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Fully Qualified Lineman/Linewoman

Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Clifton, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID:  70427 


Job Function/Category:  Craftworkers 


Employment Type:  Non-exempt Full Time 


This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey.  PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.


Consistent with our core commitment of safety, PSEG has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire employment.  "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered.   Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.

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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.).

*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.

Years of Experience

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

As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, 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.

This site ( is strictly for candidates who are not currently PSEG employees. PSEG employees must apply for jobs internally through empower which can be accessed through the mypseg homepage by clicking on the employee center tab, then under the empower header, choose careers.

Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process.

Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to Part 810-Controlled Information.  Under the law, the Company is limited in who it can share this information with and in certain circumstances it is necessary to obtain specific authorization before the Company can share this information.  Accordingly, if the position does require access to this information, you must complete a 10 CFR Part 810 Export Control Compliance Nationality Request Form, a copy of which will be provided to you by Talent Acquisition if an offer is made.  If there is a need for specific authorization, due to the time it takes to obtain authorization from the government, we will likely not be able to further proceed with an offer.

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, 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.

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