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Journeyman Lineman

  • Full Time
  • The Dalles, Ore.
  • $61.11 per hour
  • Posting End Date: July 31, 2024

Website Wasco Electric Cooperative

Wage or Salary:
$61.11 per hour

Are you an upcoming or experienced Journeyman Lineman looking for a new opportunity to showcase your talents? Look no further! Wasco Electric Cooperative (WEC) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join our dynamic team as a Journeyman Lineman. If you’re passionate about serving the community, ensuring a reliable power supply, and enjoying what the territory has to offer, this is the perfect role for you.

About Us: WEC has been a pillar of the community for over 80 years, providing exceptional electric services to the residents and businesses outside of The Dalles, Oregon, and its surrounding areas reaching to areas including Dufur, Grass Valley, Maupin, and Mosier. We serve approximately 5,000 square miles serving Wasco and Sherman Counties along with portions of Jefferson, Wheeler, and Gilliam Counties. Even with a large service territory, we take immense pride in fostering a close-knit and supportive work environment, where teamwork and safety are paramount. As we continue to grow, we are committed to maintaining our tradition of excellence in service delivery.

Position Overview: As a Journeyman Lineman at the cooperative, you will be an integral part of our operations and maintenance team. Your primary responsibilities will include the installation, repair, and maintenance of overhead and underground electrical transmission and distribution systems. You will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and reliability of our power grid, working to promptly restore power during outages and emergencies. WEC’s main office is in The Dalles, OR with warehouses in The Dalles, Grass Valley, and Maupin. With the size of our service territory linemen should live within a 45-minute response time to their assigned work location for outage restoration.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Safely install, maintain, and repair power lines, poles, and associated equipment.
  • Use electric line construction equipment to include, but not limited to, stringing equipment, backhoes, derrick diggers, material handlers, and trucks.
  • Efficiently and safely perform line work on a pole or in a bucket truck.
  • Perform regular inspections and identify potential hazards to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to power outages, interruptions, and equipment malfunctions.
  • Conduct preventive maintenance on electrical systems to enhance their longevity and reliability.
  • Accurately document work performed and maintain records of maintenance activities.
  • Keep current on changes and be competent with technologies necessary to perform job functions.
  • Collaborate with a skilled team to respond to emergencies and effectively restore power.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work in a positive manner with co-workers and/or members with differing background, opinions, capabilities, etc.
  • Have a willingness to share skills, competencies, and knowledge with others and maintain strong and effective working relationships.
  • Complete special projects and other duties as assigned to meet cooperative goals while actively demonstrating accountability and responsibility for achieving desired outcomes and measurable results.


  • Completion of an accredited apprenticeship program recognized by the Join Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) and the IBEW is required.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid Class A CDL/Air-brake endorsement Oregon Driver’s License.
  • Knowledge of electrical systems, equipment, and safety protocols.
  • Ability to interpret blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals.
  • Strong physical fitness and the capability to work at heights and in adverse weather conditions.
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check and drug test.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and a commitment to safety.

Perks and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary of $61.11/hour.
  • Excellent benefits package including:
    1) Generous NRECA medical, dental, and vision insurance.
    2) NRECA Retirement and Security Plan (R&S), at an upper-tier multiplier.
    3) Life Insurance
    4) Monthly contribution to employee 401 (k)
  • Opportunities for career advancement and professional development.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • The chance to make a positive impact on the community you serve.
  • This is an hourly/non-exempt Union position – IBEW Local 125.
  • Relocation expense reimbursement is available.

Location: The Dalles, Oregon, is nestled in the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge and offers an array of recreational activities, including hiking, fishing, hunting, and boating. With its charming small-town atmosphere and scenic surroundings, The Dalles provides an exceptional quality of life for individuals and families alike.

Join us at Wasco Electric Cooperative and become part of a team that embraces innovation, safety, and service excellence. Apply now to embark on a rewarding and fulfilling career journey as a Journeyman Lineman.

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume and application to:

Wasco Electric Cooperative, Inc
Attn: Line Supervisor
PO Box 1700
The Dalles, OR 97058

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