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Underground Cable Splicer - Portland, Oregon - 48402 **$5,000 Sign-On Bonus**

Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97230

Company: PacifiCorp

Job Description

An Underground Cable Splicer is a Journeyman Lineman who has had not less than two (2) years’ experience as an Assistant Cable Splicer and who has demonstrated his/her knowledge and abilities in underground network theory, underground system physical and electrical layout, and system maps, system construction and maintenance practices, equipment operation and application, and splicing and terminating PILC and solid dielectric cables.




Physical Demands



He/she shall be able to lay out and fabricate vault materials and to supervise Employees in installations in vaults and other related work sites. He/she makes collections and service connects/disconnects, sets/removes single phase and 200 amp 3-phase self-contained meters, investigates customers’ service calls and complaints, advises customer and/or Company of equipment failure(s) and possible remedy, splices PILC and solid dielectric cables, inspects and maintains underground vaults and manholes and the equipment therein contained, notified customers of outages.


A Cable Splicer may supervise and work with an Assistant Cable Splicer, Journeyman Lineman, or Helper in the Lloyd Center underground and Downtown core area.


Shift: M-F 0700-1530







  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Completion of a formal training program for a Journeyman Lineman.
  • 2+ years of experience as an Assistant Cable Splicer.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and abilities in underground network theory, system maps, system construction and maintenance practices, equipment operation and application, and splicing and terminating PILC and solid dielectric cables.


This position requires 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.   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: Portland

Department: 1732 Portland Field Operations

Job Code: 00002695

Personnel Subarea: IBEW 125 

Hiring Range: $48.40



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.


Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

Career Segment: Electrical, Engineering