Line Technician

Lincoln Electric System

Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, customer-owned LES is one of the nation’s leading utility companies. We’re recognized for low costs, reliability, financial stability, innovation, environmental stewardship, community involvement and exceptional customer service. So, if you are looking for a career, and not just a job; if you value working in an atmosphere that values passion and talent, high personal standards, service excellence, the environment and the community in which we live- LES may be the place for you.  


Job Title

 Line Technician 

Employment Type

Starting Pay Range

Posting Date


 $28.08 - $45.75 


Employment Classification


Closing Date


 Energy Delivery 



Filling multiple Line Technician positions from Apprentice to Journeyman.




Job Technical Skills – To construct, operate, and maintain electrical line facilities and operate substations in accordance with LES design standards and established policies, safety rules, procedures, and practices to provide a reliable electrical service for LES customers. Work is subject to direct supervision during progress and upon completion by a supervisor for compliance with instructions. Performs emergency and overtime work as necessary. Consistent and reliable attendance is required. Performs engineering and technical work related to the construction and management of proposed and existing facilities, developments, and/or programs.

  • Under direct supervision performs all phases of the construction, operation and maintenance of energized and de-energized facilities, while insuring the safety of themselves, fellow workers, and the general public, in accordance with LES procedures, policies, practices, and safety rules.
  • Follows LES procedures for line and substation switching and performs such activities as directed.
  • Follows directions to modifying maintenance or construction procedures, methods, or materials within guidelines to solve maintenance or construction problems. Secures approval from the Crew Leader or Field Supervisor on other problems or concerns outside of these guidelines.
  • Assists in the process to procure, direct, and perform switching and clearance orders.
  • Under direct supervision operates and maintains tools, equipment, and safety devices necessary for the construction and maintenance of streetlight, transmission, and distribution lines and operation of substations.
  • Complies with the LES Job Safety and Loss Control Policy, LES safety rules and procedures.

Initiative – Seeking a candidate who takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked.


Safety Awareness– The ideal candidate in this role respects and complies with safety procedures/standards necessary to ensure a safe and healthful work environment; scans the environment for things that may pose a safety risk; and encourages others to utilize safe and healthy work practices.


Adaptability – The individual in this position maintains a positive attitude in the face of change; appropriately adjusts behavior and activities to changing conditions.


Job Technical Skills – The successful candidate keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others.



  • Completion of a recognized program at a vocational school/college for power line technicians, and
  • Construction work experience involving line technician work with 6 months of progressively responsible experience in area of assignment, or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.



  • Valid commercial drivers license
  • Mobile Crane Operator Certification specializing in Service Truck Cranes or the ability to obtain within 18 months
  • LES Apprentice Line Technician Program at the First Class level






EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

Job ID: 7881

Posted 8 days ago

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