Southern California Edison Transmission Lineman - Antelope Valley (9611) in Lancaster, California

Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utilities. We are an industry leader that is designing new and innovative ways to meet our customer’s needs. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who enjoy the challenge of working on key industry changing projects. We need your good ideas and your contributions to remain a leader in this industry.

Organizational Unit (OU) Overview

Southern California Edison’s (SCE's) Transmission and Distribution Organizational Unit (T & D) is responsible for planning, engineering, constructing, operating, and maintaining transmission and distribution facilities throughout the 50,000-square-mile territory. T&D is the steward of roughly $19 billion in assets that safely and reliably deliver electricity to 14 million residents via SCE’s 4.9 million customer accounts.

Position Overview

The Lineman position will be in the Power Delivery division within Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Transmission & Distribution Business Unit (TDBU).

Essential job functions include:

  • Installs, removes, maintains, and repairs overhead and underground distribution and communication systems.

  • Installs and removes equipment such as poles, cross arms, towers, enclosures, ducts and piping and electrical or other apparatus such as transformers, switches, capacitors, pot heads, protective devices, cooling or insulating equipment, emergency gear and automatic cooling or insulating equipment, emergency gear and automatic reclosers.

  • Installs, removes, splices, bonds, terminates and tests conductor and cable, except paper insulated lead cable.

  • Connects, tests, adjusts, repairs, and maintains electrical equipment and apparatus.

  • Uses precautionary procedures, necessary tools and safety equipment to work on or near energized lines or equipment.

  • Operates test equipment such as amp, volt or ohm meters, phasing and cable test sets, fault finder, and cable locator.

  • Operates construction vehicles (up to 1,200 lbs.) in addition to vehicle auxiliaries and other powered equipment. Instructs and directs apprentices and helpers.

  • Performs related semi-skilled and unskilled work as required.

  • Maintaining a safety conscious work environment by following Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.

  • Performing other responsibilities and duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a certified Journeyman Lineman and possess a Journeyman Lineman card.

  • Due to the weight restrictions of safety equipment used by SCE linemen, candidates must weigh less than 285 pounds to qualify for the position.

  • Experience as a Journeyman Lineman including knowledge of associated construction methods and standards; and overhead and underground materials, tools, and equipment.

  • Knowledge of fundamentals of electricity as applied to electric circuitry and operation of electrical equipment.

  • Knowledge of mechanical principles as applied to rigging and the operation of tools and equipment; test instruments and procedures; accident prevention rules and safe work practices

  • Ability to work safely and skillfully; follow instructions given in written, oral or diagrammatic form; use hand or power tools and operate construction equipment; climb poles and structures; work in high or confined places and perform very heavy physical work.

  • Ability to work overtime including weekends and holidays.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Class A motor vehicle operator's license.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently possesses a California driver’s license.

  • Experience with State General Orders 95 and 128.

  • Experience with Southern California Edison construction methods and standards including experience with overhead and underground materials, tools, and equipment.


  • Relocation may apply to this position

  • Testing

  • #4016: Lineman Physical Performance Test Battery #8200 Safety Test #8303 Transmission Lineman Technical Interview

  • We encourage you to immediately begin preparing for any tests required in this job posting.

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  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

Southern California Edison is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer of minority, female, protected veteran and disabled persons. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace.

If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with Southern California Edison, please call Human Resources at (800) 500-4723, and choose option 3 for the Employee Information Center. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific time, except Wednesdays when the center closes at 2:30 p.m., and holidays, or (800) 352-8580 (Telecommunications device for the hearing impaired - TTY).

Title: Transmission Lineman - Antelope Valley (9611)

Location: US-CA-Lancaster

Requisition ID: 71011612