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Job Category:
Physical Labor
Temporary Pre-Apprentice
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Job Description

Temporary Pre-Apprentice

Purpose of Position:

The purpose of this position is to help perform emergency repairs and other maintenance on overhead and underground power lines, help with the construction of all overhead and underground power lines, and to perform all other assigned job duties in the safest and most efficient manner.

Job Responsibilities/ Essential Functions:

  • Assists with all ground framing and hardware dismantling of power poles.
  • Assists with all job related material handling.
  • Locating, identifying and retrieving all line hardware for daily job use.
  • Sending material to and from the ground to personnel in elevated positions.
  • Locating, identifying and retrieving all line equipment and tools for daily jobs.
  • Locating, identifying and retrieving all line tools for daily jobs.
  • Practice, under supervision, to become qualified in pole climbing and working on secondary de-energized lines.
  • Assist with the installation of power poles and overhead equipment.
  • Assist with the installation of all underground cable and equipment.
  • Assist with moving material to and from vehicles.
  • Assist with all vehicle good housekeeping.
  • Assist with all ground preparation for the installation of overhead and underground equipment.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Education and Experience
    • High school graduate or possess equivalent such as General Education Diploma.
    • Completion of line school preferred.
    • One year of experience working in an outside environment doing physical labor.
    • Must have or obtain valid driver's license with Class "A" CDL endorsement within 6 months (obtained on own).
    • Must have or obtain first aid card within first 6 months.
  • Job Knowledge and Skills
    • Basic knowledge of all types of physical labor.
    • Must have communication skills and the ability to work with other employees.
    • Must be able to read and write English and perform basic arithmetic calculations.
    • Must be courteous and respectful to fellow employees.
    • Must be able to lift heavy objects and do hard physical labor.
  • Personal Fitness:
    • Must undergo a physical examination (post job offer) by a physician (prescribed by and at the cooperative's expense) and release the results of the Cooperative to determine fitness for employment. The examination will include testing for drug and alcohol.
  • Working Conditions/Hazards
    • Working in an outside environment in all types of weather.
    • Working long and irregular shifts. Must be available for unscheduled work.
    • Travel may be required.

Additional Information: Interested candidates must complete a Kootenai Electric Cooperative employment application available at https://www.kec.com/content/job-opportunities. Applications accepted through April 23, 2018.

Kootenai Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability or protected veteran status.

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About Kootenai Electric Cooperative

Kootenai Electric Cooperative, Inc. (KEC) is a member-owned electric utility in Hayden, Idaho. The Cooperative provides competitively priced, quality energy services to its members and is governed by an independent seven-member elected Board of Directors. Kootenai Electric has more than 22,000 member accounts and nearly 2,000 miles of electric line in parts of Kootenai, Benewah, Bonner and Spokane counties. Kootenai Electric employs 75 people and is the largest electric cooperative in Idaho. KEC purchases all the electricity it sells from the Bonneville Power Administration. Kootenai Electric is a private, nonprofit electric utility owned by the members it serves. We sell power at cost. In the early 1930s, prior to the establishment of electric cooperatives like KEC, nearly 90 percent of rural America was without electricity. While more populated areas had power, it was not cost effective for investor-owned electric utilities to bring power out to the rural areas. In 1936, Congress acted by creating the Rural Electric Administration. The agency offered the loans to rural citizens wishing to form locally-owned electric cooperatives. On May 19, 1938 KEC began supplying power to 385 members. Since then KEC has been steadily growing and provides power to our member owners the Cooperative Way.