Line Superintendent

Job Details



End Date

Until Filled



Job Description

Open until filled; first review of applicants will be September 27, 2021.

Relocation reimbursement, sign-on bonus negotiable for external candidates based on experience/qualifications.

Photo of Mt. Hood and power lines

Are you an effective crew leader, who ensures safe, responsive, and member-focused service?  As Line Superintendent you will be responsible for coordinating and directing the day-to-day work of up to eight line crew employees. They install and maintain our overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission lines, our fiber optic lines, and our substation facilities, and do our tree trimming. You'll also handle locates, design & stake new services, and take after-hours call for locates and for outage supervision/coordination.

The Line Superintendent plays an important role in accomplishing organizational business objectives and achieving the strategic goals as established by the Board of Directors, General Manager, and Engineering & Operations Manager.

About Us: HR Co-op has 22 employees who serve about 2,900 electric members at about 3,900 electric meters. We also have about 2,800 internet members who purchase our fixed wireless and fiber internet services. We're known for providing affordable, reliable service, and we enjoy going above and beyond for our members.

About our System: HR Co-op owns and maintains about 270 miles of overhead and underground electric distribution lines within the upper Hood River Valley. We have two BPA points of delivery and also have a transfer service agreement with Pacific Power. We are in the process of building our first transmission line, and our second substation. Our system is well-built and well-maintained.

We provide both fiber and fixed wireless internet service within our electric service territory and in surrounding areas and are preparing for a full fiber-to-the home buildout. Our linemen build and maintain our fiber system in conjunction with our internet service department.

Everyone at HR Co-op wears multiple hats, and this role will too.  In addition to the areas listed above, this position will take an active role participating in industry & regional committees to support Safety, Joint Apprenticeship Training, and Vegetation Management, while looking for continuous improvement opportunities within the co-op.

Why this Job:

This is your chance to be a part of a member-focused, service-oriented co-op that provides reliable, affordable electric and internet service in the beautiful Hood River Valley. Our members appreciate us, and our employees enjoy our fun, service-focused work environment. We have some exciting projects going on right now, including construction of a transmission lines, a substation, and a fiber-to-the-home buildout.

We take pride in our commitment to diversity and inclusion of our employees.  We embrace and value differences in our culture, education, experience, physical ability, and unique perspectives in our workplace.   We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to serve our community.   We have a friendly, close-knit team and enjoy living and working in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge.

Download the Line Superintendent Job Description.

Job Related Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least five years’ experience working in electric utility operations management, or at least ten years’ experience in an electric utility operations position.
  • Demonstrated supervision, leadership, and team building successes.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and use of computers.
  • Incumbent must reside within in a 40-minute drive of the office within six months of regular status employment
  • Must be available to respond to emergencies and to work for long hours guiding crew response and prioritizing repairs during major outages which may occur after hours, on weekends, and during inclement weather.
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license.


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Journeyman Lineman, or Bachelor of Science degree or Associates degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or other applicable area.

How To Apply

Complete an HR Co-op Employment Application

Submit the application, along with a cover letter and, if desired, a resume, letters of recommendation or other supplemental materials to:

Hood River Electric & Internet Co-op
Attn: Hiring Manager
PO Box 125
Odell, OR 97044


Benefits Information

HR Co-op offers a generous benefit package including:

  • 4x10 work schedule, 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage (HR Co-op covers 90% of a base medical plan each year)
  • Defined Contribution Retirement (HR Co-op contributes 3% of annual base salary beginning with employment. After one year, employees qualify for an additional contribution equal to 12% of annual base salary, for a maximum total contribution of 15%)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (401K)
  • Health Reimbursement Account (VEBA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Generous Vacation and Sick Leave policies
  • Nine paid Holidays per year
  • Annual Logo apparel allowance

Notice of Equal Opportunity Employment

We expect employees to be honest, trustworthy, and operate with integrity. Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We fully consider all qualified applicants including those with a criminal history.