Journeyman Lineworker

Journeyman Lineworker

  • Full Time
  • Salem, OR
  • Salary: $55.45 per hour
  • Posting End Date: April 30, 2021

Website Salem Electric

Wage or Salary:
$55.45 per hour

Journeyman linemen work as members of a crew to install, repair, and maintain electrical power systems including overhead and underground lines. This 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,  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 and 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. Must reside within a 30-minute response time to Salem Electric headquarters.


Additional Information:

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

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to, fax to (503) 375-2645, 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. Current journeyman lineman rate is $55.45/hour. Position remains open until filled.

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