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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:07 AM



Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative
, with it’s headquarters in Mattoon Illinois, is currently seeking applicants for the position of Apprentice Lineman. This is a bargaining unit position that will require evening and weekend work as needed. Coles-Moultrie is an innovative community-minded energy and internet cooperative that embraces change, supports new ideas and constant looks for ways to improve the quality of service to its members.


Coles-Moultrie offers a competitive salary and benefit package including medical, dental, vision, retirement and 401(k). Coles-Moultrie observes 11 holidays that are paid.


Currently in good standing with an accredited power line apprenticeship education and training program.
Must possess a valid Illinois Class ‘A’ Commercial Drivers License or be able to obtain this within 90 Days.
Possess and maintain the ability to perform pole top rescue and bucket truck rescue.
Must maintain primary residence within a 30 mile radius of the Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative facility.


As an Apprentice Lineman, you will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become a Journeyman Lineman. This is accomplished through a program of progressive training and experiences in the construction, operation, and maintenance of the electric system. You will assist in providing members with a reliable source of energy that is available when needed.

Duties inlude but are not limited to:

Assist the line personnel, observe safety rules at all times, and execute service and work orders.
Climb poles and perform work on energized lines under the direct supervision of a Journeyman Lineman.
Perform the complicated line construction and maintenance work on energized secondaries and on deenergized structures and equipment in accordance with approved specifications.
String, splice, sag, and tie conductors on new construction, line rebuilds, and existing lines.
Install and change out meters, transformers, cutouts, reclosers, breakers, sectionalizers and other associated apparatus on lines under direct supervision of a Journeyman Lineman.
Perform and develop basic skills in hot line work using hot line tools and rubber gloving techniques in accordance with prescribed procedures and good safety practices.
Perform all duties for retirement and removal of electric lines, account for all materials removed, and see that retired materials are disassembled fully before checking them into the warehouse.
Complete scheduled tool and equipment inspection.
Assist in “after-hours” restoration of service in the last step of the apprenticeship in the company of a Journeyman Lineman.

Key Competencies:

Strong Focus on safety: working knowledge of the hazards that exist in the form of falls, electric shock, arc flash, falling objects, and traffic.

Competent in electricity: Knowledge of the Rural Utilities Service Specifications and Guidelines, substations, switching devices, transformer banks, oil circuit breakers, voltage regulators, line fuses, line currents, and voltage levels. Adheres to bicker weight limits and participates in bucket truck and pole top rescue training.

Analytical abilities:
Able to gather relevant data using appropriate methodologies and analyze that data in such a manner that valid conclusions and insinuations can be drawn that assist in making important business decisions.

Please submit your resume by Monday, November 23rd, 2018 to be considered.

Contact Person: Anita Hoene
Email Address:

• Location: Mattoon-Charleston

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