Journeyman Lineman – Distribution

Position Overview

Journeymen lineman will be expected to safely perform all associated tasks with the construction and maintenance of all overhead and underground facilities. They must be able to safely troubleshoot and repair all distribution circuits and equipment.


  • Has worked in the line industry as an apprentice lineman for at least 4 years
  • Must be able to conduct a Job Task Safety Analysis (JTSA) as required
  • Perform work in a safe manner on energized and de-energized distribution systems
  • Capable of safely installing and removing cover up material
  • Able to string, sag, and dead-end conductor
  • Experienced in pole/tower climbing using fall protection systems
  • Has the ability to troubleshoot problems on distribution systems
  • Understands procedures to safely dig holes in the presence of underground utilities
  • Ability to safely set/replace poles (wooden, steel, concrete) on an energized distribution system
  • Capable of safely performing a re-conductor job
  • Understands minimum approach distances
  • Capable of properly inspecting rubber goods, cover materials, and PPE
  • Has the skill sets to safely operate a digger derrick and bucket truck
  • Inspects, maintains company equipment, and trucks in safe working order
  • Able to safely install and remove mechanical jumpers
  • Experienced to identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit
  • Understands safe heavy lifting and rigging procedures

Other Requirements:

  • Must have a class A or B Commercial Driver’s License
  • Must be able to work long hours
  • Lift and handle materials up to 50 pounds unassisted
  • Must be able to work at heights and/or confined space
  • Expected to work outside frequently in all weather conditions
  • May be required to relocate based on work demand

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Inquire about Opportunities

Send resumes to Irby recruiter [email protected]:

Irby Construction Company
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 180819
318 Old Highway 49 South
Richland, MS  39218-9449