Lineman Pre-Apprentice

Company Name: Benton PUD
Phone Number: (509) 582-1270
City: Kennewick
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 99336
Job Title: Lineman Pre-Apprentice
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Linecrew
Posting Start Date: January 3, 2018
Salary: $24.35
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time Type: Hours

The primary purpose of this position is to work with line crews, under the direction of a Journeyman Lineman, in general labor and move into a Lineman Apprenticeship when a position is available.

Accountabilities and Essential Functions:

  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 helping to  stock trucks and working with line equipment and tools assigned to the line crew.
  3. Contribute to the construction of all phases of overhead and underground line work by learning all phases of District electrical construction standards and practices; operating instructions; and how to accurately read and interpret construction drawings.
  4. Perform other duties as requested.

Position requires operation of equipment including: line trucks, backhoes, wire pulling and man-lift equipment, power and hand tools, laptops, and radio equipment.

Experience Required:

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED
  • Ability to successfully pass a pole climbing skill test
  • Primary residence within 20 miles of the Kennewick headquarters within 90 days of hire
  • Prefer certification of successful completion at a Lineman college or climbing school
  • Prefer 1 year of experience in general Construction or related field
  • Prefer experience with GIS mapping system

Licensing or Certification:

  • Must possess and maintain a Washington State Class “A” CDL and associated Medical Examiners Certification or obtain within 12 months of entry into position
  • Must possess and maintain flagging/traffic control certifications and valid First Aid and CPR certification cards or obtain within 12 months of entry into position

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire
  • Ability to climb power poles
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 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: January 17, 2018