Journeyman Lineman

Company Name: Public Utility District No. 2 of Pacific County
Phone Number: (360) 942-2411
City: Long Beach
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98631
Job Title: Journeyman Lineman
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Linecrew
Posting Start Date: April 15, 2016
Salary: 43.29
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 8
Work Time Type: Hours

A) Construction

  1. Load, unload, frame, erect, and remove poles.
  2. Install, remove, and repair crossarms, insulators, transformers, transformer racks, switches, controlling devices and other electrical equipment.
  3. String wire and cable for electrical transmission and distribution systems.
  4. Tree trimming or removal as needed.

B) Operations and Maintenance

  1. Patrol lines and report problems to supervisor.
  2. Operate underground fault and locating equipment.
  3. Operate sectionalizing and isolating equipment within substations.
  4. Repair overhead and underground line facilities.

C) Safety

  1. Perform pole top and bucket rescue in emergency situations.
  2. Work safely at all times.
  3. Properly use safety equipment.
  4. Recognize potential and actual safety problems involving District facilities and equipment.  Report these to the proper authority at the earliest opportunity.
  5. Conduct a visual inspection of assigned vehicle prior to daily operation.  Report all required maintenance to the supervisor as soon as possible after being observed.
  6. Observe all motor vehicle laws and assure the safe operation of District vehicles.  Attend Defensive Driving training sponsored by the District.

D) Miscellaneous Duties

  1. Assume duties of a Foreman on a temporary basis, as necessary.
  2. Drive and operate line equipment and vehicles, when necessary.
  3. Participate in traffic control (flagging).
  4. Evaluate Apprentice progress and abilities.
  5. May be required to work overtime.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience Required:



Thorough knowledge of all aspects of electrical construction, including:

–           Construction and maintenance of high and low voltage line;

–           The tools and materials commonly used in overhead and underground work;

–           Principles of electrical theory and the methods, equipment, and materials used in constructing line facilities and connecting residential, commercial, and industrial services.

Ability to climb poles and towers.

Must be proficient in pole top and bucket rescue.

Thorough knowledge of necessary safety precautions used in working on high voltage overhead and underground electrical circuits.

Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, codes, and accepted safety practices relating to electrical utility work.

Ability to supervise difficult electrical work under hazardous conditions.

Ability to organize, supervise, and train others in electrical work.

Ability to keep time and material records.

Ability to give, follow, and understand oral and written instructions.

Ability to communicate and work effectively with others.

Ability to operate various equipment and machinery.

Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Ability to work with little or no supervision.

Ability to be punctual and dependable in attendance.

Ability to problem solve.

Knowledge of fundamental mathematics.


Must have completed a recognized Journeyman Line apprentice program and possess an Electrical Journeyman Lineman card.

High school graduate or equivalent.


 Must pass a District physical examination and be physically able to perform all job duties.

Must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license and a commercial driver’s license, Class A with the air brakes restriction removed.

Must possess a valid First Aid/CPR card.

Must have a valid Washington State flagging and traffic control card.

Able to respond to overtime requests.

How to Apply:

Application available at 
Email to Jason Dunsmoor at
Mail to PUD No. 2 of Pacific County
Attn: Jason Dunsmoor
PO Box 472
Raymond, WA 98577

Position open until filled.

Posting End Date: May 15, 2016