Gooder Hired as Lineman
Victory Electric recently welcomed the newest member of the operations line crew. Apprentice lineman Austin Gooder is originally from Smith Center, Kansas, and worked at J&J Powerline after graduating from Dodge City Community College’s electrical lineman program.
“Dodge City Community College gave me more opportunities–it’s a larger campus and was more affordable than other options,” Gooder said in regards to his education.
When the position opened at Victory Electric, Gooder jumped at a chance to join the 27-member line crew. “There’s a great opportunity to learn here,” Gooder said. “I wanted to learn more about the electrical and technical side of things, and I knew Victory Electric would help me grow. I look forward to learning more about meters and transformers. I like the friendly atmosphere here.”
When asked what he thought would be the most difficult element of his new job, Gooder chuckled. “Learning everyone’s names is going to be pretty hard. I keep having to ask the guys who everyone is,” Gooder answered. “Learning where everything is and learning about all the equipment is going to take me awhile too.”
When Gooder isn’t performing his linemen duties, you can find him playing in his billiards pool league on Wednesday nights. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, spending time outdoors, working out, and listening to a wide variety of music.
Congratulations Austin and we are excited to welcome you to Victory Electric.