Groundman-Provisional (Local 659) - Crescent City, California - #112131

Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: CRESCENT CITY, CA, US, 95531

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose


A Groundman is an entry level position in the lines department and performs a variety of labor duties necessary to assist journey level workers and others in installing, maintaining, repairing and/or operating company facilities and equipment.



Groundman are required to:


  • Hand lines staff necessary protective equipment needed for work being performed.
  • Prepare and assemble various line apparatus required for particular work being performed.
  • Drive and operate the various vehicles and/or equipment.
  • Keep work areas clean and organized. Pickup scrap wire, boxes, and other discarded materials.
  • Keep unauthorized people away from work area.
  • Stocking trucks with material commonly used on a daily basis and maintaining vehicles (fueling, cleaning, organizing, etc.).
  • Use various hand and power tools.
  • Assist with loading of various materials onto trucks and/or trailers.


Groundman also perform a variety of physical activities including:


  • Digging
  • Assemble conduit and place in trench.
  • Assist with installation of various underground apparatuses. 
  • Assist with pulling wire
  • Must be knowledgeable with the materials needed and process to strip and terminate underground cables.
  • May be required to assist lineman in second bucket while working on lines.
  • Prepare pole mount transformers and assist with installation.
  • A Groundman may prepare work orders, requisitions and other routine reports as assigned.



  • Must have a high school diploma, GED, or proof of equivalent
  • Possess or be able to obtain a current Class "A" Commercial Driver's License 
  • Be available to work extended hours, prearranged overtime and after-hours outages as required by the company


Skills & Abilities:


  • Ability to communicate with others and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner  consistent with the essential job functions.
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
  • Ability to perform duties involving prolonged standing, sitting, crouching and/or stooping. 
  • Ability to push, pull, and position tools, equipment, and structural material weighing in excess of 100 pounds. 
  • Ability to lift loads weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to work from ladders and at heights up to 100 feet
  • Ability to work on smooth or uneven surfaces and under varying climatic conditions. 
  • Ability to work with both arms overhead. 
  • Ability to grip and hold lines and ropes with up to 75 pounds weight. 
  • Ability to operate assigned equipment and vehicles.

Candidates with a CDL are preferred. Candidates not possessing a CDL will be expected to obtain one within six months of employment.


Note:  This position is a full time provisional status that will accrue benefits equivalent to a regular employee including vacation, sick leave, medical insurance coverage, and 401(k) contributions. A provisional employee shall be defined as an employee whose employment is intended to last more than six months but less than two calendar years and is designed to afford the incumbent the opportunity to gain skills in a classification to further their career in the utility. Furthermore, subsequent to starting in the provisional role, if the employee offers and accepts a regular status position with no break in service, the employee health and welfare benefits and vacation accrual will be based on their continuous service date for their regular position.



  • Candidates with a CDL are preferred. Candidates not possessing a CDL will be expected to obtain one within six months of employment.

Additional Information


Req Id: 112131 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Crescent City, California    
Department: Rocky Mountain Power 
Schedule: Full-Time
Personnel Subarea: IBEW Local 659
Hiring Range: $21.00 per hour 

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit: 

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

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

Unless otherwise required by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening including for marijuana. While marijuana is legal in several states, including Oregon, a positive test for positions in Oregon may disqualify a candidate. The company complies with the laws of Washington and California and only obtains and considers positive tests for marijuana in safety-sensitive positions or those covered by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.

Nearest Major Market: Crescent City
Nearest Secondary Market: Northern California

Career Segment: Equity, Finance, Entry Level