Washington Electric Cooperative
August 31, 2021
East Montpelier, Vermont
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WEC was founded in 1939 to bring electricity to rural Vermont communities and to provide our members with a voice in their energy future.  WEC continues today with that same spirit as our pioneering founders with a commitment to our environment, communities and our member-owners. We are a not for profit cooperative utility serving our member/owners in 41 towns in central Vermont’s rural landscape.

WEC is seeking individuals to fill multiple union openings in the Operations Department.  These positions are part of an expanding member line crew that is growing and offering opportunities to grow into Foreman and leadership roles to the right candidates.  The line crew is  charged with maintaining and improving nearly 1,300 miles of distribution/transmission lines and works closely with all operation personnel to assure exemplary member service and reliability for nearly 11,800 Cooperative members.

General Summary of Job Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of Operation supervisors, the apprentice journeyman lineworker thru the journeyman first class lineworker, within their current realm of experience and knowledge, will be responsible for building, maintaining and repairing overhead and underground power lines in a safe and effective manner within the established guidelines of industry work practices.

Knowledge of the RUS construction specifications and the National Electrical Safety Code would be a plus.  Applicants must also be able to work in adverse weather conditions for long hours.  Experience working on energized conductors and equipment, at 12.5kV is preferred but not required.

Courtesy in dealing with members, co-workers and others, adaptability and willingness to acquire new skills, professional attitude and interest in work, and attention to general work rules and safety procedures are essential characteristics of the ideal candidate.

All applicants must possess or obtain a Vermont Class A commercial driver’s license within one year from date of hire.

Submit letter of interest to WEC., c/o Dave Kresock, Director of Operations & Engineering, PO Box 8, East Montpelier, VT 05651 or Dave.Kresock@wec.coop.

WEC is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

Date of Posting:   August 31, ,2021

Salary Range:  $28.12 to $50.00 (depending upon experience and qualifications)

Days and Hours of Work:  As outlined in the union contract.

Anticipated Start Date:    As soon as possible.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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