1+ months

Line Installer

City of Ashland
Ashland, Oregon 97520
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

JOIN OUR TEAM!  The City of Ashland is hiring a Line Installer for its Electric Utility.  Our Utility focuses on providing power in a safe, reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible manner.  For more information on the history and future of our Electric Utility please visit our city website.

The City provides an excellent fringe benefit package which includes: paid vacation, sick and holiday leave; retirement through the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS or OPSRP); 2% City contribution to HRA-VEBA account; optional deferred compensation programs with a contribution from the City for qualified employees; employee and dependent medical, dental and vision insurance with a 5% pre-tax contribution by employee; life and AD&D insurance; long-term disability plan; and additional wellness benefits.

The successful candidate will install, maintain and repair overhead and underground electric facilities and equipment including towers, poles, transmission lines, conduit, ground wires, insulators, transformers, meters, highway lighting (traffic signals and lights) and sub-stations as well as being able to perform related duties including tree trimming, stringing of lights, banner installations, etc.
The duties listed below are only intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related and/or a logical assignment to the classification.

Follows all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.
Installs, maintains and repairs new and existing overhead and underground electric facilities. 
Ability to use power and hand equipment, dig holes for poles, towers and other equipment to hold overhead electrical wiring.  Transports pole or tower to site, remove old or damaged pole.  Inspects, maintains and repairs overhead distribution lines using bucket truck or by climbing the poles.  Installs grounds and insulating devices.
Performs installation and maintenance on all types of conductors.  Installs and maintains insulators, remove defective insulators, wash or clean existing insulators.  Operates a variety of small hand tools, climbing tools, power assisted tools and meters.  Operates moderate to heavy equipment such as line trucks with diggers, derricks, bucket trucks and backhoes.
Delivers excellent customer service to citizens in the community; conducts all city related functions in a professional and respectful manner.  Responds to customer inquiries and concerns with a positive demeanor.
Works with other City departments on projects and tasks in a cooperative and positive manner.
Performs holiday light decorating and banner installations, as required. 
Responds to on-call assignments as outlined and directed.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

Establishes and maintains cooperation with coworkers, customers and managers. Demonstrates willingness to collaborate with other departments. Is tolerant of others and reconciles differences of opinions in a calm manner. 
Maintains work areas in clean and orderly manner.


Education:  Completion of high school education or equivalent.  Completion of Line Apprenticeship
License:  Completion of State Certified/State Approved Line Apprenticeship program and the ability to pass a journeyman lineman's test administered by IBEW, possession of valid Oregon Commercial Class A Driver's License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record. 
Certificates in Flagging, Forklift Operation, Competent Person and First Aid/CPR or ability to obtain within three months.
Possession of working knowledge of OSHA Reg. CFR 1910.269.
Must reside within response time requirements.


Demonstrate proficiency in the use of "hot stick" live line tools or be willing to attend training.
Please apply ONLINE at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ashlandor 

A completed City application must be filed online with the Personnel Office before the deadline shown above and may be supplemented with a resume of work experience. Resumes are NOT accepted in lieu of a completed City application. Resumes received without a completed City application will not receive a response from the Personnel Department.
Following a review of the applications, a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants may be invited via email to proceed further in the selection process. Those not selected for interview will be notified in email (no phone calls please). The applicant selected must provide, at the time of employment, appropriate documentation of citizenship, as required by the immigration and Naturalization Act of 1986.

A thorough background investigation will be completed on the candidate selected for hire.

The City of Ashland will make reasonable accommodations for the disabled.  Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation in the application or testing process MUST inform the Personnel Office of the City of Ashland, in writing, no later than the final filing date as stated on the job bulletin.  Applicants needing such accommodations should document the request, including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodations needed to participate in the selection process.


Posted: 2020-03-31 Expires: 2020-05-30

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Line Installer

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Ashland, Oregon 97520

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