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Electric Lineman

  • Full Time
  • Lodi, Calif.
  • Salary: $121,236.96 - $127,324.86 Annually
  • Posting End Date: August 22, 2021

Website City of Lodi

Wage or Salary:
$121,236.96 - $127,324.86 Annually

** NEW CONTRACT AMENDMENT:  Overtime (scheduled and emergency) will be paid at DOUBLE TIME **

New Salary – January 2021  $121,236 – $127,324

Three percent (3%) Match – Deferred Compensation, Excellent benefits, 9/80 Work Schedule, and more…

Work Where You Live – The City of Lodi is home to 65,000 residents, ideally located adjacent to Highway 99 and I-5, 34 miles south of Sacramento, 10 miles north of Stockton and 90 miles east of San Francisco.  The City of Lodi is a community surrounded by lush parks, wineries, museums, a lake and open space.  Lodi Electric Utility was founded in 1910. For over 100 years, we have prided ourselves in providing safe and reliable electricity. Lodi Electric strives to anticipate the future needs of our customers and develop a plan to meet those needs as cost-effectively as possible while maintaining excellent service.  We look to continue to provide the community of Lodi with reliable, affordable, clean and safe power for many years to come.

All applications and supplemental questions must be completed fully and submitted on an official City of Lodi application form. Applications will be accepted and processed until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. This recruitment may close without further notice; interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Under direction, performs skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission lines and does related work as required.

This is a journey level class position. Positions in this class perform skilled tasks under supervision, but may work independently. This position is subject to emergency call back for after-hours work.


Constructs and maintains overhead and underground distribution circuits, neurotransmission circuits and substations; Installs and connects equipment on lines such as transformers, switches, cutouts, capacitors, lightning arresters, streetlights, etc.;

Installs poles, anchors, cross arms, insulators and strings wire; installs vaults, conduits and pulls conductor; Terminates cable systems on poles, transformers, switching equipment and in vaults; installs distribution substation equipment such as transformers, circuit breakers, disconnects, buswork, etc.;

Runs new services from poles or service boxes to customer facilities; connects and disconnects services; troubleshoots and tests individual customer services; reconstructs existing overhead and underground distribution lines; performs testing, phasing and energization of new and reconstructed circuits;

Performs maintenance functions such as inspections, pole testing, resagging, cleaning of vaults and enclosures and necessary repairs and corrections; trims trees to clear wires;

Diagnoses, locates and clears trouble on primary and secondary overhead and underground lines and streetlighting systems;

Maintains good housekeeping in the job, around the yard and on the vehicles; Participates in switching operations of the system and obtains loading data for system studies;

Performs many of the above functions on energized lines, utilizing appropriate hot line tools;

Maintains tools and equipment in clean and workable condition and assures that all tools from the tool room are returned after each use;

Performs other duties related to the operation of the department and the city, including additional duties that enable the department and City to meet the diverse needs of its community.

Equivalent to completion of high school.

Possession of journey level Electric Lineman/Linewoman status obtained as follows:

Three and one-half (3-1/2) years training/experience in line work and successful completion of the journey level Electric Lineman/Linewoman examination administered by the I.B.E.W. or equivalent; Or

Minimum five (5) years experience in line work and successful petitioning for journey level Electric Lineman/Linewoman status with I.B.E.W.; Or

Certification from California-Nevada Joint Apprenticeship Committee that applicant has passed the apprenticeship and examination for journey level Electric Lineman/Linewoman; Or

Possession of journey level Electric Lineman/Linewoman status granted by the I.B.E.W. or equivalent.

Possession of a valid Driver’s License (Class C) issued from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Possession of a valid Driver’s License (Class A) issued from the California Department of Motor Vehicles within 12 months of hire.

Successful completion of a certified rubber glove training program is required at the time of application submission.

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