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Laborer (Underground)

Omaha Public Power District Elkhorn, NE

Job Description



The Laborer (Undersground) assists in the construction, maintenance, and operation of District underground distribution system equipment and facilities in manner that ensures a high level of customer service, system reliability, and employee safety. 

Under supervision, support T&D Operations by assisting with shop and tool room activities, making material and tool deliveries to jobsites and by assisting with construction and maintenance activities related to the District's underground electrical distribution facilities.

  • Assists Service Center in activities including assisting crews with job-site activities, cleaning of job sites, receipt and validation of materials for delivery to job sites, material and tool deliveries, transferring vehicles and equipment, general facility and grounds housekeeping. 
  • Assists the Service Center Working Shop Crew Leader with rubber goods program, grounds testing, minor repair of district tools, deliveries and other assigned duties.
  • Assist in construction and maintenance of underground electrical distribution facilities including vaults, manholes, ductlines, etc.
  • Assist in installing and replacing underground cable and related equipment including digging holds, trenching, boring, pulling in cable, tamping, concrete form construction and placing concrete.
  • Assist in installing underground house services, re-routing underground service cable for customers, repairing service cable faults, repairing streetlights dead-at-base, and installing, removing, and repairing underground streetlight cables.




  • Must hold a high school diploma or equivalent GED.
  • Must have above average mechanical knowledge and interest
  • Must possess a valid Commercial Driver's license class A.
  • Must be available for overtime work as required.  Must pass pre-employment reading and math tests.
  • Must have prior construction experience required with an emphasis on excavation or electrical construction.


  • College credits in math or technical trades. 

Closing Statement



Leading the way we power the future.


To provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to our customers.


We have a PASSION to serve We HONOR our community We CARE about each other.


Org Marketing Statement


EOE:  Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply online at www.oppd.com on or before January 23, 2019.

**PLEASE NOTE** - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition.  If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in DRAFT form and will not be viewed by our Human Resources staff.

Job Details

Date Posted January 8, 2019
Date Closes March 9, 2019
Requisition 295617
Located In Elkhorn, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00