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Southern California Edison Transmission Groundman - Valencia in Valencia, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Transmission Groundman at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll be responsible for the construction, inspection, maintenance, and restoration of all overhead and underground transmission facilities and appurtenances.

All Transmission Groundman progresses into the Transmission Lineman Apprentice Program after their initial six months. Because of this, we are searching for those who want to thrive, go above and beyond, and innovate with us. As a Transmission Groundman , your work will help power our planet, reduce carbon emissions, and create cleaner air for everyone. Are you ready to tackle the challenge to help us build the future?

A day in the life - Get ready to think big, work smart and shine bright!

  • Assists Linemen to gain poles, frame cross-arms, assemble guys, and splice wire.

  • Loads and unloads material.

  • Raises material and tools on pole or tower by use of handline.

  • Dismantles material removed from the line and places on trucks.

  • Digs holes for poles and anchors

  • Drives ground rods and pull wires and guys to tension.

  • Attends winch while handling heavy material and attends reels while stringing wire.

  • Makes and maintains trails, fells trees, hoes weeds around poles and towers.

  • Learns tools, materials, and methods of line construction and maintenance.

  • Operates truck and power equipment used in overhead and underground line construction. May occasionally operate vehicles up to the 12,000 lb. unladen weight class.

  • Performs other miscellaneous manual labor functions as advised.


The essentials:

  • Experience or training with basic construction activities.

  • Possess a valid Class A motor vehicle operator's license.

The preferred:

  • Experience with electrical tools, materials, and methods employed in overhead and underground line construction and maintenance.

  • Experience as a Groundman working on overhead and underground construction.

  • A certificate of completion from an SCE-accredited training program with Pole Climbing Endorsement such as East LA Skills Center, LA Trade Tech, Northwest Lineman's College, Electrical Lineman Apprentice, Electrical Line Worker or Electrical Utility Program.

  • Experience with performing heavy manual labor.

  • CPR certification from Red Cross or American Heart Association.

You should know

  • Visit our Candidate Resource page ( to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, and hiring process, and more!

  • You must be legally authorized to work directly as an employee for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • We have multiple Groundman postings specific to the work location that is hiring. Please apply to locations you’re passionate to work at.

  • Relocation assistance will not be offered.

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


  • This position requires testing and applicants who are identified to continue through the selection process will be encouraged to test via email. We invite you to visit our Candidate Resource Page ( for further information and to access information guides.

  • For information guides, please reference test(s): EEI CAST (5108), Edison Individual Contributor Work Style (8203), and Groundman Physical Performance Test (4015). Candidates who have previously passed these assessment(s), in some cases, may not need to retest again for this position

  • The EEI CAST is held in Rosemead, California. The Edison Individual Contributor Work Style can be completed wherever you have a computer and internet access. The Groundman Physical Performance Test is held in Chino or Westminster, California. We do not offer travel reimbursements for this position. Please note that the EEI CAST and Physical are held on different days, usually a few weeks apart.

About Southern California Edison

The people at SCE don't just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We’re fueling the kind of innovation that’s changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. Join us and create a future with cleaner energy, while providing our customers with the safety and reliability they demand. At SCE, you’ll have a chance to grow personally and professionally, making a real impact in Southern California and around the world.

At SCE, we celebrate our differences. We are 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.

We are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations at (833) 343-0727.