Month: February 2020

Pre-Apprentice Lineman City of Forest Grove, OR – Forest Grove, OR $30.95 an hour

The Pre-Apprentice position is intended as a training position to begin an Apprenticeship program for the position of Journeyman Lineman. The Apprenticeship program is approximately a three and a half (3½) year program. This should in no way be construed as a guarantee that the Pre-Apprentice will become an Apprentice Journeyman Lineman. The successful candidate may remain in the Pre-Apprentice position for up to 18 months, after which time he/she will either enter the Journeyman Lineman Apprentice Program or employment will be terminated.The incumbent must successfully complete all requirements of the program to become a Journeyman Lineman.

The Pre-Apprentice will assist in performing technical duties in the maintenance, construction and repair of the electrical distribution system and associated facilities; learn to install new electric services to residential and commercial customers; assist in installing overhead transmission lines and underground electric distribution facilities; and perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

Applicants who move past the opening phase of review will receive a formal interview with hiring committee and will need to have the ability to pass a pole yard mechanical skills assessment.


The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:

  • Learn to perform technical duties in the maintenance, construction and repair of the electrical distribution system and associated facilities.
  • Provide assistance to work conducted on energized electrical conductors and equipment; install, remove and maintain poles, hardware, cross-arms, insulators, guying equipment and anchors; string wire; install or remove transformers and electrical devices.
  • Assist in installing underground electric distribution facilities; install cables, wires, services, transformers, switches and other systems; trench and backfill; splice cables.
  • Install overhead services including street lights.
  • Respond to power system outages; assist in locating and repairing trouble in overhead or underground high and low voltage lines.
  • Participate in installing new electric services to residential and commercial customers.
  • Participate in building, operating and maintaining City-owned portions of sub-stations.
  • Read and interpret electrical system maps and drawings.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.


One year utility construction, maintenance and repair experience preferred.License or Certificate

  • Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license; possession of or ability to obtain a class A CDL within 30 days of appointment.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire, proof of passing Math 60 algebra placement exam.


Physical Demands and Working Conditions
The physical demands herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions.
Environment: Field environment; travel from site to site; work underground or on overhead power lines, on slippery surfaces; exposure to high voltage power lines, construction equipment, inclement weather conditions, noise, dust, and gases.
Mobility: Incumbents require sufficient mobility to perform moderate or heavy lifting; to walk, stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to climb power poles; and to operate motorized equipment and vehicles.
Vision: Vision sufficient to distinguish colors, read small print, and operate assigned machinery and equipment.
Language: Ability to speak, write and understand English language

Selection Process
Submit completed City application online by the posted deadline. Appropriate documentation verifying veteran status, including the City of Forest Grove’s Veteran’s Preference Form, must be submitted if claiming veteran’s preference. Applications will be screened through an evaluation of skills, experience and work history. Please note that the Education and Experience sections of the application must be filled out completely and truthfully. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from the selection process. Selected candidates will be invited to participate in an interview.

Please note: Upon acceptance into the Lineman Apprenticeship program the selected candidate will be required to reside within 20 minutes of the Forest Grove Light & Power Department.

Please be sure to include in your application a valid email address you check frequently (including spam and junk folders), as candidates may be notified via email.

Position Status:
This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is represented by IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers).

1st Class Line Worker-On Target

To apply, simply TEXT ONTARGET to 25000 and our virtual assistant Olivia will get you connected with our hiring team today!

Are you looking for a boost in your professional career? Do you love finding solutions to complex problems? If you’re someone who is ambitious and an expert with electrical systems, then we want you to picture yourself at On Target as one of our Line Workers!

At On Target, we are a fast-growing company that provides a variety of utility services such as locating, metering, smart grid, telecommunications, and power line services throughout the Northeast. Relocation assistance is available.

As an Electrical Line Worker, you will be responsible for assisting construction and maintenance of transmission, distribution and telecommunication lines and related equipment on the ground, on structures and underground. This position requires someone who is self-motivated and be a leader to lower rated line workers.

The Line Worker performs all types of line work including, but not limited to, installing and removing poles; climbing transmission and distribution poles/structures; installing and maintaining cross arms, pins, insulators, wires and cables, transformers, cutouts, arrestors and all other line related equipment, either overhead or underground; installing fiber optic cable to utility poles either transmission or distribution and overhead or underground locations; and assist in hot line tool work when required.

The pay for this position will be commensurate with experience.

Why You’ll Love Working for Us (Our Benefits)We believe that our employees are the reason for our success, so we offer an array of benefits that include:

  • 100% Paid Training – You’ll have ongoing training throughout your career with us.
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • PTO and paid holidays
  • 401(k) plan

Job Duties:

  • Safely performs all types of line work including, but not limited to, installing and removing poles; climbing transmission and distribution poles/structures; installing and maintaining cross arms, pins, insulators, wires and cables, transformers, cutouts, arrestors and all other line related equipment, either overhead or underground; installing fiber optic cable to utility poles; either transmission or distribution and overhead or underground locations; and, complete any required hot line tool work.
  • Safely works on and around energized lines and equipment in accordance with the company and customers’ construction, maintenance and safety standards.
  • Uses of tools, equipment and instruments of the trade and is proficient in line work methods.
  • Is thoroughly familiar with the distribution and/or transmission plant.
  • Works with the public, customers and fellow employees in a courteous, professional and helpful manner.
  • Reads, interprets and works from sketches and diagrams.

Responsibilities & Requirements

  • Have a High School Diploma or GED. Technical education highly preferred
  • Have at least 48 months or its equivalent in a journeyman line worker progression
  • Have a minimum of a Class B CDL and the ability to obtain a Class A CDL within 3 months. Company will assist with permit and training.
  • Four years minimum experience
  • Obtain various state hoisting licenses
  • Climb utility poles and work out of an aerial lift device
  • Lift 100 pounds on an occasional basis and up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis. Stand, walk and work on uneven ground for the full workday
  • Drive a line truck and/or equipment several hours every day
  • Work outside in all types of weather conditions

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Journeyman Lineman – Up to $45/hr. Novinium


Learn new skills, advance your career, and help keep the lights on.

  • Great pay – up to $45 per hour
  • Relocation Bonus and Relocation Assistance for those that qualify
  • Per diem and Travel pay
  • Company-paid airfare and private hotel room
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Great benefits
  • Industry-best training
  • Technology-driven safety program – directed by a team with experience in the field
  • Career growth and leadership opportunities


  • Operate Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) waveform and RF locating equipment
  • Perform air flow tests
  • Place and operate cable injection equipment on de-energized and energized cables switch medium voltage and high voltage electrical circuits
  • Write and implement cable switching orders
  • Through your behavior, exemplify and promote a safety-focused culture
  • Provide positive customer service


  • Switching experience preferred
  • Ability to read circuit maps
  • Basic computer skills
  • Safe work record and a firm commitment to safety
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable DMV record
  • Able and willing to travel
  • Able to lift, push, pull, and carry at least 75 pounds for a distance of 300 feet on a regular basis
  • Able to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time
  • Able to handle frequent exposure to seasonal elements

Novinium provides industry-leading training in the field, online, and in the classroom—including an immersive 2-week orientation and training session at the company headquarters in Kent, Washington.

The Lineman position offers great pay and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, paid time off, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan with company match.

To learn more about our company, tools, processes, and how you can be a part of an industry-leading business, visit ( ).

Instructor, Power Lineworkers


If you are a journey-level lineworker and ready to become a training professional that will lead the next generation of llineworkers to a safe and rewarding career, apply today!POSITION: Full-Time Exempt, Training SpecialistSALARY: $ 66.50/hour (equivalent to $138,320.00 annually)+ additional incentives for special training assignments and an outstanding benefits packageLOCATION: Oroville, CAABOUT NLCNorthwest Lineman College is an industry-leading institution, providing educational services for the line trades in the Power, Gas and Telecom industries. NLC has been setting the benchmark standard of training for pre-apprentice, apprentice, and journey-level linework since 1993. We are a rapidly growing, visionary and innovative employer who genuinely cares about the happiness of our people. That’s why we are a six-time “When Work Works” award winner. We are passionate about training because we change lives and improve safety. We value our customers and thrive in the dynamic world of power and telecom delivery, pushing ourselves to excellence and making work fun.ABOUT THE POSITIONAs an NLC instructor (we call them Training Specialists), you will deliver both classroom and field training on a variety of subjects, using curriculum specially developed by NLC. NLC prepares you to deliver this instruction through in-depth training on educational principles and industry standards. Once this initial preparation is complete, additional training assignments on and off site will be available. Your students will include pre-apprentices, apprentices, journey-level lineworkers, and crew leaders from across the nation—sometimes across the world!MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Journeyman lineman (certificate of completion of formalized apprenticeship program required)
  • Passion for training
  • Knowledge of regulations that apply to electrical linework (OSHA, NESC, etc.)
  • Excellent communicator who knows how to select the right tone and medium for the message
  • Proficient use of computers
  • Willingness to travel up to 30%+
  • CDL or ability to obtain is not required, but desirable
  • High level of integrity, honesty, and professionalism


  • Ability to climb and work in elevated positions up to 95’
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time, to bend and reach and to move or carry items weighing up to 65 lbs
  • Ability to utilize personal fall arrest and positioning device systems within OSHA regulations and manufacturer’s recommendations (combined tool and body weight not to exceed 310 lbs, standard tool weight estimated at 45 lbs, body weight at or under 265 lbs.)

HOW TO APPLYPlease visit our website at and click on “Work for NLC” to apply and learn about our amazing benefits. All inquiries and submissions will be kept strictly confidential.Wondering what life is like as a Maroon? Check out these videos to learn more about how Training Specialists at Northwest Lineman College make a significant contribution to the industry while enjoying a fantastic new chapter in their careers and to see how our Training Specialists at the California campus work and play
Northwest Lineman College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and six-time recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.

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