Tacoma Power's Transmission & Distribution section is seeking to fill a Journeyman Lineman position. Linemen perform skilled journey-level work involving the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead and underground distribution and transmission systems. A high degree of skill and safety consciousness is required. The work is dangerous and frequently performed on energized high voltage lines and/or under unfavorable weather conditions. Work is normally performed under supervision; however, on occasion, employees may work on special assignments without supervision and may supervise skilled and unskilled workers of other classifications.
Graduation from high school or equivalent
Hold a current journey-level line electrician card
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Commercial Driver's License, Class A required at time of application. Must obtain tanker endorsement prior to completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. Valid first aid, CPR, and flagging card must be obtained prior to completion of probation with maintenance thereafter.
Knowledge & Skills
Methods, equipment and materials used in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead and underground lines, cables and equipment
Principles of electrical theory and application to electrical overhead and underground circuits and system
Occupational hazards and safety precautions and materials
Clearing and tagging procedures, trench shoring and excavation
Rigging methods and hoisting procedures
Understand the requirements and proper use of personal protective equipment
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Understand and follow oral and written directions
Lift heavy objects in awkward and confined spaces, using proper lifting and rigging techniques
Climb power poles, towers and other structures
Operate equipment including, but not limited to bucket, lift and line trucks and wirepullers
Exercise proper work practices and adhere to safety work rules
Exercise proper safety handling rules for hazardous or toxic substances
Perform heavy manual tasks under varying weather conditions
Maintain harmonious work relationships
Read and interpret circuit diagrams, system maps and underground lay-outs
Selection Process & Supplemental Information
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City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.
The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.
Examination Process Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental questionnaire scored. Candidates who obtain a passing score will be ranked on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration.
Hiring Requirements Individuals given a conditional offer of employment must also pass a pre-employment medical examination that will include a drug screening and background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification.
Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.
Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date.