Journeyman Lineman

Company Name: Idaho Power Co
Phone Number: (208) 388-2965
City: Boise
State/Provence: Idaho
Zip: 83702
Job Title: Journeyman Lineman
Number of Openings: 3
Position Type: Linecrew
Posting Start Date: May 6, 2016
Salary: 39.69 - 42.75
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

Tracking Code 3032

Job Location American Falls or Blackfoot, Idaho

Wage $39.69 – $42.75 (Non-Exempt)

Application Deadline 05/17/2016



Idaho Power Company is currently seeking to hire a Journeyman Lineman at our American Falls, Blackfoot and Boise Operations Centers.  As a member of the On-Demand Team, performs new construction and maintenance work on overhead and underground distribution and transmission lines.  Idaho Power Company offers excellent medical and retirement benefits, work-life balance, career opportunities and above all else, a focus on safety. We are seeking Linemen interested and willing to model our core values of safety, integrity and respect. Relocation assistance and/or Signing bonuses may be available.


Typical duties will include:

·         Builds and maintains distribution and/or transmissions facilities.

·         Drives and operates line vehicles, such as line trucks and bucket trucks, snow cats, snowmobiles, four-wheeler, and backhoes.

·         Works with “On-Demand” or “Project Teams” as required by management.

·         Works independently as part of the rotation on the assigned team, including emergency response.

·         Works with rubber goods and hot sticks on energized lines.

·         Assists in planning jobs to ensure compliance with safety and construction standards.

·         Teaches and mentors Apprentice Lineman.


Demand Linemen will be required to work on-call.



Knowledge of: ·         Line core process of new business operations, outage response, planned and unplanned maintenance

·         Line construction methods, materials, standards, and equipment

·         MSDS and CARES (Company 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

·         Rotate as a lead lineman on the crew

Experience Required:


Education: ·         High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED).
Experience: ·         Certificate of completion of an Apprentice Lineman training program that is recognized by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT), including at least four years of relevant work experience, OR six years documented experience as a lineman in distribution and/or transmission, (two of which must be documented at a journeyman level), OR any Idaho Power Company (IPC) employee currently or previously employed as a Journeyman Lineman.


·         At least two years of demonstrated distribution experience.

Licenses & Certifications ·         Valid Class A CDL drivers license with acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position, and valid DOT (Department of Transportation) Medical Card or ability to obtain prior to hire.


Job requires the ability to bend, stoop, squat, crouch, crawl, climb into and out of vehicles, twist, kneel, balance and reach. Perform occasional overhead work, lifting up to 75 lbs shoulder-height and above; occasionally lift 100 lbs chest-, waist-, and knee-high; occasionally carry items up to 125 lbs with two hands (75 lbs with one hand); occasionally push and pull weight in excess of 50 lbs; climb and work off of poles, ladders, and other structures that may be 40-150 ft high; work in and around energized lines; work long hours (up to 10 hours on average and occasionally up to 24 hours) in extreme weather conditions, with frequent and continuous standing/walking and occasional sitting; hike and snowshoe up to one mile; operate various all-terrain vehicles; walk on uneven terrain that may involve wet, rocky, muddy, snow-packed, or icy conditions; occasionally operate foot controls, and use fine and gross hand manipulation. To ensure the manufacturer’s rated capacity of climbing hooks are not exceeded, applicants body weight cannot exceed 300 lbs. Job placement is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment, post-offer Functional Capacity Assessment (FCA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) medical exam.



·         Safety Awareness, Communication, Decision Making, Adaptability, Applied Learning, Initiating Action, Managing Work (includes Time Management), Building Strategic Working Relationships, Contributing to Team Success, and Building Customer Loyalty.



·         The successful candidates for our Demand crews will be required to live or relocate within a designated area for on-call response purposes. Boundaries can be provided at time of interview.

·         Linemen are required to work non-traditional work schedules that may include daytime, evening, weekday, and/or weekend work.

·         Occasional travel and overnight stays may be required.


How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please visit our website at and complete our online application. Idaho Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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

Posting End Date: May 17, 2016