Education and/or Experience:
- High school diploma or equivalent experience.
- Qualified candidates must be a Journeyman Lineman acceptable to the requirements established by local 125 IBEW.
- Must have a valid, current class A CDL driver’s license with air brake endorsement within 90 days if hire. Driving record must be acceptable and insurable by NWCPUD insurance carrier at standard group rates. An annual consent for a release of one’s driving record is also required.
- Must satisfactory complete the yearly refresher that is required by OSHA 29CFR 1910.269.
- Must be proficient in the use of dielectric hot line tools as related to their application of use in the operation, maintenance, and construction of energized equipment and conductors of all voltage ratings.
- Hiring preference may be given to applicants that have had, and are current with the 40-hour hazardous materials training.
- Preference will be given to those candidates with at least one year experience in the electric utility industry.
- Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in the construction and maintenance of PUD related distribution/transmission systems.
- Qualified candidates must show proof of successfully completing an IBEW recognized lineman joint apprenticeship training course.
- Qualified candidates will be required to take a basic line work written examination with the interview process as well as perform basic pole top rescue using current OSHA required climbing equipment. (Climbing equipment provided by N Wasco PUD if candidate prefers.)
Other combinations of education and/or experience demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to do the work will also be considered.
No effective protection from weather. Must be able to work in variable weather conditions including but not limited to rain, high winds, and temperatures in excess of 80 degrees (Fahrenheit) or below -10 degrees (Fahrenheit), large amounts of snow (using snow shoes), long periods of darkness, etc. Subject to snakes bites, bee stings, insect bites and poison oak. Must be able to work long hours in stressful conditions when restoring power during storms or other outages. Commonly exposed to situations, which, if handled improperly, have the potential for bodily injury or death. Exposed to oils, paints, and solvents.
- Requires exerting up to 100 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly; occasionally pull lift/carry/move up to 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying/moving up to 50 pounds.
- Requires bending, squatting, pushing, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing ladders, crawling in confined or enclosed vaults and or roofs, reaching, handling, fingering, feeling, and talking.
- Requires walking and carrying/moving equipment and materials over uneven ground and obstacles in right-of-ways under a wide variety of conditions. Must be able to sit from 30 to 60 minutes, stand in one place for brief periods, walk up to 4 to 6 hours a day. This position exercises considerable judgment in selecting, using, and adjusts for correct body position, tools or work aids to work, move, guide or place objects or materials.
- Must be able to hear malfunctioning equipment, construction/maintenance, etc.
All NWCPUD hourly employees are expected to work widely varying amounts of unscheduled overtime during power restoration activities or scheduled overtime required to accomplish special projects. Such overtime could range from working a normal 8 hour workday to 24 to 36 hours of continuous work during storm outages. Employees will be compensated at appropriate rates for such time worked as specified in the collective bargaining agreement with local 125 IBEW.
All PUD employees are expected to work outside of normal business hours when required during emergency restoration activities and to accomplish other special projects.
Northern Wasco County PUD reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contact of employment.
Note: The Journeyman Lineman title is used only in the generic sense and is meant to include both males and females.
NWCPUD is located in a recreational area providing: water sports, fishing, bicycling, skiing, camping, hunting, artisan shopping, hiking all within short traveling distance.