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Village of Winnetka, Apprentice Lineworker

The Apprentice Lineworker position consists of a five year on-the-job progressive training program administered by the Village of Winnetka. Apprentice Lineworkers will predominately focus on the development of skills associated with underground electric systems. Apprentices must complete a rigorous training program that includes, but is not limited to, on-the-job technical training, coursework, and some travel for field training. Apprentice Lineworkers will be trained in various electrical systems: Underground Residential Distribution (URD), conventional underground, and overhead. This position will assist other employees in the installation, expansion, relocation, repair, and maintenance of utility facilities and service to residents. In addition to normal linework, apprentice lineworkers will also support the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Village’s water distribution system as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
  • A minimum of six months experience with a line crew in the construction and maintenance of electric distribution systems is desirable.
  • Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class “A”


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the use of hand tools, power tools, and motorized equipment.
  • Ability to read, clearly speak, and legibly write the English language.
  • Basic knowledge of electricity, pole line materials, and Underground Residential Distribution (URD) equipment desired.


The position requires the ability to use and operate motorized vehicles and equipment, common hand and power tools, mobile radios and telephones; lift and/or move up to 100 pounds; effective audio-visual discrimination and perception; color vision adequate to identify red, yellow and green; and hearing sufficient to understand verbal direction and to detect abnormal equipment operation and alarms.


Shifts are typically 8 hours in duration (7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), 40 hours weekly, but may be extended or altered in the event of emergency, personnel shortage, workload, and/or work in progress.  Position has “on-call” responsibilities and may be required to work nights, early mornings, weekends, and/or holidays on short notice. Work is sometimes required under adverse or unusual conditions such as, but not limited to, cold, hot, wet, dark, dusty, noisy and cramped surroundings, in all weather conditions, and at all hours of the day.  Must perform duties independently or as a crew member. To reach lineman status, apprentices must be able to climb poles up to 70 feet high.


Starting Annual Rate:  $89,547 plus excellent benefits.


Position is Open Until Filled. 


Applications must be completed online at


No relocation expenses are provided for this position. Due to the “on-call” nature of the position, successful candidate will be expected to reside within 60 minutes in proximity to the Village of Winnetka within 90 days of employment.


For questions or assistance, please contact Ann Eriksson, Human Resources Manager, at (847) 716-3546 or


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