Journeyman Lineman

Date: Jan 18, 2023

Location: Orange, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy






Under directive supervision, with some latitude for planning or lying out of working details, must know, understand and be willing and able to apply all

applicable Company construction specification in order to complete the most complicated construction and maintenance work on dead or energized

transmission and underground or overhead distribution conductors, structures and equipment, and be qualified to do the following and related work as


1. Make all types of transformer installations; do phasing and check rotation on circuits; trace and clear grounds and opens on series circuits.

2. Do all classes of hot line tool work.

3. Reeve blocks.

4. Plan and lay out all work in a safe and efficient manner.

5. Check, handle and be responsible for all material removed from and returned to stock, and prepare reports and records.

6. Act in leadership capacity as required.

7. Direct work of assistants, instruct and train new employees.



1. Must be willing and able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.



  1. Be particularly alert in observing hazards and avoiding accidents.
  2. Be willing and able to attend and take part in safety meetings.
  3. Be willing and able to work under unusual surroundings, as well as the normal working conditions pertaining to this job.
  4. Be willing and able to receive and transmit orders and instructions in such a manner as to inspire respect and confidence of both superiors and subordinates.
  5. Be especially neat, clean and orderly in work and person.
  6. Be willing and able to meet the public in a pleasant and tactful manner.
  7. Understand importance of always rendering and maintaining first class, courteous service to all customers.


     Essential Functions of the Linemen Position:

  • Must be able to traverse uneven terrain (including, but not limited to, wet, muddy and/or slippery terrain, concrete or asphalt) with a full complement of tools weighing up to fifty pounds.
  • Must be able to work in extreme weather, including, extreme heat and cold.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to work alone when performing restoration services.
  • Must be able to perform physical tasks, including digging, pulling, pushing, carrying and lifting up to 115 pounds.
  • Maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to safely operate trucks and heavy equipment and safely work around energized lines and equipment.
  • Must be able to work at heights for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to work overhead from a bucket truck (perform work above shoulders on energized overhead lines).
  • Must be able to climb up and descend from wooden/steel structures, poles and ladders and be able to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, grip, handle and feel.
  • Must have the ability to perform emergency rescue operations, including bringing unconscious or injured co-worker down from significant height or elevated area.
  • Must have sound judgment necessary to work safely in inherently dangerous environment.
  • Must be able to understand and follow safety rules.
  • Must be able to work up to 16 continuous hours per day.
  • Must have the ability to wear required personal protection equipment.
  • Must be able to perform basic computer tasks, such as entering time worked, noting beginning and completion of assigned task, checking and responding to emails, completing computer-based training, and other similar tasks.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and interact with a team.
  • Must have the ability to manage stress and handle tense situations.
  • Must have regular and reliable attendance.
  • Must be able to work overtime when necessary.


Journeyman Lineman -  5+ years of demonstrated linework experience required


As a condition of employment this position requires a pre-employment Fitness for Duty exam.








Primary Location: Texas-Orange
Job Function: Skilled / Craft
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: GTX Utility Ops-U05
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 108904
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test.  The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and Pre-employment Testing:  of questions.  Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website,, numberLogon ID:  entergy, password:  practice test (2 words). Travel expenses incurred in connection with EEI testing are non-reimbursable.

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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