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Journeyman Lineman

Website Douglas County PUD

Wage or Salary:
$51.71 per hour

Position Summary:

The Journeyman Lineman is responsible for constructing, maintaining, and repairing the electrical distribution system within Douglas County. The successful applicant must reside within 30 minutes of East Wenatchee Headquarters or relocate within six months of hire.

Essential Functions:

  • Install and connect underground and overhead poles, pole hardware, line equipment, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Install and remove all types of overhead and pad mount transformers.
    Perform work on voltage regulators, reclosures, pad mount switch gear, capacitors, oil circuit breakers, and gang switches.
  • Operate a variety of District equipment including line trucks, bucket trucks, backhoes, wirepullers, and power and hand tools.
  • Perform work on meter bases.
  • Trim trees as required to maintain power line clearance.
  • Assist in investigating outages and respond to 24 hour standby call outs.
  • Support the District’s mission and value statements in the performance of job duties.
  • Work respectfully and cooperatively with diverse groups of people and maintain professional interactions at all times in the workplace.
  • Ensure compliance with all District policies.
  • Adhere to the District’s Safety Policy and Procedures.
  • Employees with a Commercial Driver’s License must participate in DOT alcohol and drug testing, including marijuana, in compliance with FMCSA regulations.
  • Operate District vehicles that may be equipped with a GPS device that monitors vehicle location while conducting business on behalf of the District.
  • Due to the nature and scope of the essential functions, the importance of personal interactions between this position, employees, customers, and other members of the public, and the availability of job-related tools, equipment and resources at work, performance of the essential functions requires regular, consistent, on-site attendance while working independently and with others.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Washington State Electrical Workers Safety Rules and Regulations.
  • Good knowledge of electrical theory.
  • Ability to read and interpret designs and specifications related to electric distribution and transmission.
  • Proficiency with the “hot stick method” on primary voltages and the “gloved method” on secondary voltages is required.
  • Basic computer skills and ability to maintain records and fill out forms.
  • Ability to communicate well with others.

Education and Experience:

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and have successfully completed an approved minimum 3-year electrical lineman apprenticeship program.

Additional Information:

Douglas PUD offers excellent working conditions and a competitive salary and benefit package. Employee benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability, personal leave plan, paid holidays, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), deferred compensation programs with employer matching, Health Reimbursement Accounts with employerDouglas PUD offers excellent working conditions and a competitive salary and benefit package. Employee benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability, personal leave plan, paid holidays, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), deferred compensation programs with employer matching, Health Reimbursement Accounts with employer contributions, Wellness Program, and training opportunities. Full benefit package may be viewed at www.uip-wa.org/douglaspud.

The wage rate for this position is $51.71 per hour. The Journeyman Lineman position is eligible for additional pay upgrades of an automatic hourly wage differential of .85, 1.5% climbing allowance after six months, and 3% Responder rate upon qualification.

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