Journeyman Lineman

Job Details



End Date

Until Filled



$51.98 Hourly

Job Description

This position works under the direction of the Operations Field Supervisor and guidance of the  Working Foreman to perform assigned work related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of overhead and underground electric distribution system and related equipment. This position is a full-time, non-FLSA exempt, with no supervisory duties. This position is within a collective bargaining agreement as represented by an exclusive representative.

  • Maintain and repairs cable, conduit, vaults, enclosures, and transformers.
  • Performs switching, locating, hi-potting and testing, fault finding, exposing, splicing, and terminating of URD cables.
  • Operates man-lifts, digger derrick, Backhoe, dump trucks, wire pullers, air compressors, and other utility vehicles, power tools, and hand tools associated with the electric line trade.
  • Loads, unloads, frames and sets or removes poles. Installs or removes lightning arresters, terminators, cutouts, transformers, capacitors, reclosers, sectionalizers, regulators, and/or other protective devices. Transfers, installs, and removes conductor guys and risers, street lights, and other equipment used in the construction, maintenance, and repair of overhead distribution lines.
  • Operates and installs switches, tags, and grounds on distribution circuits and loads.
  • Locates trouble in primary and secondary lines or cables and repairs to restore service, as well as for locate utilities for outside agencies, such as the Oregon Utility Notification Center.
  • Disconnects and reconnects utility services for service orders, and obtains meter re-reads as requested by the customer service department.
  • Cleans, stocks, and loads vehicles. Inspects vehicles and equipment and performs minor repair and maintenance, or requests follow-up repair work.
  • Performs pole top, bucket, and vault rescue when necessary and in training exercises.
  • Performs tree trimming on, or near, energized lines or equipment as needed. Operates, installs, removes, and maintains equipment as required. Installs and removes meters and CT’s and PT’s as required.
  • Performs duties before/after normal working hours, on weekends and/or holidays as emergencies arise, or assigned for emergency response.
  • Performs warehouse and inventory duties as needed, must be forklift certified.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
  • Follows all safety rules.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or requested.

Job Related Qualifications

  • Must be schooled in the fundamentals of electricity required in line construction and maintenance and property apply the tools and equipment of the trade.
  • Knowledge of substations, protective systems, and distribution systems for residential, commercial, and industrial customers.
  • Knowledge of practices, methods, tools, materials, and equipment used in the electrical trade (including overhead and underground systems).
  • Knowledge of electrical theory and principles related to power transmission and distribution systems and the ability to read and interpret system maps, work sketches, and diagrams.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations, Oregon OSHA 1910.269, policies, and procedures, as well as the utility’s line construction and maintenance standards;
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions for this type of work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to maintain interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and courtesy with fellow employees.
  • The ability to courteously and effectively deal with customer complaints, service questions, or problems is necessary

A high school diploma or G.E.D. is required, plus the successful completion of an approved journeyman lineman apprenticeship program, including course work in electricity, mathematics, and mechanical fundamentals pertaining to line and substation construction. In addition to a Journeyman Lineman Certificate, the individual must possess a valid Oregon Class-A commercial driver’s license, CPR certification, flagging, forklift certification, and first aid cards. Must be willing to be available and responsive to emergency call-outs.

Special Requirements

This position has a residency requirement that must be obtained within 1 year of hire date. (Currently looking to extend response time from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.) Employees are subject to before/after normal working hours calls for emergency response for this position.


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 our website - See "Misc" and click on Employee Resources.

Fill out an application and return it in person or via mail.

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.

View our Veterans' Preference Form (PDF).

Benefits Information

Canby Utility offers an excellent benefits package, including 6% employee portion paid into Oregon PERS/Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP), 95% medical, dental, and vision premiums paid for employee and family, employer contributions of $150 per month into a VEBA account, life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and voluntary 401k and 457 deferred compensation plans. This position is represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union (IBEW Local 125).

Notice of Equal Opportunity Employment

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 a drug-free workplace.