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Lineman (Construction Department) in Gary, IN at NiSource

Date Posted: 7/11/2018

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Job Description

Location Information

Position will be located in the Construction Line department with a headquarters of Aetna - Gary, Indiana.


Perform all line work, of any voltage, in the construction, installation, maintenance and operation of overhead transmission and distribution lines. Perform all underground work in the installation, maintenance and operation of underground cable installations and equipment.

Perform duties such as: 

  • Install, remove, relocate, and maintain transmission and distribution, transformers, regulators, capacitors, arresters, cutouts, switches, ground rods, ground wires, insulators, conductors, line hardware and associated equipment.
  • Install, remove, relocate and maintain all types of underground distribution system materials and equipment such as, but not limited to, transformers, conductors, cable, splices, terminals, stress cones, conduit, ducts and related hardware.
  • Locate and repair secondary and primary cable faults
  • Request clearances and perform switching in accordance with operating procedures.
  • Perform work requiring rubber gloving 12.5 kv lines and below, and the use of live line tools in the construction and maintenance of distribution and transmission lines and equipment
  • Operate equipment such as aerial baskets, tensioners, digger derricks and trenchers.
  • Perform duties in accordance with the Company's safety rules and operating regulations and practices. 
  • Must successfully pass the CAST test.
  • Must successfully pass Climbing and Line School.
  • The successful applicant must be willing to be 'on call' during 'off' hours, and be able and willing to respond to customer needs by working overtime as needed.
  • Have a thorough working knowledge of circuits and their voltages, substations, and equipment.
  • Have a working knowledge of complex prints and specifications.
  • Be able to perform, instruct, direct, and advise others in the performance of all types of line work.
  • Must have the ability to climb and work at heights.
  • Have a valid commercial drivers' license.
  • High School Diploma or GED required 
  • May be required to travel throughout service territory.
  • If candidate is a qualified journeyman lineman they must pass all required testing.
  • If candidate is not qualified they will need to complete four apprenticeship before becoming a qualified journeyman lineman. 
Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at on or before July 25th!

Equal Employment Opportunity
NiSource companies are Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employers and do not discriminate in any employer/employee relations based on race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law.  NiSource companies require all employees to adhere strictly to this policy.

We offer an outstanding total package that includes paid holidays, vacation, medical/rx drugs, dental, vision, life insurance, and 401(k).