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Lineman (Lineworker)


Tempe, AZ, US

Date:  Feb 16, 2024

Requisition ID: 16707


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.


Why Work at SRP

SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health, and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



Under general supervision, performs skilled work in construction, maintenance and operation of energized or d-energized overhead and underground transmission, sub-transmission, distribution, services, street lights, communications and associated equipment. Employee is committed to achieve the highest goals of excellence in serving our customers and working with fellow employees. Must reside within a 40 mile radius of elected headquarters and respond to call-out on a 24-hour basis. May be required to travel by fixed wing, rotor, or other means of company approved transportation.

Any one position may not include all duties nor do the example of duties include all tasks, which may be found in the position of this class.


Hourly rate:  $57.95/hr.
Sign-on bonus:  $10,000 sign-on for all successful hires (certain rules apply)
Shift: Normal Work Week (includes days, swing, or graves)

What You'll Do

  • Digs holes, frames and sets poles, installs crossarms, pins, insulators, and related equipment by using tools as required.
  • Erects and replaces all poles and towers by using rope blocks, boom trucks, winch lines and associated tools and equipment.
  • Climbs poles and towers. Installs guys, conductors, switches, street lights, capacitors, transformers and other line equipment.
  • Performs emergency and preventative maintenance on overhead and underground switches, lines, equipment, fixtures, meters, capacitors, poles, transformer cubicles, crossarms, insulators and related items.
  • Installs, splices, terminates and maintains underground conductors, cubicles, capacitors, and related facilities.
  • Replaces, cleans and adjusts all street light equipment including mast arms, fixtures, lamps, photo electric controls, relays, ballasts and poles.
  • Uses rubber gloves, blankets, line hoses, hotsticks, and related protective equipment as required when working within the contact area of energized conductors.
  • Loads and unloads poles, crossarms, wire, transformers and related materials either manually or by aid of hoist and/or equipment.
  • Drives and operates trucks, hoists, manlift devices, pulling devices and other related line equipment as required.
  • Trains and/or instructs apprentices, groundmen, operators or drivers in procedures and safe work methods.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Employee must work safely and efficiently in the performance of their job duties.  Must maintain effective working relationships with other employees, customers and the public.   Must have the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, and have the ability to accurately and legibly complete applicable paper work.  May be required to work a reasonable amount of overtime.

What It Takes To Succeed

  • Completion of a state or federal apprenticeship program approved by the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) OR completion of a 3-4 year formal training program. (Copy of apprenticeship completion certificate with formal training transcripts required.)
  • Must possess a VALID Commercial (Class A) driver’s license and/or be able to obtain an Arizona Class A CDL prior to start.
  • Preference given to candidates proficient with hot stick. 


3 to 4 years’ experience as a Lineman Apprentice or equivalent experience.


Completion of an appropriate Apprenticeship program or equivalent.

Testing and Certifications

SRP Lineman Job Knowledge Test
Physical Agility Test
Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.
SRP Lineman Pole Climbing Test
For specific list of training certifications contact departmental manager.


Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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