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Apprentice Line Intern - Winter 2025

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  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
Location: Scottsbluff, NE, US, 69363-2068 Chadron, NE, US, 69337-0551

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Apprentice Line Intern - Winter 2025 located at the Scottsbluff Office or Chadron Office in Scottsbluff or Chadron, Nebraska. Position closes July 24, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.

Position Summary

The Internship's function is to learn and mentor from experienced line technicians in the field for a period of time starting approximately January 6, 2025 through May 16, 2025 (approximate dates only, internship will be scheduled based on school calendar dates). Incumbents must have successfully completed their first year of school successfully with an accredited institution in Utility Line and must be required to complete an internship as part of the curriculum requirement of the program. The Internship student will climb wood poles to perform repairs, maintenance and construction duties as required to ensure effective operation of NPPD's Distribution and Subtransmission Grid system, in a safe and efficient manner. Incumbent must be certified to climb through courses offered at school. Some overnight travel will be required. A Class A CDL license is preferred throughout the duration of the internship program.

Incumbent will be required to complete a background check, physical, and drug screen prior to starting with the District. Incumbent will be required to report wearing safety shoes that meet ASTM F2413-05 specifications.

Education, Training and Experience

Must have successfully completed first semester of college in the Utility Line program at Western Nebraska Community College. Incumbent must be certified to climb through an accredited institution.

Licenses and/or Certifications

Class A CDL Preferred

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Ascend and descend wood poles at any height to perform work as required in a safe and productive manner with supervision.

Concentrate and be fully aware of responsibilities while on patrol of distribution and subtransmission lines within the grid system.

Maintain favorable public relations with property owners, other District personnel, business establishments, and customers.

Safely operate and maintain tools and equipment assigned, according to District policies and procedures. Operate and maintain mobile and hydraulic aerial equipment associated with construction and maintenance including digger derricks.

Incumbent is accountable for miscellaneous other responsibilities as assigned or required.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship

Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth.

Starting Salary: $24.08 per hour

Travel Required: 25% to 50% (With no or minimal overnight stays, less than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska) Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.

Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force. We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.

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Mission & Purpose

Nebraska Public Power District is a public corporation and political subdivision of the state of Nebraska. We operate an integrated electric utility system including generation, transmission, and distribution facilities. We work in partnership with other utilities, businesses, and community leaders to serve more than 530,000 Nebraskans with retail or wholesale electric power and energy-related services. As a public power utility, we are governed by an 11-member Board of Directors, popularly elected from within our chartered territory which includes all or parts of 84 of Nebraska's 93 counties.


  • Health & Wellness

    At NPPD, we care about the health and wellness of our employees. We offer new teammates two competitive hospital / medical plan options to fit their lifestyle and family needs.

  • Retirement Savings

    NPPD employees may participate in two retirement plan options – a 401(k) plan and a 457(b) plan. Both plans allow for pre-tax or Roth contributions. After the first six months of employment, the 401(k) plan includes a generous matching contribution from NPPD.

  • Other Benefits

    Employees earn vacation on a schedule commensurate with their years of service. We also offer paid holidays as well as personal and family medical leave, including birth mother recovery leave and parental child bonding leave.