Utilities Journeyman Lineman - Stoughton

City of Stoughton

City of Stoughton – Utilities Journeyman Lineman
The City of Stoughton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Journeyman Lineman within its Utility Department. Known for its Norwegian heritage, the lovely City of Stoughton (population 13,134), is located on the scenic Yahara River, and is just minutes away from the state capitol of Madison, Wisconsin. The purpose of this position is to perform electrical distribution line construction, maintenance, and repair tasks while communicating and working as part of a team. The ideal candidate would be a self-motivated, responsible individual. This job requires extended periods in the field, accessing work areas by foot, ladder, elevated platform, etc. It further requires the ability to work under unsafe and uncomfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as temperature variations, odors, toxic agents, noise, vibrations, wetness, machinery, disease, electrical currents, vehicular traffic and/or dust can cause discomfort and where there is risk of serious injury.

A High School diploma or equivalent is required, and completion of a four-year electrical lineman apprenticeship, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. A valid Driver’s license and CDL license with tanker and airbrake certification is required. Also required are a certification in CPR, first aid, Hilti gun, and forklift certification.

The duties for this position include, but are not limited to, operating loaders, backhoes, dump trucks, jackhammers, bucket trucks, wood chippers, chain saws, diggers, and cutting torch and welder. The person in this position will operate hand tools near and around electrical distribution lines; operate live-line tools to connect and disconnect distribution lines and components; and operate and maintain the electric SCADA system. They will prepare work sites; erect warning signs and secure work areas; and maintain knowledge of and implement safety procedures. This person will be responsible for locating underground electric cable faults for repair; installing primary and secondary overhead and underground electrical systems; participating in on-call status for emergencies; planning and directing on-site maintenance/repair tasks; as well as recommending on-site operational changes.

Candidate must have the ability to communicate, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, Utilities team members, and other City employees. They must also be able to take direction, facilitate communication, resolve problems, and work individually as well as part of a team.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. The salary range for this position is $71,302.40 - $87,963.20 annually, with an excellent benefits package.

To view the full position description and submit an online application please visit: You may also download a hard copy application at and submit it via email to All applicants must complete an application for employment along with a resume and cover letter. This position will remain open until filled.

  • This position was posted on: 06-15-2020.
  • It will be removed on: 07-15-2020.