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Date:  Jun 6, 2022
Job ID:  2925

Bellevue, WA, US, 98005

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Field Based

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.


PSE's Electric Operations team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Troubleman position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

  • Safely respond to emergency incidents, isolate and secure all electrical hazards
  • Safely install and repair services, secondaries and primaries
  • Install, remove and read meters
  • Refuse and troubleshoot transformers and replace line and transformer fuses
  • Patrol lines; operate line sectionalizing switches and unattended substations
  • Take load and voltage readings on transformers, circuits, and respond to "out of service" calls, and restore service
  • Locate, switch, and safely clear all electrical hazards in distribution systems and report conditions requiring work of line crews
  • Take switching orders for line clearances
  • Patrol and switch on transmission systems in planned and trouble events
  • Participate in meetings and problem solving groups with coworkers and management
  • Achieve and maintain proficiency in current and new technologies
  • Direct duties of others as assigned
  • Train others in department specific to safety, operations, maintenance, and repair procedures
  • Perform incidental duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicant must be a qualified journeyman lineman from an accredited union or college apprenticeship program with five (5) or more years’ experience as a Journeyman Lineman.
  • Applicant should have experience/background working electrical emergency response as a journeyman lineman.
  • Must reside within service territory as defined by headquarters bid or within thirty (30) minutes of the headquarters.
  • Must know the fundamentals of electricity required in metering, service, line construction, maintenance work and have the ability to use tools necessary to do the job, including computer skills and equipment of the trade.
  • Must know materials used in line and service construction, maintenance, metering work.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license, as well as have and maintain a current Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A.
  • Must be knowledgeable and comply with all Company standards, policies, practices and procedures as well as State and Federal safety regulations as they pertain to the job.
  • Must have or obtain and maintain a valid First Aid and CPR card.
  • Must have the ability to interact and communicate effectively with co-workers, as well as Service Providers, Contractors, other utilities, State and Federal agencies and the public.
  • Must be readily available to respond to outages and emergencies.

Additional Information

New hires will start as Troubleman I with a wage of $64.93.  They will advance to Troubleman II after satisfactory completion of the orientation and training period, including assigned training tasks, or after twelve (12) months, whichever comes first, at which point their wage will be $67.47

Job Conditions and Physical Efforts

  • The duties and responsibilities are performed in an outdoor environment, which include all weather conditions, noise levels, hazardous conditions, and on the full range of work surfaces.
  • The position involves sitting, standing, walking, moderate to heavy lifting, moderate carrying, bending, reaching, kneeling, twisting, balancing and climbing and operation of equipment, tools, and machinery.
  • The use of PPE (protective clothing and/or personal protective devices) is required.
  • Requires driving a company vehicle.

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.


At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.


Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.


Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at or 425-462-3017.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue