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Under general supervision of Line Crew Chief, performs semi-skilled work in the construction, repair and maintenance of the electric distribution and transmission lines and system.  Upon obtaining sufficient experience, will perform skilled work of journeyman level.  May occasionally supervise other personnel.


Performs and participates in the construction, installation, maintenance and repair of high voltage energized underground and overhead electrical distribution and transmission lines.

Operate and use a wide variety of equipment including various hydraulic, hand and power tools, various trucks, wire pulling equipment chippers, voltage meters and hot line equipment; Drives and operates heavy equipment including boom trucks, ditching and boring machines, and line trucks with various types of attachments, such as a hydraulic derrick and pole hole auger; services trucks and equipment; operates underground locating and fault finding equipment.

Stocks trucks with necessary materials.

Loads, hauls, sets and climbs poles; strings wire; hangs or installs transformers, lightning arresters, cutouts, cross arms and insulators.

Installs and connects meter reading equipment, switches, lightning arresters and related components.

Reads and understands switching maps and switches overhead and underground power lines as needed.

Forms and pours concrete; trims trees.

Diagnoses and makes repairs in building electrical systems (in emergencies).

Sets transformers; builds, maintains and repairs substations and related equipment; installs and repairs residential and commercial service lines and facilities; handles and accounts for PCB’s; installs street lighting circuits, standards and lights; replaces burned out street lights.

Corrects power failures; installs and maintains load management injection equipment.

Keeps work and line records; prepares field work reports; responds to after hours calls; trains others and may supervise other Linemen in the absence of a Line Crew Chief.

Performs other work which is consistent with the essential elements of the job.


Knowledge of approved methods, materials and tools used in high voltage electric distribution and transmission line construction and maintenance work, including substations and electrical gear.

Knowledge of the principles of electric theory as applied to electric distribution and transmission systems and of the occupational hazards of power line work and of applicable safety precautions and devices.

Knowledge of first aid, including CPR.

Ability to work at heights, climb poles and work with high voltage wires, exercising proper safety precautions.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to learn and perform skilled mechanical tasks.

Ability to perform heavy manual and climbing tasks under adverse weather conditions.

Ability to serve in absence of Line Crew Chief.

Ability to communicate in person, by telephone and two-way radio; ability to read and understand instructions, blueprints, procedures and plans;

Ability to prepare reports and to distinguish wire colors and operate controls.

Ability to work harmoniously with others.

Skill in the use of line tools and testing equipment.


An Associates Degree in Utility Line or progression through the Merchant Program is required.  If sufficient previous experience in climbing and working with high voltage lines can be documented and demonstrated, the Associates Degree requirement may be waived but only while one finishes the Merchant Program.


Possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License as required by the State.


PAY $22.52- $38.03
FLSA Non-exempt
JOB CLOSING April 19, 2021

Submit Application to Scott Standage at standageSM@ci.north-platte.ne.us or P.O. Box 490, 201 W. Third, North Platte, NE 69103 (308) 535-6724 ext. 3116


There are several Temporary Part-Time positions available in the Streets, Sanitation and Parks Divisions.

Submit Applications to the Public Service Department, 1402 N. Jeffers, North Platte, NE 69101 (308) 535-6700





Under general supervision, performs semi-skilled and skilled work; leads and works on small crew in the installation and maintenance of a water pumping, transmission and distribution system and a sanitary sewer collection system, including lift stations. Supervision is received from an Administrative or technical superior and Senior Maintenance Worker.


Constructs and repairs sanitary sewer and water systems using tractor backhoe, dump truck, skid steer loader and utility truck; provides residential and commercial sewer and water taps.

Operates jet flusher, dump truck, rodding equipment and utility truck in connection with the cleaning and inspection of sanitary sewers and television inspections; descends into sanitary sewer manholes or trench excavations.

Completes work tickets detailing all work performed.

Works and supervises small crew in installation and repair of water mains and service lines and sanitary sewer lines; taps main; installs and performs maintenance on fire hydrants and valves.

Checks and maintains hydrants and valves in the water distribution system; repairs hydrants or valves in the field.

Performs construction services for contractors and plumbers involved in new construction to include; flushing, chlorination and sampling of new mains; shut down of mains; installing tapping sleeves and valves; installing and/or abandoning valves, hydrants and service connection.

Repairs water and sewer main breaks which includes determining location of the break; removing paving excavating main for repair; installing repairs to broken mains; flushing mains and repairing service.

Responds to after hour water and sewer emergencies on call.

Measures and records location of valves, curb stops and manholes; Takes samples on water.

Monitors computer to control water and sewer systems.

Checks, services and repairs lift stations, wells and pumps; services and occasionally repairs equipment; prepares area and replaces concrete and asphalt.

Performs other work which is consistent with the essential elements of the job.


Know ledge of the operating requirement of equipment used in the maintenance and repair or the water and sewer system collection, treatment and water distribution systems

Knowledge of the operational procedures involved in operating and maintaining a properly functioning water supply and distribution system or sanitary sewer collection and treatment system.

Knowledge of the principles and practices regarding operation of water distribution and sewerage collection systems.

Ability to communicate in person, by telephone and two-way radio; ability to read and understand instructions, maps, location sketches, similar documents and a computer screen.

Skill in the use of special types of tools and equipment normally used in the work and the ability to instruct workers in their respective uses.


Graduation form a senior high school or equivalent and progressive experience from entry to the maximum of this classification with considerable experience in the operation of equipment and trucks assigned to the department.


Possession of Grade 4 Water Certification; possession of a valid commercial driver’s license as required by the State.


PAY $17.11 TO $25.25
FLSA Non-exempt
Posting Dates Until Filled

Submit Application to Leroy Kramer at kramerEL@ci.north-platte.ne.us or P.O. Box 490, 201 W. Third, North Platte, NE 69103 (308) 535-6724 ext. 3124