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Southern California Edison Troubleman - Kernville in Wofford Heights, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Troubleman at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll be responsible for patrolling, inspecting, maintaining, and operating overhead and underground electrical distribution circuits and associated equipment. As a Troubleman, your work will help power our planet, reduce carbon emissions, and create cleaner air for everyone. Are you ready to take on the challenge to help us build the future?

A day in the life - Get ready to think big, work smart and shine bright!

  • Works alone or with others, patrols, inspects, maintains, and operates overhead and underground electrical distribution circuits and associated equipment.

  • Prioritizes and assigns work when acting in a lead or supervisory capacity.

  • Performs activities such as investigating service interruptions, making permanent or temporary repairs, establishing and/or disconnecting service, installing, and removing meters, performing volt/amp checks, replacing fuses, restoring service on customer calls, operating switching equipment, operating substations, reporting fire status, and patrolling and servicing street light systems.

  • Receives trouble calls by various telecommunication mediums.

  • Determines and acts upon abnormal conditions that may require additional resources.

  • Uses applicable Injury and Illness prevention Rules, approved tools and safety equipment to work on or near energized lines or equipment.

  • Clears conductors of circuits energized over 600 volts in trouble or emergency situations.

  • Operates construction vehicles, auxiliaries, and other powered equipment.

  • Trains, evaluates, and assists other employees as required.

  • Uses manual or automated methods to document work performed, record equipment installed, and labor utilized.

  • Creates and maintains a safety conscious work environment by leading and influencing others to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices and perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned.


The essentials

  • Certified Journeyman Lineman and possess a Journeyman Lineman card.

  • Two or more years of Distribution Lineman experience.

  • Due to the weight restrictions of safety equipment used by SCE linemen, candidates must weigh less than 285 pounds to qualify for the position.

  • Currently possess aClass A motor vehicle operator's license.

  • Experience climbing poles and structures and working in high or confined spaces.

The preferred

  • Maintaining and restoring service on overhead and underground distribution systems

  • Performing field switching duties.

  • Operating test equipment such as amp, volt, or ohm meters, phasing and cable testing set.

  • Using hand or power tools and operating construction equipment.

  • Experience with fundamental principles of electrical theory, methods and techniques employed in the construction and maintenance of the overhead and underground electrical system; mechanical principles; General Orders 95, 128, and applicable laws and Company standards.

  • Experience with applicable Injury and Illness Prevention Rules and fire Prevention Rules and Information.

  • Proper use of tools and equipment; operating procedures; function and operation of personal computer, and appropriate administrative and clerical procedures.

  • Plan, layout, assign, and perform work from construction drawings and specifications using standard practices; and give and/or receive oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to perform very heavy physical work.

You should know

  • Visit our Candidate Resource page ( to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, and hiring process, and more!

  • Pre-employment Testing – You may be invited to take some tests as part of the selection process via email. We’ve created an information guide designed to help you know what to expect. We encouraged you to review these three tests by referencing Edison Individual Contributor Workstyles (Test 8203), Lineman Physical Performance (Test 4016), and Troubleman Verbal Knowledge (Test 8503) at Link to Information Guides ( . If you have previously passed them, you may not need to retest.

  • Relocation may apply to this position.

  • Availability to be on call and work on rotating on-call shifts.

  • Flexibility to work overtime including weekends and holidays.

  • Candidates must be available for physical testing at any of the following locations in California: Chino, Westminster, Tulare, and Rosemead.

  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

About Southern California Edison

The people at SCE don't just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We’re fueling the kind of innovation that’s changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. Join us and create a future with cleaner energy, while providing our customers with the safety and reliability they demand. At SCE, you’ll have a chance to grow personally and professionally, making a real impact in Southern California and around the world.

At SCE, we celebrate our differences. We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

We are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations at (833) 343-0727.