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Apprentice Estimator (Local 125) - Yakima, Washington - #107670

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Yakima, WA, US, 98901

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


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An Apprentice  Estimator  position is a 3 year program to train a candidate to become a Journeyman Estimator.  The apprentice program is designed to teach a candidate the aspects of Utility Estimating work. As a Journeyman Estimator you will prepare cost estimates using engineered standards, right-of-way permits, and other job-related paper work pertaining to distribution construction and maintenance. The Estimator will prepare expenditure requisitions, OMS Maps, contracts for line extension, right-of-way permits, FPI paperwork, joint use coordination, meet with external customers on construction sites to design distribution line extensions, work with area engineer to design Capital improvement work for distribution system. Please note that upon completion of the Estimator apprenticeship, candidates will be required to bid on open Journeyman Estimator positions throughout the Pacific Power service territory. Relocation will be available under the current bargaining agreement for appropriate local.  



  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • A high school diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Possess a current Driver's License.
  • Must have received a passing score of 6 or higher on the NJATC examination.
  • Must be willing to relocate and relocation is common and should be expected during training and to fill a permanent journeyman vacancy when training is complete.
  • Must perform a skills evaluation, consisting of both computer and written assessments, to be administered by PacifiCorp.
  • Individuals who pass the skills evaluation 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 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.



  • Prior Utility Estimating experience.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical theory and practical and detailed knowledge of construction specifications, electrical codes, rates, and service policies.

Additional Information


Primary Location: Yakima, Washington

Department: Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: Full-time

Personnel Subarea: IBEW Local 125

Hiring Range: $33.93 per hour 


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: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Yakima

Career Segment: Apprentice, Estimator, Electrical, Equity, Entry Level, Finance, Engineering