Submit applications now!

Now accepting applications for lineworker apprentices through June 24, 2022. 

Questions? Contact Shaunna Young at sxyoung@bpa.gov.

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Lineworkers                

Repairing and maintaining of 15,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines.

Constructing and repairing large towers, wood poles and other of structures.

Maintaining transmission line rights-of-way.

Stringing and splicing electrical conductors and fiber optic cables.

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High-voltage Electricians

Maintaining and replacing high-voltage equipment found in substations.

Disassembling and repairing large electrical equipment.

Assembling and wiring switchboards.

Testing high-voltage electrical equipment.

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Substation Operators

Performing switching of high-voltage devices.

Verifying transmission line load.

Analyzing  and monitoring substation equipment.

Coordinating substation and transmission line outages

Apprenticeship job benefits

  • Starting pay: $40+/hour
  • Multi-year training program
  • Pay increase with each step increase (every 6 months)
  • Benefits, including medical, dental and paid vacations
  • Overtime pay
  • Duty locations throughout the Pacific Northwest
  • Promotional opportunities

Apply below, and search for "apprentice."

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