Journeyman Lineman (Line Electrician), Tacoma, Washington

Created 10/14/2021
Reference 470296
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Washington
City Tacoma
Salary $122,262.40 Annually
Position Description

Tacoma Power's Transmission & Distribution section is seeking to fill several Journeyman Lineman positions. Linemen perform skilled journey-level work involving the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead and underground distribution and transmission systems. A high degree of skill and safety consciousness is required. The work is dangerous and frequently performed on energized high voltage lines and/or under unfavorable weather conditions. Work is normally performed under supervision; however, on occasion, employees may work on special assignments without supervision and may supervise skilled and unskilled workers of other classifications.


  • Graduation from high school or equivalent
  • Hold a current journey-level line electrician card
Valid Washington State Commercial Driver's License, Class A required at time of application. Must obtain tanker endorsement prior to completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. Valid first aid, CPR, and flagging card must be obtained prior to completion of probation with maintenance thereafter.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Methods, equipment and materials used in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead and underground lines, cables and equipment
  • Principles of electrical theory and application to electrical overhead and underground circuits and system
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions and materials
  • Clearing and tagging procedures, trench shoring and excavation
  • Rigging methods and hoisting procedures
  • Understand the requirements and proper use of personal protective equipment
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions
  • Lift heavy objects in awkward and confined spaces, using proper lifting and rigging techniques
  • Climb power poles, towers and other structures
  • Operate equipment including, but not limited to bucket, lift and line trucks and wirepullers
  • Exercise proper work practices and adhere to safety work rules
  • Exercise proper safety handling rules for hazardous or toxic substances
  • Perform heavy manual tasks under varying weather conditions
  • Maintain harmonious work relationships
  • Read and interpret circuit diagrams, system maps and underground lay-outs

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn!

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.

Examination Process
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental questionnaire scored. Candidates who obtain a passing score will be ranked on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration.

Hiring Requirements
Individuals given a conditional offer of employment must also pass a pre-employment medical examination that will include a drug screening and background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date.
Closing Date/Time: 10/26/2021 4:00 PM Pacific
Employer City of Tacoma, WA

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