Seeking position of 1st Year Apprentice Lineman for the Cuba District Office


Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc., (JMEC) is accepting applications for the position of 1st Year Apprentice Lineman for the Cuba District Office. The specific purpose of the Apprentice Lineman is to provide for a planned program of progressive training and experiences that will result in the development of skills and knowledge necessary for the construction, operation and maintenance of a reliable electric system.


Required Education Degrees, Certificates, and/or Licenses:

High school diploma or equivalent. Valid New Mexico Driver’s license or ability to obtain prior to first day of employment required. Must be eligible to be and remain insured as a driver by the Cooperative’s group liability policy for the automotive fleet.


Essential Functions/Job Duties: Responds to service calls to restore power. Performs stand-by duties for power restoration and associated problems during and after normal working hours, and on holidays and weekends. Complies with all of the Cooperative’s safety rules and uses safe work practices. Acquire a thorough working knowledge of first aid and pole top rescue. Complies with all traffic laws, rules and regulations while operating Cooperative vehicles; and meets all state requirements such as CDL license or any other qualifications necessary. Acquires and/or maintains a working knowledge of all substation switching operations, system apparatus or devices as per qualified training. Acquire a working knowledge of JMEC and RUS specifications, the National Electric Safety Code, OSHA and JMEC mapping systems and staking sheets. Gain a working knowledge of the Cooperative and line department policies and procedures. Attend applicable safety meetings and other special training sessions when requested. Comply with the proper operating practices in the use of the two-way radio. Ensure that Cooperative tools, equipment and material are properly maintained and stored securely. Report all property damages. Recommend to supervisor or Working Foreman where improvements can be made in operations, practices, procedures and methods. Promote and present a positive professional image when performing his/her duties.


Job Requirements and Experience:

The Apprentice Lineman will not work within contact distance of an energized conductor on a pole while in this position. Work will be limited to construction and maintenance, in which poles are completely de-energized and grounded. By the end of the first year, the individual must have demonstrated the abilities to work effectively and have practical knowledge in the following areas: Cooperative safety rules, first aid training, identification and proper use of material, tools, and equipment, frame poles, RUS specifications and basic construction units, climbing poles, drive and inspection before operating vehicles, and equipment. Operate radio and meet all state requirements to operate JMEC vehicles such as CDL license or any other qualifications.


Only those candidates that possess the criteria listed above will be considered.



Applications (resumes may be attached) will be accepted until Friday, May 13, 2016. Please contact Dwight Herrera for an application or you can visit our website at under our careers tab. 

Dwight Herrera, Human Resources Administrator

P.O. Box 128 Española, New Mexico 87532

505-753-2105 Ext. 1111

505-753-6958 fax