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Journeyman Lineman

  • Full Time
  • Vernonia, Ore.
  • Per CBA
  • Posting End Date: February 29, 2024

Website West Oregon Electric Cooperative Inc.

Wage or Salary:

Position Summary:

Under direction of the Engineering and Operations Manager, a Journeyman Lineman performs assigned work related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of the overhead and underground electric transmission and distribution system and related equipment. This position will perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or general education degree.
  • Must be a Journeyman Lineman with successful completion of an approved apprentice program for electric utility Journeyman Lineman.
  • Valid Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) and associated Medical Examiners Certification.
  • Union membership is required within 30 days after hire date- IBEW Local 125.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Takes initiative/self-motivated
  • Lift, carry, pull, and push items that can weigh as much as 100 pounds
  • Knowledge of technology related to job duties
  • Ability to climb poles and other system structures proficiently
  • Clear and thorough understanding of switching procedures


  • Safety Awareness and Participation
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Contributing to Team Success
  • Member Focus
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate vehicles and equipment used in construction, maintenance, and operation of overhead and underground power lines.
  • Perform Substation maintenance, construction, and switching.
  • Construct, repair, and replace overhead transmission and distribution power lines and associated equipment.
  • Patrol and inspect power lines.
  • Use equipment needed to safely work on or near energized conductors and associated electrical equipment.
  • Trouble-shoot and repair underground lines and equipment.
  • Perform work in a safe manner in conformance with all applicable policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Report all unsafe acts, accidents, or conditions to the Working Foreman or in their absence the General Foreman.
  • Provide guidance and training to Apprentice Lineman.
  • Complete all required documentation on paper or electronically.
  • Maintain certifications of the most up-to-date and effective techniques of first aid and CPR, including pole-top rescue per OSHA requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned and as qualified to perform.
  • Participation in cooperative strategy and initiatives.

This is a full-time position. This position requires that the employee be available for work outside the normal daily work period, which is, Monday – Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM. Travel may be required within the five-county service territory during the business day and occasionally overnight. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.


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