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Town Manager - Rate 1 or 4

Northwestern Energy Big Sky, MT
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Town Manager - Rate 1 or 4

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+ 01-Aug-2019 to 22-Aug-2019 (MST)

+ Distribution Operations - MT

+ Big Sky, MT, USA

+ Regular Full Time

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POSTING DATES: August 1, 2019 through August 22, 2019


Town Manager Rate 1 or 4


Distribution Operations

Work Location

Big Sky, MT


$49.80 or 51.22 per CBA

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

Employment Physical


Drug Test


Background Check


Relocation Benefit



The Town Manager is a Journeyman Lineman that provides electric services. They are responsible for overall service throughout their area. When services require additional personnel, they will coordinate and assist with the work as needed.

The Town Manager Rate 1will be applied if the employee lives within45 minutesof the Big Sky Shop.

The Town Manager Rate 4will be applied if the employee lives within the Big Sky community (15 minute response time).


+ All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

+ Ensure all actions are consistent with Northwestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

+ Communicate verbally to maintain safety on worksite and during emergency situations

+ Troubleshoot power outages, utility concerns and power quality issues

+ Perform low or high-voltage electrical work and meter-related service work as needed

+ Perform sustained work at heights including on ladders and poles, and in buckets

+ Locate underground services

+ Delivery non pay notices and perform connects and disconnects for non-payment

+ Perform service temporary connects/disconnects at the customer's request

+ Install and/or retire overhead and underground lines

+ Frame, install, or replace poles

+ Perform rubber-gloving techniques to safely service high voltage lines and equipment

+ Fix streetlights and yard lights

+ Set meters to monitor electrical consumption

+ Interact with the public and help resolve customer-billing and community involvement

+ Complete documentation as required

+ Assume leadership role in response to emergency situations

+ Plan projects and direct crews to complete work in day to day and emergency situations

+ Work as a team member to safely and efficiently complete work activities

+ Assist in snow removal to maintain access to utility equipment

+ Shovel dirt to dig or backfill trenches for underground services

+ Work overtime including call out availability for evenings and weekends 'especially in response to acute service needs

+ Respond from home to primary work location within 15 minutes or as outlined in the Summary Of Job Description

+ If the company ever owns and/or operates a gas system in Big Sky the town manager will be expected to perform gas related duties which they are trained to perform such as emergency response and other gas duties they are assigned and trained for

+ Lift and manipulate needed equipment weighing up to 75 pounds


*These functions may be considered essential based on location and other factors.

+ Drive to installation locations*

+ Adapt to changes as they are implemented*

+ Operate and maintain electric substations and switchyards

+ Read meters as needed*

+ Organize equipment and perform regular and preventative maintenance


+ High school diploma or equivalent

+ Journeyman Lineman

+ Valid Commercial driver's license and satisfactory driving record

+ First Aid/CPR Certification

+ Computer skills essential

+ Knowledge of applicable codes and safety policies/procedures

+ Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

+ Willing to act as project foreman


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.


Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job # 2875

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.

Northwestern Energy


Big Sky, MT