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Journeyman Lineman

Website Modern Electric Water Company

Wage or Salary:
$58.34 per hour


Alternate Schedule:

  • March 6, 2023, through Friday, October 27
  • 7:00am To 5:30pm (Monday-Thursday)

Regular Schedule

  • October 30, 2023 – T.B.D.
  • 7:30am-4:00pm (Monday -Friday)

This position will remain open until filled.

As a valued member of our dynamic team, dedicated to delivering outstanding customer service through innovation and collaboration, you will hold a vital position within our compact, publicly owned, not-for-profit utility. Our utility provides water and electric services to more than 10,000 residences and businesses in the City of Spokane Valley.

At Modern, we firmly believe that our employees constitute our most valuable asset. Our fervent commitment lies in fostering the growth of our employees and facilitating their achievements. We are steadfast in our pursuit of creating an inclusive workplace, fostering an environment that respects and harnesses the diverse skills, backgrounds, viewpoints, and concepts of all our team members.

Each day, our employees are presented with a multitude of exciting opportunities to contribute to the overall success of our organization. As an employer with a strong dedication to our workforce, we hold the belief that our employees significantly enrich our combined capabilities. Through innovation and creativity, we possess the ability to mold a more promising future for generations to come.

We are currently seeking a full-time Journeyman Lineman to become a valued member of our team. This full-time position for a Journeyman Lineman offers a competitive salary that aligns with experience and the responsibilities of the role. Our linemen play a crucial role in the construction, maintenance, operation, and restoration of our cooperative’s distribution facilities. The position involves tasks such as pole climbing, significant walking and standing, frequent lifting, exposure to varying weather conditions, and readiness to respond to system outages and customer inquiries even after regular hours.

Given that Modern Electric Water Company operates with a primary obligation to provide continuous service to the public throughout the day, employees in this role are anticipated to work beyond standard business hours as circumstances require and at short notice during emergency situations.

In the role of a full-time journeyman lineman, you would qualify for an exceptional benefits package. This package includes medical and dental coverage, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability support, a 457 deferred compensation plan with a company match, paid holidays, and allotted personal time off. It’s important to note that this position is represented by IBEW Local #77. If this aligns with the career opportunity you’ve been seeking, we encourage you to submit your application today!

How to Apply

Please take a moment to visit our website where you can review the complete job description and access an application form:

Prospective candidates should complete a Modern Electric Water Company Employment Application and furnish an updated resume. Alongside these documents, we kindly request the inclusion of a cover letter specifying your interest in the position and outlining how your experience and education make you a valuable contributor. Please submit your resume, application, and cover letter via email to, using “Journeyman Lineman” as the subject line. Alternatively, you can mail your materials to Modern Electric Water Company, Human Resources Department, P.O. BOX 14008, Spokane Valley, WA 99214.

Hiring Process: Following the initial application review, individuals who meet the selection criteria will receive communication for further details and potential interviews. Final candidates will need to provide a driving abstract, undergo a pre-employment physical, and participate in a drug screening.

Education & Qualification Requirements

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • Completion of an accredited apprenticeship program recognized by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee and the I.B.E.W.
  • Possess and maintain a valid unrestricted Class A Commercial Driver’s License with Air Brake and Trailer endorsements
  • Electrical theory and construction including rigging; overhead and underground construction standards.
  • State laws governing construction.
  • First Aid/CPR card along with flagger’s card
  • Member in good standing with the IBEW Local 77
  • Familiar with W.A.C. 296-45 standards and certified in OSHA 1910.269 training.
  • Must be able to work various shifts, standby duties (on call) and overtime as required, including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to perform essential duties in an environment that entails a variety of weather conditions and extreme temperatures.
  • Must live within twenty (20) miles and thirty (30) minutes of Modern’s headquarters.

Additional Requirements

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) according to Title 49 CFR Part 382 and Part 40. Individuals holding licenses and responsible for operating commercial vehicles on behalf of the Company will undergo a thorough motor vehicle record check, as well as drug and alcohol testing under the Company’s FMCSA drug and alcohol testing protocols. Any employment offer extended for this role is contingent upon the successful completion and satisfactory results of all pre-employment screening processes.

Modern Electric Water Company’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Modern Electric Water Company is dedicated to maintaining a policy of non-discrimination for all employees and potential candidates. This commitment extends to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or any related condition (including breastfeeding), as well as any other protected category as outlined by relevant law. Our employment protocols at Modern are exclusively built upon the merit and qualifications of each individual, directly linked to their professional competencies.

Modern Electric Water Company is dedicated to offering access and reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities during the job application, interview process, and while carrying out essential job functions whenever feasible. To obtain further information or to make a request for disability accommodation during the application or interview stages, please feel free to get in touch with Human Resources. You can reach us via email at or by phone at 509-928-4540.

Modern Electric Water Company offers an all-inclusive package encompassing compensation, benefits, retirement plans, and employee development. Our array of programs and options is designed to cater to your individual needs, including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Illness)
  • 10 Paid Company Holidays
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Benefits
  • Employee and Dependent Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Critical and Accident Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Training and Development Opportunities

Benefit Eligibility:

  • Subject to potential waiting period
  • Exclusive to full-time employees

This announcement is meant only as a general descriptive recruitment guide. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract and is not a complete description of the job.


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