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Journeyman Lineman

Company: Chelan County PUD
Location: Wenatchee
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers. A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities.

We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we're proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we've also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rated byForbes in 2017 and 2019 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine!

We are a small town to some and big city to others. We invest in our children and believe that education is the key to our future success.

We live a life of abundant choices and enjoy water sports on the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, hiking, biking, rock climbing and unlimited golfing. Downhill and cross-country skiing are just minutes away. The area is also known for producing quality wines.

Consider Chelan PUD as a career choice today! The community is waiting for you.

Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.M/F/Vet/Disabled

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED andapplicants are encouraged to apply immediately.For a complete description of this position and to submit application materials, please visit: www.chelanpud.org/careers

Chelan County Public Utility District is located in Wenatchee, Washington. We employ about 46 employees in line operations and linemen are dedicated to either Wenatchee or Chelan headquarters. We operate, maintain and construct overhead and underground electrical transmission and distribution systems in Chelan County, which covers about 3,000 square miles. The PUD also serves parts of Douglas, Okanogan and Kittitas Counties. Our electric system includes 1,950 miles of transmission and distribution power lines, 36 substations and seven switchyards.

Journeyman Lineman duties include construction and maintenance of overhead and underground transmission and distribution systems. Direct responsibility for completing assigned work in a safe and efficient manner and for the general condition of trucks, special equipment and tools.

Post-Secondary Education:
Must have completed a JATC or NJATC lineman apprenticeship or a three (3) or four (4) year accredited lineman apprenticeship. Must provide written documentation of related training experience with at least one thousand (1,000) documented hours of working a conductor energized at primary voltage. Acceptable documentation includes copies of apprenticeship certificates, college transcripts or journey-level lineman card equal to NJATC requirements.

Must have experience in line construction and maintenance, and be proficient in using tools and operating heavy equipment of the trade on energized and de-energized systems. Must have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity as pertains to utility systems.

Safety-sensitive positions are subject to pre-employment drug screening. An essential function of this job involves duties which categorize this position as safety-sensitive.

A valid driver's license is required for this position (verified upon hire). A valid Washington State driver's license is required within 30 days of employment. Required to possess and maintain a valid Washington State Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the air brake restriction removed. If a CDL is required or is requested by the District on a voluntary basis, the individual will be subject to the applicable federal regulations, which include random drug testing.

Keywords: Chelan County PUD, Everett , Journeyman Lineman, Professions , Wenatchee, Washington

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