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Lineman/Linewoman First Cl.

Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: Hicksville, NY, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID:  55603 

Job Function/Category:  Transmission and Distribution 

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.



Position Description:  Experience the personal challenge of working for a world class organization and leader in the Utilities and Energy industry as a Journeyman Lineman/Linewoman in the Overhead Underground Lines Department and or Distribution Operations Department for our Long Island New York territory.


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


Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Performing all types of line work on energized overhead and underground distribution and transmission lines in all voltage classifications. Investigating, locating and repairing faults on distribution and transmission lines in all voltage classifications. Making all types of standard connections, phasing out, paralleling circuits and making electrical tests on voltage classifications.
  • Performing all types of switching on distribution and transmission circuits, operating circuit breakers and other equipment in substations as required.
  • Operate various types of line vehicles and equipment such as bucket trucks, jib-boom and portable transformer trucks.
  • Responsible for truck stock and additional material or equipment required to perform work.
  • Reading and interpreting overhead and underground work order prints, construction standards, wiring diagrams, circuit maps, transformer connections and distribution equipment wiring diagram.
  • Be familiar with the various types of service and meter connections as they apply to the work.
  • Analyze, maintain and repair all types of distribution equipment such as re-closures, vacuum switches, capacitor controls, load break switches, etc.
  • Meeting the customers and the public in a pleasant, tactful manner and performing the duties in such a manner as to ensure good public relations.
  • Being thoroughly familiar with the Company’s general rules for the operation of the electric system as it applies to the work.
  • May be assigned to various special schedule shifts and schedules on a rotating basis as required by work load.
  • Performing similar or less skilled work as may be assigned.
  • Qualified Candidates may be offered an opportunity to fill openings in OH/UG Lines &/or Service Section.
  • As an employee of (PSE&G or PSEG LI), 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.



Education and Qualifications:


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Applicants need to have successfully completed a recognized apprentice program and be a first class journeyman lineperson.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe and satisfactory driver history.
  • 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.
  • Applicants must pass the Physical, Craft and Technical (PCT) Placement Examination, External Hire Physical Assessment, DOT Physical Examination, and Background investigation/Drug Screening.
  • Applicants selected for this position will be expected to work overtime in accordance with departmental requirements.
  • Required to participate in federally mandated drug testing programs prior to selection, randomly on a year round basis, after an accident and for reasonable cause.
  • Certifications and licenses must be presented at the PCT Testing appointment.


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.

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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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