Steven Schimpf

Journeyman Lineman | Union
Transmission & Distribution
3 Years of Service

Steven Schimpf

Journeyman Lineman | Union
Transmission & Distribution
3 Years of Service

Steve is responsible for performing line work on our distribution grid, which includes operations, construction and inspection. This involves operating grid equipment, performing maintenance and removing and installing equipment. He engages, supports and drives for results while maintaining a personable, caring and positive attitude. He serves on the Safety Steering Team, where he and his peers forgo overtime work in their districts so they can contribute to a great safety culture. Steve constantly looks for ways to work more safely and efficiently. 

He and his team recently proposed an efficiency idea for wildfire overhead inspections through the X-Change program, recommending a find-and-fix approach to the inspection process rather than completing inspections first then follow-up remediation. This new procedure is more streamlined, effective and safe. More impressive is that he explained his project to district managers and was able to receive their support to proceed with a pilot. Steve has also been involved with updating construction standards, raising awareness and providing improvement ideas to the arc flash manual rollout, facilitating guest speakers at the Safety Congress and coordinating rodeos and safety recognition. These efforts contribute to the improvement in our safety culture.

Steve genuinely cares about fellow employees and has led efforts to develop programs to help others, such as the Peer Volunteer Program (PVP). PVP is a joint company-and-union partnership designed to help employees and family members get information and help with alcohol and drug abuse. The program, based on a similar project at PG&E, is staffed with company volunteers, typically those who have gone through the program previously and serve as peers for those seeking help for their addiction. Steve’s genuine and caring attitude, coupled with his knowledge of the program, has allowed PVP to gain traction and support from leadership. Employees like Steve, who are willing to give their time to help others and speak up on others’ behalf, are appreciated by the craft and the company.