Apprentice Lineman

Apprentice Lineman

Posting Date: May 13, 2020


Indianola Municipal Utilities will be accepting applications for the position of Apprentice Lineman in the Electric Department.  This position’s responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to:  Construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electric distribution systems; Sets poles, lays cable, and installs wire, installs and repairs transformers and installs primary and secondary conductors; Troubleshoots faulty circuits and transformers; Trims trees as required; Ability to use electrical test equipment; Operates a high lift bucket truck, digger derrick, trencher, dump truck, skid loader, back hoe, mini excavator and vac machine; Available for 24-hour emergency on-call rotation.


Requirements include high school graduation, High voltage electrical training or experience-additional consideration may be given to those who have completed a DOL Line Mechanic Program, Ability to obtain a Class A with air brake endorsement commercial driver’s license issued by the State of Iowa within 60 days of hire, Understanding of basic electrical theory including working voltages of 120V to 480V Secondary Y & Delta and 2,400V to 69,000V Primaries Y & Delta, Math abilities to support reporting, metering and calculations of amps, volts, watts, and other electrical formulas, Required to complete IMU’s Apprenticeship Program.


IMU starting salary is $51,833 and an excellent benefits package is included.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer physical, physical capacity test, drug and alcohol screening and background check.  A complete job description can be found here.  To apply, please submit 1) your letter of interest, 2) your resume with salary history and 3) application with three professional references to:

Chris Longer
Finance & HR Director
Indianola Municipal Utilities
PO Box 356
Indianola, Iowa 50125

Applications are being accepted until the position is filled.