Paxton Municipal Light Department
December 20, 2021
578 Pleasant St, Paxton, MA
Job Type


1st Class Lineworker

The Town of Paxton Municipal Light Department (PMLD) is seeking applicants for the full time (40 hours per week, Monday -Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM) position of First Class Lineworker. This position performs skilled work in all phases of distribution including general line construction, substation/distribution maintenance, repair of the Town's overhead and underground electrical distribution system and devices, working on energized conductors and equipment up to 13,800 volts and tree trimming.


  • Completed an approved Apprentice Program (National Grid or NEPPAS's 1st Class Line Worker training program. Other accredited training programs will be considered).
  • At least two (2) years 1st Class Line Worker experience or a minimum of three (3) years experience as a 2nd Class Linemen and one (1) year as a groundsman.
  • Valid Massachusetts Commercial Drivers License.
  • Valid Massachusetts Hoisting License.
  • Be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED.
  •  Knowledge of applicable National Electrical Safety Code and National Electric Code sections pertaining to electric utility.
  • Ability to handle bucket and digger vehicles.
  • Familiarity with substation equipment, maintenance, repair, and operation.
  • Live within a 30-minute radius of the Town of Paxton or be willing to relocate.
  • Available for REQUIRED on-call rotation, nights and weekends and emergency callouts.
  • A proven history of promoting a safe, productive, and positive work environment.
  • Pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening.
  • Possess the physical strength, flexibility,  maneuverability, and mental characteristics sufficient to perform the duties of the position.
  • Be able to climb utility poles.
  • Ability to work under pressure, in all-weather conditions and in emergency situations.

This is a non-exempt Union position with additional compensation for "On-Call" duties. PMLD offers a competitive benefits package and is an EOE. This position falls under the Department of Transportation drug testing requirements.

Please forward resumes preferably by email to: or by mail to: Att. Tara Rondeau, Paxton Municipal Light Department, 578 Pleasant Street, Paxton, MA o1612. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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