Benton PUD

Kennewick , WA
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Journeyman Lineman

Benton PUD
Kennewick, WA Full-time
Posted on April 7, 2019


Is accepting applications for Journeyman Lineman in our Kennewick and Prosser, WA locations.
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Position Purpose

The primary purpose of this position is to operate all line equipment used in construction, maintenance and removal of overhead and underground power lines, working under the direction of the Lineman Foreman or supervisor.

Accountabilities and Essential Functions


  1. Support the District's mission to serve our customers and foster a positive workplace by personally choosing behavior aligned with our values and ethical code
  2. Responsible for completing assigned work in a safe efficient manner that is in conformance with all applicable regulations by using safety equipment, such as wearing personal protective equipment and understanding the Accident Prevention Manual
  3. Responsible for construction of all phases of overhead and underground line work by exhibiting a full understanding of all phases of District electrical standards, practices and operating instructions; and accurately reading and interpreting construction drawings
  4. Ensure District system reliability by repairing, maintaining and troubleshooting all overhead and underground transmission and distribution power lines and associated equipment
  5. Contribute to serving customer needs by operating all line equipment used in construction, maintenance and removal of overhead and underground power lines
  6. Responsible for maintaining system reliability by performing maintenance, construction and switching for both distribution and transmission voltages
  7. Perform other duties as assigned



  • Line Trucks
  • Backhoes
  • Wire-pulling and Man-lift Equipment
  • Power and hand tools
  • Laptops
  • Radio Equipment

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Satisfactory completion of Lineman Apprentice Program
  • Journeyman certification in Lineman Craft
  • Must possess and maintain a Washington State Class “A” CDL and associated Medical Examiners Certification
  • Flagging/traffic control certifications and valid First Aid and CPR certification cards, or obtain within 12 months of hire
  • Primary residence within 20 miles of Headquarters in Kennewick      


  • Basic computer skills or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire
  • Ability to climb power poles
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Prefer experience with GIS mapping system
  • Prefer experience with hot-stick use
  • Attention to detail

ADA Requirements

  • Attendance:  Consistent need to attend work at the job site or work location. Frequent or constant need for punctuality.
  • Physical Effort: The job has regular periods during which continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking, standing, stooping, climbing, lifting, pushing, pulling material or equipment, which is heavy or awkward, up to 75 pounds (assistance is available for lifting in excess of 75 pounds).
  • Environment: Usually in an outdoor environment with regular exposure to extreme weather conditions.
  • Hazards: There is frequent exposure to hazards or risk of injury which are unpredictable or uncertain and which result in risk or personal injury.
  • Sensory Attention: Typically requires regular use of one or more senses of high intensity and long duration, including color vision.
  • Job Pressure/Deadline Orientation: Under regular pressure to meet deadlines, including occasional high-pressure situations; must occasionally deal with unpleasant issues related to people or situations.

To Apply

Submit an online application through Benton PUD's Job Openings and Application Portal on the Benton PUD Web site (  Resume, cover letter are optional and may be uploaded into the application.  Internet access can be obtained through public libraries or local WorkSource office.  WorkSource will offer application assistance. The Tri-Cities location is 815 N. Kellogg Suite C in Kennewick.


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