Apprentice Qualified Lineman (Local 659) - Roseburg, Oregon - #110445

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Roseburg, Oregon, OR, US, 97471

Company: PacifiCorp

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General Purpose


An Apprentice Qualified Lineman is a position designed to prepare the applicant for a three-year Lineman apprenticeship and, ultimately, into a position as a Journeyman Lineman. The Lineman Apprentice Qualified Lineman will hold the position for a minimum of 6 month up to a maximum of 2 years. Successful completion of the Apprentice Qualified Lineman program will qualify the employee for a Lineman apprenticeship at a location to be selected by PacifiCorp (the Company).


The apprentice program is designed to teach the candidate aspects of a Lineman's work. As a Journeyman Lineman you will install, maintain and repair all transmission and distribution electrical systems and associated equipment, both overhead and underground, while utilizing line trucks, aerial boom, lifts and wire pulling equipment. Maintenance of lines and services will require pole climbing, hot sticking, and working out of truck mounted bucket lifts to construct, repair or maintain line equipment or string, splice sag wire on live or dead circuits. Operates switches, cutouts and uses grounding devices to work on de-energized lines and equipment. Please note that upon completion of the Lineman apprenticeship, candidates will be required to bid on open Journeyman Lineman positions throughout the Pacific Power service territory. Relocation will be available under the current bargaining agreement for appropriate local.



The Apprentice Qualified Lineman will perform physical labor necessary to assist with the installing, maintaining, repairing and/or operating Company equipment and facilities. Performance of duties would include: clean-up work, debris removal, loading and unloading materials, storage of items, digging, grounds maintenance, fueling vehicles, cleaning and painting equipment and performing work using various hand-held tools. You may be required to drive a Company vehicle to transport personnel and equipment to and from work sites and run errands as assigned. Curriculum will include classroom work, on-the-job training and completion of a skills check-off list to be jointly completed by the line foreman and the Apprentice Qualified. PacifiCorp and IBEW Local 659 will administer the program.


Physical Demands of the Apprentice Qualified Lineman


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.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED, or proof of equivalent.
  • Possess a current Driver's License with the ability to obtain a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License within six months of initial employment. Prior to the first day performing work as an Apprentice Qualified Lineman, a CDL learners permit is required for the state the position is in. This can be obtained following a job offer during the pre-employment process.
  • Must have received a passing score of 5 or higher on the NJATC examination.
  • Must perform a mechanical skills evaluation (MSE). This evaluation is a variety of trade oriented tasks the applicant will be expected to perform routinely on the job. 
  • Individuals, who pass the aptitude test and MSE, must also successfully pass the interview and rating phase.  An interview panel will meet with each qualifying applicant and at the completion of the interview, determine a numerically rated score.  
  • Once selected for the Apprentice Qualified candidate list, applicants must pass a company-paid physical, drug screen and background check, which is processed after a job offer is extended and accepted. 
  • 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.

Additional Information


Req Id: 110445 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Roseburg, Oregon     
Department: Rocky Mountain Power 
Schedule: Full-time
Personnel Subarea: IBEW Local 659
Hiring Range: $34.39 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 Pacific Power, 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.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

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