Kennebunk Light & Power District
April 10, 2024
4 Factory Pasture Lane, Kennebunk, Maine
Job Type


 Maintains and installs all primary and secondary voltage distribution system components, both overhead and underground construction in the District’s service territory and performs substation maintenance and installation of sub-station equipment by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Receives daily work assignment from the General Foreman. Works as a line crew member in the construction and repair of both overhead and underground powerlines.
  • As workload requires, loads poles into truck, hauls, and installs poles and all related equipment for overhead construction.
  • Installs, inspects, and repairs and maintains overhead and underground primary and secondary conductors.
  • Installs, inspects and repairs and maintains overhead and underground primary and secondary transformers.
  • Determines, locates, troubleshoots and repairs current interruptions. Reports on overloads, low voltage, and transformer outage conditions.
  • Install and remove meters; execute disconnects and reconnects services.
  • Works on sub-station transformers, reclosers, voltage regulators, and oil and vacuum breakers. On an as needed basis, trouble shoots any occurrences of service interruption.
  • Serve on call on a monthly basis; trouble shoots any service interruptions; depending on circumstances, decide whether to service by self or to request assistance.
  • Periodically, troubleshoots and tests meters.
  • Trains other crew members in the proper techniques of powerline maintenance.
  • Updates files in GIS as needed and process electronic shop orders.
  • Performs other job-related duties as may be required by the General Foreman and/or the General Manager.


Five to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Certification as 1st class line worker required.

Certificates and Licenses:

First class line worker certification required; CDL Class B Driver License required; CPR and First Aid Certificate preferred.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office products for various tasks such as data entry, tracking and communication.
  • Ability to navigate various utility software and inventory management software.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays, call and on short notice.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • A strong commitment to adhering to safety regulations and protocols.
  • Ability to effectively manage time with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage workload to meet deadlines.

Time Requirements:

Must live within forty-five (45) minutes of the District Administration building based upon posted speed limits. New employees in this position will have six (6) months to relocate within the specified boundary.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, work in high places, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Types of Equipment Used:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to drive and operate a bucket truck and digger derrick; operate chain saw, hand tools, hydraulic tools and equipment (impact wrenches and pruners), and line worker hand tools; wear personal protective equipment, including, but not limited to, rubber gloves and sleeves, safety glasses, hard hats, hearing protection, mask or respirator, and utilizes line hose, blanket, pole climbing equipment, bucket truck harness, chain hoists, come along and chain blocks, shot gun and switch sticks and a two-way radio. An individual must also be able to operate a cellphone and tablet.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Close Date: 5/09/2024

Reports To: General Foreman

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Wage: up to $54.15/Hour

Schedule: 7:00-3:30 M-F, week-on/3 weeks-off standby rotation.

Benefits: paid time off; 13 paid holidays per year, Maine Public Employees Retirement, health insurance, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, EAP, and life insurance available.

Applications can be found on KLPD's website or click here. Please submit completed application by mail to the General Foreman at 4 Factory Pasture Lane, Kennebunk, ME 04043 or via email to


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