1st and/or 2nd Class Lineman (City of Fairbury, Neb.)

City of Fairbury, Neb.

Under the direction of the Electric Distribution Superintendent, and Line Foreman, the position is involved in the installation, maintenance, and repair of underground and overhead electric distribution and service lines, transformers, meters, metering equipment, and related equipment. Operating a variety of equipment including but not limited to digger truck, bucket truck, backhoe, skid steer, etc. will be necessary. Lastly, the position will assist other City operations and perform other duties as required.


  • Construct, maintain, and repair the electrical distribution and transmission system
  • Installs high-voltage connectors, transformers, and switches
  • Secures cables and various service lines.
  • Sets electric poles
  • Installs and performs maintenance on meters and metering devices
  • Responsible for rerouting switches when necessary
  • Operates switches and related electrical equipment
  • Maintains and repairs substation equipment
  • Operates power driven machinery, such as hydraulic compression pumps, chain saws, etc.
  • Uses common hand tools to construct and maintain overhead and underground power lines
  • Operates boom and bucket trucks which require a valid Class B, CDL.
  • Perform outage restoration and service quality checks when required
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders regarding electrical issues
  • On call to respond to emergencies
  • Performs other duties as required

Skills and Qualifications

  • The applicant must have a high school diploma.
  • Applicants with a degree in electrical power and distribution strongly preferred.
  • Must possess working knowledge of the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electric distribution lines and substation maintenance.
  • Must possess knowledge to include the installation of meters, transformers, voltage regulators, capacitors, etc.
  • Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions.
  • Must be comfortable working and climbing at different elevations on ladders, poles, etc.
  • Must know how to use tools and equipment safely on energized and de-energized line. Must be proficient in pole-top and bucket rescue procedures. 
  • Must be able to operate a computer and other technical tools.
  • Must have excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Must be mechanically inclined.
  • Must be able to read and understand mechanical plans and prints.
  • Applicant must maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to obtain a Class B, CDL.

The City will provide training and education needed to obtain appropriate licensing.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, provided such accommodations do not create an undue hardship for the City. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, listen, stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, stoop kneel, crouch, or crawl, work in confined spaces at times, and travel up and down stairs and ladders. This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Applicant must obtain a Level 4 Physical Capacity Profile at time of hire.

Finalists must possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving history. Post-Offer Employment Testing (POET), including but not limited, to drug screening, criminal background check and a Physical Capacity Profile will be required.

The City of Fairbury is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position will remain open until filled. 

For questions about the position: Nate Francis, Electric Distribution Superintendent, P.O. Box 554, Fairbury, NE 68352, (402) 729-3648.

Return completed job application to: Erin Reimer, City Clerk, P.O. Box 554, Fairbury, NE, 68352, (402) 729-2476.