Middleborough Gas & Electric Department
May 4, 2021
32 South Main Street, Middleborough, Massachusetts
Job Type



  •  Experience in climbing utility poles.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in electric utility construction and maintenance with a utility company or power line contractor including work utilizing rubber gloves from vehicle buckets with energized conductors of 13,800 volts primary and 120, 240, 208, 277 and 480 volts secondary.
  • Valid Massachusetts Commercial Drivers’ License.
  • Valid Massachusetts 1B Hoisting License
  • Ability to handle bucket and digger vehicles.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess physical strength, flexibility and maneuverability and mental characteristics sufficient to perform the duties of the position. To perform strenuous work under emergency and all-weather conditions.


Under the direction of the Crew Leader the First-Class Lineman is responsible for all aspects of high voltage distribution utility line work, both overhead and underground.  Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electric facilities, including working on energized conductors from poles and vehicle buckets using rubber gloves, location and repairing faults.
  • Ability to operate Department’s equipment.
  • Be familiar with various types of service connections and meter connections as they apply to the work.
  • Perform all types of switching on distribution and transmission circuits as required.
  • Responsible for truck stock and additional material required to perform work.
  • Applicant will be expected to work overtime in accordance with Department requirements.
  • Live within service territory.
  • Participation in all safety training programs and exercises.
  • Pre-employment drug / alcohol screening required.
  • Any other duties as assigned.


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