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IBEW Local 659
Chester Riddle, Adam Lee and Mike Johnson took the Obligation at the Medford Unit Meeting
We would like to welcome brother John Gist to IBEW local 659!
2019 Membership Developement Conference
Don M., Mark & Taneal N., Brian S., Jeff A. and Mike S.
Matt Halleman, Craig Woods, Paul Waddington, and Josh Montez
Leaving our Mark
Matt Halleman, EWEB, Journeyman Meterman
2019 Golf & Softball LU 125 Charity Tournament
Remodel is done... Come check it out!
2019 Linemans Rodeo with Jim Louder
Tom Lane Pre-Apprentice Overall 1st Place
Lineman's Rodeo 2019
Brandon Roberts receiving his $1000 bonus for joining IBEW
Justin Humphreys (Aptc Wireman) and Brandon Roberts (Jmn Wmn) talking their obligation.
Chris McPherson joined LU659 last fall and is appreciating the friendships and benefits of the Union
Thank you Ryan Smith racing for supporting our great Local! Ryan is a Journeyman Wireman, PEC.
2019 Local Union 659 Union Picnic and Bounce House Fun for the kids
Games for all ages
The littles just wanted to play in the hay.
Mom, look what I found!
More games
Horseshoe tournament
LU 659 Merchandise and Raffle Tent
Thank Lane County Unit for hosting a wonderful picnic
Warren "Neel" Michael receiving his 50 year service pin
Lyle Johnson receiving his 50 year service pin
Stanley Wheeler receiving his 50 year service pin
Thank you LU 659 Picnic Sponsors
2019 Unit Conference attendees
2019 Shop Steward/Utility Conference
LU 659 members & Staff supporting our Brothers and Sisters at the City of Canyonville!

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Posted On: Aug 13, 2019


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 have 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 August 9th through September 6th, 2019, with interviews scheduled in September and October 2019.Qualified applicants can expect competitive compensation with a starting salary of $150K+ and excellent benefits.Submit cover letters, 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.

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