Southern California Edison Journeyman Lineman - Santa Barbara (9611) in Santa Barbara, California


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About Transmission and Distribution

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 5 million customer accounts.


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

Typical Responsibilities mayinclude:

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

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

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

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

  • Uses precautionaryprocedures, necessary tools and safety equipment to work on or nearenergized lines or equipment.

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

  • Operatesconstruction vehicles (up to 1,200 lbs.) in addition to vehicleauxiliaries and other powered equipment. Instructs and directs apprenticesand helpers.

  • Performs relatedsemi-skilled and unskilled work as required.

  • Maintaining asafety conscious work environment by following Edison safety protocols andsafe work practices.

  • Performing otherresponsibilities and duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Due to the weightrestrictions of safety equipment used by SCE linemen, candidates mustweigh less than 285 pounds to qualify for the position.

  • Must currentlypossess a Class A motor vehicle operator's license.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience as aDistribution Journeyman Lineman including knowledge of associatedconstruction methods and standards; and overhead and undergroundmaterials, tools, and equipment.

  • Knowledge offundamentals of electricity as applied to electric circuitry and operationof electrical equipment.

  • Knowledge of mechanicalprinciples as applied to rigging and the operation of tools and equipment;test instruments and procedures; accident prevention rules and safe workpractice.

  • Ability to worksafely and skillfully; follow instructions given in written, oral or diagrammaticform; use hand or power tools and operate construction equipment; climbpoles and structures; work in high or confined places and perform veryheavy physical work.

  • Ability to workovertime including weekends and holidays.

  • Experience withState General Orders 95 and 128.

  • Experience withSouthern California Edison construction methods and standards includingexperience with overhead and underground materials, tools, and equipment.

  • Demonstratedability to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.


  • Applicants who are identified to continue inthe selection process will be invited to test via-email and are encouraged toimmediately begin preparing for any tests required in this job posting - Linkto Study Guides at

  • Please reference TestBattery #8304 Distribution Lineman Technical Interview and Test #4016: LinemanPhysical Performance

  • Candidates whohave previously passed these assessment(s) may not need to retest again forthis position.

  • Candidates must be available totest in Chino, CA on Saturday, June 23, 2018.


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

  • Relocationmay apply to this position.

  • Flexibilityto work overtime including weekends and holidays.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 14 million via 5 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.

SCE is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

Job Transmission / Distribution

Title: Journeyman Lineman - Santa Barbara (9611)

Location: US-CA-Santa Barbara

Requisition ID: 71020063