Fully Qualified Lineman/Linewoman

Date: Jul 17, 2024

Location: Clifton, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 78862

PSEG Company: Public Service Electric & Gas Co.    

Salary Range: $ 29.532 - $ 58.062 

Incentive: Not applicable   

Work Location Category: Onsite  


PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

We want you to be healthy, balanced, and feel secure. That’s why you’ll enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, with a focus on supporting your whole health. Starting on day one of your employment, you’ll be offered several health-related benefits including medical, vision, dental, and well-being and behavioral health programs. We also offer 401(k) with company match, company paid life insurance, tuition reimbursement and a minimum of 18 days of paid time off per year.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

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As the employee becomes qualified through acquired experience and training performs the work required in the construction, operation, maintenance, and removal of transmission and distribution lines on wood poles, including work on iron poles, isolated towers and mats or vaults, which may be energized but not above 13-kV primary distribution voltage. Check general operation of assigned vehicle and associated equipment.  Perform other similar or less skilled work of the occupational group.  Respond to off hour work (i.e., schedule and call out / standby for regular work and storms and may be required to work shifts outside the normal workday filling in for Trouble-shooters in operations.).


Metropolitan Electric Division which has a main Headquarters in Clifton and a Sub Headquarters in Irvington.  Assigned work location could be Clifton or Irvington depending on workload and business need.

*Sign on bonus available for qualified applicants who successfully complete the pre-employment process and meet the time requirement for bonus eligibility.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Duties included, but not limited to the following:

  • Performs work on de-energized lines and assists Linemen/Linewomen on energized secondary lines.
  • Transfer construction, change insulators, cross arms, pins, and make other similar repairs on energized 13kV pole line transmission circuits Construct, install, remove and maintain items such as, but not limited to: Poles, crossarms, guy wires, and line hardware.
  • Install, sag, remove and maintain line conductors including splicing, tapping, and the making of dead ends; install, remove and maintain messengers; install and remove aerial cables and cable laterals on poles.
  • Trim trees.
  • Make complete inspections of construction performing such work as tighten hardware, tie in conductors, and change insulators and pins.
  • Make voltage and load tests on energized distribution circuits or equipment. 
  • Locate faults on 13 and 26 kV transmission and on distribution circuits, including associated equipment.
  • Under the supervision of an engineer or supervisor, make special tests on distribution equipment and phase-out or parallel distribution circuits and equipment.
  • Perform any work required on isolated towers, install, remove and maintain distribution, 13 and 26 kV conductors and accessories on tower lines. 
  • Serve as Troubleshooter
  • Replace secondary fuses on poles or on customers’ installations.
  • Perform other similar or less skilled work of the occupational group.

Job Qualifications

Job Qualifications

  • Must meet the Company's "General Requirements"; and in addition:  
  • Applicants need to have successfully completed a recognized apprentice program and be a first class journeyman lineperson.
  • Must be able to perform maintenance and repair work safely and without causing interruption to service.  
  • Must have a good practical knowledge of the purpose and functioning of the overhead transmission and distribution system, and the electrical apparatus used in connection therewith; and a general knowledge of the layout of transmission and distribution circuits in the area in which he/she works.  
  • Must become familiar with the procedure and rules governing the ordering out, tagging and releasing of circuits and the Company's system of circuit designation for identification.  
  • Must acquire a good working knowledge of the Company's overhead line construction methods and practices.  
  • Must be proficient in the application of pole top resuscitation, and other approved methods of artificial respiration.  
  • Must be alert in avoiding accidents and observing hazards. 
  • Applicants must be approved by the Joint Employee Qualification Committee after passing the written tests and physical assessments, DOT Physical Examination, and Background investigation/ Drug Screening. 
  • Must be able to follow instructions and perform routine operations.  
  • Must have mechanical aptitude.  
  • Must have the physical characteristics to enable him/her to climb and work on structures and poles.  
  • Must:  
  • Know how to read construction prints and make simple field sketches.  
  • Understand the application of hoists, tackle, and knots used in line construction and maintenance work and the care of tools commonly used in line construction and maintenance work.  
  • Know how to identify and use all material, tools, and equipment commonly used on line work.   
  • A valid Class ‘A’ Commercial Driving License (CDL) is preferred but a valid Class ‘B’ CDL candidate (21 years or older) will be considered and must prepare for and pass the Class ‘A’ CDL driving test within the first year of employment. 
  • Certifications and licenses must be provided

 Note: This is a safety-sensitive position.  DOT testing is required

PSEG is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legally protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics include race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.


As an employee of PSEG you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.


For all roles, PSEG’s drug and alcohol testing program includes pre-employment testing, testing for cause, and post-incident/accident testing. For employees in federally regulated roles (including positions covered by USDOT, PHMSA, or NRC regulations), this also includes random testing. Although numerous states throughout the country have legalized marijuana/cannabis products recreationally and/or medically, it is prohibited for employees in federally regulated roles. Employees who are hired or transfer into a federally regulated role are subject to drug and alcohol testing, inclusive of marijuana. Please note that the use of CBD products may result in a positive drug test for THC/Marijuana and such use is not a legitimate medical explanation for such a positive result.


PSEG employees must apply for jobs internally through emPower which can be accessed through sharepoint.pseg.com by clicking on the emPower icon, then selecting careers. This site (PSEG Careers and Job Openings) is strictly for candidates who are not currently PSEG employees, with the exception of PSEG employees who do not have company email addresses.

PSEG is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance applying for a position, please call 973-430-3845 or email accommodations@pseg.com.

If you need to request a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job, email accommodations@pseg.com. Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved in making a hiring decision.


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