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Northwestern Energy Corporation Electric Groundman-Yankton in Yankton, South Dakota

SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Electric Groundman performs various manual labor and equipment operation tasks to assist the line crew to install, maintain, and service the electrical transmission and distribution system. This is an entry-level position that may be used to prepare the worker for entry into a Lineman Apprenticeship. The Groundman may be called upon in emergency situations and may assist in gas operations on an as-needed basis.EMPLOYMENT STATUSSeasonal:Full-time (layoff expected 12/30/2021, subject to rehire the following spring)DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSAll NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct and EthicsEnsure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energys values, mission, and strategic business objectivesCommunicate verbally and understand audible signals in emergency/safety situations and in general to assist in keeping worksite area safeAssist line crews to install, maintain, and service the electric power-line transmission and distribution systemOrganize, restock, and perform basic preventative maintenance on equipment, trucks and shopUse hand tools and operate equipment to dig ditches and pole holesWork overtime including call out availability for evening and weekend shiftsespecially in response to acute service needsFollow directions from crew membersWork as a team member to safely and efficiently complete work activitiesUse problem-solving skills and initiative to foresee equipment needs of the crew and to identify and alert the crew to potential safety concernsTie specific knots and use blocks, tackles, pulleys and hand linesAdapt to technological changes as they are implementedOrganize and perform regular and preventative maintenance on equipmentInteract with the public appropriately to maintain safety on work siteGENERAL QUALIFICATIONSHigh school diploma or equivalentCertification from a qualified pre apprentice training program a plusValid Drivers License and satisfactory driving record, Commercial Drivers License a plusFirst Aid/CPR CertificationKnowledge of applicable codes and safety policies/proceduresDemonstrate and maintain a good safety recordLooking for candidates with interest/aptitude potential to move into apprenticeshipContinued employment dependent upon overall performance and success in moving into the apprenticeship programSelection into an apprenticeship will require the successful candidate to be able to respond from home to primary work location within a reasonable amount of timeSELECTION PROCESSWhen 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.

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