Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Willy Wirehands writing a noteMCEC is currently accepting applications for the following position(s):


Groundman / Apprentice Lineman

Job Description:

To provide efficient service in construction, operation, replacement, removal and maintenance work on overhead and underground electrical distribution lines and substations.  Typical responsibilities under the supervision of a Journeyman Lineman include:

  • Performs all the necessary activities in the construction and maintenance of energized and de-energized overhead and underground distribution lines.
  • Patrols the line, checks for defective materials, equipment or unsafe conditions and notifies a supervisor of problem areas.
  • Inspects work after completion to ensure that is has been done in accordance with applicable specifications and codes.
  • Understands considerable hazards that exist, including falls, electric shock, electric flash, automobile traffic and falling objects.  Understands and utilizes safety and protective equipment.
  • Performs, as needed, all the duties of groundman, equipment operator and lineman as education level progresses. 
  • Sees that trucks, tools and assigned equipment are properly used and kept in good working order. 
  • Learns and complies with all safety policies, rules and regulations.
  • Locates and determines sources of power outages.
  • Performs after hours on-call duties as scheduled and/or needed.
  • Trims trees, clears right-of-way and operates equipment as needed.


*The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards.  Apprentice Lineman will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties assigned by MCEC supervisory staff.


Job Requirements

  • Complete Apprentice Lineman Training program in a timely manner.
  • Must maintain a valid Class A CDL with an acceptable driving record.
  • Must possess manual dexterity and visual accuracy, as well as the ability to constantly listen and communicate with others.
  • Must be able: to stand and walk; to frequently sit, bend, stoop and squat; to lift and carry 75 pounds; to push and/or pull; to reach above shoulder level and twist; to occasionally climb, balance, kneel and crouch.
  • Ability to exert, in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or, in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently.
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words, to convey details or instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Ability to receive and understand detailed communications.
  • Worker will be subject to temperatures below 32 degrees and above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
  • Worker is substantially subject to hazards while working with or near electrical current.
  • Will work scheduled and unscheduled overtime in all weather conditions.
  • Must live within 30-Mile radius of office unless pre-approved by management.
  • Will work at heights up to 50’ for extended times.
  • As a condition of acceptance on this job, candidates who are otherwise qualified will be required to take and pass a drug screening.


Application for Employment

Mississippi County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (MCEC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, MCEC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

MCEC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of MCEC’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

The application for employment is available at the office or in PDF format below.