Little River Electric Cooperative lineworkers are some of the most visible employees of the co-op. Our lineworkers work tirelessly to ensure our community receives safe, reliable power.
“Lineworker” is listed as one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the U.S. Little River Electric’s lineworkers perform difficult tasks near high-voltage power lines. Regardless of the time of day, they brave stormy weather and other challenging conditions. They climb 40 feet up a pole, often carrying heavy equipment, to get the job done. Lineworkers also bear the responsibility of getting your power back on and returning home safely to their families.
Little River Electric lineworkers go through years of specialized training and ongoing education. They also have the sense of service and commitment that is required to tackle such a challenging job. This dedication is why Little River Electric sets aside the second Monday in April as Lineworker Appreciation Day to celebrate and recognize the men who work around the clock to keep the lights on.
While lineworkers may be the most visible employees at Little River Electric, there also is a team of other highly skilled professionals working behind the scenes. Engineers provide ongoing expertise and guidance on the operations side of the co-op. Member service representatives are always standing by to take your calls and questions. Information technology experts continuously monitor our system to help safeguard sensitive data. And these are just a few of the folks who work together to ensure we can deliver the service and reliability you expect and deserve. Without them, our lineworkers wouldn’t be able to “bring the light” to our community.
Our dedicated and beloved lineworkers are proud to represent Little River Electric, and they deserve all the appreciation and accolades that come their way on Lineworker Appreciation Day and every other day. On April 12, or any time you see a lineworker, join Little River Electric in thanking them for their exceptional service.