Power System Journeyman Wireman
Company: Chelan County PUD
Posted on: January 15, 2022
LIVE, WORK AND PLAY!
Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of
Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee
rivers. A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature
of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and
We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower
generation and we're proud to take a leadership role in
environmental stewardship as related to this great river system.
Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work
hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems.
As part of hydropower operations, we've also built 14 parks that
serve more than 3 million visitors each year.
Rated by Forbes in 2017 and 2019 as one of the top 25 places to
retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of
adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley
provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the
quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four
distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine!
We are a small town to some and big city to others. We invest in
our children and believe that education is the key to our future
We live a life of abundant choices and enjoy water sports on the
Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, hiking, biking, rock climbing and
unlimited golfing. Downhill and cross-country skiing are just
minutes away. The area is also known for producing quality
Consider Chelan PUD as a career choice today! The community is
waiting for you.
Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and
values diversity at all levels of its workforce.
Applicants are required to submit a resume demonstrating high
voltage (601Volts or higher) electrical work experience. A cover
letter summarizing high voltage electrical experience, including
any utility-based or substation/switchyard electrical experience is
To expedite the application, combine your cover letter and resume
into one PDF or WORD document before applying and upload
electronically when requested in the online application process.
Apply at https://www.chelanpud.org/about-us/careers
Incomplete materials will not be considered.
Although the position is Open until Filled, applicants are
encouraged to apply immediately.
In addition to the Contract Rate of $51.01, Chelan PUD employees
also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero
cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible
dependents), holidays and personal leave accrual.
Journeyman Lineman duties include construction and maintenance of
overhead and underground transmission and distribution systems.
Direct responsibility for completing assigned work in a safe and
efficient manner and for the general condition of trucks, special
equipment and tools.
JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must
be able to perform each essential function of the job
satisfactorily. Essential functions (EF) are those activities that,
if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the
position. Secondary functions (SF) are activities not fundamental
to the job and may need to be relaxed to accommodate an otherwise
qualified applicant with a disability. In the aggregate, secondary
functions typically account for less than 15% of the job scope.
# EF/SF % of Time Job Functions
1. EF 85% Must efficiently construct all phases of overhead and
underground line work according to District line construction
standards and practices; must know and understand District
2. EF 10% Understand WAC 45 and OSHA 1910.269 rules and be
responsible for tools and equipment needed to install and maintain
the District's electrical system. This responsibility may include
purchasing and inventory of new equipment, tools, and learning new
3. EF 5% Once qualified will be required to fill-in as Temporary
Foreman or Serviceman on an as-needed basis.
4. EF Ongoing Drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business
on behalf of the District.
5. EF Ongoing Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Perform
related duties and responsibilities as required. Comply with
District policies. Complete all required training. Maintain a
working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and
specific safety requirements of this position, and those in
accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of
Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).
QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative
of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions of the job.
Must have completed a JATC or NJATC lineman apprenticeship or a
three (3) or four (4) year accredited lineman apprenticeship. Must
provide written documentation of related training experience with
at least one thousand (1,000) documented hours of working a
conductor energized at primary voltage. Acceptable documentation
includes copies of apprenticeship certificates, college transcripts
or journey-level lineman card equal to NJATC requirements.
Must have experience in line construction and maintenance, and be
proficient in using tools and operating heavy equipment of the
trade on energized and de-energized systems. Must have a working
knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity as pertains to utility
Specific KSA's: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following
specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Ability to develop and maintain a working knowledge of and comply
with District safety procedures in accordance with applicable
statutes, regulations, policies, practices and procedures.
Thorough knowledge of electrical theory and the methods, equipment
and materials used in line construction and maintenance.
Skills & Abilities:
Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Must possess or obtain within three months from hire date, flagging
certification, First Aid and CPR certification cards.
Must maintain Forklift Certification for Forklift class 4&5 and
Lift Code 3&4.
Ability to climb poles and towers.
Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.
Computers & Equipment: A fully skilled incumbent will have the
ability to utilize the following software, hardware, or
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be an
experienced operator possessing the ability to operate all line
equipment including line trucks, bucket trucks, backhoes, all hand
tools, wire pulling equipment, jackhammer, hot sticks, forklift,
chainsaw, tensioners, line strippers, digger-derrick trucks, line
stringing equipment and all associated construction materials
safely and proficiently. Covers energized lines with line
barriers/rubber goods to facilitate safe handling of high-voltage
lines without interrupting service. Be proficient using hot sticks
in all phases of line work. Must be able to use or learn to use
desktop or laptop computers.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly
required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.
The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with
hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or
twist torso; pull, push, or exert force; and perform repetitive
hand or arm motion. The employee is occasionally required to sit.
The employee is frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and
occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. The employee
must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds above shoulder
height unassisted. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move
up to 50 pounds above shoulder height unassisted. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance
vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and
ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Must work in varied outdoor environments such as all-weather
conditions, all noise levels, hazardous conditions, and on a full
range of outdoor work surfaces. Must consistently use required
protective clothing and/or all personal protective devices.
A valid driver's license is required for this position (verified
upon hire). A valid Washington State driver's license is required
within 30 days of employment.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as
necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the
level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of
responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive
listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties
as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover
absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to
balance the workload.
Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity
at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to any
protected classifications as defined by law.
EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers page in English
Chelan PUD will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this
Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance
of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR
Safety-sensitive positions are subject to pre-employment drug
screening. An essential function of this job involves duties which
categorize this position as safety-sensitive.
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