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September 19, 2017
Feb 02, 2009


The Northwest Line Construction Industry Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC), a nonprofit training association, is seeking candidates to fill the Training Director position.  This is a challenging and exciting position with a nationally recognized training program.

The Training Director works under the direction of the Board of Trustees to manage the Outside Electrical Lineman Apprenticeship and Power Line Clearance and Tree Trimming Apprenticeship programs, including related program training, the Vocational Outside Line Training Academy (VOLTA) and development of future programs as directed.  The qualified candidate will work closely with JATC staff, contractors and IBEW Locals as well as various industry, state and local agencies to develop, maintain and administer safety training programs.

This is an exciting time to join our team as we build a new training facility.  The Training Director will have a role in the design and construction of this new facility.

Preferred candidates will have a background in management, apprenticeship and journeyman training or knowledge of training development. Candidates must also possess financial, management and interpersonal skills as well as an understanding of current safety rules and regulations.  Travel is required and is not limited to the Pacific Northwest.

The successful candidate should meet the following:

  • Possess cost control and budget experience.
  • Maintain a professional, unbiased attitude toward the Union or Management.
  • Understand the on-the-job-training aspect of apprenticeship programs.
  • Can develop and modify training materials.
  • Successfully demonstrated management and operations skills.
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing. Some public speaking experience is preferable.
  • Some college experience especially in Business Administration is preferred.
  • Proficient in PC software applications including Microsoft Office products.
  • Strong convictions regarding the advancement and safety training of the industry.  Overall personality, character and attitude will be considered.
  • Experience teaching apprentices on the job and in the classroom is preferred but not required.
  • A journeyman lineman card is preferred but not required.
  • Should have knowledge of legislation directed toward the apprenticeship (e.g., Title 29 CFR Part 29, ERISA, EEO, OSHA).
  • Must be a self-motivated individual and with excellent time-management skills.
  • Bring and maintain a positive attitude.

Resumes will be accepted from September 8 through October 6, 2017, with interviews scheduled in October 2017.Qualified applicants can expect competitive compensation with a starting salary of $145K+ and excellent benefits.Submit comprehensive resumes and references to

The JATC is the Pacific Northwest’s apprentice and journeyman training program for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), providing training for the outside electrical construction and maintenance industry throughout Oregon, Washington, 10 northern Idaho counties and 3 northern counties of California.

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of the Northwest Line Construction Industry is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





Job Title:                Full Time Instructor

Department:         VOLTA / Apprentice Camp

Position Overview: Supports operations by instructing/supervising students in all classes (1st yr., 2nd yr., 3rd, yr., Volta etc.)

                       Planning, organizing, and implementing administrative, academic, and practical hands-on field and lab instruction.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintains industry workforce by recruiting, orienting, and training applicants, students, and current industry personnel; maintaining a safe, secure, and productive work environment; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Accomplish training results by communicating class/job expectations; planning, monitoring, following lesson plans and evaluating results.
  • Coaching, counseling, and disciplining students as needed.
  • Exercise patience and tolerance as required in a learning environment.
  • Initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures of NW Line JATC, VOLTA and Camp Rilea.
  • Conduct and project self in professional manner.
  • Monitor supplies by identifying and anticipating needs for classrooms, office area, storage areas, restrooms, and labs (pole yards).
  • Maintain all areas in a clean and tidy fashion
  • Follow policies, procedures, and work schedules.
  • Fill-in, substitute and or assist in instruction for other classes.
  • Provide communication to supervisor for identifying needs and evaluating options for student issues.
  • Complete projects by organizing and coordinating information and requirements; planning, arranging, and meeting schedules; monitoring results.
  • Provide historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems both paper and electronic versions.
  • Improve training programs and service quality by devising new applications; updating procedures and evaluating system results with staff.
  • Maintain communication and cooperation among base, staff, and students (past, present and future).
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge and skills by attending or teaching educational workshops/classes.
  • Contribute to positive progress by accomplishing related tasks as needed in a timely manner.
  • Perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organizations.

Non-essential Job Functions:

  • Travel to off-base locations to retrieve supplies and or conduct/attend classes.
  • Provide communication/information to visitors and guests in a friendly positive manner.
  • Repair and maintain building, tools and equipment based on personal mechanical skill level.


  • Journeyman Lineman
  • Ability and willingness to acquire Trainer Status to teach classes, including but not limited to; First Aid, CPR, OSHA, Flagging, Crane etc.
  • Have reliable transportation to commute to class each day.
  • Willing and able to physically climb structures and perform/demonstrate the duties of a Journeyman Lineman.

Other Skills/Abilities:

  • Computer knowledge and proficiency to work with Word, Power point, Data base, Email, etc.
  • Develop; write; improve lesson plans

This position is a full time, salaried position of $128,869.92, with vacation, sick leave, Lineco, NEBF and NEAP based on the four-local agreement.  Working hours vary based on schedule (VOLTA or Camp sessions) and additional travel and training will be required.

Resumes accepted by email at until September 1st; interviews will be scheduled September 15th with a targeted start date no later than October 9th.

The Power Line Clearance & Tree Trimming Program is looking for Apprentice in the IBEW Local 659 area.  1st Aid, Flagging Traffic Control card and Class B CDL permit required.  For more information, or to apply, please go to    




CoosCurry Electrical Coop,


Central Lincoln PUD,

Consumers Power,

Lane Electric,

City of Roseburg,

City of Ashland,

Central Lincoln PUD


Surprise Valley,


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