Stowe Electric Department
April 24, 2024
PO Box 190, Stowe, Vermont
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The Town of Stowe Electric Department (SED) has been providing the community of Stowe with reliable electric service since 1911. SED takes pride in providing outstanding customer service to our 4,450 Residential and Commercial customers. We are seeking a Certified 1st Class or 2nd Class Line Maintainer to join our team of highly skilled professionals.

General Summary of Position:

SED Line Maintainers work as part of a crew and are responsible for ensuring SED customers receive safe and reliable electricity in an efficient manner. SED Line Maintainers perform varied and responsible duties requiring a thorough knowledge of safety practices and must be able to exercise judgement and initiative in completing tasks. Work includes working on de-energized and energized lines utilizing rubber glove practices in all scenarios.

 General Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Installation and maintenance of underground and overhead distribution system.
  • Working energized conductors (primary and secondary)
  • Setting, framing and guying poles
  • Respond to emergency/regular repair/maintenance of overhead and underground distribution lines
  • Conduct switching and tagging operations on VELCO electrical systems
  • Stringing and Sagging Conductors
  • Mounting Equipment, setting transformers
  • Transformer Connections, grounding equipment
  • Tree Trimming
  • Street Lighting
  • Locating underground lines for Dig Safe
  • Trouble shooting problems
  • Maintaining training and safety skills through scheduled classes
  • Safely operate and maintain the SED operations fleet such as digger derricks, bucket trucks and excavators used in the maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electrical lines.
  • Climbing poles
  • Participation in a rotating on-call schedule
  • Respond to requests, comments and/or complaints from customers in a professional manner
  • The above duties represent those of a 1st class journeyman, 2nd class applicants will maintain duties as allowed by their classification.

Qualifications and Basic Requirements:

  • Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have high school diploma or GED and a minimum of 4 years of experience for the 1st class position and 2 years for the 2nd
  • 1st Class Line Maintainer certification preferred, 2nd Class welcome.
  • Proficient in safe rubber gloving techniques
  • Knowledge of electric utility construction standards, National Electric Safety Code, and VOSHA/OSHA standards.
  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License or ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment.
  • Ability to be available for on-call schedules and emergency call outs.
  • Must live within a 45-minute radius of the Town of Stowe or be able to re-locate within 6 months

This is a non-exempt Union position. Stowe Electric Department currently offers competitive wages with the opportunity for overtime and on-call pay. In addition, we offer an outstanding benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, 401(a), holidays and training opportunities. Additionally, there are generous Paid-Time-Off benefits. New employees will receive a minimum of 6 weeks Paid-Time Off after only 1 year.

WAGES: Base $52.24/hour 1st Class, $43.36/hour 2nd Class. In addition to annual negotiated increases, SED offers generous longevity increases.

Position will remain open until filled – Email your resume and 3 references to:

 Attn: Patricia Waugh Business and HR Manager


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