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PPL Corporation Journeyman Lineworker-FS-Shift in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Company Summary Statement

PPL Electric Utilities delivers safe, reliable and affordable electricity to more than 1.4 million homes and businesses throughout its 29-county service territory in eastern and central Pennsylvania. Through smart investments and innovation, it has built one of the most advanced electric grids in the United States. And, with over a century of expertise, PPL Electric remains focused on continuing to build the utility of the future, today. Regularly ranking among the country’s best utility companies for reliability and customer satisfaction, PPL Electric has won numerous awards, including 30 J.D. Power Awards for providing top-quality service to residential and business customers. PPL Electric is a major employer and an active supporter of the communities it serves. Empowering employees, community members and initiatives across its service territory through volunteerism and investments in organizations that support education, sustainability, and wellbeing.


PPL Electric Utilities is hiring for certified Journeyman Linemen. This is a "shift worker", union position covered by a collective bargaining agreement (CBA).


The successful completion of a written and physical assessment is required to be considered for these positions.

Successful candidates must meet a 30-mile residency requirement from their respective work location within six (6) months of start date.

All invitations for testing and interviews will be sent via email


  • In a safe and professional manner, using the proper protective equipment and/or hot line tools as required installs, removes, inspects, and maintains the various components of the transmission and distribution systems.

  • Observes established safety procedures.

  • Performs switching, secures permits, and provides blocking all in accordance with the company’s Energy Control system.

  • Performs work aloft or on the ground on energized transmission and distribution facilities, including the installation and maintenance of streetlight equipment.

  • Performs rigging such as moving, placing, hanging, or erecting structures, transformers, circuit breakers, switching devices, and machinery.

  • Operates backhoes, tensioners, large aerial devices and other equipment necessary to perform the above duties.

  • Performs such other related duties as assigned or as necessary.


  • Satisfactory performance and experience as a Helper –FS-Regional T&D or Helper-FS-Regional T&D-Shift and successful completion of a Helper’s units of instruction for the Journeyman Lineworker Trainee-FS-Shift or Journeyman Lineman Trainee-FS.

  • Satisfactory performance and experience as a Journeyman Lineworker Trainee-FS-Shift or Journeyman Lineman Trainee-FS and successful completion of a Trainee’s units of instruction at all levels for the Journeyman Lineworker-FS-Shift or Journeyman Lineman-FS position.

  • Ability to obtain a valid commercial driver’s License within six (6) months.

  • Working knowledge of tools, equipment, and materials used to perform the above duties.

  • Working knowledge and adherence to the provisions of the safety rules applicable to work performed.

  • Thorough knowledge of the company’s Energy Control system.

  • Working knowledge of computer-based systems pertaining to the job.

  • Ability to interpret sketches, diagrams, and complex specifications.

  • Ability to direct other employees.

  • Strength and endurance to perform the above duties.


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Remote Work

The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

Job Locations US-PA-Harrisburg

ID 2023-9522

Category Hidden (31817)

Position Type Regular

# of Openings 1

Full Time/Part Time Full-Time

Experience Level Union

Labor Union IBEW Local Union #1600

Company PPL Electric Utilities Corp.