1+ months

Journeyman Lineman

Portland General Electric
Portland, Oregon
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

PGE Journeyman Lineman

Location: Various

Rate of pay: $53.99/hour

Shift: Day


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 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 is the rest of our package:

  • $15k signing bonus
  • 3 weeks paid training
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • 401k match of 5% with additional 6% profit share.
  • Free safety gear
  • Paid vacation days and holidays
  • Opportunities to earn overtime pay
  • Excellent health and dental options for all dependents
  • 25% off your electric bill, if you live in PGE service territory, after six months of employment


We are located in Western Oregon, and here in Oregon, 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!


Journeyman Lineman

The successful candidate will be responsible for construction, operation, and safety of the Company's lines and poles and all equipment attached thereto.


Typical responsibilities include:

  • 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.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions



The successful candidate will have:

  • Completed an accredited journeyman line apprenticeship program and have taken and passed a journeyman lineman test.
  • Proof of apprenticeship hours (upon request)
  • Possess a Journeyman Lineman card
  • Possess a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and have a good driving record
  • Hot stick experience preferred
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and OSHA required
  • Pass pre-employment physical and drug screen
  • Must be able to climb


Posted: 2021-10-26 Expires: 2022-01-24

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