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July 24, 2016
Updated On: Jul 20, 2016


Position Bid No.  16-06

Newport, Oregon

July 19, 2016

Notice of Vacancy

The position of Journeyman Meterman or Journeyman Relay/Meter Technician in our South Beach location is open for bid from July 19, 2016 until the position is filled; the first review of applications will take place on August 18, 2016.

The Journeyman Meterman will service, test, and calibrate all electric watt-hour, demand and recording meters; instrument transformers and related test equipment; wire instrument transformers; watt-hour, and reactive metering circuits.  Investigate power diversion and related metering problems using AMI System.  Field test and inspect metering installations as needed.

This position requires successful completion of a three (3) year approved Metering Apprenticeship or equivalent that includes passing the IBEW Exam.

The hourly rate of pay for a Journeyman Meterman as of April 1, 2016 is $45.93.

The Journeyman Meter/Relay Technician will install, te4swt commission, troubleshoot and maintain transmission, distribution, and substation protective relaying systems and supporting SCADA equipment.  Service, test, and calibrate all electric watt-hour, demand and recording meters; instrument transformers and related test equipment; wire instrument transformers; watt-hour, and reactive metering circuits.  Investigate power diversion and related metering problems using AMI System.  Field test and inspect metering installations as needed..

This postion requires successful completion of a three (3) year approved Metering Apprenticeship or equivalent that includes passing the IBEW Exam.  One (1) year of installation, testing, servicing and repair of electronic relays and approved Relay courses.

The hourly rate of pay for a Journeyman Relay/Meter Technician as of April 1, 2016 is $50.96.

You can read the complete job description or apply online at Central Lincoln’s external website at through March 1, 2016.  Please use the “Position Bid Application” form 221 and attach it through NEOGOV.  This position will be posted inside and outside concurrently.


Debra Smith

General Manager


Portland General Electric Company

121 SW Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97204

Portland General Electric has immediate need for the following full-time position:

Electrical Journeyman Lineman (U16-003)

$41.90 per hour

This position is responsible for maintaining high voltage electrical connections as it relates to construction, operation, and maintenance work on underground transmission and distribution lines in the Portland Metropolitan area.   You must be a certified Journeyman Lineman to apply for this position. We offer a range of competitive benefits including medical insurance, paid vacation, a company matching gift program, tuition reimbursement and retirement savings that includes a 401(k) plan with matching company contributions and a PGE stock purchase plan and relocation.

For more details and to apply online, please visit us at

Questions? Call (503) 464-7250

Application Deadline: Open until filled 

PGE is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer



P.O. Box 6, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5531



Salary: $43.57 Full Time

Duties: Constructs, maintains and repairs overhead and underground electrical systems; does related work as required.

Qualifications: Considerable knowledge of the methods and tools used in line construction and maintenance work, occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions used for the trade; working knowledge of the principles of electrical theory as applied to electrical circuits and wiring systems, ability to apply this knowledge to work problems; thorough knowledge of first aid, including pole top resuscitation; ability to work from sketches, blueprints, written or oral instructions; sufficient strength to perform heavy (sometimes exceeding 100 lbs.) manual tasks relating to line construction; ability to climb poles and work at moderate heights with energized high tension lines such as primary conductors; ability to work in all weather conditions; skill in the use and care of the tools and equipment of the trade. Possession of or ability to secure possession of a valid Class A CDL (Commercial Driver License).

Experience and Training: Minimum of three years experience in electric line work and journey status as a line technician and completion of a recognized apprenticeship in line work; graduation from a senior high school or satisfactory equivalent GED certificate.

Method of Selection: Evaluation of candidate's background from application form. Those applicants who appear best qualified as determined by a screening committee may be interviewed.

Application: Applications may be obtained from Human Resources Dept., City Hall, P.O. Box 6, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862, (541) 938-8243, or on the City’s website at Applications must be received in the Human Resource Department in City Hall by 2:00pm, Monday, April 18, 2016. Disability accommodations made in the recruitment process upon request.

The City of Milton-Freewater is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability.



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

Or call us at



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
2016 Lineman Position Announcement.pdf

IBEW Local 659
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