Lineman – Journeyman

Company Name: Benton PUD
Phone Number: (509) 582-1270
City: Kennewick
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 99336
Job Title: Lineman – Journeyman
Number of Openings: 2
Position Type: Linecrew
Posting Start Date: June 7, 2018
Salary: $45.19
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time Type: Hours

Benton PUD is accepting applications for our Kennewick, WA and Prosser, WA locations.

The primary purpose of this position is to operate all line equipment used in construction, maintenance and removal of overhead and underground power lines, working under the direction of the Lineman Foreman or supervisor.


  1. Support the District’s mission to serve our customers and foster a positive workplace by personally choosing behavior aligned with our values and ethical code
  2. Responsible for completing assigned work in a safe efficient manner that is in conformance with all applicable regulations by using safety equipment, such as wearing personal protective equipment and understanding the Accident Prevention Manual
  3. Responsible for construction of all phases of overhead and underground line work by exhibiting a full understanding of all phases of District electrical standards, practices and operating instructions; and accurately reading and interpreting construction drawings
  4. Ensure District system reliability by repairing, maintaining and troubleshooting all overhead and underground transmission and distribution power lines and associated equipment
  5. Contribute to serving customer needs by operating all line equipment used in construction, maintenance and removal of overhead and underground power lines
  6. Responsible for maintaining system reliability by performing maintenance, construction and switching for both distribution and transmission voltages
  7. Perform other duties as assigned


  • Line Trucks
  • Backhoes
  • Wire-pulling and Man-lift Equipment
  • Power and hand tools
  • Laptops
  • Radio Equipment
Experience Required:


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Satisfactory completion of Lineman Apprentice Program
  • Journeyman certification in Lineman Craft
  • Must possess and maintain a Washington State Class “A” CDL and associated Medical Examiners Certification
  • Flagging/traffic control certifications and valid First Aid and CPR certification cards, or obtain within 12 months of hire
  • Primary residence within 20 miles of Headquarters in Kennewick within 90 days of hire


  • Basic computer skills or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire
  • Ability to climb power poles
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Prefer experience with GIS mapping system
  • Prefer experience with hot-stick use
  • Attention to detail
How to Apply:

Submit an online application through Benton PUD’s Job Openings and Application Portal on the Benton PUD Web site (  Resume and cover letter are optional and may be uploaded into the application.  Internet access can be obtained through public libraries or a local WorkSource office.  WorkSource will also offer application assistance and in the Tri-Cities is located at 815 N. Kellogg Suite C in Kennewick.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


Posting End Date: September 6, 2018