Line Technician

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Website Great River Energy

Line Technician

Application due date: January 24, 2024

Location: Cloquet, MN


We don’t just say people matter—we show it. Generous time away, development opportunities, 401(k) matching and more. We care about our employees, so we offer ways to support them both at work and beyond.


Performs and/or assists in the operation, construction and maintenance of transmission lines, substations, and associated equipment on the Great River Energy (GRE) system.

Total Rewards:

A typical starting range for this position is $46.00 – $58.00 hourly. We offer market competitive base pay and adjust our offer accordingly based upon the value of the candidate’s knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, our Total Rewards strategy focuses on recognizing individual performance and rewarding business results. Our robust Total Rewards package includes exceptional benefits and retirement, a focus on continuous engagement, recognition, personal and professional development, and an emphasis on work-life effectiveness.

Responsibilities: Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Performs and/or assists in the construction and maintenance of transmission lines, substations and associated equipment and performs all other related duties and special projects assigned by the supervisor, foreperson or lead.
Keeps supervisor, foreperson and/or lead informed of overall conditions and status of work activities. Work will be performed on energized and de-energized equipment.
Complies with established GRE safety rules, procedures, and guidelines.
Responsible for working safely and the safety of all members of the crew.
Maintains assigned equipment, tools and materials to provide safe and efficient use.
Operates and performs daily routine maintenance on assigned equipment, including heavy equipment.
Develops and updates maintenance procedures.

Qualifications: Minimum education requirements include certification or degree/diploma in electrical line work and related courses. Prefer three years of line construction and maintenance experience. Ability to maintain a current medical card and valid Class A CDL license required. Must be able to reside in reasonable proximity to the reporting location to allow for an adequate response time to outage and after-hour issues.

Working conditions will be indoors and outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather conditions of extreme cold or heat. Schedules shall be any combination of eight-, ten- or twelve-hour shifts and may require the incumbent to live within a 60-mile living radius of the reporting location. There will be occasional travel and overtime. This position requires the ability to sit, stand, walk, lift to 75 lbs., climb, balance, work at heights and work with arms above your head occasionally and/or frequently. Ability to frequently and/or occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist and squat, work on even and uneven surfaces and ability to work occasionally in confined space areas. Ability to frequently push, pull, carry, grasp and finger objects. Subject to frequent vibration and hazards and on occasion exposed to fumes, dust or mist. Must be able to differentiate colors, speak and hear.This position is designated as a safety sensitive position for drug, cannabis and alcohol testing purposes.

Apply: Qualified candidates please apply at (under the Careers tab) by January 24, 2024. GRE values diversity, equity and inclusion and we are an equal employment opportunity employer.