Now Hiring: Lead Journeyman Lineworker

Hourly Pay Range: $29.54 to $37.88 DOQ 
Pay Scale:
Title: Lead Journeyman-Lineworker
Reports To: Superintendent – Water and Electric Distribution
Employment Status: Full-time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

The Village of Yellow Springs seeks a full-time Lead Journeyman Lineworker. Primary responsibilities will include performing a variety of skilled labor tasks in maintaining public electric grid, switch station, street lights, traffic lights and operating light to heavy equipment. Applicants must have successfully completed a lineworker apprenticeship program; and/or 8 years of relevant experience.  Must have training and/or experience that evidences basic knowledge of general maintenance and repair work needed.  A HS diploma or GED, as well as a valid driver’s license are required.  A Class B CDL is required. Resume required. Position open until filled. EOE


  • Health (HSA), Dental, and Vision Insurance  
  • $50,000 Life Insurance Policy for Employee   
  • Tuition reimbursement per village manual  
  • OPERS (Ohio Public Employees Retirement System)  
  • 11 Paid Holidays  
  • Paid Vacation, Personal & Sick Leave  
  • Uniforms   
  • Boots  
  • Personal Protective Equipment Provided (PPE)  
  • Longevity pay 
Application forms are available at 100 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 or ONLINE at Applications and resumes must be submitted to 100 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387 (Attn: Erica Thomas), or by email to no later than February 28, 2023 at 5:00pm. EOE


  1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  2. Experience working with high voltage electrical power lines and appurtenances (E.g., transformers, metering equipment, etc.).
  3. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a minimum class B endorsement
  4. Applicants must have successful completion of a lineworker apprenticeship program; and or 8 years of relevant experience.
  5. The ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.


  1. Builds overhead and underground distribution lines, and transformer banks.
  2. Performs maintenance on existing lines.
  3. Connects and disconnects services to customers.
  4. Rebuilds distribution lines following power outages.
  5. Maintains equipment.
  6. Repairs street and parking lot lights.
  7. Stocks Department vehicles.
  8. Installs and removes holiday decorations. 
  9. Provides input for the development of practices and procedures for the line distribution department.
  10. Assist with the hanging of banners


  1. Locates and repairs outages in overhead and underground equipment; connects fuses and transformers; erects utility poles and attaches hardware.
  2. Operates line truck and trenches; works aerial lift truck; trims trees and removes other obstructions to utility lines; drives trucks and performs routine vehicle maintenance.
  3. Constructs new substation (e.g., pours concrete, sets towers, wires for new transformers, circuit reclosers, regulators, etc.).
  1. Constructs new 7.2 KV transmission lines (e.g., poles, framing, conductors, line maintenance, etc.)
  2. Maintains and repairs all Village lights.
  3. Locates O.U.P.S. for underground wiring and digging purposes.
  4. Changes all exterior lights for Village facilities.
  5. Performs wiring and other electrician functions at Village facilities.
  6. Operates tools for power plant maintenance (e.g., welder, drill press, bench grinder, body grinder, lathe, top and die cutting torch, etc.).
  7. Performs custodial duties (e.g., mows grass, washes and waxes vehicles, sweeps and mops floors, etc.).
  8. Handles a variety of troubleshooting.
  9. Climbs forty (40) to fifty-five (55) foot steel structures and seventy-five (75) to one hundred

(100) foot wooden poles.

  1. Lifts and moves up to one hundred (100) pounds a distance of thirty (30) yards.
  2. Follows all Village safety and health policies and procedures.
  3. Attends safety meeting and seminars.
  4. Subject to being on call twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.
  5. Maintains required licenses and/or certificates.
  6. Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.


  1. Attends workshops or seminars related to duties performed.
  2. Must complete the Northwest Line School. (Unless holds a journeyman card)
  3. Assists other department of the Village (e.g., water distribution, streets, parks, sewer collection, water and water treatment plants, maintenance work details, etc.)
  4. Demonstrates and maintains satisfactory public relations.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  6. Passes the Village of Yellow Springs equipment training course within 6 months of hiring.
  7. Mandatory on call rotation
  8. Maintains valid driver’s license.


Knowledge of: Village policies and procedures; safety practices and procedures; electrical construction maintenance, and repair; electrical principles; traffic control; traffic signals; public relations; occupational hazards; tools, equipment, and materials used in electric distribution line construction and maintenance.

Skill in: use of aerial bucket truck; digger derrick truck; trencher; backhoe; skid-steer, mini-excavator, dump truck, power tools; two-way radio, phone, and computers

Ability to: interpret policies, procedures, and regulations; carry out detailed but basic written or oral instructions; interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture, or schedule form; deal with problems involving several variables within familiar context; recognize unusual or threatening conditions and take appropriate action; exercise independent judgment; complete routine forms; prepare accurate documentation; compile and prepare reports; communicate effectively; develop and maintain effective working relationships; performs heavy manual labor for extended periods of time in often adverse conditions; travel to and gain access to work site; life and move up to 100 pounds, 30 yards; climb structures of 40 feet to 100 feet high; work safely; exhibit and maintain satisfactory work ethics and public relations.


Aerial bucket truck, digger derrick truck, trencher, backhoe, pick-up truck, forklift, dump truck, brush wood chipper, power tools, two-way radio, climbing spikes, vac truck.


  1. Portable metal ladders.
  2. Fixed ladders.
  3. Vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms.
  4. Noisy operations or activities.
  5. Compressed Gases (argon).
  6. Acetylene.
  7. Oxygen
  8. Flammable and combustible liquids.
  9. Hazardous waster operations involving emergency response operations for release of threats of release of hazardous substances (PCB’s).
  10. General requirements for use, care, and limitations of personal protective equipment.
  11. Fall protection for employees system requirements to eliminate fall hazard.
  12. Eye and face protection due to potential impact to the head from objects, electricity, and other hazards (required only when hazards are present or likely to present).
  13. Occupational head protection due to potential impact to the head from objects, electricity, and other hazards (required only when hazards are present or likely to present).
  14. Electrical protective devices (such as rubber gloves) to prevent electrical shock.
  15. Hand Protection.
  16. Machines and equipment which could accidentally become energized (lockout/tagout).
  17. Medical and First Aid.
  18. Handling of material and supplies. (Includes mechanical handling equipment, the manner in which things are stored, and housekeeping).
  19. Powered industrial truck.
  20. Derrick.
  21. General requirement for safe use of tools and guarding.
  22. Woodworking equipment.
  23. Abrasive wheels.
  24. Hand and portable power tools.
  25. Guarding of portable power tools.
  26. Jack stands.
  27. Oxygen-fuel gas welding and cutting.
  28. Arc welding and cutting.
  29. Electrical, generation, transmission, and distribution.
  30. Electrical wiring.
  31. Installation or wiring of cables and other equipment which transmits electricity.
  32. Human blood or other potentially infectious materials.


The employee:

  1. Works in the vicinity of floor or wall openings, elevated platforms, and/or runways.
  2. Ascends and/or descends ladders, stairs, or scaffolds.
  3. Works in a confined space (e.g., manhole).
  4. Works on and around powered platforms and/or vehicle mounted platforms.
  5. Is exposed to environmental conditions which may result in injury from fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and/or poorly ventilated work areas.
  6. Is exposed to possible injury from extremely noisy conditions above 85db.
  7. Is exposed to possible injury from hazardous gases, chemicals, flammables, or air contaminants.
  8. Is exposed to possible injury from hazardous waste.
  9. Is exposed to possible injury due to unclean or unsanitary conditions.
  10. Is exposed to possible injury as a result of electrical shock.
  11. Is exposed to possible injury as a result of working with moving mechanical parts of equipment or machines.
  12. Is exposed to possible injury from explosions.
  13. Is exposed to possible injury as a result of falling from high places.
  14. Works in or around crowds.
  15. Has exposure to potentially vicious animals.
  16. Has exposure to life threatening situations.
  17. Has exposure to fire.
  18. Has exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy weather conditions.
  19. Has exposure to extreme non-weather-related heat or cold.
  20. Has exposure to hazardous driving conditions.
  21. Has exposure to shaking objects or surfaces
  22. Has exposure to second-hand smoke.


Per the Village of Yellow Springs Policy Manual. 1/22

This job description in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the incumbent who will be required to follow other instructions and perform any duties required by the position’s supervisor or Village Manager or designee.

I understand, and will perform to the best of my ability, the job duties and requirements specified in this job description.

Employee Signature and Date

Position remains open until filled. EOE

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