Bethel Apprentice Lineman

by / Thursday, 02 August 2018 / Published in Jobs

Bethel Apprentice Lineman

Headquarters:  Bethel, AK

FLSA:         Non Exempt

Travel:       >25% within Rural Alaska

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an opening for a Apprentice Lineman in Bethel AK.


This position will organize, direct and perform construction work on-site required to serve Bethel with electrical energy through a diesel generation and distribution system. Correct operational problems and perform maintenance and repair on the distribution system and power plants. Maintain good relations with the village council and member-owners and build their understanding and confidence in AVEC’s value, mission and goals.

Principal Tasks and Duties

  1. Receives plans and work assignments from the Bethel Operations Manager.
  2. Checks that necessary materials, supplies and equipment are available on site, takes action to meet needs.
  3. Available to an on-call status for power plant issues/problems and equipment failures.
  4. Installs and retires power distribution systems based on AVEC’s Bethel energy safety program or safety manual.
  5. Corrects operational problems and performs preventive maintenance and repair on distribution systems and diesel plants (if possible) while on construction projects or as assigned.
  6. Assists employee(s) on proper use of all equipment, material, handling of cable, and of safe work practices.
  7. Prepares necessary trip reports on assigned projects and other general reports as necessary.
  8. Works in a safe manner and insures the property of others or other Cooperative equipment is not damaged.
  9. Complies with all aspects of the OSHA (Occupational Safety Health Standards).
  10. Makes every effort to avoid any environmental damage, oil spills or similar mishaps and take prompt containment and cleanup action if mishaps come to their attention.
  11. Employee must be insurable by the Cooperative insurance company at standard insurance rates, the individual must maintain a driving record during all periods of employment which permits insurability at standard insurance rates, and the individual must be willing to consent to release of information regarding his/her driving record on an annual basis.
  12. Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

Education Requirement(s): High School Diploma (or equivalent)

Experience Requirement(s): Commercial drivers license; preferred

AVEC provides a stellar benefit package and a competitive salary, salary is DOE. Standard pre-employment drug and alcohol screening, background check as well as a post-offer physical are required.

Interested applicants must submit a completed application to  or mail to:

Human Resources Department
Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc.
4831 Eagle St.
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

To download AVEC’s Employment Application click HERE.

Closing Date: This position is open until filled

Wage: DOE

Other:     At least 18 years of age

AVEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.