Journeyman Lineman


January 4, 2022

Gresham, OR


Job Type


This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon’s largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.


We’re searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world’s clean energy future!


Position: Journeyman Lineman

Location: Gresham Line Center

Rate of pay: $53.99/hour

Hours: 7:00AM-3:30PM

It is recognized that the Company is engaged in a public service requiring continuous operation, and it is agreed that recognition of such an obligation of continuous service is imposed upon both the Company and the Union.

Responsible for construction, operation, and safety of the Company's lines and poles and all equipment attached thereto.

DUTIES: (Essential Job Responsibilities)

  • Work safely.
  • Construct and maintain dead or energized overhead and underground transmission and distribution circuits Install and remove all types of transformers, arresters, fuses, cutouts, switches, and street-lighting equipment.
  • Drive articulated boom trucks, ladder trucks, hole-digging and pole-setting equipment, and other equipment associated with distribution and transmission work.
  • Maximize the use of personnel and equipment to complete the job in a timely and orderly fashion while maintaining quality and safety.
  • Climb poles to perform work.
  • Provide coverage throughout the Regions.

QUALIFICATIONS: (Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required)

  • Journeyman Lineman card required.
  • Proficiency in hot sticking required by end of the probationary period.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid CDL driver’s license throughout tenure in the position
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and OSHA required.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical and drug screen.
  • Must be able to climb.
  • Must be able to perform a pole-top rescue.
  • Must be able to produce documentation showing completion of an accredited Apprenticeship program upon request.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety requirements and OSHA regulations.

During the probationary period following reassignment to any job, at least two progress reports will be completed. These reports will be discussed with the employee by his/her immediate supervisor, and copies of each will be given to him/her.


Join us today and power your potential!

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. A cover letter may be needed with your application to be considered for this position.



PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.


PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.
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