Touchstone Energy Lineman in Adrian, Michigan

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Join a cutting edge company, changing the landscape in our corner of rural America

The Opportunity

In this position, you will perform a variety of skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of MEC’s distribution and fiber system. The work will involve operating overhead and underground construction and electric facilities equipment. You will make recommendations to the lineman in charge and communicate in a positive matter with members and co-workers. This position is subject to additional after-hours work and all other duties as assigned.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Constructing, repairing and maintaining overhead and underground electric distribution equipment

  • Performing maintenance in substations and on transmission lines.

  • Perform service work as needed

  • Various customer service duties including voltage testing, troubleshooting outages, making service changes, performing disconnects/reconnects and MISS Digs

  • Maintaining electric line right-of-way clearance by removing trees and brush and mowing

Ignite your Career

You must have a high school diploma or GED and have successfully completed an electric lineman apprenticeship training program. You must possess a valid class A CDL and DOT physical medical card.You must have a working knowledge of the National Electric Code and OSHA Regulations. You must have a thorough understanding or able to obtain within one year an understanding of RUS specifications.


  • Attention to Detail

  • Safe Work Practices

  • Intermediate Computer Skills

  • Intermediate Customer Service Skills

  • Advanced Mechanical Skills

  • Intermediate Mathematical Skills

When applying to this position, please attach your certified Journeyman Lineman card (which shows the date you topped out).

Job Overview:

  • Wages: $41/hour, increases subject to union contract.

  • Comprehensive insurance with minimal cost sharing and 401k plan with 8% employer contribution

  • Paid Time Off: Earn immediately 5.85 hours/pay and additional sick leave and holiday time off. By 4thyear earn 29 days annually.

  • Employment Type: Full Time

  • Work Location/Shift: Adrian, Michigan 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. M/F, will need to be available for after-hours outage response and other work related commitments.

The Organization

At Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC), we embrace innovation and are on a mission to create vibrant, relevant, sustainable rural communities by delivering first-in-class innovations and solutions where others won’t. We bring comfort and convenience in the form of electric solutions to more than 35,000 homes and businesses across 12 counties in rural southwest and southeast Michigan, and portions of northern Indiana and Ohio. But we’re more than an electric utility. We also offer propane solutions, delivered with the same level of reliability and customer care. And we’re deploying fiber internet across our electric service territory, bringing the gold standard of broadband solutions to members who were previously unserved and underserved, and opening up great opportunities for home automation using smart grid applications.

Midwest Energy Cooperative is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status.

Job Information

  • Location:Adrian, Michigan, 49221, United States

  • Job ID:39670201

  • Posted:February 28, 2018

  • Position Title:Lineman

  • Company Name:Midwest Energy Cooperative

  • Job Function:Operations

  • Job Type:Full-Time

  • Job Duration:Indefinite

  • Min Education:H.S. Diploma/Equivalent