Position Opening Announcement

August 23rd, 2021

Position: Journeyman Lineman

Rate of Pay: See details below.

Recruitment Dates: Open until filled.
Hourly Rate: $52.92 per hour
Job Categories: 1) Safety-sensitive; 2) Non-exempt; 3) Full-time Regular; 4) Union - IBEW Local 125

Working under the direction of the Water and Light Commission, McMinnville Water and Light (MW&L) operates and maintains the City of McMinnville’s potable water system and electric system for the City of McMinnville. Approximately 60 employees deliver services for the municipal utility. Established in 1889, MW&L has a strong reputation as a financially sound, reliable utility, and boasts some of the lowest water and electric rates in the northwest.
MW&L is open Monday – Thursday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. MW&L is closed on Fridays. All employees work a 4 x 10 schedule.

A Journeyman Lineman works as a member of a crew to construct, install, repair, troubleshoot and maintain an underground and overhead electrical transmission and distribution system. Work includes operation and maintenance of substation equipment and apparatus, performing switching procedures applying safety precautions and operating equipment including man lifts and digger derricks.

Benefits include: Oregon State retirement (PERS); OSGP deferred compensation plan; 6 paid holidays, 2 paid floating holidays, accrued vacation, and sick leave; medical, dental, and vision insurance with employer-funded HRA/VEBA account; life/AD&D insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; relocation time off.

Application, cover letter, and resume. All three must be submitted for consideration. Please apply for the job electronically at www.mc-power.com/career/.

In order to be considered for the selection process, applicants must have the following:

  •  High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Oregon Class A CDL driver’s license with air brake.
  • Successful completion of an approved Journeyman Lineman apprenticeship.
  • Upon employment, qualified under IBEW Local 125 as Journeyman Lineman.
  • CPR and First Aid cards; ODOT Traffic Flagger card; proficiency at pole top and vault rescue.
  • Live within 30 minutes of McMinnville Water & Light.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test, physical, and background check, and have an acceptable driving history verified through DMV.

Before applying, please read the Journeyman Lineman job description on the MW&L website in full to learn about the duties and responsibilities as well as the required minimum qualifications for the position.



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