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Consumers Energy Underground General Foreman (Clio or Walker, MI) in FLINT, Michigan

Join the diverse and dynamic team that powers Michigan's largest energy provider and one of the nation's largest gas and electric combination utilities. Consumers Energy services 6.7 million of Michigan's 10 million residents - caring for our friends and neighbors in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. We embrace a cleaner and leaner utility vision focused on eliminating energy waste and adding renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar.

At Consumers Energy, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture that supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.

Department Summary

Electric Journey Line Workers are central to Consumers Energy's operations of delivering electricity to homes and businesses throughout our service territory.

Job Description/Responsibilities

Under general supervision, an Underground Journey Line Worker performs any duties required in the construction of the electric distribution, communication lines and associated equipment.

Key responsibilities include :

  • Regularly directs and leads the work of up to 3 underground field crews, within their area

  • Assist Underground Journeyman Lineworker with multiphase switching

  • Assist the Field Leader with full scope job planning, material requisitions, job setup and completion so that employees and the public are always properly safeguarded

  • Monitoring the quality of work and ensuring work meets standards and procedures

  • Ensuring safe work practices are observed by all crews

  • Assisting the Field Leader in realizing changes to the scope of work and documenting change orders

  • Reports, coordinates, and has oversight for all aspects of the project; and Performing other similar and related work.

A journeyman line worker must be familiar with :

  • Installing, inspecting, removing, operating electric facilities such as transformers, fuses, metering, conductors, etc.

  • Communication lines.

  • Other associated equipment.

For further consideration, when applying to this position, please remember to attach your certified Journeyman Lineman card, certificate, or letter from your employer, etc. (which shows the date you topped out) along with a resume.


  • Must have all the qualifications of a Journey Line Worker including a certified Journey Lineman card (equivalent to 4 years of experience as a line worker).

  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment assessment at the Consumers Energy training facility.

  • Must have at least two years’ experience leading, directing, and working with others assigned to assist; Demonstrated leadership aptitude and Demonstrated skill proficiency within the workgroup.

This position is included under a collective bargaining agreement with the Utility Workers Union of America.

Essential Functions

  • Construction of Electric Distribution systems as well as facilities and ancillary support process for all utility operations.

  • Duties and who these individual reports will fluctuate between projects.

  • Individual possesses the skills to lead, problem solve, and work well in a team environment.

  • Individual should exemplify safe work practices and follow the company’s compliance standards.

Hours and Travel

  • This position requires the individual work a minimum of 40 hours per week with most of the time spent in specific field locations.

  • Travel is required to job sites.

  • Individuals need to be willing to work additional hours as necessary to meet deadlines or complete the work schedule.

  • Individual may have to work outside of assigned headquarters to help with workload.

  • Individuals must have a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

  • Must be able to stand and walk for periods of up to and beyond eight hours in all kinds of weather; snow, mud, dirt, water, ice, etc.

  • The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.

  • The employee must frequently lift and move up to fifty pounds and occasionally lift and move up to seventy-five pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

  • Individual must have the ability to work up to 16 continuous hours.

Position will be filled at the Electric Journeyman Lineman level as the candidate must already have all of the qualifications of an Electric Journeyman Lineman, including uploading a certified Electric Journeyman Lineman card or certification (equivalent to 4 years of experience as an electric line worker) into their application.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.