Journeyman/Apprentice Lineman

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Website Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative

Journeyman/Apprentice Lineman

Type: Full Time

Job Details

Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative(REC) has an immediate opening for a Journeyman/Apprentice lineman position in Hampton, Iowa.  In this position, you will work closely with our team to develop the knowledge, ability and other qualifications to perform the duties of an Apprentice or Journeyman Lineman.  The work will involve overhead and underground construction and maintenance as well as tree trimming.  The position is subject to additional after-hours work and on-call rotation.  Franklin REC is a rural electric distribution cooperative with approximately 800 miles of line and serves nearly 2,000 points of service in North Central Iowa.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical insurance, 401k and defined benefit pension retirement package, paid time off, and life and disability insurance.

Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer.


Applicant must possess a thorough knowledge of electricity and electrical systems, ability to climb poles, and mechanical aptitude. Applicant must be able to construct and maintain both overhead and underground power lines in a safe and efficient manner. The ability to operate a bucket and digger truck, and various other equipment is also required.

Completion of a technical school Line Worker Program is preferred and a Class A or B CDL. First Aid – CPR certification and a Journeyman certificate from an approved apprenticeship are required for journeyman position. Pre-employment/post job offer physical examination and illegal substance test required.

Must be available during all weather conditions, to work on-call duties after hours, weekends, holidays, evenings and other times outside normal work hours to assist in service restoration and/or other emergencies that may arise.

Contact Information

Resumes will be accepted thru October 10th, or until position is filled.  Resumes can be mailed to – Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative, PO Box 437, Hampton IA 50441 or emailed to

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