenance of the electric system.

Heartland will also consider third- or fourth-year apprentices for this position.

Heartland is a financially sound, member-owned, electric distribution cooperative providing service with 11,200 meters on over 3,800 miles of line. Heartland provides electric service to its members, which are located in parts of 12 different counties in Southeast Kansas. Heartland’s headquarters is located in Girard, Kansas, the county seat of Crawford County. The area offers all the advantages of small communities, low cost of living and an abundance of outdoor activities.

Heartland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers an excellent retirement plan, employee benefit programs and competitive compensation.

Interested parties are to direct inquires to Heartland’s Human Resources department and submit the following: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) three professional references; and (4) salary expectation. All applications must be received by June 9, 2023 and sent to or by mail to:

Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative
c/o Human Resources
PO Box 40
Girard, KS 66743

All Replies Are Confidential.


Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent and hold a journeyman lineman certificate or four years equivalent experience plus a certificate from a power Lineworker vo-tech or on the job training program. Completion of the Merchants Training program or an approved apprenticeship program is required. Heartland will also consider third- or fourth-year apprentices for this position. Must have and maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License without an L or Z restriction is required.


  • Cultivates and sustains an environment of trust where employees take personal responsibility for safety.
  • Demonstrates a professional presence and commitment to effective job performance.
  • Believes in and practices the core values of caring for each other, care about the members and doing what’s right.
  • Exercises good judgment to make well-informed decisions and to develop and implement effective solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs all required construction, maintenance, and operations on energized and non-energized portions of the system without supervision.
  • Maintains skills in switching operations for maintenance and/or emergencies.
  • Required to know how to read maps, prepare and interpret staking sheets and prepare required reports.
  • Operates and applies all circuit and sectionalizing devices and electrical devices used on the system in a proper and safe manner.
  • Responsible for effective and safe operating methods in the use of rubber gloves and sleeves.
  • Performs after-hour duty assignments and participates in the Cooperative's "on-call" rotation as directed by his/her supervisor.
  • Conducts self in a manner which will lead to the best possible working relationship between the Cooperative and other members of the crew or other employees of the Cooperative.
  • Responsible for being properly clothed and equipped while maintaining belt, hooks and other personal tools in a safe condition.
  • Complies with the Cooperative's Safety Rules and uses safe working practice and methods.
  • Responsible for the proper care of company equipment, tools and property.
  • Complies with all traffic laws, rules and regulations while operating a Cooperative vehicle and practices proper traffic procedures.
  • Responds to member and consumer inquiries and resolves problems and/or directs them to the supervisor or appropriate personnel; maintains good relations in all contacts with the general public.
  • Climbs poles and utilizes lineman tools while working on poles.
  • Receives and accepts training, instruction and advice from assigned supervisor and cooperates with him/her in performing assigned tasks.
  • Participates in job site tailgate discussions and monthly safety meetings.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Benefits Information

Heartland offers a friendly work environment with competitive pay and outstanding benefits, including:

  • Affordable health insurance
  • Retirement Savings pension plan
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • And more!

Notice of Equal Opportunity Employment

We expect employees to be honest, trustworthy, and operate with integrity. Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We fully consider all qualified applicants including those with a criminal history.