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Position Bid No. 21-15

July 19, 2021

Notice of Vacancy

The position of Apprentice Lineman, 1st 2nd or 3rd 6 Months, at Central Lincoln’s Florence location is open for bid from July 19, 2021 through August 1, 2021.

The Apprentice Lineman, 1st 2nd or 3rd 6 Months will assist in the installation, maintenance, removal, and repair of equipment on overhead or underground electrical lines under the direction of a Journeyman Lineman in accordance with safety and construction standards and regulations for a three and a half year (minimum 7,000 hours on the job training) apprentice period.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age
  • Possess a Class A State of Oregon CDL or attain within 6 months of hire
  • High school graduate or have a GED certificate of equivalency
  • Must have completed one year of high school algebra or equivalent with a passing grade of ‘C’ or better
  • Must pass the NJATC screening exam with a minimum score of 4 or higher
  • Successfully complete a 10-day climbing school at Camp Rilea or have graduated from an accredited line school.

The hourly rate of pay for an Apprentice Lineman, as of April 1, 2021 is: 1st Step $36.72; 2nd Step $38.30; 3rd Step $39.87.

The complete position description and application are online at Central Lincoln’s external website at

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


Randy Grove

General Manager


Electric Meter Technician


This recruitment will remain open until filled, and may close at any time without prior notice in order to proceed in the selection process.

The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) is currently seeking a skilled Journey Electric Meter Technician who has experience with AMI/Smart Meters.

As a member of the Electric Meter Shop, you will be on the ground floor of advancing the meter shop to new metering technology and developing new strategies and approaches as the meter shop increases technology while successfully teaching shop apprentices. You will have the opportunity to work within an organization that values its employees, provides opportunity for advancement and has a strong safety culture.

The successful candidate will work in a team environment to service, test, and calibrate all single-phase and poly-phase electric watt hour, demand and recording meters (electro mechanical, and electronic), instrument transformers and related test equipment. Typical responsibilities include: 

  • Wire primary and secondary instrument transformer watt hour and reactive metering circuits.
  • Investigate customer metering and voltage complaints, vandalism, power diversion and related metering problems.
  • Create computer programs for various meter types, and forms.
  • Assists/trains apprentices in working on energized and de-energized systems and equipment.
  • Skilled in the use of various power tools, work on ladders, rooftops and be able to operate and work from bucket trucks.
  • Receive meter shipments, number meters, record information and update customer records.
  • Use customer accounts and billing systems, material management system, NIIPS and other network service systems on a daily basis.
  • Deploy and troubleshoot commercial & residential AMI/Smart Meters

The wage for this position is $51.7623.

Sign-on bonus negotiable and dependent on candidate qualifications.

Please note: In order to receive consideration, all applicants must provide a copy of the certificate of completion or other documentation proving successful completion of a Meter Technician Apprentice course or training program. Documents can be attached to your application or faxed to (541) 685-7497. Documentation must be submitted by the posting close date in order to be considered.

In Addition: This posting includes supplemental questions.  Your responses will be scored and used to determine if you will proceed to the next step of the selection process. Provide detailed answers to each question. Please do not reference your resume' or application in your responses.

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

Minimum Training and Experience Required:

  • Minimum Experience: Six thousand hours experience as an Apprentice Electric Meter Technician.
  • Education: Successful completion of a 6000-hour EWEB approved Electric Meter Technician Apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience. AMI installation experience, and continuing education is preferred.
  • Desirable education, experience, training and certifications: Oregon Journey level Electrician license
  • Valid driver license: Yes
  • Professional license or registration: None
  • Post-offer background check required: Yes
  • Post-offer drug test 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.


EWEB 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

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.

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!

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 participating in EWEB functions, on EWEB property, or while performing right-of-way tasks.

Other Requirements

Note: This Job Posting is intended to represent key areas of responsibility. It is not meant to be all inclusive and does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Nothing in this description restricts EWEB's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Job descriptions may occasionally be updated, as necessary, to reflect evolving business needs.

Supplemental Questions

Have you successfully completed an approved Meter Technician Apprentice or training program?



If you answered YES to question #1 please describe where you completed your approved Meter Technician apprenticeship or training program. (If you answered "no", enter N/A).

In order to receive consideration, all applicants must provide a copy of the certificate of completion or other documentation proving successful completion of a Meter Technician Apprentice course or training program. Documents can be attached to your application or faxed to (541) 685-7497. Documentation must be submitted within two days of applying. Have you submitted the necessary certification documentation?



Please describe any experience you have assisting/training Apprentice Meter Technicians.

Please describe any experience you have in deploying AMI meters/technology.



Coos-Curry has eight (8) Job openings:

Administrative Services Director, Port Orford, Oregon. Beacon Broadband, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer, Port Orford, Oregon.  Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative.

Customer Service and Marketing Director, Port Orford, Oregon.  Beacon Broadband, Inc.

Engineer I-III, Port Orford, Oregon.  Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative.

Engineering Aide I, Port Orford, Oregon.  Beacon Broadband, Inc.

Journeyman Lineman, Coquielle, Oregon.  Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative.

Member Service Representative, Port Orford, Oregon. Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative.

Network Engineering Director, Port Orford, Oregon.  Beacon Broadband, Inc.

For more inforamtion click on this link:

City of Lodi Electric Utility

Line Worker Positions

Available effective January 1, 2021.  For more information click on the flyer below or visit the website:

Cal-Nev is looking for an Assistant Director.  If interested please print the PDF file below labeled "Assistant Director Announcement".


Position Bid No. 20-23

November 10, 2020

                                                                                                    Notice of Vacancy

The position of Journeyman Lineman at Central Lincoln’s Northern Operations Center is open for bid, effective 11/10/2020 until the position is filled.

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, 2020 is $50.93.

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


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: $51.41 per hour

Relocation: Available up to $15,000

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


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.



CoosCurry Electrical Coop,


Central Lincoln PUD,

Consumers Power,

Lane Electric,

City of Roseburg,

City of Ashland,

Central Lincoln PUD


Surprise Valley,


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