Springfield Utility Board is recruiting for a Journeyman Lineman OR 4TH – 6TH Step Hot Apprentice (Determination of apprenticeship is based on experience and status of completed hours).

Electric Service Center

Line Superintendent with crew leadership from the Line Foreman

IBEW Local 659

Non-Exempt / Union / Full-Time / 40 hours a week / M - F / 8:00 – 4:30

Position is open until filled. Our second review date will be Friday, September 27th.  Applications received by 5:00 pm Friday, September 27, 2019 will be given full consideration.

NOTE: We are currently in our first review and first round of interviews. If a candidate is hired during the first round of interviews, the posting will close and no further applications will be reviewed. If a candidate is not hired during the first round of interviews, we will review applications received by 5:00 pm Friday, September 27, 2019.

PRIOR TO APPLYING, PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN OR APPRENTICE LINEMAN JOB DESCRIPTIONS. Listed in the job descriptions are the duties and responsibilities of the position, the required minimum qualifications, and the physical and mental requirements


  • Prior experience working in an electric utility preferred
  • A 4th – 6th Step Apprentice must be currently enrolled in a recognized Journeyman Lineman apprenticeship program that includes a minimum of three years related on-the-job training
  • A Journeyman Lineman must have successfully completed a recognized Lineman Apprenticeship program that includes a minimum of three years related on-the-job training

Demonstrated knowledge and skill in the proper use and care of tools and equipment used in power line construction and maintenance.


  • High School education or equivalent
  • Must possess and maintain an OSHA-approved Digger Derrick Crane Certification for SUB’s equipment. A new employee hired without certification must pass the written certification exam within six (6) months of hire, and must complete all requirements for certification within one year of hire
  • As a Journeyman Lineman, successful completion of a recognized Journeyman Lineman apprenticeship program that includes a minimum of three years related on-the-job training is required
  • As a 4th – 6th Step Apprentice, enrollment in a recognized Journeyman Lineman apprenticeship program which includes a minimum of three years related on-the-job training is required
  • As a 4th – 6th Step Apprentice, you must be able to complete all related training and hours required and make adequate progress towards completing the local IBEW 659 Journeyman Lineman test


The following application materials are required:

4th – 6th Step Apprentice: Documentation of your Apprenticeship Program enrollment and apprenticeship hours completed must be included with your application packet (click here ATTACH OTHERS to include your documentation)

Journeyman Lineman: A copy of your Journeyman Ticket must be included with your application packet (click here ATTACH OTHERS to include your certificate)

SUB encourages all qualified individuals to apply. SUB is committed to cultural diversity, equity and inclusion, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including disability and veteran status.

You may submit your application on line. You may also mail, deliver, fax or email your application packet to:  

Human Resources / P.O. Box 300 / 223 “A” Street, Suite H / Springfield, OR 97477
Office hours: Monday – Friday / 8:00am – 5:00pm
Phone: 541.726.2398
Fax: 541.744.3657


  • Journeyman Lineman wage: $49.97/hr
  • 4th Step Apprentice: $41.98/hr
  • 5th Step Apprentice: $43.49/hr
  • 6th Step Apprentice: $44.98/hr
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 11 Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Plan
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Retirement Plan
  • Short- and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Moving expenses reimbursed up to $2,500

Springfield Utility Board is an independently operated municipal electric and water utility governed by a locally-elected board.  Serving 25+ square miles in and around the City of Springfield, Oregon (pop. 55,000), the utility offers its customers some of the lowest water and electric rates in the Pacific Northwest.  SUB is a customer-owned community resource. Like other customer-owned utilities, SUB has a three-pronged mission: to provide excellent customer service, to keep rates low and affordable, and to support the community it serves. SUB achieves this because, unlike privately held utilities which look to provide profits to investors, SUB is owned by and responsible to the people it serves. And, because SUB is an independent agency, and not a department of the city, all of the rates paid go directly back into operating the utility.

SUB is a great place to work! Our employees are valued, respected and appreciated for their skills, knowledge and the diverse backgrounds that they bring to SUB. We’re proud of our talented employees and their accomplishments to make SUB the best and most cost-effective utility we can be!

Springfield is a family-friendly community located in the south Willamette Valley and nestled between the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers, both known for excellent fishing. The Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area is easily accessible by Interstate 5 and Oregon’s second largest airport.  The region is home to several colleges, including the University of Oregon, and provides activities for a wide variety of interests, including performing arts, sports, and outdoor recreation.

The Mission of the Springfield Utility Board is to provide safe, reliable, cost-effective utility related services to the citizens and businesses of the Springfield community.

In providing these services:

SUB’s five-member governing Board will require the principles of cost-effectiveness and continuous quality improvement to be applied to all programs, functions and projects conducted by SUB, in recognition of SUB’s long-term responsibility to deliver services.

In addition to providing the types of services that meet customers’ utility needs, SUB shall also strive to:

  1. Keep the costs of its services affordable;
  2. Provide for prudent financial reserves;
  3. Ensure that all services offered and provided by SUB meet or exceed the community’s standards for quality & safety;
  4. Continue to study opportunities and pursue options that provide value to SUB’s customers.

The Board believes that SUB’s mission is best accomplished through a strong team relationship between the Board and management. This partnership will provide consistency of purpose and direction to the organization and empowers employees to continue to build the kind of organization necessary to meet customers’ utility needs.

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