Career Opportunities


Journeyman Lineman Wage: $42.75/Hour

Canby Utility is accepting applications for a Journeyman lineman.  Canby Utility serves a population of approximately 17,000 with 7,200 electric meters, owns two substation, is approximately 75% underground, and is a full requirements customer of Bonneville Power Administration.

The applicant must possess the required knowledge, skills, physical abilities, and competencies to perform all related duties associated with being journeyman including construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electric distribution system facilities; substation experience is a plus.

Other Requirements:

  • Journeyman certification
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass a pre-employment physical examination, drug test, criminal background check and Department of Motor Vehicles license check
  • Must have a valid Oregon Class A Commercial driver’s license with air-brake endorsement
  • Knowledge and understanding of Oregon OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 safety rules and regulations
  • Join/affiliate with IBEW Local 125
  • Applicant must live, or move to, a location with a maximum 30 minute emergency response time.

Canby Utility offers an excellent benefit package, including 6% employee portion paid into Oregon PERS/Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP), 93% medical, dental and vision premiums paid for employee and family, employer contributions into a VEBA account, life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and 401k and 457 deferred compensation plans.  This position is represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union (IBEW Local 125).

For more information or to obtain an application by mail, email or fax, call 503-266-1156.    Canby Utility is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications are being accepted until job is filled.

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Note: If you need an accommodation under the American’s with Disabilities Act during the application and/or interview process, please contact Barbara Benson at 503-266-1156 Ext 323. Additional information including the employee handbook and collective bargaining agreements can be found on the website – See “Misc” and click on Employee Resources.

See below for Veterans’ Preference.

We’ve got good energy!

What motivates our team? That’s easy. It’s knowing that our customers count on us to ensure instant access to electricity and water in our city, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is our core commitment as a reliable utility provider. But we also recognize that truly coming through for our customers is about much more.

It’s about knowing our customers’ needs and helping them find the smartest solutions for lowering their utility use and reducing costs. It’s about being environmentally responsible and making clean energy choices that are right today and offer answers to tomorrow’s challenges. It’s about giving back to our community to keep Canby healthy and strong, especially in times of need.

Delivering on these promises takes vision, discipline, tenacity, skill, dedication and teamwork from INCREDIBLY TALENTED PEOPLE.

That’s what we are all about at Canby Utility.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. Offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a drug test, having a satisfactory motor vehicle driving history and criminal background check.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

Canby Utility is drug-free workplace.

Veterans’ Preference

Canby Utility provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235; OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.

Qualifying and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting a completed Veteran’s Preference Form (see below), as well  as submitting a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension to your application. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veteran’s disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.

Click Here for our Veterans’ Preference Form