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Journeyman Lineman

  • Full Time
  • Odell, Ore.
  • Salary: $53.92 per hour
  • Posting End Date: October 26, 2021

Website Hood River Electric & Internet Co-op

Wage or Salary:
$53.92 per hour

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Are you a talented, motivated lineman who works safely and provides member-focused service?  We’re looking for the right fit to join our crew of seven in serving our members well. Our crew installs and maintains our overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission lines, our fiber optic lines, and our substation facilities, and handles our tree trimming. As journeyman you’ll be part of the after-hours call rotation and help train our new apprentices.

About Us: HR Co-op has 22 employees who serve about 2,900 electric members at about 3,900 electric meters. We also have about 2,800 internet members who purchase our fixed wireless and fiber internet services. We’re known for providing affordable, reliable service, and we enjoy going above and beyond for our members.

About our System: Compared with most cooperatives, we have fairly compact distribution system consisting of about 270 miles of overhead and underground electric distribution lines within the upper Hood River Valley. We have two BPA points of delivery and also have a transfer service agreement with Pacific Power. We are in the process of building our first transmission line, and our second substation. Our system is well-built and well-maintained.

We provide both fiber and fixed wireless internet service within our electric service territory and in surrounding areas and are preparing for a full fiber-to-the home buildout. Our linemen build and maintain our fiber system in conjunction with our internet service department.

Why this Job:

This is your chance to be a part of a member-focused, service-oriented co-op that provides reliable, affordable electric and internet service in the beautiful Hood River Valley. Our members appreciate us, and our employees enjoy our fun, service-focused work environment. We have some exciting projects going on right now, including construction of a transmission lines, a substation, and a fiber-to-the-home buildout.

We take pride in our commitment to diversity and inclusion of our employees.  We embrace and value differences in our culture, education, experience, physical ability, and unique perspectives in our workplace.   We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to serve our community.   We have a friendly, close-knit team and enjoy living and working in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge.

Minimum Requirements

  • Education:       High school diploma or GED equivalency, plus successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program for electrical linemen.
  • Experience:     Must possess a valid Oregon CDL Class A driver’s license with air brakes, a good driving and safety record, CPR certification, flagging, and first aid cards.

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