• Transmission Lineman

    Posted: 03/03/2024

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    Works on poles up 100 feet and Steel Structures on lines up to 230 kilovolts (kV).o Use of Live Line Tools up to 69 kV and rubber gloving method may be used up to 12 kV. May work from bucket of aerial lift truck. Will operate mechanized line truck or other trucks. Install electric meters rated less than 200 amperes. Installs and maintain electric service lines and metering equipment, primary and secondary voltages. Installs and make repairs to Overhead & Underground lines carrying primary and secondary voltages. Installs wood, steal, concreate, and fiberglass poles. Installs fuses, services drops and electric meters. Installs cross arms, insulators, conductors, switches, transformers and other equipment on both overhead and underground system. Operate line switches. On new installations, climb poles and attach building service wires to overhead electric distribution lines and install electric meters. Connect service wire leads, insert fuses and test meter for proper voltage and operation. Requires standing climbing gaffs and steel pole climbing required. Lifts onto mounting bolt from belt height an assembled 10-foot crossarm weighing 80 pounds with hardware while standing in climbing gaffs on pole supported by body belt and safety strap Open or remove substructure covers - rectangular metal handhole "door" or round metal manhole cover up to 108 pounds (lifting tool for manhole) Pull loadbreak elbow from padmount or rack-mounted equipment using hotstick. Lifts and carries 60-75 pound tools, materials or equipment from ground to truck bed. Works in a variety of terrain, weather and other conditions including temperatures up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Periodically required to work extended overtime shifts.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Must be a Journeyman Lineman possessing IBEW Journeyman Lineman status in good standing.
    • Journeyman electrical worker that has completed an accredited apprenticeship program required.
    • Must be able to do heavy manual labor lifting a minimum of 60-75 pounds.
    • Will be required to work on steel and wood structures.
    • Prior climbing experience is required.
    • Must have demonstrated ability to absorb formal training and schooling.
    • Must demonstrate & maintain good safety habits.
    • Will be required to obtain & maintain a Class A CA Driver's license.
    • Must be able to obtain Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) card.

    Preferred Qualification:

    • Underground system experience with 200 and 600 AMP systems is desirable.

    This is a Union Represented position - Represented by Local IBEW 465.


    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the California Public Utilities Commission have adopted regulations governing the control of drug use by persons in certain job classifications. Certain job duties in this position are classified as being covered by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) (Title 49 CFR Part 382) and candidates who are not already in a DOT covered job classification must pass a pre-employment drug test. Candidates who do not successfully pass the FMCSA pre-employment drug test will be required to enter a drug rehabilitation program as a condition of returning to their present jobs. Once in the job and driving/ licensure/ permitting requirements are met, successful bidders will be subject to FMCSA mandated testing.

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