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Journeyman Distribution Lineman 

Division Power Line Services  
Location PLS - Hobbs, NM  

The Distribution Lineman is responsible for the installation, construction, maintenance, and repair of overhead power distribution lines. This position performs work on energized and non-energized lines while operating man lift equipment, bucket trucks or other specialized equipment. This position may teach and instruct lower classifications and is generally assigned to a specific project.

  • Construction, installation, maintenance and replacement of poles, anchors, crossarms, pins, cut-outs, and other overhead pole components.
  • Installation, maintenance and replacement of transformers, reclosers, capacitors, regulators, step-downs and other overhead pole equipment.
  • Inspect lines, poles and equipment for signs of damage or wear.
  • Carry poles, dig holes, frame and guy poles and perform other operations involved in the setting or replacing of poles.
  • Troubleshoot electrical problems and perform emergency repairs on distribution circuits.
  • Set up and operate wire tensioners, rope rigs, and other wire stringing equipment.
  • Stringing and sagging conductor.
  • Responsible for efficient and proper use of all tools, materials, and equipment.
  • Operate, inspect, and maintain bucket trucks, digger derricks, excavation equipment, and other equipment.
  • Read and interpret site plans, construction drawings, schedules, and scopes of work.
  • Assist Foremen with overseeing lower classifications by coordinating and assigning tasks, monitoring work, training and mentoring.
  • Assist Foremen with monitoring safety and productivity of crewmembers.
  • Assist with conducting safety tailgate meetings with crew and completing required paperwork.
  • Understand DOT and OSHA standards, as well as company-specific standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • High school diploma/GED required


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience performing energized, overhead distribution work required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience performing energized, overhead distribution work preferred


  • Valid Commercial Driver's License required
  • Journey Lineman Certification is preferred


  • Able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to follow and provide written and oral job plans and instructions
  • Must be safety focused
  • Able to anticipate needs and proactively offer solutions
  • Able to make sound decisions and work independently
  • Able to make decisions in an emergency situation

Safety is a shared responsibility of all employees; therefore, employees are required to follow all safety standards, policies, and procedures set forth by the Company in addition to complying with all occupational safety, health and environmental laws mandated by relevant local, state, and federal laws or regulations. All employees are responsible for the personal and/or team implementation of “Safety as a Value.” If you have questions regarding safety, please contact a safety representative immediately.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number CRA-18-00072  
Open Date 11/15/2018  
Close Date  
About the Organization PLH Group is a leading, full service power line construction, pipeline construction and specialty contractor that serves the electric power line, pipeline, oil field electrical and industrial markets.  
EOE Statement PLH Group, Inc. is an EEO and E-Verify Employer. We are committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified individuals without regard to age, race, religion, color, disability, national origin, gender, or any other protected category. Applicant selection is based on qualifications, availability and position-related factors.

PLH Group participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee's authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

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