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Job - Electric Transmission Journeyman Lineman - Maintenance (IBEW), Various Locations in California

California, United States
Job type
Administration Jobs
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Posted on
5 Oct 2016
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About the Role:


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, "Together, Building a Better California" is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The men and women of Electric Operations ensure the delivery of safe and reliable electric service to our customers. Electric Operations is responsible for every aspect of PG&E's electric distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, asset management, business planning, restoration and emergency response.

Position Summary

We are hiring Transmission Journeyman Lineman to work in our service territory that will be responsible for replacing and/or repairing electric transmission wood poles, towers and associated components. Current opportunities in our Transmission Department: Bakersfield, Madera, Moss Landing

Our Journeyman Linemen are responsible for building and maintaining electric power systems and for restoring electric service to commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential customers. They are expected to test, frame and set poles; climb poles, towers and work in confined spaces; splice and terminate cables. Our Lineman will have had successfully completed a federal or state sanctioned apprenticeship (with approved supporting documentation) and/or IBEW sponsored line worker apprenticeship. Linemen must be able to drive safely, work extended hours, travel/transfer to new headquarters upon request at any time and wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment.

All Journeyman Lineman classifications are represented by IBEW Local 1245.


• Completion of a federal or state sanctioned apprenticeship with approved supporting documentation
and/or IBEW sponsored line worker apprenticeship.
• Valid Class A California driver's license or the ability to obtain one by day one of employment
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
• Ability to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Ability to lift and carry up to 100 pounds
• Ability to work and drive in all types of weather and road conditions
• Capable to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays
• Ability to travel and transfer to a new headquarter upon request at any time; throughout the entire
PG&E service territory (For General Construction positions)
• Internal PG&E Employees: Must have qualified on the Journeyman Lineman Knowledge Assessment
(JLKA) prior to applying
• External must qualify on the Journeyman Lineman Knowledge Assessment (JLKA) prior to
• Successful completion of Journeyman Assessment for Line-worker Progression (Physical
Assessment) prior to interviewing
• Must pass the following pre-employment requirements:
-Drug Screen
-Background Check
-Post Offer Physical (POPA)


• Experienced in rubber gloving and hot stick procedures
• Experience in transmission and distribution work, underground and numerous voltages
• Effective team player with strong communication skills


Lineman will report to their assigned work location on a daily basis (Maintenance). Reviews job work requirements and provides input regarding work for the day. Loads and unloads tools, materials and supplies into and out of vehicles at crew headquarters and job site. Lifts, pulls and carries insulators, cross-arms, equipment, tools, grounds, dampers, and other materials to and from job sites. Loads and unloads tools, materials, and equipment off of hand lines while standing on elevated structures that include: Wood poles, steel structures and insulated work platforms.
Uses pole testing tools and visually inspects ground and structural integrity of steel structures, wooden poles and platforms to assess if safe to climb. Uses gaffs, work positioning belt and/or work harness to physically climb poles (up to 105 feet in height) or ascend structures or towers (up to 450 feet in height). Uses work positioning belt to position body on elevated work structures. Uses hand tools to remove old components that include: cross-arms, insulators, anchors, vibration dampers and switches. Uses tools to measure and re-drill holes in pole as needed.

Operates hydraulic equipment including: drills, boom truck, digger, pole tamper, hydraulic jack, Manta Ray anchor installer and bucket truck once certified. Operates lift equipment such as aerial lifts and line truck booms. Operates forklift to load and unload work materials and supplies.

Travels by vehicle, motor boat or off-road utility vehicle (OUV) to access job sites, May drive a Class A vehicle (i.e. bucket truck and line truck) to and from the job site. Drives a company pickup truck or passenger vehicle to job sites and work locations, meetings and training. Uses vehicle to go to vendor locations and pick up or deliver supplies and materials. Conducts daily vehicle inspections.

Journeyman Lineman may provide back-up relief in temporary absence of foreman; direct work to other crewmembers and act as a leader. Must attend all mandated OSHA and company training. Provides on-the-job training, orientation, demonstration and assistance to apprentice linemen.

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