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Apprentice Qualified Estimator - Yreka, CA (Local 659)

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Date: Aug 5, 2019

Location: Yreka, CA, US, 96097

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

Apprentice Qualified Estimator - Yreka, CA – IBEW Local 659

An Apprentice Qualified Estimator is a position designed to prepare the applicant for a 3 year Estimator apprenticeship and, ultimately, into a position as a Journeyman Estimator.  The Apprentice Qualified Estimator will hold the position for a minimum of 6 months up to a maximum of 2 years "(current expectation is 12 months but can change depending on the needs of the company)".

Successful completion of the Apprentice Qualified Estimator program will qualify the employee for an Estimator apprenticeship at a location to be selected by PacifiCorp (the Company). 

The apprentice program is designed to teach a candidate aspect of an Estimators 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.

Curriculum will include classroom work, on-the-job training and completion of a skills check-off list to be jointly completed by qualified instructors (typically Journeyman Estimators) and Estimator Apprentice.  PacifiCorp and IBEW Local 659 will administer the program.


Physical Demands for Apprentice Qualified Estimator:

The job duties of Apprentice Qualified Estimator 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 exertion force. Job duties of the Apprentice Qualified Estimator 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 positions 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.


Requirements of this position include:

  • 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 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 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.
  • Prior Estimating experience.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical theory and practical and detailed knowledge of construction specifications, electrical codes, rates, and service policies.
    All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, physical and drug screening.
Additional Information

Req ID: 54527

Company Code: PacifiCorp

Primary Location: Yreka

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: IBEW 659 

Hiring Range: 27.86


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: Redding

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