1+ months

High Step Apprentice or Journeyman Lineman

Idaho Power
Mountain Home, Idaho
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Idaho Power is looking for a High Step Apprentice or Journeyman Lineman to join our Mountain Home Demand crew.

 

It’s an exciting time to bring your skills to Idaho Power. We recently announced a goal of 100% clean energy by 2045, and this position plays a critical role in ensuring the communities we serve have safe, reliable, affordable energy. We're looking for hard-working team members to keep our equipment and systems running smoothly.

 

As a member of the On-Demand Team, performs new construction and maintenance work on overhead and underground distribution and transmission lines.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Knowledge of:

  • Line core process of new business operations, outage response, planned and unplanned maintenance
  • Line construction methods, materials, standards, and equipment
  • Chemical safety and IPC safety program.

Skills in:

  • Use of personal computers utilizing Microsoft products and time-entry software.

Ability to:

  • Perform basic arithmetic calculations
  • Identify purposes of commonly encountered materials, parts, and equipment used in Lines construction
  • Maintain neat, accurate, and legible records
  • Respond to outages outside of normal working hours and work overtime at the discretion of the supervisor
  • read and understand construction drawings and diagrams, plat maps, feeder maps, and work order maps
  • Work on-call rotation
  • Establish positive working relationships with all team members and leadership
  • May be required to rotate as a lead lineman on the crew

Requirements

HIGH STEP APPRENTICE LINEMAN

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED

Experience:

  • Have greater than 4,680 hours of documented OJT hours as part of a U.S. Department of Labor recognized, registered Apprentice Lineman program
    AND
  • Have successfully completed coursework and be able to demonstrate knowledge in the areas of equipment operations and climbing skills as well as rigging, rubber gloving, hot sticks, and transformer connections through a skills assessment and a written exam

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Valid Class A CDL drivers license with acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position
  • Valid DOT (Department of Transportation) Medical Card or ability to obtain prior to hire
  • Must obtain First Aid/CPR card within 90 days.

 

 

JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED.

Experience:

  • Certificate of completion of an Apprentice Lineman training program that is recognized by the Bureau of Office of Apprenticeship (OA), including at least four years of relevant work experience,

OR

  • Six years documented experience as a lineman in distribution and/or transmission, (two of which must be documented at a journeyman level)

OR

  • Any Idaho Power Company (IPC) employee currently or previously employed as a Journeyman Lineman.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Valid Class A CDL drivers license with acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position
  • Valid DOT (Department of Transportation) Medical Card or ability to obtain prior to hire
  • Must obtain First Aid/CPR card within 90 days.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The Lineman-Demand/Distribution position involves maintenance and repair of transformers at ground level and vault. This can require up to 150 lbs. push/pull activities, lifts up to 50 lbs., frequent kneeling, standing and crouching, as well as climbing into the vault. This job also involves climbing up to 50 ft. and occasionally up to 70-90 ft. utility poles to install/repair, while carrying 40 lbs. safety gear. Mechanical and hand tools are used to dig holes up to 14 feet in which poles are placed via team lift. Cross arms, which require a team lift of 120 lbs., and other equipment will be installed/replaced on poles using a mag drill. Other activities required are loading and unloading ATV’s using a ramp, attaching wire, hotstick/shotgun use, hiking/carrying tools up to several miles per day, occasional digging and frequent above shoulder work including the use of a manual trimmer. Data entry is also required for up to 3 consecutive days to input all field work into record keeping software. To ensure the manufacturer's rated capacity of climbing hooks, ladders, and aerial equipment are not exceeded, applicants body weight cannot exceed 300 lbs. Job placement is contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment physical evaluation, such as a Department of Transportation (DOT) medical certificate exam. The above is a summary of the primary essential functions of the position. This job may require the performance of additional tasks assigned by company leaders or management. Questions regarding job requirements or accommodation requests should be directed to Human Resources.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Additional safety related training may be required.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Successful applicant may be assigned to any of the on-demand crews located within the Region as necessary. The successful applicant must live or relocate to within an acceptable distance from the assigned location, determined by the hiring manager. The job requires a non-traditional work schedule that may include daytime, evening, weekday, and/or weekend work. Occasional travel and overnight stays may be required.

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Posted: 2020-01-23 Expires: 2020-04-22

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