Journeyman Lineman

Company Name: Canby Utility
Phone Number: (503) 263-4312
City: Canby
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97013
Job Title: Journeyman Lineman
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Linecrew
Posting Start Date: November 29, 2017
Salary: $42.75
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

Canby Utility, a publicly owned, independent subdivison of the City of Canby, is seeking a certified Journeyman Lineman to join our team. Canby Utility serves a population of approximately 17,000 within the city limits. The position performs a wide range of duties associated with the construction, maintenance, and repair of overhead and underground electric distribution system. Canby Utility owns two substations. This position is classified as a full-time, non-exempt position with no supervisory responsibilities.

-Maintains and repairs cable, conduit, vaults, enclosures and transformers.
-Performs switching, locating, hi-potting and testing, fault finding, exposing, splicing and terminating of URD cables.
-Operates man-lifts, digger derrick, Backhoe, dump trucks, wire pullers, air compressor and other utility vehicles, power tools and hand tools associated with the electric line trade.
-Loads, unloads, frames and sets or removes poles. Installs or removes lightning arresters, terminators, cutouts, transformers, capacitors, reclosers, sectionalizers, regulators, and/or other protective devices. Transfers, installs and removes conductor guys and risers, street lights and other equipment used in the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead distribution lines.
-Operates and installs switches, tags and grounds on distribution circuits and loads.
-Locates trouble in primary and secondary lines or cables and repairs to restore service, as well as for locates utilities for outside agencies, such as the Oregon Utility Notification Center.
-Disconnects and reconnects utility services for service orders, delivers disconnect notices and obtains meter re-reads as requested by customer service department.
-Cleans, stocks and loads vehicles. Inspects vehicles and equipment and performs minor repair and maintenance, or request follow-up repair work.
-Performs pole top, bucket and vault rescue when necessary and in training exercises.
-Performs tree trimming on, or near, energized lines or equipment as needed.
-Operates, installs, removes and maintains equipment as required. Installs and removes meters and CT’s and PT’s as required.
-Performs duties before/after normal working hours, on weekends and/or holidays as emergencies arise or assigned for emergency response.
-Performs warehouse and inventory duties as needed, must be fork lift certified.
-Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
-Follows all safety and OSHA rules.

Experience Required:

A high school diploma or G.E.D. is required, plus the successful completion of an approved journeyman lineman apprenticeship program, including course work in electricity, mathematics and mechanical fundamentals pertaining to line and substation construction. In addition to a Journeyman Lineman Certificate, the individual must possess a valid Class-A commercial driver’s license, CPR certification, flagging, fork lift certification and first aid cards. Must be willing to be available and responsive to emergency call-outs.

How to Apply:

Canby Utility offers an excellent benefit package, including 93% of premiums paid for medical, dental, vision insurance; life insurance; Oregon PERS/Public Service Retirement Plan with the employee’s 6% contribution paid by Canby Utility in addition to the employer required contribution; monthly contributions to a VEBA account; and an option to invest into the 401(k) and 457 plans. Canby Utility is currently in negotiations with IBEW Local 125 for a new contract.

Interested persons should apply by visiting, in person at Canby Utility’s administrative office, 154 NW 1st Ave., Canby, OR, call 503-266-1156 ext. 323, or email

Open until filled.

Posting End Date: January 28, 2018