Journeyman Lineman (IBEW) Line of Progression (Various Locations!!)
Company: PG&E Corporation
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: January 13, 2022
Requisition ID -# 53345 -Job Category : Lineman -Job Level :
Individual ContributorBusiness Unit: Electric Operations
-Department OverviewThe 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 response. -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. -Position
SummaryAll 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
screening. -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 positions
require a 5-year commitment to the Transmission Department per LOA
05-16. -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
responsibilites. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -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 Equipment. -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.
- 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. -Compliance
- 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
- 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 and equipment.
- 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
- Ability to travel and transfer to a new headquarter upon
request at any time; throughout the entire PG&E service
- 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) -Desired:
- 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
- Journeyman Assessment of Lineworker Progression (JALP)
- Journey Lineman Knowledge Assessment (JLKA)
- Post-Offer Physical Assessment Lineworkers (POPA) -#lnmn
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