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Electric Lineman
Electric Lineman

Under the supervision of the Electric Distribution Superintendent, the Journeyman Lineman is a non-exempt position under the FLSA.  They are responsible for ensuring the provision of quality and reliable electricity to the citizens of Sterling.  They possess a strong mechanical and technical aptitude, and excellent and communications skills.


  • Constructs and repairs as well as strings lines underground and overhead distribution systems in the city as well as repair electrical equipment on other city properties;
  •  Sets primary and secondary poles and frames hardware;
  •  Installs and troubleshoots single phase and three phase transformer stations; capacitor stations, cutouts, insulators, cross arms, and lightening arrestors;
  •  Constructs and maintains various types of electrical metering;
  •  Enforces departmental and city policies and procedures;
  •  Builds and hangs new primary and secondary lines;
  •  Provides hook-ups for primary and secondary meters;
  •  Operates all departments equipment as needed;
  •  Installs and maintains street lighting and tornado sirens;
  • Trims trees in energized lines for clearance;
  •  Performs routine maintenance on all electric distribution vehicles;
  •  Performs sub-station maintenance;
  •  Performs line locates for any construction or digging operations;
  •  Performs daily water and electric readouts, and disconnects;
  • Hangs city Christmas lighting