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Apprentice through 1st Class Lineworker in Westminster Full-time

at Green Mountain Power in Vermont (Published at 08-11-2019)


The Lineworker Apprentice position is primarily responsible for developing the technical skills necessary to perform a variety of functions related to the construction, installation and maintenance of underground and overhead high and low voltage electric distribution systems. Work is varied in nature and incumbent applies basic knowledge of electricity to work performed. Incumbent works under immediate supervision and in compliance with established policies, procedures and regulations.


  • Serves as an apprentice member in team effort to construct, install and maintain overhead and underground lines, transformers and associated equipment, including the setting and removal of meters.
  • Must be able to safely climb poles and comfortably work at heights.
  • Digs pole and anchor holes and assists in setting, removing, loading, unloading, transporting and framing poles.
  • Performs maintenance of distribution and service poles and de-energized attachments.
  • Installs cross-arms, secondary racks and devices, anchors and guys as well as installs hardware and fittings for a vertical type construction including insulators.
  • Performs minor vehicle maintenance; contacts Lead Mechanic to schedule routine and major vehicle maintenance or repair.
  • Enrolls in, maintains satisfactory progress in and completes the state approved Apprentice Line Maintainer training program and equivalent Company study, educational requirements and completes appropriate reports in a timely manner.
  • Required to act in a safe and courteous manner conducive to good public relations.


  • Basic knowledge of mechanical and electrical equipment maintenance principles including safety and regulatory requirements
  • Basic knowledge of hazardous material handing requirements and environmental regulations related to the maintenance and operation of transmission and distribution facilities.
  • Valid Vermont drivers license with a driving record suitable for insurability. Completion of Class A Commercial Drivers License is required within 180 days after hire.
  • Sound written, oral and interpersonal communication skills as well as math algebra and computer MS Office Suite, CAD, Oracle Time Entry, etc. skills
  • Must advance to T D Lineworker Class 1 within 4.5 years upon starting in Apprentice Step 3 role.
  • Must have the ability to serve and satisfy internal and external customers and be a strong customer service advocate for the company.

This level of knowledge is normally acquired through completion of a Lineworker College certificate program or the equivalent in related experience.


Internal Little or no work is performed indoors. Incumbent participates in clearing the clutter in the stockroom, garage, general office space, work vehicles, other line areas or any other communal environment as needed.

External Work is routinely performed where there is exposure to outside atmospheric conditions or extreme heat/cold or moisture and exposure to traffic while performing line work functions. Work is occasionally performed at heights exceeding 100 feet and around water, on uneven and slippery terrains in unsafe environments near rivers.

Special Frequently work requires scheduled and unscheduled overtime and incumbent will be on call after hours and on weekends to respond to emergency calls regarding line maintenance/service restoration.


Work involves standing and walking for most of the time, and occasionally requires working at heights exceeding 100 feet above ground. Work routinely includes pushing, pulling, or carrying objects weighing up to 120 pounds, lifting objects weighing up to 75 pounds above your head and working with objects at shoulder height such as tools, crossarms with pins, insulators and braces. Working conditions, equipment failure and workloads during peak periods may cause increased stress levels. Incumbents must have the physical ability to perform difficult manual tasks as required to operate the transmission and distribution system.


Internal Occasional contact with Engineers, Pre-Construction Designers, Meter Services, and Transportation personnel.

External Contact with outside people includes, but is not limited to, customers, contractors, etc.


This position is directly responsible for successfully completing assignments related to transmission and distribution operations, repair and maintenance and developing the skills necessary to proceed onto next classification in T & D Linework.

Standard Work Day: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Performs restoration activities as assigned during emergency and service restoration situations, to include after-hours and weekends.

Requirement: Must live within 35 minutes of the assigned district office under normal driving conditions.

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