• Line Technician

    Posted: 07/30/2023

    Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

    At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build stronger communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what’s next in energy. When our employees say “I am energy,” it means they take pride in the work we do when disaster strikes, as well as all the days in between. We reward our highly hardworking and dedicated teams and give them the support they need to ensure their safety, wellness and financial security for themselves and their families.

    If you enjoy challenges, have strong communication skills and are passionate about the work you do we invite you to consider Alliant Energy. 

    What sets us apart?

    • Alliant Energy offers a full compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Employer Cash Contribution, Long and Short-Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance. 

    • Year after year, Alliant Energy is recognized by major publications and foundations as a top employer and leader in the areas of equity and sustainability. This includes Newsweek’s list of Most Responsible Companies, Forbes list of Best Midsize Employers, a perfect Corporate Equality Index Score as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality and being named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.  

    • Our employees make a difference through their work and personal activities. In 2021, employees, retirees and our charitable foundation collectively contributed $11.5 million and volunteered over 75,000 hours.  

    Job Summary
    Are you energized by dynamic, ever-changing environments that offer both challenges and opportunities for growth? Are you someone who enjoys working in the great outdoors, embracing the elements as part of your professional journey?


    If you possess journey level experience or come from an apprenticeship background, then look no further - this job has been tailor-made for you!


    Alliant Energy has an opening for a Line Technician to join our team in Tomah, WI.


    As a Line Technician you will construct, dismantle, maintain, replace and repair electric lines, stations, substations and other properties as required.


    This position is​​​ responsible for taking after-hours emergency calls, responding to outages and trouble calls on the distribution system and customer services. Due to this the position has a residency requirement of 25 minutes from appointed operating center.

    What you will do
    • Sets, guys and frames poles, towers and other structures.
    • Installs, splices and secures conductors.
    • Installs and maintains transformers, conductors, regulators, breakers, switches, fuses, street lighting equipment, lightning arrestors, etc.; (overhead and underground).
    • Works on energized lines and equipment. Works with live line maintenance tools, Keeps informed on and abides by the required Safety Rules, Operating Practices and codes pertaining to all phases of line work.
    • Maintains proper line clearances.
    • Trims trees.
    • May lead and assist in training others in the same or lower classifications.
    • Performs other duties which are similar, related or incidental to this position.


    Education Requirements
    • High School Diploma or GED

    Required Experience
    • Successful completion of line technician apprenticeship
    • Satisfactory passage of line technician examination

    Other Requirements
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
    • This position has a residency requirement of 25 minutes from appointed operating center.
    • Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver's License prior to the end of trial period
    • This position is covered by the Department of Transportation regulations on drug/alcohol testing (CFR 49, Parts 40 and 382), and is subject to drug/alcohol testing according to said regulations.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Good reading comprehension, mathematics skills
    • Demonstrated ability to do ordinary line construction, operating and maintenance work, line trouble shooting and transformer installation including three-phase and parallel banking
    • Reasonable knowledge of work order procedure and allocation of charges
    • Knowledge of the requirements of the State Electrical Code and company standards for line construction
    • Familiarity with live line maintenance tools and their use
    • Thorough knowledge of the Company Safety Rules and Operating Practices relating to line construction and maintenance
    • Ability to write clearly and concisely, make understandable diagrams, ability to express oneself orally
    • The ability to perform the physical requirements of the job
    • Sensitivity to public opinion and property owner's rights.
    • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse work group.

    Our people are passionate about what they do, the product they sell, and the customers they serve. If you're looking for an opportunity to be a part of a work family that values collaboration, innovation and dedication, we're the right company for you.


    It's not just what we do; it's how we do it.

    Live Safety. Everyone. Always | Make Things Better | Care For Others | Do The Right Thing | Act For Tomorrow | Think Beyond. Be Bold

    Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

    All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.

    The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

    Alliant Energy and subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please email talent@alliantenergy.com.

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