Journeyman Lineman - Glasgow, MT

$48.24 hourly
  • Northwestern Energy
  • Hamilton, MT, USA
  • Nov 14, 2022
Full time Entry Level Installation-Maint-Repair Maintenance QA-Quality Control Recreation

Job Description


The Journeyman Lineman performs power line installation, maintenance, and service work. The lineman must be able to work as a person in charge as a leadsman or foreman. As a Foreman or Leadsman they may oversee all aspects of a project; including safety, paperwork, planning, coordinating with engineers, and documenting equipment used.


  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives
  • Communicate verbally and understand audible signals in emergency/safety situations
  • Troubleshoot electrical outages, power quality and complete installation and maintenance work related to all aspects of electric distribution systems
  • Perform rubber gloving work for safely working with primary/high-voltage and low-voltage lines and equipment
  • Install and retire overhead and underground electric lines
  • Perform sustained work at heights including ladder work, climbing and working from poles, and bucket work
  • Frame, install, or replace poles
  • Maintain lines and support structures in substations; erect steel to replace or increase size of substation structures as needed
  • Operate heavy equipment including diggers, trenchers, back hoes, and bucket trucks
  • Remove tree limbs near electric lines
  • Work overtime outside of scheduled hours, participating in either call out availability or an on-call rotation schedule, in response to acute and/ or planned service needs
  • Complete documentation for project planning and completion
  • Assume leadership role in response to emergency situations
  • Interact with the public
  • Act as a leadsman or foreman as needed
  • PCB tests/clean up as required by OSHA
  • Employees must live within an area approved by the company that allows for adequate response to our customers in call out and emergency situations
  • Individually lift and manipulate needed equipment weighing up to 75 pounds

Marginal Work Functions

*These functions may be considered essential based on location and other factors.

  • Drive to installation locations*
  • Perform service and customer-service work including disconnect-reconnects and credit turn-offs*
  • Patrol and maintain facilities and lines*
  • Organize equipment and perform regular and preventative maintenance
  • Locate buried lines including electric and gas underground services*
  • Trained as a first responder or must be willing to be trained in that capacity*


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Journeyman Lineman Certification
  • Valid Commercial driver's license and satisfactory driving record
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Bucket truck and pole top rescue certification
  • Commitment to safe working practices and knowledge of safety policies/procedures
  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • Act as a leadsman or foreman as needed
  • Adapt to technological changes as they are implemented


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.


External applicants should apply online at Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job #3364

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.