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Journeyman Lineman

  • Full Time
  • Wenatchee, Wash.
  • Salary: $51.01 per hour
  • Posting End Date: December 31, 2021

Website Chelan County PUD

Wage or Salary:
$51.01 per hour

Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers.   A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities.

We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we’re proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we’ve also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rated by Forbes in 2017 and 2019 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine!

We are a small town to some and big city to others. We invest in our children and believe that education is the key to our future success.

We live a life of abundant choices and enjoy water sports on the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, hiking, biking, rock climbing and unlimited golfing. Downhill and cross-country skiing are just minutes away. The area is also known for producing quality wines.

Consider Chelan PUD as a career choice today! The community is waiting for you.

Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/Vet/Disabled

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

Chelan County Public Utility District is located in Wenatchee, Washington.  We employ about 46 employees in line operations and linemen are dedicated to either Wenatchee or Chelan headquarters.

We operate, maintain and construct overhead and underground electrical transmission and distribution systems in Chelan County, which covers about 3,000 square miles. The PUD also serves parts of Douglas, Okanogan and Kittitas Counties. Our electric system includes 1,950 miles of transmission and distribution power lines, 36 substations and seven switchyards.

JOB PURPOSE:
Journeyman Lineman duties include construction and maintenance of overhead and underground transmission and distribution systems. Direct responsibility for completing assigned work in a safe and efficient manner and for the general condition of trucks, special equipment and tools.

JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily.

1. Must efficiently construct all phases of overhead and underground line work according to District line construction standards and practices; must know and understand District operating instructions.
2. Understand WAC 45 and OSHA 1910.269 rules and be responsible for tools and equipment needed to install and maintain the District’s electrical system. This responsibility may include purchasing and inventory of new equipment, tools, and learning new technology.
3. Once qualified will be required to fill-in as Temporary Foreman or Serviceman on an as-needed basis.
4.  Drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.
5.  Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Comply with District policies. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Post-Secondary Education:
Must have completed a JATC or NJATC lineman apprenticeship or a three (3) or four (4) year accredited lineman apprenticeship. Must provide written documentation of related training experience with at least one thousand (1,000) documented hours of working a conductor energized at primary voltage. Acceptable documentation includes copies of apprenticeship certificates, college transcripts or journey-level lineman card equal to NJATC requirements.

Experience:
Must have experience in line construction and maintenance, and be proficient in using tools and operating heavy equipment of the trade on energized and de-energized systems. Must have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity as pertains to utility systems.

Specific KSA’s: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge:
• Ability to develop and maintain a working knowledge of and comply with District safety procedures in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations, policies, practices and procedures.
• Thorough knowledge of electrical theory and the methods, equipment and materials used in line construction and maintenance.

Skills & Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively with others.
• Must possess or obtain within three months from hire date, flagging certification, First Aid and CPR certification cards.
• Must maintain Forklift Certification for Forklift class 4&5 and Lift Code 3&4.
• Ability to climb poles and towers.

Language Skills:
Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.

Computers & Equipment: A fully skilled incumbent will have the ability to utilize the following software, hardware, or equipment:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be an experienced operator possessing the ability to operate all line equipment including line trucks, bucket trucks, backhoes, all hand tools, wire pulling equipment, jackhammer, hot sticks, forklift, chainsaw, tensioners, line strippers, digger-derrick trucks, line stringing equipment and all associated construction materials safely and proficiently. Covers energized lines with line barriers/rubber goods to facilitate safe handling of high-voltage lines without interrupting service. Be proficient using hot sticks in all phases of line work. Must be able to use or learn to use desktop or laptop computers.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or twist torso; pull, push, or exert force; and perform repetitive hand or arm motion. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee is frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds above shoulder height unassisted. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds above shoulder height unassisted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must work in varied outdoor environments such as all-weather conditions, all noise levels, hazardous conditions, and on a full range of outdoor work surfaces. Must consistently use required protective clothing and/or all personal protective devices.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

In addition to the Contract Rate of $51.01 per hour, Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero-cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5% after probationary period), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year

Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.

EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers page in English and Spanish.

Chelan PUD will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)

Safety-sensitive positions are subject to pre-employment drug screening.  An essential function of this job involves duties which categorize this position as safety-sensitive.

A valid driver’s license is required for this position (verified upon hire). A valid Washington State driver’s license is required within 30 days of employment.  Required to possess and maintain a valid Washington State Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with the air brake restriction removed.  If a CDL is required or is requested by the District on a voluntary basis, the individual will be subject to the applicable federal regulations, which include random drug testing.

To apply for this job please visit www.chelanpud.org.