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Careers with the City of Auburn

The City of Auburn offers an array of opportunities with a good pay and benefits package and the satisfaction of doing work that helps make Auburn a great place to live and work. The City of Auburn is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with state and federal law.

Current Job Openings


Journeyman Lineman – Foreman


 Auburn Electric Department

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A Journeyman Lineman Foreman independently performs routine and non-routine advanced lineman tasks with regards to distribution line maintenance and construction while effectively leading others in the completion of these tasks.
Essential Job Duties

  • Takes responsibility for work and subordinates as designated by management
  • Leads crew in safe manner reflecting compliance to department policies. Assists in on-the-job training of apprentices and other crew members in maintenance and construction of power lines.
  • Leads crews on projects as designated and assures that activities are completed safely, accurately and efficiently
  • Regularly works above ground on poles or steel towers using climbers and safety belt or operating man lift equipment, boom truck or other specialized equipment. Uses a variety of underground locating and fault finding equipment.
  • Assists in carrying poles, digging holes, piking and guying poles and other such operations involved in the setting or replacing of poles
  • Inspects lines, poles and equipment for signs of damage or wear and reports deficiencies
  • Strings, splices, transfers and sags wire in energized or de-energized circuits and connects wires and transformers as specified or directed. Shortens or lengthens lines by adding or removing wire, using a variety of types of splices, connectors, sleeves or clamps
  • Installs, removes, transfers, maintains and/or repairs cross arms, pins, insulators, guys, transformer and switch racks and other overhead pole and Underground Residential Distribution (U.R.D.) equipment using a variety of hand tools, equipment and power tools
  • Install street and area lights, working with primary and secondary voltages
  • Performs line switching or sectionalizing as directed. Performs emergency repairs, phases and connects circuits under load; performs load checks and balances feeders as required.
  • Routes or re-routes power lines over, under or around existing lines and structures, regularly working above, on, or near energized lines. Selects and uses a variety of "hot line" tools and makes use of rubber gloves, line hoses, mechanical jumpers, fiber guards, blankets and other protective devices as specified. Works on all voltages as required throughout the system.


  • Possesses a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License
  • Possesses a high school diploma or GED
  • Successful work experience in the electrical circuitry and equivalent of a Journeyman Lineman V in an electric utility operation, with not less than four years of on-the-job training as a Journeyman V or equivalent position
  • Successful work experience in areas of construction with in-depth understanding of electric power
  • Possesses demonstrated expertise as a leader with attributes of a manager and willingness to accept responsibilities
  • Ability to complete required job order and outage reports as required
  • Ability to meet all essential cognitive, psychological, physical and environmental requirements of this position

Health Insurance, Life Insurance, PERF Annuity, PERF Retirement, Vacation Pay, Sick Pay, Overtime Pay, & On-Call Pay


Download the application located in top right of this webpage. You may submit it via email or U.S. postal service.



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