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PG&E Towerman in Fremont, California

Towerman Location Fremont, California;

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Requisition ID # 148135

Job Category: Maintenance / Construction / Operations

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Work Type: Onsite

Job Location: Fremont

Department Overview

The workers of Electric Operations ensure the delivery of safe and reliable electric service to our customers. Electric Operations is responsible for every aspect of PG&E's electric distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, asset management, business planning, restoration and emergency response.

Position Summary

This is an IBEW Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E. This job is subject to collective bargaining. We are looking for an energetic and career oriented individual to join our Tower Department. The Towerman is responsible for performing the maintenance and construction of transmission structures company-wide. Erects, inspects, repairs and removes transmission structures and foundations. Work is predominantly outdoors and in all weather conditions. The individual must be able to drive safely, work extended hours, and wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment.

This position requires a 5-year commitment to the Tower Department per LOA 07-033.

The position is a General Construction position and individuals must be able to travel and transfer to a new headquarters upon request at any time; throughout the entire PG&E service territory with no guarantees as to how long you will be away from home.

To better represent the communities we serve, applicants who live within 50 miles of the headquarter location will be given preference

This position may be DOT (Department of Transportation) covered classification and is subject to random drug and/or alcohol screening.

PG&E is providing the hourly rate that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This position is subject to collectively bargained hourly wage rates and increases. The starting wage rate for this position is $48.70 per hour. This wage rate is specific to the locality of the job. The wage rate is based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, collective bargaining agreements, and internal equity.

Job Responsibilities

  • Reviews work assignments, changes assignments as needed, and prioritizes the work daily. Checks for proper equipment and supplies.

  • Drives Company construction trucks to designated job sites. Drives trucks offsite to obtain tools and/or supplies.

  • Loads and unloads tools, supplies, equipment and materials needed for each jobsite. Positions and connects rigging needed to lift materials. Lays out tools, materials and equipment in staging areas. Removes obstructions using chain saws, weed whackers and removal equipment.

  • Digs exploratory holes with shovel to determine if there are obstructions.

  • Installs foundations for transmission structures by building and setting forms, tying and placing rebar, mixing and pouring concrete. Works in shielded holes when hand digging is required. Assembles, removes and/or erects transmission structures. Requires the use of hand and power tools, climbing, working at heights, aerial lifting, and working in proximity of energized lines. Could include helicopter and water craft transport to access transmission towers.

  • Troubleshoots problems and determines extent of repairs. Replaces and/or repairs damaged sections of structures. Modifies structures per engineering requirements. Raises towers for line clearance issues. Removal of tower structures. Work includes use of hand and power tools, climbing, digging, and working in trenches for foundation modifications.

  • Operates hydraulic equipment as in bolt tighteners and hole punch. Operates compress-driven equipment such as jackhammers, T-hammers.

  • Communicates face-to-face, by phone and/or radio with supervisor, foreman and crewmembers for safety concerns and job issues. Communicates scope changes and work assignments with assigned crew.

  • Work safely always as defined by PG&E’s safety standards and procedures



  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience

  • Ability to work in all types of weather extremes

  • Ability to drive in all weather and road conditions

  • Ability to work flexible schedules, extended hours, nights, weekends, holidays, and/or overtime (scheduled or ad hoc)

  • Ability to travel and transfer to a new headquarter upon request at any time; throughout the entire PG&E service territory with no guarantees as to how long you will be away from home

  • Ability to work at varying levels of heights

  • Able to work near/around helicopters

  • Comfortable working at height above 100 feet

  • Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds a minimum of one time a day

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California Driver's License or equivalent

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class A California Driver's License Permit within 3 months of hire and a Class A Driver’s License within 6 months of hire

  • Must qualify and complete the Towerman Knowledge and Skills Assessment for Qualified Electrical Person (QEP)


  • Experience with basic hand and power tools used in the construction industry.

  • To better represent the communities we serve, applicants who live within 50 miles of the headquarter location will be given preference

  • Graduate of Power Pathway Program

  • Construction/Field experience

  • Telecom with climbing experience

  • Climbing experience

  • Ranch hand experience

  • Labor/construction background

  • Relevant PG&E Experience

  • Hiring Hall experience

Pre-Employment Testing

PG&E Employees: You must have qualified on all prerequisite tests prior to submitting an application, and all secondary tests prior to interviewing. For more information on prerequisite and secondary exams, including study guides, please visit the Pre-employment testing program ( website.

  • Physical Test Battery

  • Work Orientation Inventory-Physical/Technical Driving


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