Journeyman Lineman

Company Name: Cowlitz PUD
Phone Number: (360) 501-9221
City: Longview
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98632
Job Title: Journeyman Lineman
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Linecrew
Posting Start Date: August 23, 2017
Salary: $44.59
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time Type: Hours

A Lineman performs disconnects, installs and maintains area/ street lights as well as builds, maintains and trouble shoots the District’s electrical system. Daily activities include but are not limited to working with low and high voltage cables, installing/ removing meters, installing/ removing high and low voltage wire, building new structures or maintaining existing structures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs tasks required to construct, maintain or repair electric power transmission, overhead and underground distribution lines.
  • Installs and maintains street lights and associated equipment, low voltage circuits and equipment, and watt-hour meters.
  • Responds to customer voltage and service complaints as assigned.
  • Uses hand and power tools and equipment of the trade.
  • Works with and near energized high voltage conductors and operates tools and equipment in proximity to these conductors.
  • Supervises and participates in tree trimming.
  • Performs electric system switching.
  • Mentors and trains Apprentices and Groundman.
  • Uses sound judgment.
  • Works harmoniously with assigned crew members and resolves issues as they arise
  • Understands and follows safety rules.
  • Performs pole top and bucket rescue.
  • Capable of working after hours in scheduled and unscheduled conditions and responding to afterhours call-outs.
  • May be assigned to read meters on route.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Performs tasks as assigned by the Operations Superintendent to help the Electric Operations business unit meet District goals and expectations.
Experience Required:
  • Must have completed a sanctioned Lineman Apprenticeship, including the use of live line tools.
  • Must be a journeyman lineman.
  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
How to Apply:

Please visit the Cowlitz PUD website and apply online through our Career Pages site:

Posting End Date: September 8, 2017