Journeyman Lineman

Company Name: Central Lincoln
City: Newport
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97365
Job Title: Journeyman Lineman
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Linecrew
Posting Start Date: July 17, 2018
Salary: $47.44
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

The first review of applications: 7/31/18

A Journeyman Lineman will work as a member of a crew to construct, install, repair, troubleshoot and maintain electrical power systems, transmission, distribution, overhead, underground, and fiber optic cable.  Repair or replace defective high and low voltage conductors, insulators, equipment and related hardware. Install and/or replace overhead and underground transformers and switches. Prepare and set line poles, structures and towers. Transfer energized and de-energized wire, equipment and guys from damaged or decaying facilities to new facilities. Install and maintain wire and cable for overhead and underground systems.  Assist in training apprentices.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES – Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Under the direction of the foreman perform the installation, maintenance and repair of Central Lincoln’s electric system facilities;  poles, cross arms, primary conductors, secondary wires, transformers, switches, guy wires, anchors, streetlights and related equipment to new and existing facilities.  Repair and/or replace lines and equipment in routine and emergency situations.

  • Strive to accomplish work in a safe, efficient and effective manner. Actively and positively participates in department meetings, safety meetings and tailboards.
  • Operates heavy and light equipment, including digger derricks, aerial lift devices and backhoes. Works with various tools of the trade.
  • Participates in the instruction and development of Apprentice Linemen.
  • Performs after-hours duties, as required. Responds to call outs in a timely manner. Works scheduled and unscheduled overtime, as needed or as required.
Experience Required:


Knowledge of:

  • Practices, procedures, tools, materials, procedures, and equipment used in overhead and underground electrical line construction.
  • Methods, procedures and safety precautions for working with energized lines, overhead and underground.
  • Principles of electricity and wiring connections and ability to apply this knowledge.
  • Practices, procedures, materials, tools and related equipment used in installing, terminating, splicing, testing, troubleshooting, and maintaining underground cable.

Skills in:

  • Application of utility work rules, laws and regulations including NESC, OSHA 1910.269 and Oregon OSHA and other codes concerning utility and construction operation, as well as the utility and division goals, policies and objectives.
  • Interacting well with supervision, coworkers and customers.

Ability to:

  • Read and understand engineering sketches.
  • Operate power-operated digger/derrick truck, bucket truck, wire stringing equipment both underground and overhead, fault locating equipment and testing equipment, wire reel trailers, backyard pole setting equipment and other vehicles, tools and equipment normally associated with the electric utility industry.
  • Climb poles, using conventional climbing gear.
  • Model behaviors that promote open communication, teamwork, and accountability. Provide a positive, inspiring, and motivating work environment for fellow employees, and to support co-workers to ensure a productive and efficient team environment.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through respectful, inclusive work habits and through the valuing and welcoming of cultural differences in all position responsibilities.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, effectively and respectfully, both orally and in writing.
  • Work independently and as a team member with diverse staff throughout the organization.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to internal and external clients of diverse backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers and coworkers.
  • Obtain First Aid and CPR certification.


  • This position requires successful completion of a three and a half year (3 ½) approved line apprenticeship or equivalent that includes passing the IBEW Exam.
  • Valid driver’s license:Yes, including a Class A State of Oregon CDL.
  • Post-offer background check required: Yes
  • Post-offer drug test required:Yes
  • Post-offer physical/functional test required: Yes
  • Apprenticeship or other education/training required as a condition of employment, or progression or advancement: Yes
  • FLSA Status: Non-exempt (Union position)
How to Apply:

Submit your online application:

This position is open until filled with the first review of applications scheduled for 7/31/18.

Posting End Date: August 16, 2018