FLSA STATUS – Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit – IBEW, Local 1245 – $49.00 per hour
One (1) Opening
The Merced Irrigation District (MID), located in California’s agriculturally-rich Central Valley, is the leading provider of clean, affordable irrigation water for its 2,200 growers. The District is also the 20th largest public utility in the State, supplying electric service to commercial, industrial, and residential customers in Eastern Merced County. The District also owns Lake McClure and Lake McSwain and operates five recreation areas adjacent to these facilities. Lake McClure, on the Merced River, is formed by New Exchequer Dam, a rock filled dam with a reinforced concrete face. At the base of the dam is a hydroelectric generation facility with a capacity of 94.5 MW of power. MID is within two hours of San Francisco, Sacramento, Monterey and Yosemite.
Under general direction of the Lineworker Foreperson, the selected candidate will perform construction and maintenance on all overhead, underground and sub-surface electric transmission/distribution system components and equipment.
Necessary special requirements include recognized status as a Journey Level Electrical Lineworker; Rubber Glove Certification; Pole-Top and Bucket rescue training; Possession of a valid California Driver’s License Class A or B; and a Department of Motor Vehicles “Driver Record Information” print-out will be required at time of hire and throughout employment.
Required qualifications include any combination of training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined in job description and high school diploma, or equivalent, and additional vocational school training specific to the Journey Level Electrical Lineworker trade.
Experience requirements include possession of recognized journey level Electric Lineworker status, typically obtained as follows:
- Three and one-half (3-1/2) years training/experience in line work and successful completion of the journey level Electric Lineman examination administered by the I.B.E.W. or equivalent; OR
- minimum of five (5) years experience in line work and successful petitioning for journey level Electric Lineman status with I.B.E.W.; or
- Certification from California-Nevada Joint Apprenticeship Committee that applicant has passed the apprenticeship and examination for journey level Electric Lineman; or possession of journey level Electric Lineman status granted by the I.B.E.W. or equivalent and
The Merced Irrigation District is a public agency offering a competitive salary and benefit program along with participation in California Public Employees Retirement Program.
To apply for this position or to view the complete job description, please review the “Employment Application Instructions and Guidelines” found on the “CAREERS TAB” on the Merced Irrigation District website at www.mercedid.org. Applications will only be accepted through the online system and the position is open until filled. Merced Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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