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March 20th, 2020



RE:  Position Opening – (2) Apprentice Lineman Summer Help


General:  Apprentice Lineman is responsible for building, maintaining, and repairing overhead and underground electric distribution lines in a safe and efficient manner within accepted operations standards.  

This is a part-time position with a limit of 1000 hours.  Position is hourly based with a 40-hour work week with the possibility of overtime.

Application Timeline:  Closing date for this position is April 15th, 2020.  To apply for the position, please fill out an application (link below). Send in completed application and cover letter to or mail to:

Northern Plains Electric Cooperative

Attn: Danny Schuchard

PO Box 180

Carrington, ND 58421


Supervisor:  Works under the direction of the Line Foreman.  

Education and Experience:  Apprentice certification from accredited electrical line worker program.  Valid driver’s license and commercial driver’s license permit required.  

Essential and Physical Functions:  All duties shall be performed while maintaining and enforcing a very high standard of safety and workmanship. Majority of work occurs outside.  Must be able to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to and not limited to 75 pounds in weight.  Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, bend, twist and reach.  Climbing poles or structures and operates power tools and equipment as needed to perform the tasks required for the position.

Duties:  Installing, troubleshooting, maintaining, electrical overhead and underground facilities of various voltages in both energized and de-energized conditions. Other duties may be staking, loading, hauling, setting, framing, stringing, sagging, connecting, trenching, plowing, terminating, tree trimming, repairing, inspecting, locating of electrical facilities, company physical facilities and equipment.  Maintain and solicit field, equipment, safety data and information.  

Job Application




Northern Plains Electric Cooperative



Northern Plains Electric Cooperative, is a recipient of federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and USDA civil rights regulations/policies, USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal/retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA; not all bases apply to all programs; remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA TARGET Center at (202)720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339.  Program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


(1)          mail:      U.S. Department of Agriculture

                            Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

                            1400 Independence Avenue, SW

                                       Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)          fax:        (202) 690-7442; or


(3)          email:


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