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February 13, 2016
Updated On: Jan 29, 2016


Northwest Line JATC / VOLTA is currently seeking experienced qualified Journeyman Linemen for the position of INSTRUCTOR.  We are looking enthusiastic, energetic individuals interested in training and education of apprentices, entry-level vocational line school students and other industry classification workers.

This is a full time position at our Camp Rilea training center located in Warrenton, OR, however the facility will be relocating to Clark County Washington within two years.  Instruction is split between classroom time and pole yard time.  On occasion, training and/or certification classes (to attend or teach) may be held off site.  Candidate will also be teaching related industry courses (First Aid/CPR, Flagging, OSHA-10, CDL, Crane Certification, Rigging & Signalperson) as well.

*Candidates not having current trainer status for these courses may still be considered but will be required to get trainer status.


The work schedule during apprentices training requires 10 days on (10-12 hrs. per day) then 4 days off; from January through mid-April.    During VOLTA (mid April to December), the class schedule is 4/10’s with the instructors putting in an average of 50 hours per week.  In the event normal instruction time is reduced, position will assist in other areas as assigned by the Assistant Director and/or Director

The successful selected candidate should meet the following criteria:

*Firsthand knowledge of the line school model/instruction

*Current experience in apprenticeship instruction

*Ability to make learning fun and interesting.

*Bring and maintain a positive attitude

*Have a strong desire to teach and nurture students

*Ability to clearly communicate verbally and written in a professional manner with colleagues, students, and staff

*Self-starting, motivated personality.

*Basic knowledge and use of computers (Windows, Power Point, Word and Video files)

*Able to climb poles and towers

*Operate digger derrick

*Familiar with OSHA regulations

*Can Modify/Develop training materials

*Able to present new ideas and methods as well as support tried-and-true methods.

*Prior experience teaching apprentices both on the job and in the classroom is preferred but not required.

Resumes will be accepted via email at until Friday, March 4th.  Resumes will be screened to determine those best qualified to participate in the interview process.  Resumes received after the closing date will be rejected.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.  NW Line JATC / VOLTA is an EEOC employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



Multiple positions available throughout locations within our service territory.

For immediate consideration, follow this path to submit your application:

Step 1- Go to:

Step 2- Enter job number 70001919 into the job# field, click “search for jobs”

Step 3- Click “apply” attached to the Lineman, Robber Glove Trained opening



Stacy McPhee, SCE, Talent Acquisition

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Job Opportunities at Surprise Valley

Journeyman Lineman

Surprise Valley Electrification Corp.

Salary:  $38.92/hour plus some overtime

Deadline:  Open until filled

Surprise Valley Electrification Corp. (Alturas, California), a small rural electric cooperative comprised of approximately 6200 meters has a opening for Journeyman Lineman in Alturas, California.

Applicant must be able to get along well with others and shall embrace the cooperative spirit. A Journeyman Lineman’s certification (IBEW) and 1 year experience is required. Applicant must have a CDL. Knowledge of REA electrical construction methods and material in 7200/12470 thru 69kv as well as repair of overhead and under ground electrical systems is required.  RUS construction preferred. Applicant must be proficient in climbing, hot sticking, and tree trimming. Substation and regulator knowledge a plus Applicant  if  hired shall live within ten miles of the cooperative yard.

Offering competitive paid benefits and competitive salary. A high desert area along the Warner Mountains, elevation 4500 feet, Alturas is a wonderful outdoors recreational area, excellent schools and a good community to learn and live in.

Submit resume to Surprise Valley Electric, 516 US Hwy 395 E, Alturas, CA 96101. Attention Dennis Reed Fax 530-233-2190.  Email to

PG&E is Hiring!  Interested in learning more?  Please contact:

Dustin Dear (415) 948-0385


Kristina Miller (925) 270-2909

(See Flyer Below)



CoosCurry Electrical Coop,


Central Lincoln PUD,

Consumers Power,

Lane Electric,

City of Roseburg,

City of Ashland,

Central Lincoln PUD


Surprise Valley,


PG&E Career Opportunities.pdf
California Edison Hiring Journeyman Lineman.pdf

IBEW Local 659
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