An Apprentice Qualified Lineman is a position designed to prepare the applicant for a three-year Lineman apprenticeship and, ultimately, into a position as a Journeyman Lineman. The Lineman Apprentice Qualified Lineman will hold the position for a minimum of 6 month up to a maximum of 2 years. Successful completion of the Apprentice Qualified Lineman program will qualify the employee for a Lineman apprenticeship at a location to be selected by PacifiCorp (the Company) within northern California, and Southern Oregon.
The Apprentice Qualified Lineman will perform physical labor necessary to assist with the installing, maintaining, repairing and/or operating Company equipment and facilities. Performance of duties would include: clean-up work, debris removal, loading and unloading materials, storage of items, digging, grounds maintenance, fueling vehicles, cleaning and painting equipment and performing work using various hand-held tools. You may be required to drive a Company vehicle to transport personnel and equipment to and from work sites and run errands as assigned. Curriculum will include classroom work, on-the-job training and completion of a skills check-off list to be jointly completed by the line foreman and the Apprentice Qualified. PacifiCorp and IBEW Local 659 will administer the program.
Physical Demands of the Apprentice Qualified Lineman:
The job duties of Lineman require lifting in excess of 75 lbs from floor to waist and waist to overhead, carrying in excess of 75 lbs with both hands, and pushing and pulling in excess of 100 lbs of exertional force. Job duties of the Lineman require sustained, awkward positions/postures including bending and twisting at the waist and neck; reaching forward, to the side, across the body and overhead. Additional requirements of the Lineman position include forceful grip and pinch; manipulation of small objects; balancing on one or both legs during dynamic activities; manipulation of large objects during activities requiring balance and sustained awkward postures.