This position requires performance of all responsibilities required of a Journeyman Lineman
status to include construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground distribution
Applicant must be a graduate of an IBEW Apprenticeship Program, and become a member of
Local 483 within 90 days; possess (or obtain within 30 days) a current Washington State CDL
with Class A endorsement; provide proof of first aid, and CPR training; have the ability to
operate digger derricks, bucket trucks, backhoe and other equipment commonly used in the
electric distribution utility industry. Experience in construction and maintenance of underground
electric distribution systems and substation experience is preferred; After hours emergency call
outs and scheduled stand by duty is required.
Selected applicants will be required to take a written examination, prove competent in pole top
and vault rescue; must pass a job related pre-employment physical examination and drug
screening test. This position offers an excellent benefits package including 401-K and Pension
Plan, medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans.
Wage or Salary:
Work Hours: 8-4:30 with Summer Hours 7-3:30
Position Close Date: 06/17/2013
How to apply: Applications may be obtained through our web-site or picked up at our office,
12918 Park Ave S, Tacoma WA 98444. Completed application and accompanying resume with
cover letter must be submitted to the Parkland Light & Water Company, Attention: Pat Morehart
PO BOX 44426 Tacoma WA 98448.
12918 Park Avenue
PO Box 44426
Tacoma, WA 98448-0426
Telephone: (253) 531-5666
Fax: (253) 531-2684
Water Rate Increase
Your Board has determined that it is in the best interest of the membership of PL&W Co to begin a concrete piping replacement program in 2014. Approximately 60 miles of concrete piping infrastructure needs replacing. Therefore a 20% rate increase was approved effective May 1, 2013 to build funds dedicated solely to the concrete piping replacement program while keeping your Water Department financially sound.
Currently there are concrete pipes of various sizes in the ground that provide transmission of water to our neighborhoods. In its day, this was state of the art piping that replaced the old wooden mains. But now the piping that was installed so many years ago has exceeded its useful life. Your Board has determined that there are two ways of dealing with the aged main infrastructure. It can be replaced as it fails (main breaks) which is always too costly and dangerous, or the piping can be replaced on a systematic basis which will reduce liability and provide reliable service. Parkland Light & Water Company is a cost based, non-profit debt free cooperative. This rate increase will allow us to remain debt free while continuing to provide quality service now and in the future.
Your Board will continue to balance the lowest rates possible with a high level of quality for our membership.
Board and Management of Parkland Light & Water Company