Klamath Falls, OR

Utility Specialist/Pre-Apprentice Lineman - Local 659 (Klamath Falls, OR) - 105398 at PacifiCorp in Klamath Falls, Oregon in Klamath Falls, Oregon

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PacifiCorp is one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, providing more than 1.6 million customers with reliable, efficient energy.

General Purpose

The Utility Specialist/Pre-Apprentice Lineman is a position designed to complete various non-journeyman tasks while preparing the applicant for a three-year Lineman apprenticeship and, ultimately, into a position as a Journeyman Lineman. Duties typically assigned to the Utility Specialist/Pre-Apprentice Lineman may include meter reading, customer collection related activities (notifications, service connects and disconnects); replacement, removal, or exchange of single-phase self-contained meters; underground utility line locates; pole inspection and maintenance (test and treat); foreign utility (joint use) clearance evaluation; operate as a Groundman/Equipment Operator on line crews; and other duties as assigned. The Utility Specialist/Pre-Apprentice Lineman will hold the position for an indefinite period of time until offered a Lineman apprenticeship at a location to be selected by PacifiCorp (the Company). Please note that candidates will be required to accept a Lineman apprenticeship when and where it is offered. Relocation will be available under the current bargaining agreement for appropriate union local.

The Lineman apprentice program is designed to teach the candidate aspects of a Lineman's work. As a Journeyman Lineman you will install, maintain and repair all transmission and distribution electrical systems and associated equipment, both overhead and underground, while utilizing line trucks, aerial boom, lifts and wire pulling equipment.?Maintenance of lines and services will require pole climbing, hot sticking, and working out of truck mounted bucket lifts to construct, repair or maintain line equipment or string, splice sag wire on live or dead circuits.?Operates switches, cutouts and uses grounding devices to work on de-energized lines and equipment.?Please note that upon completion of the Lineman apprenticeship, candidates will be required to bid on open Journeyman Lineman positions throughout the Pacific Power service territory. Relocation will be available under the current bargaining agreement for appropriate union local.


The Utility Specialist/Pre-Apprentice Lineman will perform physical labor necessary to assist with the installing, maintaining, repairing and/or operating Company equipment and facilities. Performance of duties may include: meter reading, collections, meter replacement/removal/exchange, pole test and treat, joint use coordination, equipment operation, clean-up work, debris removal, loading and unloading materials, storage of items, digging, grounds maintenance, fueling vehicles, cleaning and painting equipment and performing work using various hand-held tools. You may be required to drive a Company vehicle to transport personnel and equipment to and from work sites and run errands as assigned.?Curriculum may include classroom work, on-the-job training, and completion of a skills check-off list to be jointly completed by a qualified employee and the Utility Specialist/Pre-Apprentice Lineman. PacifiCorp and IBEW Local 659 will administer the apprenticeship program.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED, or proof of equivalent.
  • Possess a current Driver's License with the ability to obtain a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License within six months of initial employment. Prior to the first day performing work as an Utility Specialist/Pre-Apprentice Lineman, a CDL learners permit is required for the state the position is in. This can be obtained following a job offer during the pre-employment process.
  • Must have received a passing score of 5 or higher on the NJATC examination.
  • Must perform a mechanical skills evaluation (MSE). This evaluation is a variety of trade oriented tasks the applicant will be expected to perform routinely on the job.
  • Individuals, who pass the aptitude test and MSE, must also successfully pass the interview and rating phase. An interview panel will meet with each qualifying applicant and at the completion of the interview, determine a numerically rated score.?
  • Once selected for the Utility Specialist/Pre-Apprentice Lineman candidate list, applicants must pass a company-paid physical, drug screen and background check, which is processed after a job offer is extended and accepted.?
  • This position requires a post-offer, pre-placement physical capacity screening, conducted by a licensed physical therapist, to assure the candidate meets the physical demands of the job. The screening will assess only the identified physical demands of the job being applied for.

Physical Demands of the Utility Specialist/Pre-Apprentice Lineman:

The job duties of Lineman require lifting in excess of 75 lbs from floor to waist and waist to overhead, carrying in excess of 75 lbs with both hands, and pushing and pulling in excess of 100 lbs of exertional force. Job duties of the Lineman require sustained, awkward positions/postures including bending and twisting at the waist and neck; reaching forward, to the side, across the body and overhead.?Additional requirements of the Lineman position include forceful grip and pinch; manipulation of small objects; balancing on one or both legs during dynamic activities; manipulation of large objects during activities requiring balance and sustained awkward postures.

Additional Information

Req ID: 105398
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: KLAMATH FALLS
Department: Pacific Power
Schedule: No Selection
Personnel Subarea: IBEW 659
Hiring Range: 31.28

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

Nearest Major Market: Medford
Career Segment: Apprentice, Architecture, Utility, Electrical, Aerial Operator, Entry Level, Energy, Engineering

Job ID: 3759282861943069758

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Klamath Falls, Oregon, 00000

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