Lane Electric Cooperative seeks qualified candidates for the position of Journeyman Lineman. A Journeyman Lineman is responsible for constructing, maintaining, and troubleshooting high voltage overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission systems.
The position requires considerable physical effort using various hand tools to construct/install electric equipment including – but not limited to – wood structures, transformers, regulators, reclosures, overhead/underground conductor, and substation equipment. Operation of heavy equipment is required to perform these daily tasks. Candidates must possess good cognitive and communication skills, knowledge of transformer banks, and the ability to read electrical schematics and maps for purposes of troubleshooting the electrical system. Successful candidates must demonstrate excellent safety habits, work well in a crew environment, and maintain a positive attitude. The work is performed in a mostly rural setting with challenging terrain and in all types of weather conditions. Overtime is required to restore electric service to Lane Electric members. During inclement weather conditions overtime can be extensive and physically challenging.
Candidates must have completed a minimum 3-year apprenticeship program and demonstrate that they are a qualified Journeyman Lineman. They must possess a valid Class B or better Oregon State commercial driver’s license or obtain one within 6 months of employment. The Cooperative offers a comprehensive benefits package and the starting hourly wage will be $49.45. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 659 represents this position on wage and working conditions.
Lane Electric serves approximately 13,000 meters throughout 2,600 square miles of some of the most rural and beautiful country in Western Oregon. From the western edge of the Cascade Mountains to the Fern Ridge area west of Eugene, our area offers something for everyone.
Located in the Willamette Valley between the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers, the possibilities offered by Eugene and the surrounding areas are endless. Home of the University of Oregon, education, athletic events, concerts and performances are readily available. If you are a winter sports enthusiast, downhill and cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and snowmobiling are an hour away. For the summer enthusiasts, the area offers running, biking and hiking trails, golfing, fishing, and camping, boating and white-water rafting. And, for those interested in the cultural arts, Eugene’s Hult Center offers professional plays, concerts and events on a regular basis.