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Posted by Kathleen Pishotta on 02-21-2023 in West 03-23-2023


21-60266 — Distribution Lineman - Various Locations

SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by providing its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region's infrastructure for generations to come. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).

Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America's best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry's most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work, and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region's largest employers, we're always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best. Learn more about benefits HERE.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of SDG&E. Empowering our employees to be their whole selves at work is our competitive advantage. This is where new ideas come from and meaningful collaboration gets an authentic start. By bringing together people with different perspectives, diverse backgrounds and real commitment to their own individuality, we have built a stronger business. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion HERE.

For more information, visit or connect with SDG&E on Twitter (@SDGE), Instagram (@SDGE) and Facebook.

SDG&E provides benefits inclusive of full medical and dental coverage; paid vacation, sick leave, and holiday time; retirement plans; and promotional opportunities. Our current hourly rate is $69.44 **Offering 20K in relocation/or sign on bonus. Plus an additional $10k if you can start within 45 days of the interview. 5 week temp housing available for out of town candidates.

  • Works on poles up 100 feet and Steel Structures on lines up to 230 kilovolts (kV).o
  • Use of Live Line Tools up to 69 kV and rubber gloving method may be used up to 12 kV.
  • May work from bucket of aerial lift truck. Will operate mechanized line truck or other trucks. Install electric meters rated less than 200 amperes.
  • Installs and maintain electric service lines and metering equipment, primary and secondary voltages. Installs and make repairs to Overhead & Underground lines carrying primary and secondary voltages. Installs wood, steal, concreate, and fiberglass poles. Installs fuses, services drops and electric meters. Installs cross arms, insulators, conductors, switches, transformers and other equipment on both overhead and underground system.
  • Operate line switches.
  • On new installations, climb poles and attach building service wires to overhead electric distribution lines and install electric meters. Connect service wire leads, insert fuses and test meter for proper voltage and operation.
  • Requires standing climbing gaffs and steel pole climbing required.
  • Lifts onto mounting bolt from belt height an assembled 10-foot crossarm weighing 80 pounds with hardware while standing in climbing gaffs on pole supported by body belt and safety strap Open or remove substructure covers - rectangular metal handhole "door" or round metal manhole cover up to 108 pounds (lifting tool for manhole)
  • Pull loadbreak elbow from padmount or rack-mounted equipment using hotstick.
  • Lifts and carries 60-75 pound tools, materials or equipment from ground to truck bed.
  • Works in a variety of terrain, weather and other conditions including temperatures up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Periodically required to work extended overtime shifts.


  • Must be a Journeyman Lineman possessing IBEW Journeyman Lineman status in good standing.
  • Journeyman electrical worker that has completed an accredited apprenticeship program required.
  • Must be able to do heavy manual labor lifting a minimum of 60-75 pounds.
  • Will be required to work on steel and wood structures.
  • Prior climbing experience is required.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to absorb formal training and schooling.
  • Must demonstrate & maintain good safety habits.
  • Valid Driver's License required; will be required to obtain & maintain a Class A CA Driver's license.

Desired Skills

  • .Underground system experience with 200 and 600 AMP systems is desirable.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the California Public Utilities Commission have adopted regulations governing the control of drug use by persons in certain job classifications. Certain job duties in this position are classified as being covered by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) (Title 49 CFR Part 382) and candidates who are not already in a DOT covered job classification must pass a pre-employment drug test. Candidates who do not successfully pass the FMCSA pre-employment drug test will be required to enter a drug rehabilitation program as a condition of returning to their present jobs. Once in the job and driving/ licensure/ permitting requirements are met, successful bidders will be subject to FMCSA mandated testing.

8205 Jamacha Rd, San Diego, CA 92114, USA