In Accounting / Finance, Full Time


Richmond, CA 94804


Requisition #: 11003483
Richmond, CA

This classification is represented by IBEW Local 1245, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E.

Department Overview
The Electric Maintenance and Construction (M&C) Team is an integral part of our Energy Delivery organization. The team is responsible for safely and reliably maintaining and constructing our overhead and underground high voltage facilities throughout the PG&E service territory of northern and central California.

Position Summary

An Electric Pre-Apprentice Lineman's principal duties include learning pre-requisite skills and knowledge for becoming an Apprentice Lineman. As a Pre-Apprentice, you will be required to attend and successfully complete the Pre-Apprenticeship Program, which includes formal training and assessments. You will also be required to achieve a set of on-the-job training objectives. During the Pre-Apprenticeship Program, employees must pass training courses that include but are not limited to the following:
- Climb utility poles and steel structures
- Basic Electricity and Protective grounding principles
- Basic Rigging and other physical skills requirements
- Attend Class "A" driving school and obtain a Class "A" Driver's License (must obtain Class "A" Driver's Permit by month 3 and License after month 6 and before the end of the successful completion of the Pre-Apprentice Lineman program)

Employees in this position will complete a 12-month probationary period. Upon successful completion of the probationary period, Pre-Apprentice Lineman will become an Apprentice Lineman and will begin the formal program towards becoming a Journeyman Lineman.

Job Applicant Steps

Step 1: Applicants apply and complete profile questions
Step 2: Applicant qualifications will be reviewed
Step 3: Identified candidates will be notified for pre-employment testing
Step 4: Candidates who are successful on the pre-employment testing will be contacted for interviews and on-site assessment

The following are links to study guides that can help you prepare for the pre-employment testing:
Physical Test Battery (PTB) Preparation Guide

Industrial Skills Test (IST) Preparation Guide


- Perform work while assisting a Journeyman or Apprentice in all aspects of construction of our high voltage facilities
- Under direction, assists in overhead and underground line construction and maintenance and other miscellaneous work
- Field clerical duties for various crews
- Drive a truck and maneuver it at the job site as required in connection with the maintenance, construction and operation of overhead and underground electrical facilities.
- Assist with ground work
- Exert continuous muscular force for a short period of time to lift, lower, and pull heavy objects (e.g., a wooden pole) using a rigging system, and to lift and hold large power tools such as a chain saw, power drill, hydraulic press, or hydraulic tramp
- Use a computer, which includes basic word processing and e-mail programs
- Maintain tools and material on truck in good order
- Operate associated mechanical equipment on the truck
- Drive all-terrain vehicles
- Install work area protection
- Other appropriate duties as assigned
- Will be required to work at various heights
- Lift maximum of 74 pounds above waist and 112 pounds below waist a minimum of one time a day


Minimum Qualifications:
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
- Must possess a valid California Driver's License or ability to obtain within 10 days of hire
- Able to work in all types of weather extremes
- Able to drive in all weather and road conditions
- Able to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays
- Able to travel and transfer to a new headquarter upon request at anytime; throughout the entire PG&E service territory with no guarantees as to how long you will be away from home
- Internal PG&E Employees: Must have qualified on the Physical Test Battery (PTB), Industrial Skills Test (IST) and Work Order Inventory (WOI) exams prior to applying
- External and Hiring Hall Candidates: Must qualify on the Physical Test Battery (PTB), Industrial Skills Test (IST) and Work Order Inventory (WOI) exams prior to interviewing
- Must qualify on the Assessment For Lineworker Progression (ALP)
- Must weigh less than 300 pounds
- Must be able to lift maximum of 74 pounds above waist and 112 pounds below waist a minimum of one time a day

Desired Qualifications:
- Graduate of a Bridge to Utility Worker Power Pathway Program, Cypress Mandela Pre-Apprentice Program, Northwest Lineman College or a comparable lineman college
- Electric construction experience at PG&E
- Relevant military experience where mechanical skills, working at heights, working with electricity, etc., (i.e. Mechanic position) were a requirement
- Electric construction experience working at other utilities
- Experience with basic hand and power tools used in the construction industry
- Mathematical and analytical skills to apply basic electricity and other power line theories
- Tree climbing/trimming work experience

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an AA/EEO employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce.