Journey Lineworker

Job Description

Job Description/Responsibilities: 

Under general supervision, a journeyman line worker performs any duties required in the operation, maintenance and construction of the electric distribution, sub-transmission, transmission, communication lines and associated equipment.


Key responsibilities include:
• Locate and repair faults on all types of overhead and underground lines and equipment on regulators, transformers of all types, capacitators, boosters and similar devices
• Install or remove poles, towers, arms, pins, insulators, dead ends and associated equipment in and on energized circuits
• Measure voltage and current, phasing and paralleling circuits, power or lightning transformers and regulators
• Install and test electronic devices on equipment such as capacitors and other associated equipment on electric distribution systems
• Direct and train electric line apprentices in accordance with the electric line apprenticeship program


A journeyman line worker must be familiar with:
• Installing, inspecting, removing, maintaining, and repairing poles, towers, cross arms, braces, pins, insulators, secondary racks, brackets, guys, transformer supports, and other supporting structures, wires and other conductors
• Transformers, lighting arresters, capacitors, isolators, fuses and cutouts
• Disconnecting oil and air-break switches and repeater fuses
• Communication lines
• Other associated equipment
• Knowledge about what causes radio or television interference


***Multiple positions available throughout the state of Michigan; please note locations of interest on your application – you may state multiple locations

***Candidates filling these positions may be subject to working an afternoon schedule


• Must have all of the qualifications of a Journeyman Line Worker including a certified journeyman card (equivalent to 4 years of experience as a line worker)
• Must be able to complete a pre-employment assessment at the Consumers Energy training facility

This position will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate's skills and experience. This position is included under a collective bargaining agreement with the Utility Workers Union of America.


Company Name:
Consumers Energy
Approximate Salary:
41.01 Per Hour
Jackson , MI - Michigan
United States
Lineman/Lineworker - Journey Level
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Journey Level
Education level:
Journeyman Certificate
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