Line Technician

Eugene Water And Electric Board Eugene , OR 97401

Posted 2 months ago

EWEB is building an applicant pool with this recruitment. This pool shall remain open for a period of 12 months from the date of posting. Any new journey-level Line Technician positions that come available within the following 12-month period will be selected from this applicant pool.

The Eugene Water & Electric Board is currently seeking a Journey-level Line Technician to work as a member of a crew to construct, install, repair, troubleshoot and maintain electric power systems, transmission, distribution, overhead, underground, and assist underground network crews as needed.

They will also:

  • Repair or replace defective high and low voltage conductors, insulators, equipment and related hardware.

  • Repair or replace overhead and underground transformers and switches.

  • Prepare and set line poles, structures and towers.

  • Transfer energized and de-energized wire, equipment and guys from damaged or decaying facilities to new facilities.

  • String and splice wire for overhead distribution and transmission systems with conductor sizes up to and including 795 kcm.

  • Pull and splice cable for underground distribution system with conductor sizes up to and including 1000 kcm.

  • Skilled in the use of various tools including hydraulic/mechanical, hot stick, testing/diagnostic and pulling equipment.

  • Locate underground cable and wires; trim trees in close proximity to energized wires.

  • Assists/trains apprentices in working on energized and de-energized systems and equipment.

This position is subject to the terms, conditions, and benefits of EWEB's collective bargaining agreement with the IBEW Local 659.

In order to receive consideration, all applicants must provide a copy of the Certificate of Completion or other documentation proving successful completion of an accredited three-year Line Technician Apprentice course or training program that is approved by EWEB and includes hot stick training. West coast training programs preferred. Documents can be attached to your application or faxed to (541) 685-7497.

The starting salary for this position is $49.44, with an increase scheduled for April 2020.

EWEB also offers a generous benefits package including:

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage (EWEB pays 95% of premiums for employees and 75% of premiums for eligible dependents)

  • Health Reimbursement Account (VEBA) and Flexible Spending Account

  • Employee Wellness Program with up to $750 in program incentives

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Public Employee Retirement and IAP plans

  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan

  • Life Insurance

  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Voluntary supplemental benefit plans

  • Vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday pay

  • Membership at EWEB Employee Credit Union

  • Relocation/House Hunting reimbursement package for qualifying candidate


Minimum Experience: A minimum of three years as an Apprentice Line Technician, including hot stick experience and utilizing hot stick equipment.

Education: Certificate of completion of a three-year Line Technician Apprentice course or training program that is approved by EWEB and includes hot stick training. West coast training programs preferred.

Valid driver license: Yes, Class A CDL

Professional license or registration: Certificate of Completion from an approved Line Tech Apprenticeship

Post-offer background check required: Yes

Post-offer physical / functional test required: Yes

Apprenticeship or other education/training required as a condition of employment, progression or advancement: Must obtain a First Aid/CPR Card within 12 months of hire.

Type and frequency of personal contact required (general public, customers, organizations, and EWEB employees): Daily contact with EWEB employees and general public.


Why this Job

EWEB takes pride in our commitment to diversity and inclusion among our employees. We embrace and value differences of culture, education, experience, physical ability and unique perspectives in our workplace. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. Attracting, retaining and advancing talent from all sources strengthens our bond with the multifaceted community we serve.

Tobacco, Smoke, and Vapor - Free Campus Policy

EWEB fosters an environment promoting good health for both employees and the public. We want to enhance the quality of air, appearance, and employee health in and around EWEB facilities and equipment. Employees, contractors, volunteers, and visitors may not use, distribute, or sell tobacco while on EWEB property, while participating in EWEB functions, or when performing right-of-way tasks.

Equal Employment Opportunity

EWEB offers employees a progressive work culture devoted to providing excellent public service. Our employees work in a fast-paced environment where creativity, innovation, involvement, teamwork and professional development are supported and encouraged. EWEB is also committed to providing a work environment conducive to the safety, health, and well-being of its workforce, and offers great benefits, including but not limited to health care, vacation and sick leave, pension, holidays, and employee credit union. In fact, EWEB is currently the #1 Healthiest Employer in Oregon and the #4th Healthiest Employer nationwide!

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