Distribution Journeyman Lineman
at : MYR Group Companies

Date Posted: 5/22/2019

Job Description

Distribution Journeyman Lineman--Sign on Bonus!

Harlan Electric Company a subsidiary of MYR Group Inc., one of the oldest and largest electrical contractors in the country, is looking for qualified Journeyman Lineman for our NY projects-this will be working on a large distribution project. Projects are slated for the next 18 months and will include a sign on bonus of $2,500 as well as retention bonuses are available for qualified candidates!


  • Construct and maintain all phases of electrical line construction to include: overhead and underground distribution systems
  • Establishing OSHA and customer safety requirements
  • Observe and practice all safety policies and bulletins
  • Planning and initiating projects
  • Setting of towers and poles
  • Installing, maintaining an/or repairing overhead distribution lines
  • Stringing new wire or maintaining old wire 
  • Installing and maintaining insulators
  • Installing and maintaining transformers and other equipment
  • Supervising Groundman and Apprentices

Job Requirements

Distribution Journeyman Lineman Qualifications


  • Must presently be qualified to be a Journeyman Lineman. Documentation of completion of a journeyman lineman program is required
  • High School graduate or GED is required
  • Technical School Lineman degree or equivalent is required
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home
  • Experience with digger derricks, bucket trucks, trenchers, and groundwork with utility crews is required
  • Experience using a hot stick is highly desired
  • Ability to work at heights up to and above 100 feet preferred
  • Must be mentally competent; able to communicate effectively, have good teamwork skills and able to understand, comprehend, and follow directions in the workplace
  • Must be able to lift and maneuver up to 70lbs alone and over 70lbs with assistance
  • Must be able to climb wood poles up to 100 feet
  • Must be able to pass a DOT physical
  • Must have a quality work ethic and be committed to optimum customer service
  • Must be able to work additional hours
  • A high awareness of safety and compliance with company safety rules is required at all times
  • Possession of a valid Commercial driver's license Class A preferred. Must meet driver qualification requirements as specified in FMCSR Parts 382 and 391
  • Workers will need to clear IBEW LU 1249 if accepted


Salary is paid upon union scale, benefits provided through the union.


Apply at: myrgroup.com  If you require an accommodation to complete the online application, please call our Employment Hotline at 1-855-635-1321.


MYR Group Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



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About Us

With roots dating to 1891 and nearly 5,000 employees nationwide, MYR Group has delivered some of the largest transmission, distribution and substation projects in the United States and is consistently recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as one of the top 5 specialty electrical contracting firms in the country. And we’ve built strong and dedicated employees who have fueled our continued success!

The skills, talents and commitment of our employees is what makes MYR Group a leader in the electrical services industry by allowing us to deliver superior customer service and capitalize on new opportunities. In today’s world, long-term employees who feel valued, challenged and secure in their jobs seem to be more of the rule rather than the exception. Investing in those who invest in us is what makes our company so unique, and is something we are extremely proud of. We understand that providing a satisfying work environment helps us to get the most out of our people, and is what ultimately leads to personal achievement.

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