Journey Lineworker (Journeyman/Lineman) - Portland Operations Center

Portland General Electric | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 4/29/2024
Description At PGE, our work involves dreaming about, planning for, and realizing a smarter, cleaner, more enduring Oregon neighborhood. Its core to our DNA and we haven't stopped since we started in 1888. We energize lives, strengthen communities and drive advancements in energy that promote social, economic and environmental progress. We're always on the lookout for people passionate about leading and being a part of teams that are advancing innovative clean energy solutions that are also affordable and accessible to all.

Job Title: Journeyman Lineman

Location: Portland Operations Center

Pay: $62.48 / hour

Hours: Day Shift

At Portland General Electric, our Journeymen Linemen play a critical role in serving our customers and our communities. They bring power to new communities and keep the power flowing to existing customers. When storms or other events disrupt power, Linemen are first responders restoring power and reconnecting our customers. PGE Journeymen Linemen directly impact the quality of life for our customers by delivering safe, reliable, and renewably generated power. Our linemen make all the difference!

Want to be part of this tradition of service to customers and community?

You should know that we are selective. We have a rigorous selection process where dedicated professionals who do quality work safely, really shine.

In return, our compensation is highly competitive, ranking among the highest in Oregon and the US. It also reflects the value we place on our Linemen and the critical service they provide. Here an overview of our package:
  • $25,000.00 - Signing Bonus for those who qualify.
  • $10,000.00 - Relocation lump sum for those who qualify.
  • A generous 401K with 6% match on Base Pay with a 7% Fixed Contribution (Profit Share). You also receive an additional fixed contribution from PGE of 4% of eligible overtime earnings.
  • Company provided safety gear.
  • Paid vacation days and holidays.
  • Opportunities to earn overtime pay.
  • Excellent health and dental options for all dependents.
Our service territory is located in Northwestern Oregon, and we love the outdoors: camping, hiking, hunting and fishing, crabbing at the coast, skiing on Mt Hood! We also love great food, craft beer, and Oregon wine!

It is recognized that the Company is engaged in a public service requiring continuous operation, and it is agreed that recognition of such an obligation of continuous service is imposed upon both the Company and the Union.

Responsible for construction, operation, and safety of the Company's lines and poles and all equipment attached thereto.

DUTIES: (Essential Job Responsibilities)

• Work safely
• Construct and maintain dead or energized overhead and underground transmission and distribution circuits Install and remove all types of transformers, arresters, fuses, cutouts, switches, and street-lighting equipment.
• Drive articulated boom trucks, ladder trucks, hole-digging and pole-setting equipment, and other equipment associated with distribution and transmission work.
• Perform pole-top rescue as needed.
• Climb poles to perform work.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: (Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required)

• Journeyman Lineman card required.
• Hot stick experience required.
• Must possess and maintain a valid CDL driver's license.
• Knowledge of safety regulations and OSHA required.
• Must be able to climb.

The position for which you are applying is covered under the Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations as defined in 49 CFR Part 40 and 49 CFR Parts 380, 390 and 391 which became effective on October 29, 2004. If you have been employed by PGE for less than 3 years, once you submit your Bid, you will receive a Supplemental Application form. The information you provide on the form related to the names and addresses of your previous employers during the preceding 3 years, dates of employment, reasons for leaving employment, whether you were subject to FMCSA while employed, whether your job was designated as a safety sensitive function in any DOT mode, may be used and your previous employers may be contacted.

During the probationary period following reassignment to any job, at least two progress reports will be completed. These reports will be discussed with the employee by his/her immediate supervisor, and copies of each will be given to him/her.

Salary Range:
$62.48 - $62.48

Starting pay is listed in the job posting above. Salary range determined by the current collective bargaining agreement and may include step increases based on time in the position.

PGE believes in rewarding dedicated performance. We provide a total rewards package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future. To find out more, click here.

Join us today and power your potential!

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

PGE does not discriminate on the basis of disability. We recognize individuals have a variety of abilities to offer and we believe there is much to value and celebrate by incorporating different abilities into the work we do. One very important way we live this out is in our application and interview process. We work hard to support individuals who may need an accommodation to fully participate in these processes. If you feel you may need an accommodation, or would like to request one, please notify the Talent Acquisition Specialist (Recruiter) associated with the job posting. You may also make this request by contacting talentacquisition@pgn.com or by calling 503-464-7250. The Recruiter will provide information and next steps for the accommodation process. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) team is also available for support. You can contact them at dei@pgn.com.

Salary60.08 Hour
Trade
Lineman
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