Journeyman Lineman

Company Name: Franklin PUD
Phone Number: (509) 546-5954
City: Pasco
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 99302
Job Title: Journeyman Lineman
Number of Openings: 3
Position Type: Linecrew
Posting Start Date: September 18, 2017
Salary: $43.89
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time Type: Hours


The Journeyman Lineman is responsible for the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electrical distribution and transmission systems, substation construction and maintenance, and switching for both distribution and transmission voltages. The position works under the direction of the crew Foreman.


Job duties listed below will be performed under the direction of the Superintendent, Foreman or a designated Lineman.

  1. Constructs and installs overhead and underground distribution lines. Examples of duties include digging holes and trenches, setting poles, climbing poles, stringing wire, placing equipment and testing systems.
  2. Performs work on energized and de-energized lines, daily. Performs this work in darkness, as needed.
  3. Operates heavy and light equipment, including digger derricks, aerial lift devices and backhoes. Works with various tools of the trade.
  4. Participates in the instruction and development of Lineman Trainees and Apprentice Linemen. Leads by example.
  5. Actively and positively participates in department meetings, safety meetings and tailboards.
  6. Performs after-hours duties, as required. Responds to callouts in a timely manner. Works scheduled and unscheduled overtime, as needed or as required.
  7. Locates underground cable as requested by customers.
  8. Customer service:  Interacts with public during the normal course of business, in the Operations Center and in the field. Behaves in a courteous, professional manner.
  9. Professional behavior: Understands and follows District/supervisor expectations regarding appropriate dress, attendance, punctuality, scheduled and unscheduled time off, and appropriate use of District time, equipment and resources.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience Required:


Education and experience:  High School diploma or equivalent, successful completion of an apprentice program, including classroom and work hours, and attainment of electrical line workers journey level status. Two years of journey level work experience is preferred but not required.

Skills, knowledge and abilities: Thorough understanding of electrical theory and the safety regulations and work methods associated with electrical line work. Understanding of line construction and maintenance. Ability to safely and effectively operate the tools of the trade and the heavy and light equipment associated with electrical line work. Ability to communicate in an effective manner, demonstrating job knowledge. Ability to work in a team environment.


  • A valid Washington State Driver’s license and Class A CDL is required.
  • A valid CPR/First Aid certification and willingness to perform is required.
  • A valid Flagger’s card is required.
  • Maintaining a permanent, primary residence in Pasco or within a reasonable response time to Pasco Headquarters is required.


  • Works outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Walks and works on all terrain, including uneven, rocky or sandy ground.
  • Possesses physical capabilities required to safely operate a motor vehicle, in all driving conditions.
  • Possesses sight, strength and coordination necessary to safely and effectively operate heavy and light equipment and tools.
  • Climbs poles and works at heights.
  • Duties entail full-body exertion, strenuous lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.
  • Pushes, pulls, lifts and carries up to 60 pounds.
Posting End Date: October 17, 2017