Page 6 - Norris Electric News October 2019
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  Mike Wiltse
 Foreman - Centerville
 Trevor Nitzel
Journeyman Lineman - Centerville
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DEDICATED YEARS OF SERVICE
EMPLOYEE SERVICE
 ANNIVERSARIES
   Mike Wiltse was hired at Norris Public Power District on September 22, 2014 as an Apprentice Lineman in Roca. Mike received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Utility Line Technology from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, in 2004.
After completing his apprenticeship training on September 22, 2015, he advanced to the position of Journeyman Lineman. On February 19, 2018, he was promoted to the position of Foreman. As a Foreman, Mike is responsible for providing supervision over crews involved in the installation,
Trevor Nitzel joined Norris Public Power District on September 22, 2014 as an Apprentice Lineman in Roca. Trevor received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Utility Line Technology from
maintenance and repair of underground and overhead electric lines.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys boating, riding motorcycles, snowboarding, fishing and hunting. He has a nephew and two nieces who live in Seward that he visits as much as possible.
“Linework does not get done by hard work alone, it also takes teamwork. I am fortunate to work with a talented group of linemen that can work together as a team and always have each other’s backs. As a Foreman, I am entrusted with the task to make sure District personnel are safe and
Metropolitan Community College in Omaha and completed his lineman’s internship at Norris in 2014.
On March 22, 2018, Trevor advanced to the position of Journeyman Lineman, after completing the Merchant Job Training and Safety Program. The program ensures apprentices are taught proper technique while gaining critical knowledge to perform the job of a lineman.
Trevor lives in Crete. In his spare time, he enjoys raising cattle on the
protected from hazards at all times. I’m happy to come to work each day, knowing my teammates are safety-conscious and make safety their top priority.”
family farm, hunting, fishing and being outdoors.
“I am proud to say that I have worked for Norris the past five years. Being a lineman is more than a career, it’s a lifestyle. Every day is different, from challenging jobsites to working in all types of extreme weather. Norris employees truly value teamwork, integrity and public service. I look forward to working many more years at Norris, as there is no substitute for having a strong team around you while working on high voltage lines.”
      Congratulations
Mike and Trevor on reaching significant milestones in your careers.
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