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Journeyman Lineman

  • Full Time
  • John Day, Ore.
  • Salary: $50.00 per hour
  • Posting End Date: August 21, 2021

Website Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative

Wage or Salary:
$50.00 per hour

The Journeyman Lineman performs all classes of overhead and underground transmission and distribution work. This position starts at $50.00 per hour.


Operate all vehicles and equipment used in construction, maintenance, and operation of overhead and underground power lines.
Perform substation maintenance, construction, and switching for both distribution and transmission voltages.
Construct, repair, and replace overhead transmission and distribution power lines and associated equipment.
Use safety equipment needed to safely work on or near energized conductors and associated electrical equipment.
Repair and trouble-shoot underground lines and equipment.
Climb poles and other system structures proficiently.
Perform work in a safe manner in conformance with all applicable policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
Other duties as assigned and as qualified to perform.
Participation in cooperative strategy and initiatives.


Successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program for an electrical lineman
Valid Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL)
IBEW Journeyman Certification
Reside within 20 road miles door-to-door from home to their district office
Takes initiative/self-motivated
Lift, carry, pull, and push items that can weigh as much as 100 pounds
Ability to climb poles and other system structures proficiently
Clear and thorough understanding of switching processes
Troubleshoot the source of power outages
High school diploma or equivalent


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This position is represented by a union and will be open until it is filled.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50.00 per hour

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