Village of Morrisville Water & Light Department
February 27, 2023
857 Elmore St., Morrisville, Vermont
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MW&L is a small rural not-for-profit municipal utility providing water and sewer services in Morristown and electric service to Morristown and six other surrounding communities.

MW&L is seeking an experienced 1st Class Journeyman Lineperson to fill a union position opening in its Electric Operations group. This position is part of a 5-person line crew charged with maintaining and improving nearly 213 miles of distribution/transmission lines and works closely with all operation personnel to provide safe, affordable and reliable electric service to 4,000 customers.

General Summary of Job Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of the Superintendent, the line worker, within their current level 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 at a minimum be adept at climbing poles and proficient in the use of hand tools, such as chainsaws, bars, shovels, etc. Applicants must also be able to handle ropes and tie suitable knots, dig holes, and acquire the ability to properly cut and trim trees and meet the physical demands of the position, including the ability to work in adverse weather conditions for extended hours. Position requires being in an on-call rotation and an expectation to be available when weather alerts are received indicating a likelihood of service interruptions.

The applicant must pass a physical and drug test and once hired, must join the IBEW union membership after 6 months of employment. You must be able to respond to the shop within 30 minutes while on call and must be able to perform or learn to work on energized 15 kV lines.

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

All applicants must possess or have the ability to acquire a Vermont commercial driver's license within one year from date of hire.

Submit letter of interest to MW&L's Electric Superintendent, David Heller at

MW&L is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All new employees filling union positions are on probation for 6 months.

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