Clinton County Electric Cooperative, Inc. exists to provide safe and reliable services to benefit our member owners.

475 N Main St.

Breese, IL 62230
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Applications are being accepted for lineman apprentice

POSITION:               Lineman Apprentice

DEPARTMENT:      Operations

REPORTS TO:         Foreman



  • To assist lineman, lead lineman and foreman in all areas, including construction and maintenance of electrical systems;
  • To work energized and de-energized lines;



  • Possess basic knowledge of electricity;
  • Possess basic understanding of math principles;
  • Able to interpret operation and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals;
  • Able and willing to accept and take outage and emergency calls as needed by the Cooperative;
  • Able to travel for training as required and requested by the Cooperative and Union;
  • Able to complete all training required and requested by the Cooperative;
  • Able to abide by the rules, regulations, policies, procedures and contracts now, and in the future, established by law and/or the Union and/or the Cooperative;
  • Works in accordance with the safety rules and company policies, as adopted by CCECI;



  • Able to work with all departments of the Cooperative as well as with outside contractors, power suppliers, other utilities, and consumers;
  • Available for on-call duty when required;
  • Performs other duties as assigned;



  • All types of line maintenance and construction equipment and vehicles, electrical test equipment including volt meters, amp meters, etc. As well as, general office and communication equipment including digital computers.



  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Live within 9 road miles of the Breese office;
  • Attain and maintain the appropriate Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 90 days from the date of hire;
  • Education and/or formal training: Four year degree in electronics or related field is preferred.  Two year Associates Degree or related technical school degree in above mentioned fields or adequate lineman training school is acceptable.  High school diploma is base-minimum requirement.  Also be able to complete a 4 year Apprentice Program.
  • Work Experience: Work in related field would be helpful.
  • Drug/Alcohol:  Candidate must pass a drug/alcohol test, which is administered prior to job offer.
  • Physical:  Upon receipt of a job offer, the candidate must pass a physical examination that verifies there is no physical reason that he or she cannot perform the essential functions of the job under the working conditions described.



  • Able to lift and carry at least 100 pounds;
  • Able to be able to pull at least 100 pounds (4/0 ACSR-325’ span);
  • Able to climb and perform work on distribution and transmission poles and operate heavy equipment (after training program)


This employee must be able to work well with the public, Cooperative members, and other Cooperative employees.  He/she needs to be able to remember what was done and schedule and prioritize future work, stay alert even when the work is repetitious, and work well with detail.  He/she must be able to learn new procedures and equipment, and demonstrate flexibility in all areas.  The job may occasionally require ingenuity, problem solving, analytic ability, auditory discrimination, writing ability and imagination.  This job can be stressful at times; however, composure must be maintained at all times with consumers and co-workers.

Hills must be climbed, streams crossed (with or without a bridge), and fences gone over or under.  These obstacles require climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling and reaching.

Talking in order to exchange ideas over a two-way radio and to communicate with other employees in the office is done frequently.  This employee is constantly required to hear radio transmissions.  S/He must also be able to hear faint arcing sounds or transformer humming to quickly determine how something is working.

Due to possible danger in this employee’s job, it is extremely important that s/he always be alert, precise and patient.  S/He must also have ingenuity, problem-solving abilities, spatial perception, speaking ability, memory, creativity, concentration, judgment, initiative, reasoning, imagination and visual discrimination.



This employee spends about 75% of his/her time outdoors in all kinds of weather.  S/He must be able to tolerate direct sun, cold winds and other types of inclement weather.  The noise level is estimated to be 50-90 decibels.



Download, complete, and submit an Application for Employment

Completed applications should be returned to:

HR Manager
Clinton County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
475 N. Main St. – PO Box 40
Breese, IL 62230

Applications can also be submitted via email to:

Applications must be received by June 1, 2024