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Mid-High Step Apprentice Lineworker

Idaho Power Co.
Boise, Idaho 83709
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Idaho Power is looking for two Mid-High Step Apprentice Lineworkers to join our Boise Operations Center Demand crew.

It’s an exciting time to bring your skills to Idaho Power. We recently announced a goal of 100% clean energy by 2045, and this position plays a critical role in ensuring the communities we serve have safe, reliable, affordable energy. We're looking for hard-working team members to keep our equipment and systems running smoothly.

What does an Apprentice Lineworker do for us? As a member of the On-Demand Team, performs new construction and maintenance work on overhead and underground distribution and transmission lines.

In addition to the meaningful work we do, we offer work-life balance, competitive pay and benefits, and both a 401k employer-match and a pension plan, making Idaho Power one of the best employers in the state. 


Knowledge of:

  • Line core process of new business operations, outage response, planned and unplanned maintenance
  • Line construction methods, materials, standards, and equipment
  • Chemical safety and IPC safety program.

Skills in:

  • Use of personal computers utilizing Microsoft products and time-entry software.

Ability to:

  • Perform basic arithmetic calculations
  • Identify purposes of commonly encountered materials, parts, and equipment used in Lines construction
  • Maintain neat, accurate, and legible records
  • Respond to outages outside of normal working hours and work overtime at the discretion of the supervisor
  • read and understand construction drawings and diagrams, plat maps, feeder maps, and work order maps
  • Work on-call rotation
  • Establish positive working relationships with all team members and leadership



  • High school diploma or GED


  • Have greater than 3,120 hours of documented OJT hours as part of a U.S. Department of Labor recognized, registered Apprentice Lineworker program


  • Have successfully completed coursework and be able to demonstrate knowledge in the areas of equipment operations and climbing skills as well as rigging, rubber gloving, hot sticks, and transformer connections through a skills assessment and a written exam

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Valid Class A CDL drivers license with an acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position
  • Valid DOT (Department of Transportation) Medical Card or ability to obtain prior to hire
  • Must obtain First Aid/CPR card within 90 days

The Lineworker-Demand/Distribution position involves maintenance and repair of transformers at ground level and vault. This can require up to 150 lbs. push/pull activities, lifts up to 50 lbs., frequent kneeling, standing and crouching, as well as climbing into the vault. This job also involves climbing up to 50 ft. and occasionally up to 70-90 ft. utility poles to install/repair, while carrying 40 lbs. safety gear. Mechanical and hand tools are used to dig holes up to 14 feet in which poles are placed via team lift. Cross arms, which require a team lift of 120 lbs., and other equipment will be installed/replaced on poles using a mag drill. Other activities required are loading and unloading ATV’s using a ramp, attaching wire, hotstick/shotgun use, hiking/carrying tools up to several miles per day, occasional digging and frequent above shoulder work including the use of a manual trimmer. Data entry is also required for up to 3 consecutive days to input all field work into record keeping software. To ensure the manufacturer's rated capacity of climbing hooks, ladders, and aerial equipment are not exceeded, applicants body weight cannot exceed 300 lbs. Job placement is contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment physical evaluation, such as a Department of Transportation (DOT) medical certificate exam. The above is a summary of the primary essential functions of the position. This job may require the performance of additional tasks assigned by company leaders or management. Questions regarding job requirements or accommodation requests should be directed to Human Resources.

Must be at least 18 years of age. Additional safety related training may be required. Be physically able to perform all essential job functions without posing a direct threat of harm to self, others, or property. Must provide documentation of all line training or certifications at the time of application. Successful completion of the Idaho Power Company field assessment performed at the time of the interview.


Relocation assistance may also be provided to the successful candidate.

Successful applicant may be assigned to any of the on-demand crews located within the Region as necessary. Employees will live within the 25 mile drive distance boundaries on the appropriate operations center map with the expectation that under normal driving conditions they will respond to their home operations center in 30 minutes or less, if required to stand on call. The job requires a non-traditional work schedule that may include daytime, evening, weekday, and/or weekend work. Occasional travel and overnight stays may be required.

Complete training assignment, which may include as much as a 6 month assignment away from base location.

Enroll in, and successfully progress through, Idaho Power Company-sponsored Lineman Apprentice Training Program (as outlined in Idaho Power Company Lineman Apprentice Program Guide).

Must abide by Idaho Power Company's safety rules and regulations. To ensure the manufacturer's rated capacity of climbing hooks are not exceeded, applicants body weight cannot exceed 300 lbs.


Posted: 2021-11-01 Expires: 2021-12-31

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Mid-High Step Apprentice Lineworker

Idaho Power Co.
Boise, Idaho 83709

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