Journeyman Lineman (Line Electrician)

Company Name: City of Tacoma/Tacoma Power
Phone Number: (253) 502-8158
City: Tacoma
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98409
Job Title: Journeyman Lineman (Line Electrician)
Number of Openings: 2-4
Position Type: Linecrew
Posting Start Date: May 4, 2016
Salary: $44.59
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

Tacoma Power’s Transmission & Distribution section is seeking to fill several Journeyman Lineman positions. Linemen perform skilled journey-level work involving the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead and underground distribution and transmission systems.  A high degree of skill and safety consciousness is required. The work is dangerous and frequently performed on energized high voltage lines and/or under unfavorable weather conditions.  Work is normally performed under supervision; however, on occasion, employees may work on special assignments without supervision and may supervise skilled and unskilled workers of other classifications.

Experience Required:


  • Graduation from high school or equivalent
  • Hold a current journey-level line electrician card

Valid Washington State Commercial Driver’s License, Class A required at time of application. Must obtain tanker endorsement prior to completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. Valid first aid, CPR, and flagging card must be obtained prior to completion of probation with maintenance thereafter.



  • Methods, equipment and materials used in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead and underground lines, cables and equipment
  • Principles of electrical theory and application to electrical overhead and underground circuits and system
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions and materials
  • Clearing and tagging procedures, trench shoring and excavation
  • Rigging methods and hoisting procedures
  • Understand the requirements and proper use of personal protective equipment
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions
  • Lift heavy objects in awkward and confined spaces, using proper lifting and rigging techniques
  • Climb power poles, towers and other structures
  • Operate equipment including, but not limited to bucket, lift and line trucks and wirepullers
  • Exercise proper work practices and adhere to safety work rules
  • Exercise proper safety handling rules for hazardous or toxic substances
  • Perform heavy manual tasks under varying weather conditions
  • Maintain harmonious work relationships
  • Read and interpret circuit diagrams, system maps and underground lay-outs
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Posting End Date: June 3, 2016