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1st or 2nd Class Lineworker in Colchester

Company: Green Mountain Power
Location: Colchester
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

General SummarY

This position requires at least 2 years of line work experience and is responsible for performing a variety of functions related to the construction, installation or maintenance of underground and overhead high and low voltage electric Transmission and Distribution systems. Work is varied in nature and the incumbent applies an advanced knowledge of electricity to work performed. Incumbent works under supervision of a journeyman and in compliance with established policies, procedures and regulations. This position regularly requires an employee to work overtime or work outside of regularly scheduled hours for emergency or service restoration purposes.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates a sound understanding of Company safety rules & practices (including but not limited to vehicles, tools, lineworkers or other personnel) and holds crew personnel accountable for efficient and thorough work under safe working conditions at all times.
  • Serves as a member in team effort to construct, install or maintain overhead and underground lines, transformers and associated equipment, including the setting and removal of meters.
  • Must have general knowledge of the transmission and distribution standards. Where impossible or impractical to follow, insure the work is performed in a safe and workmanlike manner with solid construction and ample clearances.
  • Must be familiar with the T&D Systems under GMP jurisdiction and be qualified to do any transmission and distribution switching necessary to locate and repair the trouble in a safe manner.
  • Locates and identifies service issues and restores service on all classes of lines, substations, sectionalizing equipment, and all voltage classes.
  • Performs hot-line work at all applicable voltages, including 15-kv gloving as well as maintenance of distribution and service poles and attachments.
  • Must be able to safely climb poles and comfortably work at heights.
  • Digs pole and anchor holes and assists in setting, removing, and loading, unloading, transporting and framing poles.
  • Installs cross-arms, secondary racks and devices, anchors and guys, hardware and fittings for vertical type construction including insulators as well as performs maintenance on street lighting systems.
  • Communicates information relative to scheduling and related requirements to T&D Operations Supervisor and Resource Coordination in a timely fashion to achieve maximum production, efficient operation, and the timely completion of work.
  • Prepares and submits accurate and timely paperwork, electronic or manual (i.e. time tickets, timesheets, expense reports) for all job assignments.
  • Required to act in a safe and courteous manner conducive to good public relations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (Minimum education, experience, technical and communication skill levels and licenses/certificates normally required to perform the duties of this position.)

  • Incumbent must be qualified, and maintain their qualification, to drive Department of Transportation (DOT) regulated vehicles and be in compliance with all applicable State and Federal laws.
  • Incumbent must be qualified, and maintain qualification, to perform switching and tagging duties for the System Operations Department and, depending on district and Company needs, for VELCO.
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency in the techniques, procedures and use of the materials, equipment, tools and methods employed in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical facilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of hazardous material handling requirements and environmental regulations related to the maintenance and operation of transmission and distribution facilities.
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with ability to train other employees and perform administrative functions associated with the job.
  • Successfully completed a minimum of two years of the Line Maintainer Apprentice program.
  • Must advance to T D Lineworker Class 1 within 2 years upon starting in Class 2 role.
  • Ability and desire to adjust to change or ambiguities.
  • Demonstrated ability to make technical decisions and take the lead within a team environment.
  • Must have the ability to serve and satisfy internal and external customers and be a strong customer service advocate for the company.

This level of knowledge is normally acquired through completion of a minimum of two years of the Line Maintainer Apprentice program and/or equivalent technical degree or certificate program meeting Vermont DOL Apprentice program requirements.

Working Conditions (Typical working conditions associated with this type of work and environmental hazards, if any, which may be encountered in performing the duties of this position.)

Internal Little or no work is performed indoors. However, responsibility for clearing the clutter: stockroom, garage, general office space, work vehicles, other line areas or any other communal environment is expected.

External Work is routinely performed where there is exposure to outside atmospheric conditions or extreme heat/cold or moisture and exposure to traffic while performing line work functions. Work is occasionally performed at heights exceeding 100 feet and around water, on uneven and slippery terrains in unsafe environments near rivers.

Special Occasionally work requires scheduled and unscheduled overtime and incumbent will be on call after hours and on weekends to respond to emergency calls regarding line maintenance/service restoration.

Physical Demands (The physical effort generally associated with this position.)

Work involves standing and walking for most of the time, and occasionally requires working at heights exceeding 100 feet above ground. Work routinely includes pushing, pulling, or carrying objects weighing up to 120 pounds, lifting objects weighing up to 75 pounds above your head and working with objects at shoulder height such as tools, crossarms with pins, insulators and braces. Working conditions, equipment failure and workloads during peak periods may cause increased stress levels. Incumbents must have the physical ability to perform difficult manual tasks as required to operate the transmission and distribution system.

Working Relationships/Contacts (Positions, other than supervisor and immediate co-workers, with which incumbent has frequent contact and the reason for contact.)

Internal Occasional contact with Engineers, Pre-Construction Designers, Meter Services, and Transportation personnel.

External Extensive contact with external customers and contractors while working in the field.

Accountability (Budget/asset amount managed, revenues/profits produced, and/or other financial resource incumbent is accountable for. Also indicates judgment/decision making level.)

This position is directly responsible for successfully completing assignments related to transmission and distribution operations, repair and maintenance and developing the skills necessary to maintain competence in T & D Linework.

Standard Work Day: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Performs restoration activities as assigned during emergency and service restoration situations, to include after-hours and weekends.

Requirement: Must live within 35 minutes of the assigned district office under normal driving conditions.

Keywords: Green Mountain Power, New England , 1st or 2nd Class Lineworker in Colchester, Other , Colchester, Northeast

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