Journeyman Lineman (IBEW) Line of Progression
Company: PG&E Corporation
Posted on: January 20, 2023
Requisition ID # 121921
Job Category : Lineman
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Business Unit: Electric Operations
Job Location : Davis; Chico; Concord; Eureka; Fresno; Fresno;
Geyserville; Livermore; Lodi; Marysville; Merced; Monterey; Napa;
Oakland; Paso Robles; Petaluma; Placerville; Point Arena; Red
Bluff; Richmond; Salinas; San Rafael; Santa Cruz; Santa Rosa;
Stockton; Watsonville; Willits; Woodland
Check out our PG&ELineman Careers page for information about
our locations, benefits as well as other useful information!
The men and women of Electric Transmission and Distribution ensure
the delivery of safe and reliable electric service to our
customers. Electric T&D 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
Our Maintenance Crew is tasked with the Maintenance and/or
restoration of high voltage and electrical facilities within
PG&E's system. They are our primary crews used for emergency
restoration and are the first for call-outs.
Our General Construction (GC) Department is comprised of
approximately 700 employees, tasked with the Construction and
Maintenance of high voltage electrical facilities within PG&E's
system. It is a mobile work force that may travel throughout
PG&E's service territory to perform its work.
All Journeyman Lineman classifications and the associated line of
progression are represented by IBEW Local 1245.
This position is a DOT (Department of Transportation) covered
classification and is subject to random drug and/or alcohol
We are hiring qualified Journeyman Linemen to work throughout our
service territory in Distribution and Transmission, Division and
General Construction positions, as well as Compliance Inspectors.
Open positions are predominantly in California's Central Valley and
Bay Area, however additional locations and classifications could
become available at any time based on changing business needs.
Please note that Transmission T-200 positions require a 2-year
commitment to the Transmission Department per LOA 22-18 and T-200
and T-300 positions in De Anza, Peninsula, San Francisco and San
Jose require a 3-year commitment per LOA 22-06.
This position may be subject to Joint Apprentice Training Committee
(JATC) review and approval. Provisional hires will be required to
participate in targeted training to achieve journey-level knowledge
of Journeyman Lineman roles and responsibilities.
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, 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. Work is predominantly
outdoors and in all weather conditions. Linemen must be able to
drive safely, work extended hours; travel/transfer to new
headquarter upon request at any time (General Construction
Positions), and wear company provided Personal Protective
Compliance Inspectors conduct visual inspections of electric poles
and enclosures by driving and or walking the electric distribution
system to identify hazards that impact safety, company liability
and / or asset life, pursuant to General Order 165. Various
diagnostic tests are performed during detail inspections such and
infrared imaging, pole shell testing and conductor height
measurements. The individual will perform, repair work on poles and
substructures as required.
PG&E is providing the hourly rate that the company in good
faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the
job posting. This position is subject to collectively bargained
hourly wage rates and increases. The starting wage rate for this
position is $68.54 per hour. This wage rate is specific to the
locality of the job. The wage rate is based on multiple factors,
including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses
or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location,
collective bargaining agreements, and internal equity.
* Travels to various job locations within geographical assigned
region (for General Construction).
* 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
* Loads and unloads tools, materials, and equipment off of hand
lines while standing on elevated structures that include: Wood
poles and insulated work platforms.
* Climb poles using boot hooks or aerial lift.
* Tests, frames; sets and/or anchors poles; strings electric power
lines and install cross-arms.
* Performs substation switching; installs and replaces switches,
circuit protection equipment, insulators, meters and
* Hangs and energizes transformers.
* Take voltage readings.
* Troubleshoots problems and determines extent of repairs on
primary and secondary overhead or underground dead legs.
* Work will include the use of hand and power tools; digging holes
by hand for pole installation; climbing ladders, poles, embankments
and towers; working at heights above 35' on poles and in aerial
lifts; setting grounds; working with live circuits; and working in
trenches, manholes and confined spaces.
* Sets and installs underground structures, locates, pulls,
removes, splices or terminates cables.
* Installs and replaces equipment, meters and streetlights.
* Operates hydraulic equipment including: drills, boom truck,
digger, pole tamper, hydraulic jack and bucket truck once
* Operates lift equipment such as aerial lifts and line truck
* Operates forklift to load and unload work materials and
* 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. May drive a company pickup truck or
passenger vehicle to job sites and work locations, meetings and
training and will may use 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
* Must attend all mandated OSHA and company training.
* Provides on-the-job training, orientation, demonstration and
assistance to apprentice linemen.
* Receives and reviews work assignments and routes; plans routes,
checks directions and locations; obtains vehicle safety
* Drives company vehicle on designated inspections route and /or to
offsite training. Fuels vehicle at designated fueling stations as
* Inspects the condition of overhead and underground distribution
facilities which includes manholes and vaults which require ladder
climbing and an environment with tight spaces.
* Walks, climbs, bend, kneel, crawls or squats to access structures
* Lifts metal cabinet doors.
* Unlocks / re-locks gates, doors, enclosures and manholes, as
* Uses hand and power tools to open access panels, lift manhole
covers, remove or secure damaged equipment; remove broken parts or
debris; make minor repairs to gain access.
* Uses metal detectors to locate buried facilities; infrared sensor
to determine status of underground connections.
* Communicates in person, by phone and by radio with
supervisors/public officials, customers and other departments
regarding findings, identified problems, proposed solutions, and
estimated time frames and to gain access, as needed.
* Perform detailed paper work, documenting work performed, to
record site locations, findings, identified problems, proposed
solutions, and estimated time frames.
* Keep records for equipment repairs and replacements.
* Uses log sheets to write up maintenance tags and describe
findings in field for entry into database.
* Attends daily / regularly schedule tailboard meetings or
communicates with supervisor to learn safety guidelines / potential
hazards in compliance with Utility standard.
* Utilize hand held computers and Global positioning systems
* Use digital cameras to document field conditions.
* Perform journey level line work and minor repairs that can be
safely performed without help (e. g. remove low pole steps, repair
broken ground moldings, repair high voltage signs and other
PG&E identifiers on underground enclosures, remove / repair
bolts on lids and locking devices on pad mounted equipment).
* Work as part of a construction crew, as needed.
* Completion of a federal or state sanctioned line worker
apprenticeship with approved supporting documentation (e.g. IBEW
Journeyman Lineman A Ticket) and/or union or union-affiliated
sponsored line worker apprenticeship
* Must possessed a valid California Class A driving permit by first
day of employment
* Must have passed a California DMV medical exam by first day of
* Must be at least 18 years of age
* High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
* Ability to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment
* Ability to lift and carry up to 100 pounds
* Ability to work and drive in all types of weather and road
* 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
* If hired as Provisional, must complete the provisional training
plan within one year from hire date.
* Successful candidates must pass the following pre-employment
requirements prior to beginning employment: drug screen, background
check, Post Offer Physical (POPA)
* Experienced in rubber gloving and hot stick procedures
* Experience in transmission and distribution work, underground and
* Effective team player with strong communication skills
PG&E Employees: You must have qualified on all prerequisite
tests prior to submitting an application; and all secondary tests
prior to interviewing. For more information on prerequisite and
secondary exams, including study guides, please visit the
Pre-employment testing program website.
* Post-Offer Physical Assessment Lineworkers (POPA)
* Journeyman Assessment for Lineworker Progression (JALP)
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