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NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Groundman in MISSOULA, Montana

Req. #2819. NorthWestern Energy is looking a groundman in Missoula, MT. The Groundman performs various manual labor and equipment operation tasks to assist the Lineman crew to install, maintain, and service the electrical transmission system. This is an entry-level position that may be used to prepare the worker for entry into a Lineman Apprenticeship. The Groundman may be called upon in emergency situations.DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics. Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives. communicate verbally and understand audible signals in emergency/safety situations and in general to assist in keeping worksite area safe. Assist line crews to install, maintain, and service the electric power-line transmission system. Observe and perform safe practices for operating in the vicinity of crews working on potentially hazardous electrified equipment. Organize, restock, and perform basic preventative maintenance on equipment, trucks and shop. Use hand tools and operate heavy equipment to dig ditches and pole holes. Work overtime including call out availability for evening and weekend shifts-especially in response to acute service needs. Follow directions from crew members. Work as a team member to safely and efficiently complete work activities. Use problem-solving skills and initiative to foresee equipment needs of the crew and to identify and alert the crew to potential safety concerns. Tie specific knots and use blocks, tackles, pulleys and hand lines. Adapt to technological changes as they are implemented. Organize and perform regular and preventative maintenance on equipment. Interact with the public appropriately to maintain safety on work site. Perform individual lift of equipment weighing up to 75 pounds.GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent. Certification from a qualified pre apprentice training program a plus. Valid Commercial Driver's License and satisfactory driving record. First Aid/CPR Certification. Knowledge of applicable codes and safety polices/procedures. Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record. Looking for candidates with interest/aptitude potential to move into apprenticeship. Continued employment dependent upon overall performance and success in moving into the apprenticeship program. Selected into an apprenticeship will require the successful candidate to reside within 15 minutes of the Service Center.WAGES: $28.26 Per CBA. BENEFITS: Yes. DAYS/HOURS: Seasonal Full-Time.

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