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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Demonstrated knowledge of hazardous material handling
requirements and environmental regulations related to the
maintenance and operation of transmission and distribution
- 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
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
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
Physical Demands (The physical effort generally associated with
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.