Lineman -Journeyman
Westar Energy - Shawnee, KS

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Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) is Kansas’ largest electric utility. For more than a century, we have provided Kansans the safe, reliable electricity needed to power their businesses and homes. Every day our team of professionals takes on projects to generate and deliver electricity, protect the environment and provide excellent service to our nearly 700,000 customers. Westar has 7,100 MW of electric generation capacity fueled by coal, uranium, natural gas, wind and landfill gas. We are also a leader in electric transmission in Kansas. Our innovative customer service programs include mobile-enabled customer care, a smart meter pilot project and paving the way for electric vehicle adoption. Our employees live, volunteer and work in the communities we serve.

Westar Energy is an electric utility serving approximately 685,000 customers in Kansas. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for one Journeyman-Linemen position in Shawnee, Kansas, wage rate $35.71. Hours will be Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm.
JOURNEYMAN LINEMEN - "Journeyman Linemen shall be skilled workers having three (3) or more years experience in this trade or having been previously classed by the Company as First Class Linemen, who possess the required knowledge, skills, physical abilities, and competencies to perform any work he or she may be called upon to do on the Company's transmission and distribution lines. Experience with other companies shall be considered in computing his/her time at the trade.
Open switches or attach grounding devices to remove electrical hazards from disturbed or fallen lines or to facilitate repairs.
Place insulating materials over conductors and joints.
Install electrical distribution and transmission systems, including conduits, cables, wires, transformers, circuit breakers, and switches.
Maintain and repair electrical distribution and transmission systems, including conduits, cables, wires, transformers, circuit breakers, and switches.
Identify defective sectionalizing devices, circuit breakers, fuses, voltage regulators, transformers, switches, relays or wiring, using wiring diagrams and electrical testing instruments.
Inspect and test power lines and auxiliary equipment to locate and identify problems, using reading and testing instruments.
String wire conductors and cables between poles, towers, trenches, pylons and buildings, setting lines in place and using wenches to adjust tension.
Replace or straighten damaged poles.
Test voltage to ensure correct connections are made.
Install watt-hour meters and connect service drops between power lines and consumers’ facilities.
Lay underground cable directly in trenches, or string the cable through conduit running through the trenches.
Analyze sites for the purpose of determining the safest and most efficient method to complete the task. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:
Skill to operateall types of motor-driven equipment used in overhead, underground, and substation maintenance and construction work following equipment specific training
Safety – The job requires the utmost attention paid to safety in all instances.
Adaptability/Flexibility— Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
Effective Communication: Effectively communicates to customers, team members, and supervisors regarding all aspects of the job.
Teamwork: Works well in a team environment.
Stress Tolerance— Deals calmly and effectively with high stress situations such as fatigue, inclement weather, and or time pressure.
Attention to Detail— Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Initiative— Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Cooperation— Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Customer Service – Demonstrates an exceptional level of customer service and professionalism.
Diversity : Values Diversity and Diversity of Thought. The successful applicant will be expected to be responsive to call outs, must possess a valid commercial driver’s license and will be required to live within 30 minutes driving time of the Shawnee Service Center. Selected applicants will be required to perform and successfully complete a written test as well as a skills demonstration. Disclaimer The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. EOE/M/F/D/V

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