Phone: 541-664-0800

IBEW Local 659
Local 659 Members @ PP&L along w/ PP&L PAC Women and VETRN ERG Teamed up
VETRN & PAC Women Deliver $2500 To Elderly Vets in the Albany Area
Jmn LEA Jody Shipman received his $1,000 incentive
Jed Southwell (Aptc Wmn) received his $250 incentive for referring Jmn Wmn Coty Gottlieb
Hayes Van De Hey manning LU 659 & IBEW booth at the 2019 Bullmania

Brian Cray receiving his $1,000 sign on incentive
Chester Riddle, Adam Lee and Mike Johnson took the Obligation at the Medford Unit Meeting
We would like to welcome brother John Gist to IBEW local 659!
2019 Membership Developement Conference
Don M., Mark & Taneal N., Brian S., Jeff A. and Mike S.
Matt Halleman, Craig Woods, Paul Waddington, and Josh Montez
Leaving our Mark
Matt Halleman, EWEB, Journeyman Meterman
2019 Golf & Softball LU 125 Charity Tournament
Remodel is done... Come check it out!
2019 Linemans Rodeo with Jim Louder
Tom Lane Pre-Apprentice Overall 1st Place
Lineman's Rodeo 2019
Brandon Roberts receiving his $1000 bonus for joining IBEW
Justin Humphreys (Aptc Wireman) and Brandon Roberts (Jmn Wmn) talking their obligation.
Chris McPherson joined LU659 last fall and is appreciating the friendships and benefits of the Union
Thank you Ryan Smith racing for supporting our great Local! Ryan is a Journeyman Wireman, PEC.
2019 Local Union 659 Union Picnic and Bounce House Fun for the kids
Games for all ages
The littles just wanted to play in the hay.
Mom, look what I found!
More games
Horseshoe tournament
LU 659 Merchandise and Raffle Tent
Thank Lane County Unit for hosting a wonderful picnic
LU 659 members & Staff supporting our Brothers and Sisters at the City of Canyonville!

 Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed from 12:00-1:00 for lunch

Updated On: Mar 17, 2020



Position Bid No. 20-05

March 17, 2020

                                                            Notice of Vacancy

The position of Customer Service Representative, 1st Six Months at Central Lincoln’s Reedsport office will be open for bid from March 17, 2020 through March 31, 2020.

Customer Service Representatives serve as the first point of contact for customers.  Representatives will identify, investigate and resolve customer issues, process payments, and update customer accounts, process service orders to establish or discontinue electrical service, and manage delinquent accounts.  Representatives work individually and as a team to meet Central Lincoln's objectives and exceed our customers' expectations.

This position requires a high school diploma or GED and a minimum of two years’ business office experience, which demonstrates the required knowledge, skill and abilities; or a college graduate with a working knowledge of business office practices may be qualifying.

The hourly rate of pay for a Customer Service Representative, 1st Six Months as of April 1, 2020 is $19.13. You can read the complete position description and apply online at Central Lincoln’s external website at through March 31, 2020. Internal candidates please use the “Position Bid Application” form and attach it through NEOGOV.  This position is posted inside and outside concurrently. EOE

Randy Grove

General Manager

Now Hiring

Pacific Power has opportunities for journeyman linemen in various locations across Southern Oregon and Northern California.  As part of our team, you will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting on transmission and distribution electrical systems in areas that offer the perfect opportunity for numerous hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, and other outdoor recreation activities.  If you are as passionate as we are about living and working in an area that affords this quality of life, we encourage you to submit your application to join our professional hard working team.

Position Information

Schedule: Full-time

Location: Multiple

Union Representation: IBEW Local 659

Starting Wage: $50.16 per hour

Relocation: Available up to $15,000

For more information and to apply, visit the careers page at or click this link:


Position Bid No. 19-22

Newport, Oregon

September 10, 2019

                                                            Notice of Vacancy

The position of Journeyman Lineman at Central Lincoln’s Northern Operations Center is open for bid from September 10, 2019 until the position is filled, with the first review of applications scheduled for September 26, 2019.

The Journeyman Lineman will work as a member of a crew to construct, install, repair, troubleshoot and maintain electrical power systems, transmission, distribution, overhead, underground, and fiber optic cable. Repair or replace defective high and low voltage conductors, insulators, equipment and related hardware. Install and/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. Install and maintain wire and cable for overhead and underground systems. Assist in training apprentices.

This position requires successful completion of a three and a half year (3 ½) approved line apprenticeship or equivalent that includes qualifying as a Journeyman Lineman recognized by Local Union #659.

The hourly rate of pay for a Journeyman Lineman as of April 1, 2019 is $48.63.

You can read the complete job description and apply online at Central Lincoln’s external website at

Please use the “Position Bid Application” form 221 and attach it through NEOGOV. This position is posted inside and outside concurrently.

Randy Grove

General Manager


Position Bid No. 19-21

August 19, 2019

                                                            Notice of Vacancy

The position of Journeyman Tree Trimmer at Central Lincoln’s Northern Operations Center will be open for bid from August 19, 2019, continuously; the first review of applications is scheduled for September 3, 2019.

This position works as part of a tree trimming crew that performs utility line clearance work. Primary responsibilities include trimming trees, clearing brush, maintaining the right of way and providing general maintenance of Central Lincoln facilities near power lines.

This position requires a minimum of two (2) years’ Journeyman experience in clearing and trimming around and near primary voltage energized electrical lines and is able to qualify by examination. Requires a Class A Learner Permit and ability to obtain a Class A State of Oregon CDL within 4 months of hire. Oregon Public Pesticide Applicator License with Right-of-Way category is required within 6 months of hire. Completion of an approved tree trimming apprenticeship is required.

The hourly rate of pay for a Journeyman Tree Trimmer as of April 1, 2019 is $39.94. You can read the complete job description and apply online at Central Lincoln’s external website at Internal candidates please use the “Position Bid Application” form and attach it through NEOGOV.  This position is posted inside and outside concurrently. EOE

Randy Grove

General Manager

Springfield Utility Board is recruiting for a Lineman. 


Electric Service Center


Line Superintendent with crew leadership from the Line Foreman


IBEW Local 659


Non-Exempt / Union / Full-Time / 40 hours a week / M - F / 8:00 – 4:30


Position is open until filled.   



Listed in the job description are the duties and responsibilities of the position,

the required minimum qualifications, and the physical and mental requirements


  • Prior experience working in an electric utility preferred
  • Must have successfully completed a recognized Lineman Apprenticeship program that includes a minimum of three years related on-the-job training


Demonstrated knowledge and skill in the proper use and care of tools and equipment used in power line construction and maintenance.


  • High School education or equivalent

  • Must possess and maintain an OSHA-approved Digger Derrick Crane Certification for SUB’s equipment. A new employee hired without certification must pass the written certification exam within six (6) months of hire, and must complete all requirements for certification within one year of hire

  • Successful completion of a recognized Journeyman Lineman apprenticeship program that includes a minimum of three years related on-the-job training is required


The following application materials are required:

Completed SUB Application for Employment

The application can be completed online.

Cover letter


A copy of your Journeyman Ticket must be included with your application packet

SUB encourages all qualified individuals to apply. SUB is committed to cultural diversity, equity and inclusion, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including disability and veteran status.

You may submit your application on line. You may also mail, deliver, fax or email your application packet to: 

Human Resources / P.O. Box 300 / 223 “A” Street, Suite H / Springfield, OR 97477

Office hours: Monday – Friday / 8:00am – 5:00pm

Phone: 541.726.2398

Fax: 541.744.3657



  1. $49.97 hourly wage
  1. Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  2. 11 Paid Holidays Annually
  3. Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Plan
  4. Deferred Compensation
  5. Retirement Plan
  6. Short- and Long-term Disability Insurance
  7. Moving expenses reimbursed up to $2,500

Springfield Utility Board is an independently operated municipal electric and water utility governed by a locally-elected board.  Serving 25+ square miles in and around the City of Springfield, Oregon (pop. 55,000), the utility offers its customers some of the lowest water and electric rates in the Pacific Northwest.  SUB is a customer-owned community resource. Like other customer-owned utilities, SUB has a three-pronged mission: to provide excellent customer service, to keep rates low and affordable, and to support the community it serves. SUB achieves this because, unlike privately held utilities which look to provide profits to investors, SUB is owned by and responsible to the people it serves. And, because SUB is an independent agency, and not a department of the city, all of the rates paid go directly back into operating the utility.

SUB is a great place to work! Our employees are valued, respected and appreciated for their skills, knowledge and the diverse backgrounds that they bring to SUB. We’re proud of our talented employees and their accomplishments to make SUB the best and most cost-effective utility we can be!

Springfield is a family-friendly community located in the south Willamette Valley and nestled between the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers, both known for excellent fishing. The Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area is easily accessible by Interstate 5 and Oregon’s second largest airport.  The region is home to several colleges, including the University of Oregon, and provides activities for a wide variety of interests, including performing arts, sports, and outdoor recreation. 


The Mission of the Springfield Utility Board is to provide safe, reliable, cost-effective utility related services to the citizens and businesses of the Springfield community.

In providing these services:

SUB’s five-member governing Board will require the principles of cost-effectiveness and continuous quality improvement to be applied to all programs, functions and projects conducted by SUB, in recognition of SUB’s long-term responsibility to deliver services.

In addition to providing the types of services that meet customers’ utility needs, SUB shall also strive to:

  1. Keep the costs of its services affordable;
  2. Provide for prudent financial reserves;
  3. Ensure that all services offered and provided by SUB meet or exceed the community’s standards for quality & safety;
  4. Continue to study opportunities and pursue options that provide value to SUB’s customers.

The Board believes that SUB’s mission is best accomplished through a strong team relationship between the Board and management. This partnership will provide consistency of purpose and direction to the organization and empowers employees to continue to build the kind of organization necessary to meet customers’ utility needs.



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Central Lincoln PUD,

Consumers Power,

Lane Electric,

City of Roseburg,

City of Ashland,

Central Lincoln PUD


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