• Apprentice Lineman Cassopolis/Paw Paw Service Area

    Job Locations US-MI-Cassopolis
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  • Overview

    The Opportunity

    As an apprentice lineman you will work under close supervision as you develop the knowledge, ability and other qualifications to perform the duties of a Journeyman Lineman. You will perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of Midwest Energy & Communication's distribution system and perform other duties as assigned. This work may involve operating digger derricks, bucket trucks, etc. This position is subject to mandatory after-hours work. The Apprentice Lineman is a learning position and assists in the duties specified below. The successful candidate will complete a four year, seven step program to become an electric lineman.  

     Key responsibilities include:

    • Constructing, repairing and maintaining overhead and underground electric and fiber equipment
    • Various customer service duties including voltage testing, troubleshooting outages, making service changes and performing disconnects/reconnects
    • Keeping trucks stocked with tools and equipment
    • Maintaining electric/fiber line right-of-way clearance by removing trees

    This position is subject to mandatory after-hours work and all other duties as assigned. 


    • Attention to Detail
    • Safe Work Practices
    • Intermediate Computer Skills
    • Intermediate Customer Service Skills
    • Intermediate Mechanical Skills
    • Intermediate Mathematical Skills

    Job Overview: 

    • Wages: $25.56/hour, increases subject to union contract.   
    • Comprehensive insurance with minimal cost sharing and 401k plan with 8% employer contribution
    • Paid Time Off: Earn 5.85 hours/pay immediately and additional sick leave and holiday time off. After 3 years of service 29 days earned annually.
    • Employment Type: Full Time
    • Work Location/Shift: Cassopolis or Paw Paw, 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. 


    About MEC


    In the 1930s, Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC) began to bring power and light to the rural space when the large utility providers wouldn’t. Today’s MEC embraces that same spirit, transforming the rural space by delivering first-in-class innovations and solutions where others won’t.  We bring comfort and convenience in the form of electric, propane and Internet solutions across our service territory in southwest and southeast Michigan.  But there’s a constant energy at MEC and it’s much bigger than the services we provide. It’s a buzz felt wherever our employees gather, whether in the office or in the field.  Because we genuinely like each other. We help each other solve problems. We boost each other up. And at the end of the day, we gather for fun and share stories about our work and home lives.  We’ve worked hard to build a culture we’re proud of, a culture that values taking care of each other, collaborating on new ideas and standing up for our rural community. We’re excited about the work we do and who we get to do that work with.  We’re MEC. With us, it’s all about the energy.


     Midwest Energy & Communications 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.


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