Journeyman Lineworker

Journeyman Lineworker

  • Full Time
  • Gooding, Idaho
  • Salary: $39.37 - $47.42
  • Posting End Date: June 16, 2021

Website Idaho Power Company

Wage or Salary:
$39.37 - $47.42

Idaho Power – whose service area reaches across beautiful southern Idaho and eastern Oregon – is looking for a lineworker to join its team in Gooding.

It’s an exciting time to bring your skills to Idaho Power. We recently announced a goal of 100% clean energy by 2045, and this position plays a critical role in ensuring the communities we serve have safe, reliable, affordable energy. We’re looking for hard-working team members to keep our equipment and systems running smoothly.

What does a Lineworker do for us? They are the backbone of our reliable service! They are responsible for building and maintaining our distribution and transmission lines. They work independently on an assigned team, plan jobs to ensure Idaho Power is in compliance with safety and construction standards, and often teach and mentor apprentice lineworkers.

For this role, the ideal candidate will be available for on-demand shifts (including daytime, nighttime, weekday, and/or weekend shifts), and be able to live or relocate to within an acceptable distance from their assigned location (the hiring supervisor can provide more information.)

They’ll have strong organizational and analytical skills, with the ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departments and teams.

In addition to the meaningful work we do, we offer work-life balance, competitive pay and benefits, and both a 401k employer-match and a pension plan, making Idaho Power one of the best employers in the state.


Knowledge of:
• Line core process of new business operations, outage response, planned and unplanned maintenance
• Line construction methods, materials, standards, and equipment
• Chemical safety and IPC safety program

Skills in:
• Use of personal computers utilizing Microsoft products and time-entry software

Ability to:
• Perform basic arithmetic calculations
• Identify purposes of commonly encountered materials, parts, and equipment used in Lines construction
• Maintain neat, accurate, and legible records
• Respond to outages outside of normal working hours and work overtime at the discretion of the supervisor
• Read and understand construction drawings and diagrams, plat maps, feeder maps, and work order maps
• Work on-call rotation
• Establish positive working relationships with all team members and leadership
• May be required to rotate as a lead lineworker on the crew


• High school diploma or GED

• Certificate of completion of an Apprentice Lineworker training program that is recognized by the Bureau of Office of Apprenticeship (OA), including at least 4 years of relevant work experience


• 6 years documented experience as a Lineworker in distribution and/or transmission, (2 of which must be documented at a journeyman level),


• Any Idaho Power Company (IPC) employee currently or previously employed as a Journeyman Lineworker

Licenses & Certifications:
• Valid Class A CDL driver’s license with acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position
• Valid DOT (Department of Transportation) Medical Card or ability to obtain prior to hire.

Demand Linemen at Payette or COC locations, and any T&D crews may require crossing of state lines.
• Must obtain First Aid/CPR card within 90 days


The Lineworker-Demand/Distribution position involves maintenance and repair of transformers at ground level and vault. This can require up to 150 lbs. push/pull activities, lifts up to 50 lbs., frequent kneeling, standing and crouching, as well as climbing into the vault. This job also involves climbing up to 50 ft. and occasionally up to 70-90 ft. utility poles to install/repair, while carrying 40 lbs. safety gear. Mechanical and hand tools are used to dig holes up to 14 feet in which poles are placed via team lift. Cross arms, which require a team lift of 120 lbs., and other equipment will be installed/replaced on poles using a mag drill. Other activities required are loading and unloading ATV’s using a ramp, attaching wire, hotstick/shotgun use, hiking/carrying tools up to several miles per day, occasional digging and frequent above shoulder work including the use of a manual trimmer. Data entry is also required for up to 3 consecutive days to input all field work into record keeping software. To ensure the manufacturer’s rated capacity of climbing hooks, ladders, and aerial equipment are not exceeded, applicants body weight cannot exceed 300 lbs. Job placement is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical evaluation including the Department of Transportation (DOT) medical certificate exam. The above is a summary of the primary essential functions of the position. This job may require the performance of additional tasks assigned by company leaders or management. Questions regarding job requirements or accommodation requests should be directed to Human Resources.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Additional safety related training may be required.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Successful applicant may be assigned to any of the on-demand crews located within the Region as necessary. The job requires a non-traditional work schedule that may include daytime, evening, weekday, and/or weekend work. Occasional travel and overnight stays may be required. To ensure the manufacturer’s rated capacity of climbing hooks are not exceeded, applicants body weight cannot exceed 300 lbs.

Employees will live within the 25 mile drive distance boundaries on the Gooding map with the expectation that under normal driving conditions they will respond to their home operations center in approximately 30 minutes or less.

Safety Focus, Collaborating, Communication, Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills, Work Standards, Adaptability and Decision Making

To be considered for this position, please visit our website at and complete our online application. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex(including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, and any other status protected by applicable federal and state laws.

If you have questions, or require assistance or accommodation to complete the online application, please contact us at: Phone: 208-388-2965 or Email:

Idaho Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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