Washington Electric Cooperative
December 21, 2021
40 Church Street, P.O. Box 8, 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 an individual to fill a union opening in the Operations Department.  This position is part of a 13-member line crew 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 11,700 Cooperative members.


General Summary of Job Responsibilities:

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

Qualified applicants must have a valid journeyman lineman certificate.  Requirements include a minimum of 4 years line experience in OH/UG electric distribution including all phases of line construction, maintenance, and troubleshooting.  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.

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’s Human Resources Dept., c/o Teia Greenslit, Assistant Director of Finance, PO Box 8, East Montpelier, VT 05651 or Teia.Greenslit@wec.coop.

WEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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