Employment Opportunity

      Journeyman Lineman

Columbia Rural Electric Association has an opening for a Journeyman Lineman to be based out of our Dayton Service Center in Washington.

This position requires performance of all responsibilities required of a Journeyman Lineman status including construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground distribution systems. Applicant must qualify as an IBEW journeyman electrical lineman and become a member of Local 77 within 90 days; possess within 30 days a CDL with Class A endorsement; provide proof of safety, first aid, and CPR training; have the ability to operate digger derricks, bucket trucks, backhoe, and other equipment commonly used in the electric utility business; and reside within 20 miles of the service center. Selected applicant must pass a job related pre-employment physical examination and drug screening test.

The Columbia REA service area lies in Southeastern Washington where there are abundant mountain and water recreational activities, educational opportunities, and friendly communities experiencing a lot of development. This position offers an excellent benefit package including 401-K and Pension Plan, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. Wage scale is established by the Union Contract, and is $51.33 per hour.

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Department, Columbia REA, 2929 Melrose, Walla Walla, WA or email jobs@columbiarea.coop.. M-F, D-V, EOE.