Belmont Municipal Light Department
June 2, 2021
455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, Massachusetts
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Belmont Municipal Light Department (Belmont Light) is accepting applications for the full-time position of:

IBEW First Class, Second Class, or Third Class Line Worker


Hourly Range: $31.16 - $51.55

Applicants must submit the required Town of Belmont application form, resume and cover letter to the Town’s Human Resources Department by the closing date of June 28, 2021

Belmont Municipal Light Department (Belmont Light) is accepting applications for a First Class, Second Class, or Third Class Line Worker.

The primary duties of the position are:

  • safely install, maintain, and repair underground and overhead lines on the department’s 5 kV and 15 kV electrical distribution system
  • erect and set poles
  • install and replace transformers, switches and other devices
  • follow, comprehend and execute system switching orders
  • have the ability to climb poles and operate bucket trucks and other aerial lift equipment as well as pass the appropriate hoisting/CDL tests
  • work in and around open trenches assisting with underground conduit repairs
  • troubleshoot and repair the Town fire alarm and traffic light equipment

The line worker will also participate in a stand-by on call rotation to respond to emergencies and will respond to public inquiries, requests and feedback related to line activities. Furthermore, the line worker will be installing and removing banners, holiday lighting and decorations, ensuring that vehicles are properly stocked and maintained for all operations and perform tree-trimming duties as required. Please note that significant emphasis will be placed on work related to underground infrastructure in enclosed and confined spaces, due to the fact that underground facilities make up over two thirds of Belmont’s electric system.

Candidates with a high school diploma, relevant vocational/technical training, and previous line work experience preferred. Other relevant experience also considered.  Position requires High Voltage Line Worker Certification and possession of or ability to attain a valid Class B MA Commercial Driver’s License; Class A License expected to be obtained within 12 months of hire. Subject to federal drug and alcohol testing requirements.

The salary range is $31.16 to $51.55 per hour, including benefits.

Resumes, with the required Town of Belmont application accepted at the Human Resources Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or or fax (617) 993-2741 by the closing date of June 28, 2021.

The Town of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.     

Application Process

All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Town’s website,, by emailing, calling (617) 993-2740 or by visiting the Human Resources Department at the Belmont Town Hall. Applicants may attach resumes to the Town application form as additional information but cannot use this in lieu of completing the required form.

All full-time and some part-time employees will need to complete a pre-employment physical and drug-screening examination. Certain positions will also require a CORI criminal background screening. The Town reserves the right to modify the application deadline and/or accept applications after the deadline in order to best serve the interest of the community.

After the submission deadline, the Human Resources Department and a review committee will review all completed applications and will select the most highly-qualified respondents for interviews. The Town will acknowledge receipt of completed applications that it receives and will only further contact individuals who the Town selects to interview.

Individuals who need accommodations in order to participate in this process should contact the Town’s Human Resources Department. Please address all questions regarding the Town’s hiring process to:

Human Resources Department
Town of Belmont
455 Concord Avenue
Belmont, Massachusetts 02478
(617) 993-2740

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