Apprentice Lineman (IBEW) - Various Locations

Company 

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy. 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job. 

Department Overview 
The Electric Maintenance and Construction (M&C) Team is an integral part of our Electric Operations organization. The team is responsible for safely and reliably maintaining and constructing our overhead and underground high voltage facilities throughout the PG&E service territory of northern and central California. 

The General Construction Electric Department is comprised of approximately 700 employees, tasked with the Construction and Maintenance of high voltage electrical facilities within PG&E's system. It is a mobile work force that may travel throughout PG&E’s service territory to perform its work. 

Position Summary 
This classification is represented by IBEW Local 1245, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E. 

We are collecting applications for positions in both Maintenance and Construction, and General Construction, in Distribution and Transmission. Applicants will be considered based on location preference determined during the recruitment process. 

Available positions may be located in any of the following counties and may be subject to change due to business need: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kern, Kings, Lake, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba. 

An Electric Apprentice Lineman’s principal duties include learning pre-requisite skills and knowledge for becoming a Lineman. As an Apprentice, you will be required to attend and successfully complete the Pre-Apprenticeship Program, which includes formal training and assessments. You will also be required to achieve a set of on-the-job training objectives. During the Apprenticeship Program, employees must pass training courses that include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Climbing utility poles and steel structures
  • Basic Electricity and Protective grounding principles
  • Basic Rigging and other physical skills requirements
  • Attend Class “A” driving school and obtain a Class “A” Driver’s License (must obtain Class “A” Driver’s Permit by month 3 and License after month 6 and before the end of the successful completion of the first year of the Apprentice Lineman program)

Employees in this position will complete a 12-month probationary period. Upon successful completion of the probationary period, Apprentice Linemen will begin the formal program towards becoming a Journeyman Lineman. 

Job Applicant Steps 

Step 1: Interested parties complete profile questions and submit applications 
Step 2: All applications are reviewed for qualifications 
Step 3: Selected candidates will be invited to complete required pre-employment testing 
Step 4: Candidates who qualify may be contacted for interviews and on-site assessment 

Study Guides for our tests can be found through www.pge.com/careers under the Working @ PG&E section, on the Hiring Process page. 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Perform work while assisting a Journeyman or higher step Apprentice in all aspects of construction of our high voltage facilities
  • Under direction, assists in overhead and underground line construction and maintenance and other miscellaneous work
  • Field clerical duties for various crews
  • Drive a truck and maneuver it at the job site as required in connection with the maintenance, construction and operation of overhead and underground electrical facilities.
  • Assist with ground work
  • Exert continuous muscular force for a short period of time to lift, lower, and pull heavy objects (e.g., a wooden pole) using a rigging system, and to lift and hold large power tools such as a chain saw, power drill, hydraulic press, or hydraulic tramp
  • Use a computer, which includes basic word processing and e-mail programs
  • Maintain tools and material on truck in good order
  • Operate associated mechanical equipment on the truck
  • Drive all-terrain vehicles
  • Install work area protection
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned
  • Will be required to work at various heights
  • Lift maximum of 74 pounds above waist and 112 pounds below waist a minimum of one time a day

Qualifications 

Minimum:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
  • Must possess a valid California Driver's License or ability to obtain one prior to start date
  • Able to work in all types of weather extremes
  • Able to drive in all weather and road conditions
  • Able to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must weigh less than 300 pounds
  • Must be able to lift maximum of 74 pounds above waist and 112 pounds below waist a minimum of one time a day
  • Internal PG&E Employees: Must have qualified on the Physical Test Battery (PTB), Industrial Skills Test (IST) and Work Orientation Inventory (WOI) exams prior to applying
  • External and Hiring Hall Candidates: Must qualify on the Physical Test Battery (PTB), Industrial Skills Test (IST) and Work Orientation Inventory (WOI) exams prior to interviewing
  • Must qualify on the Assessment For Lineworker Progression (ALP)
  • Must be able to pass a Post-Offer Physical Assessment

Desired:

  • Graduate of an acknowledged lineman college
  • Currently in an apprentice lineman program at another utility or municipality
  • Graduate of a PG&E PowerPathway Program, including successful completion of a pole climbing capstone
  • Electrical field experience in the military
  • Electric construction experience at PG&E as an internal employee or through the Hiring Hall
  • Electric construction experience, especially at a utility or municipality
  • Tree climbing/trimming work experience
  • Telecom pole climbing experience
  • Tower climbing experience

This classification is represented by IBEW Local 1245, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E. 

We are collecting applications for positions in both Maintenance and Construction, and General Construction, in Distribution and Transmission. Applicants will be considered based on location preference determined during the recruitment process. 

Available positions may be located in any of the following counties and may be subject to change due to business need: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kern, Kings, Lake, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba. 

An Electric Apprentice Lineman’s principal duties include learning pre-requisite skills and knowledge for becoming a Lineman. As an Apprentice, you will be required to attend and successfully complete the Pre-Apprenticeship Program, which includes formal training and assessments. You will also be required to achieve a set of on-the-job training objectives. During the Apprenticeship Program, employees must pass training courses that include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Climbing utility poles and steel structures
  • Basic Electricity and Protective grounding principles
  • Basic Rigging and other physical skills requirements
  • Attend Class “A” driving school and obtain a Class “A” Driver’s License (must obtain Class “A” Driver’s Permit by month 3 and License after month 6 and before the end of the successful completion of the first year of the Apprentice Lineman program)

Employees in this position will complete a 12-month probationary period. Upon successful completion of the probationary period, Apprentice Linemen will begin the formal program towards becoming a Journeyman Lineman. 

Job Applicant Steps 

Step 1: Interested parties complete profile questions and submit applications 
Step 2: All applications are reviewed for qualifications 
Step 3: Selected candidates will be invited to complete required pre-employment testing 
Step 4: Candidates who qualify may be contacted for interviews and on-site assessment 

Study Guides for our tests can be found through www.pge.com/careers under the Working @ PG&E section, on the Hiring Process page. 

Company Name:
Pacific Gas And Electric Company
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Merced, California
Country:
United States
Industry:
Lineman/Lineworker - Apprentice
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
< 2 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
ID
16876
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