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Line Foreman - Local 659 (Lincoln City) #51079

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Date: Aug 17, 2019

Location: Lincoln City, OR, US, 97367

Company: PacifiCorp

Job Description


A Line Foreman is a Working Foreman assigned to a Headquarters responsible on a continuing basis for the direct supervision of an assigned crew and the work they perform. The normal complement of a regularly established line crew of three (3) or more workers shall include at least one (1) Journeyman Lineman in addition to the Foreman and may include a Utility Specialist, or Apprentice, or Apprentice-Qualified or Helper classification. They shall:
(a) Be a qualified Journeyman Lineman;
(b) Supervise a crew when engaged in line or substation construction or maintenance work;
(c) Shall work with the Employees under their supervision to the extent that it does not interfere with their supervisory responsibilities;
(d) Be responsible for job planning, work methods, equipment application, construction standards and job reporting for the jobs assigned.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ;
  • Uses equipment and materials properly.                                                
  • Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  
  • Education/Experience: 4+ years related experience and/or training;
  • Completion of a formal apprenticeship program or equivalent experience;
  • Journeyman Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.  

Additional Requirements

  • Certificates and Licenses: -CDL Required -Flagger Card -1st Aid Card -Journeyman Card  
  • Other Qualifications: The district foreman must have the experience of a journeyman lineman and must be able to perform all the duties of a journeyman lineman. The foreman will spend half of his time, strictly in supervisory activities. The other half of the time is spent working as a foreman performing the tasks of a journeyman.  
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises 0 to 20 employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the working agreement.  
  • Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; outdoor weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to work in high, precarious places and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position may require the use of hard hats, eye protection, protective gloves, long sleeved shirts, and steel toe shoes.   This position may require 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.   ""Please note, persons transferring within the same job classifications where the physical demands are the same (as determined by the job's physical demands analysis), will not need a physical capacity test."  
  • Physical Demands 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


Primary Location: Lincoln City

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: IBEW 659 

Hiring Range: 55.98


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.

Additional Information

Nearest Major Market: Salem

Career Segment: Electrical, Engineering