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City Of Seattle, WA Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 months ago

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Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.

We are seeking to hire Journey-level Lineworkers for the Transmission and Distribution Business Unit of Seattle City Light. Lineworkers are responsible for constructing, installing, repairing, troubleshooting and maintaining electrical power systems, transmission, distribution and non-network underground systems, and street lighting systems.

This position will report to the Electrical Construction and Maintenance Supervisor. Lineworkers will report out of the North Service Center or the South Service Center.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform skilled work in the construction and maintenance of electrical power transmission and distribution systems (4.1 KV and 26 KV).

  • Set, raise and guy wooden poles, using climbers and belts.

  • Operate bucket trucks to install and maintain overhead systems.

  • Test, troubleshoot and repair defective circuits.

  • Work Splice overhead and underground wire and cable.

  • Install conductors in conduit and pan trenches.

  • Work on energized lines and equipment using rubber protective devices or hotline tools.

  • Trains and instructs Lineworker Apprentices, Line Helpers and other crew members.

  • Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.


  • Requires successful completion of a Lineworker apprenticeship program, including two years' experience working with 2200 volt or higher three phase primary distribution (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience, which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).

  • Successful completion of a 4 year apprenticeship can substitute for 1 year of Journeyworker experience.

Certification/License: Driver License with a Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class "A" endorsement.

Desired Qualifications:
Three years journey level experience in line construction

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed outdoors in all types of weather.

  • Work is performed at varying heights, in and around high voltage and energized equipment, in construction areas, and around moving traffic.

  • Work requires prolonged physical exertion and lifting of objects that weigh more than 50 pounds.

  • Requires working evenings, weekends, holidays and long hours during emergency and outage situations.

Additional Information:Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a pre-employment physical and a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review.

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