Monday, April 11 is Lineworker Appreciation Day! Dakota Electric lineworkers keep the lights on and they do it with a smile! Here’s what a few of our lineworkers had to say about what interested them in this line of work and what they enjoy most about working at Dakota Electric.

Jason Albers

Jason Albers
Powerline Specialist Apprentice 

“My grandpa would tell me about his time as a lineworker, so he basically talked me into the job!” 

“What I like most about working at Dakota Electric is that I get to work with a great group of people every day.” 

Shane Thompson 
Powerline Specialist Journeyman

“I became interested in a career as a lineworker because I enjoy the outdoors and lived near DCTC where they offer an electrical lineworker program.“ 

“I really enjoy the camaraderie we have here at Dakota Electric — everyone pitches in to get the job done.” 

Shane Thompson
Kyle Schafer

Kyle Schafer
Powerline Specialist Crew Chief

“My aunt works in the industry, so she really got me and three of my relatives interested in the field!” 

“What I like most about working in this field is the variety of work I get to be involved in. Every day is different and exciting.”