Job Postings

Journeyperson Line Mechanic

Starting April 6th to April 20th, 2021, The City of Tipton Electric Department will be accepting applications for a Journeyperson Line Mechanic Position. A Class B CDL with Air Brake Endorsement. (Class A will be required after 6 months) and a high school diploma.

This position will include working around voltages from 8 volts DC to 12,500 Volts of AC. Work will be requiring the individual to work at heights of 75 feet working. Also working in an underground environment with transformers and enclosures. The position will also require learning to operate the diesel generation plant and able to read meters as a back up to the current meter reader. Working with skid loader, trencher, backhoe, bucket truck, digger derrick and other related equipment to doing underground and overhead electric work. Working to do locates, service work and working with the public and other departments.  Being in the on-call rotation is a requirement which would be every fourth week.

Graduation from an approved Line Mechanic School preferred but will consider past employment and training.

Following the application and interview process the Electric Department will extend a conditional offer to a successful applicant.  The offer will be conditional on the applicant passing a physical examination, drug test, and criminal background check. Pursuant to Iowa Law, preference will be given to any applicant of Veteran status.

Applications may be returned to electric superintendant, floyd taber at: or mail:  Attn Floyd Taber, City of Tipton, 407 lynn st., tipton, ia  52772.


EMS Job Announcement

The City of Tipton is seeking qualified applicants for part time EMS providers at the EMT, AEMT and Paramedic certification level with at least one year of experience. The Tipton Ambulance Service operates two ambulances runs an average of 600 calls per year using a hybrid staffing approach. Applicants must be comfortable working with minimal supervision in stressful environments and willing to function in administrative and educational functions when not on calls.
Preferred applicants should seek to be expanding their knowledge as a EMS provider in a rural setting and have an interest in engaging with the community through public outreach and education.
The minimal qualifications for the position are listed on the attached job description and physical requirements form. Questions should be directed to Brad Ratliff, Director of Emergency Medical Services: 563-886-6502.
Tipton, Iowa is a vibrant and hardworking community located in the heart of Cedar County; and within thirty minute drive to the Cedar Rapids/ Iowa City Corridor or the Quad Cities. With a population of over 3,000 people, Tipton is a small town with a large personality.
Want to love what you do and truly make a difference? This may be the place for you!

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EMT Job Description

Paramedic Job Description