Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives

Utility Groundman - Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative, Palmyra, MO

Date Posted
September 2, 2021
Full Time

Job Details

Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative (Northeast Power) is a transmission cooperative delivering power to northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa. We are currently seeking a Utility Groundman at the Palmyra, Missouri, location. This is an hourly position with core working hours of Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 


What You Will Do:
This position will help support the Operations team with the construction, maintenance and repair of transmission line, substations and/or vegetation management. In addition, this position will:

  • Layout and perform work in connection with framing and rigging for poles, towers and structures. 
  • Perform groundwork in connection with stringing of conductor. 
  • Visually check and report hazardous conditions and needed maintenance in the field. 
  • Perform vegetation control, cut right-of-way, trim trees, spray and chip brush, and mow substation property. 
  • Safely operate vehicles, machinery and tools as well as be familiar with highway law, regulations and maps.


What You Will Get: 
Northeast Power offers a competitive salary and full benefit package including: 

  • Medical Insurance 
  • Generous Retirement Plans
  • Life Insurance 
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 10 Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave Benefits



What We Are Looking For:
We are looking for a dedicated individual who is passionate about working with their hands and working outdoors with a demonstrated commitment to always working safely. In addition, we are looking for: 

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • 2+ years’ experience in any of the following areas: electric transmission and/or distribution construction and maintenance; controlled spraying of right-of-way brush and foliage using herbicides; clearing, trimming or mowing of right-of-way trees, stumps, brush, weeds and grass.
  • Basic knowledge in building construction, which includes concrete forming and pouring.
  • Able to lift and/or carry up-to 50-pounds and ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Currently hold and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License with tanker endorsement.
  • Ability to obtain and keep current a Missouri Certified Non-Commercial Applicators License from the Department of Agriculture.
  • Ability to operate motor vehicles and equipment with both automatic and manual transmissions.
  • Must have proficient computer skills and ability to use various Microsoft Office programs.


Contact Information

Applicants should apply at


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