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Apprentice Groundman/Groundman

Salt River Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Bardstown, Kentucky, is seeking to hire multiple positions beginning as apprentice groundmen/groundmen with rapid advancement to linemen. Experienced linemen are encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities

Construct, maintain, and repair Salt River’s electric distribution system under the direction of lead linemen and Salt River Electric management.

Salt River Electric is a member owned electric distribution cooperative with over 55,000 meters and 3,500 miles of overhead and 784 miles of underground distribution lines. Salt River Electric primarily provides electric service to Bullitt, Nelson, Spencer and Washington counties.


Education and Training

Successful candidates must complete “TVPPA Lineman Apprenticeship Program” Previous line worker experience and/or “Utility Pole Climber” certificate is preferred. High School Diploma or equivalent is required

Abilities and Skills:

Climbing utility poles and/or standing in a hydraulic bucket to work at heights installing transformers and other hardware on lines, often working in awkward positions. Must be able to learn to operate assigned equipment including, but not limited to, bucket trucks, digger derrick, track machines, wire tensioner, winches, drills and compression tools. Must possess good interpersonal skills including the ability to maintain a harmonious relationship with all cooperative personnel and members. Must possess oral and written communications skills. Must learn to utilize computer terminals and I-Pads. Must be able to learn computer software programs as they come into use for daily work. Must possess a valid Kentucky driver’s license and be insurable with the Cooperative’s auto insurance carrier. Must hold or obtain a Class “A” Interstate CDL. Frequently moves and/or carries materials and equipment weighing up to fifty pounds. Occasionally moves and/or carries items that weigh up to 100 pounds. Shovels dirt, works around noisy equipment and visually inspects work for safe conditions Must have a strong commitment to safety. Must develop an extensive knowledge of RUS overhead and underground construction specifications and standards Must develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Salt River Electric’s APPA safety manual and have a willingness to comply with all safety rules.

Working Conditions:

Activities are performed on energized lines and de-energized lines. Irregular hours are expected, including nights, weekends and holidays. Overtime is required. Must be able to work standby and during emergencies. Must be able to work under adverse weather conditions such as extreme heat or cold, high winds, or stormy conditions.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by his/her immediate supervisor and/or other management as required. To ensure that all employees are drug and alcohol free, pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable cause and random drug and alcohol tests are conducted. Successfully applicants will be required to reside within the county (Bullitt or Nelson) of their primary work location.

Applications may be completed at any of our offices in Nelson, Bullitt, Spencer and Washington Counties, Monday through Friday, 8AM – 5PM or applications can be printed from web site. Applications and summary of qualifications must be mailed to Manager of Human Resources, Salt River Electric, PO Box 609, Bardstown, KY 40004 or via email to