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Line Installer

  • Full Time
  • Ashland, Ore.
  • Salary: $107,786 per year
  • Posting End Date: September 30, 2021

Website City of Ashland

Wage or Salary:
$107,786 per year

The City of Ashland is hiring a Line Installer for its Electric Utility.
Our Utility focuses on providing power in a safe, reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible manner.
This position is represented in the local Union No. 659 IBEW, the current contract can be viewed here.
For more information on the history and future of our Electric Utility please visit our city website.


The successful candidate will install, maintain and repair overhead and underground electric facilities and equipment including towers, poles, distribution lines, conduit, ground wires, insulators, transformers, meters, highway lighting (traffic signals and lights) and sub-stations.  Perform related duties including tree trimming, stringing of lights, banner installations, etc.

Follows all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.
Installs, maintains and repairs new and existing overhead and underground electric facilities.
Ability to use power and hand equipment, dig holes for poles, towers and other equipment to hold overhead electrical wiring.  Transports pole or tower to site, remove old or damaged pole.  Inspects, maintains and repairs overhead distribution lines using bucket truck or by climbing the poles.  Installs grounds and insulating devices.
Performs installation and maintenance on all types of conductors.  Installs and maintains insulators, remove defective insulators, wash or clean existing insulators.  Operates a variety of small hand tools, climbing tools, power assisted tools and meters.  Operates moderate to heavy equipment such as line trucks with diggers, derricks, bucket trucks and backhoes.
Delivers excellent customer service to citizens in the community; conducts all city related functions in a professional and respectful manner.  Responds to customer inquiries and concerns with a positive demeanor.
Works with other City departments on projects and tasks in a cooperative and positive manner.
Performs as a member of the team; acts ethically and responsibly; supports and demonstrates engagement in diversity, inclusion and equity and maintains effective working relationships with others; demonstrates professionalism and respect in all workplace interactions.
Arrives to work, meetings, and other work-related functions on time and maintains regular job attendance.
Performs holiday light decorating and banner installations, as required.
Responds to on-call assignments as outlined and directed.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

Establishes and maintains cooperation with coworkers, customers and managers. Demonstrates willingness to collaborate with other departments. Is tolerant of others and reconciles differences of opinions in a calm manner.
Maintains work areas in clean and orderly manner.


Additional Information:

Education:  Completion of high school education or equivalent.  Completion of Line Apprenticeship

License:  Completion of State Certified/State Approved Line Apprenticeship program and the ability to pass a journeyman lineman's test administered by IBEW, possession of valid Oregon Commercial Class A Driver's License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.
Certificates in Flagging, Forklift Operation, Competent Person and First Aid/CPR or ability to obtain within three months.
Possession of working knowledge of OSHA Reg. CFR 1910.269.
Must reside within response time requirements.

Demonstrate proficiency in the use of "hot stick" live line tools or be willing to attend training.


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A completed City application must be filed online with the Personnel Office before the deadline shown above and may be supplemented with a resume of work experience. Resumes are NOT accepted in lieu of a completed City application. Resumes received without a completed City application will not receive a response from the Personnel Department.
Following a review of the applications, a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants may be invited via email to proceed further in the selection process. Those not selected for interview will be notified in email (no phone calls please). The applicant selected must provide, at the time of employment, appropriate documentation of citizenship, as required by the immigration and Naturalization Act of 1986.
To learn more about our hiring process, visit our Recruitment and Hiring Process page.
A thorough background investigation will be completed on the candidate selected for hire.

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