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Pacificorp Apprentice Estimator (Local 125) - Yakima, Washington - #111308 in YAKIMA, Washington

Apprentice Estimator (Local 125) - Yakima, Washington - #111308

Date: Nov 20, 2023

Location: YAKIMA, WA, US, 98901

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

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An Apprentice Estimator position is a 3 year program to train a candidate to become a Journeyman Estimator. The apprentice program is designed to teach a candidate the aspects of Utility Estimating work. As a Journeyman Estimator you will prepare cost estimates using engineered standards, right-of-way permits, and other job-related paper work pertaining to distribution construction and maintenance. The Estimator will prepare expenditure requisitions, OMS Maps, contracts for line extension, right-of-way permits, FPI paperwork, joint use coordination, meet with external customers on construction sites to design distribution line extensions, work with area engineer to design Capital improvement work for distribution system.

Please note that upon completion of the Estimator apprenticeship, candidates will be required to bid on open Journeyman Estimator positions throughout the Pacific Power service territory. Relocation will be available under the current bargaining agreement for appropriate local.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • A high school diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Possess a current Driver's License.

  • Must have received a passing score of 6 or higher on the NJATC examination.

  • Must be willing to relocate and relocation is common and should be expected during training and to fill a permanent journeyman vacancy when training is complete.

  • Must perform a skills evaluation, consisting of both computer and written assessments, to be administered by PacifiCorp.

  • Individuals who pass the skills evaluation must also successfully pass the interview and rating phase. An interview panel will meet with each qualifying applicant and at the completion of the interview, determine a numerically rated score. 

  • Once selected for the Apprentice candidate list, applicants must pass a company-paid physical, drug screen and background check, which is processed after a job offer is extended and accepted. 

  • This position requires a post-offer, pre-placement physical capacity screening, conducted by a licensed physical therapist, to assure the candidate meets the physical demands of the job. The screening will assess only the identified physical demands of the job being applied for.


  • Prior Utility Estimating experience.

  • Basic knowledge of electrical theory and practical and detailed knowledge of construction specifications, electrical codes, rates, and service policies.

Additional Information

Req Id: 111308

Company Code: PacifiCorp

Primary Location: Yakima, Washington

Department: Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: Full-Time

Personnel Subarea: IBEW Local 125

Hiring Range: $37.70 per hour

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit:

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

Unless otherwise required by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening including for marijuana. While marijuana is legal in several states, including Oregon, a positive test for positions in Oregon may disqualify a candidate. The company complies with the laws of Washington and California and only obtains and considers positive tests for marijuana in safety-sensitive positions or those covered by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.