Journeyman Lineman

Company Name: Idaho Power
Phone Number: (208) 388-2025
City: Boise
State/Provence: Idaho
Zip: 83707
Job Title: Journeyman Lineman
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Linecrew
Posting Start Date: June 26, 2018
Salary: $36.20 - $45.25
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

As a member of the On-Demand Team, performs new construction and maintenance work on overhead and underground distribution and transmission lines.


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
  • and work on-call rotation. Establish positive working relationships with all team members and leadership
  • may be required to rotate as a lead lineman on the crew.

The Lineman-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. Job placement is contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment physical evaluations, including a Post-Offer Employment Test (POET) and 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 safety related training may be required.

Successful applicant may be assigned to any of the on-demand crews located within the Region as necessary. The successful applicant must live or relocate to within 25 minutes from the Gooding Operations Center (contact hiring supervisor for specific requirements). 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.


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

Experience Required:



  • High school diploma or GED.


  • 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,
  • Six years documented experience as a lineman in distribution and/or transmission, (two of which must be documented at a journeyman level),
  • Any Idaho Power Company (IPC) employee currently or previously employed as a Journeyman Lineman.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Valid Class A CDL driver’s 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. 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.
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, 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

Posting End Date: July 11, 2018