A career at Northwest Lineman College is far from ordinary.

For more than twenty-five years, NLC has worked to provide employees with a rewarding, professional environment that fosters growth and opportunity. As a leading and dynamic educational institution, those opportunities continue to grow. The result is a fast-paced, ever-changing, exciting workplace with a sincere focus on the Northwest Lineman College Core Values: Passion, Integrity, and Excellence. In addition to competitive pay, a generous benefits package, a commitment to employee growth and education, and a 401K plan with employer match, Northwest Lineman College offers a flexible work environment—so flexible, in fact, they have received the Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility six years in a row.

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The Maroons

What is life like as a Maroon?
Learn more about how Training Specialists at Northwest Lineman College make a significant contribution to the industry while enjoying a fantastic new chapter in their careers.

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Life as a California Campus Maroon
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NLC offers a comprehensive benefits package with three medical insurance options to choose from. NLC pays between 75% to 90% of the employee and dependent premium, depending on what medical plan you choose.

Additionally, NLC offers dental and optional vision insurance.

Employees are eligible to enroll the first of the month following date of hire.

Employees can set aside pretax dollars through payroll deductions into a health care and/or dependent care savings account to use for qualified expenses.

If employee chooses the High Deductible Health Plan NLC will contribute funds to the employee’s Health Savings Account (H.S.A.) to help meet the deductible. Employee also has the option to set aside funds on a pre-tax basis as well.

NLC provides $15,000 in life insurance coverage for each employee. Employees may purchase additional coverage for themselves and their dependents.

In Idaho, Texas, and Florida, NLC provides a Short-Term Disability benefit for each employee. The benefit will pay 60% of your weekly earnings, up to a maximum of $1,000 per week.

California employees are eligible for the state run Disability plan.

NLC provides a Long-Term Disability benefit for each regular, full-time employee.  The benefit will pay up to 60% of your monthly earnings, up to a maximum of $10,000 per month.

Employees are eligible to participate in NLC’s 401(k) plan the first of the month following their date of hire.  Employees are eligible for company match of up to 4.5% immediately.  Employees are fully vested in NLC’s 401(k) immediately.

NLC recognizes that if employee’s physical and mental health is at its best this will lead to a more productive workforce. NLC’s company-wide Wellness Program provides up to $150 per year in reimbursement for qualified wellness expenses. Take Good Care Dollars can earn an employee up to $25 each for getting a flu shot, getting an eye exam, taking a CPR/First Aid course, and getting involved in an organized sporting event.

NLC covers annual membership dues for Costco, Sam’s Club or BJ’s Wholesale Club.

NLC will reimburse employee tuition costs up to $2,000 annually for qualified educational courses.

NLC’s clothing allowance is issued to help employees pay for the clothes they wear to work. NLC will reimburse employees up to $500 per year (amount dependent upon position) for the purchase of approved clothing items.

More than 65% of employees never receive recognition in the workplace. NLC understands the value and importance of recognizing its employees, and has implemented a variety of ways to achieve this goal. For example, our “Treasure Chest” provides an opportunity for any employee to recognize another for a job well done, or for going above and beyond the call of duty. Nominees receive a gift card of their choice, and their good deed is published for all to see. Perhaps the recognition program we are proudest of is our annual Crystal Awards, where one deserving person is awarded the coveted Benchmark Award. Other awards include the Unwavering Commitment Award, Educator of the Year, and Blue-Chip Innovation Award, all custom-made from stunning crystal. Winners become members of the elite Crystal Club.

At Northwest Lineman College, we always hire the very best applicant, regardless of race, religion, sex, color, age, or national origin. To ensure we only hire the best, candidates interested in working for NLC participate in an extensive and competitive process. However, anyone who has made it to the other side will tell you that it was worth it! Since we only hire the best, when you work for NLC you get to work with the greatest people on earth!