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Journeyman Lineman

  • Full Time
  • Salem, Ore.
  • $57.35 per hour
  • Posting End Date: December 31, 2022

Website Salem Electric

Wage or Salary:
$57.35 per hour

Salem Electric is an electric cooperative, serving approximately 19,000 members in a compact service area located in the Mid-Willamette Valley of Oregon. Salem Electric Lineworkers are members of the IBEW Local 125 union.

Journey level linemen are members of a crew and work to install, repair, and maintain electrical power systems. Work is performed on energized and de-energized overhead and underground lines ranging from 120 volts to 115,000 volts.

Essential job functions include preparing and setting line poles, structures and towers, and troubleshooting, repairing, or replacing insulators, overhead and underground transformers, switches, faulted cables, defective high and low voltage conductors, wires, equipment, and other related hardware. Hot sticking experience is required.

Applicants must have a journeyman lineman card, possess a valid First Aid/CPR card and an Oregon Class A CDL, or the ability to obtain one within 30 days. The successful candidate must pass a skills test. In addition, the candidate must pass a drug screening test and background check after a conditional offer of employment is extended. This position is part of a regular on call rotation and must reside within a 30-minute response time to Salem Electric headquarters.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to, or mail to PO Box 5588, Salem, OR 97304. Information about Salem Electric can be found at For more information about the Salem-Keizer communities visit

Salem Electric is an equal opportunity employer and offers an excellent benefit package. Wages per CBA contract with IBEW Local 125. Current journeyman lineman rate is $57.35/hour.

Additional Information:

Six Reasons to Consider an Electric Cooperative Career

A Paycheck with a Purpose. An electric co-op is a different kind of business. We’re built and led by the members we serve. We provide affordable, reliable energy that is critical to our community.

We’re Local. We serve our neighbors, family, and friends. Our members have a voice in how the co-op is run, and we make sustainable investments in the community we share. We support local businesses and organizations, and create jobs and economic activity here at home.

We’re Looking Ahead. Advances in energy technologies and opportunities will change the way we use electricity. When you work at an electric cooperative, you are part of a team that creates innovative, sustainable energy solutions for the people in our community.

We Put People First. We respect diversity and transparency–it makes us stronger. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, while maintaining a friendly work environment.

We’re Part of a Movement. When you work at Salem Electric, you’re part of something bigger: Our co-op requires a variety of skill sets across all education levels. And while we’re focused on our local community, you’ll join and collaborate with a national network of nearly 900 cooperatives in 48 states.

We’re Invested in You. We support your professional growth, development, and success with internal and external training opportunities. Co-op employees deliver a valuable service to our communities, and they’re rewarded for that dedication with competitive pay, health insurance, and retirement benefits.

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