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Apprentice/Lineworker/Lineworker Crew Leader

For City of Burlington

As an Apprentice, this position is responsible for developing the technical skills necessary to progress through the Lineworker training program. The individual in this position has successfully completed 1 year of the apprenticeship program. This position will continue to receive training through a variety of methods including but not limited to formal classroom environment and on-the-job training. This position will be under the direction of a qualified lineworker, crew leader or supervisor.
As a Lineworker or Lineworker Crew Leader, this position is responsible to perform skilled work at the journey level in the construction, maintenance and operation of the underground and overhead electrical distribution system including installation of fiber optic cable. Work includes performing skilled tasks on both de-energized and energized systems up to 13,800 volts utilizing rubber glove practices. Crew Leader would be responsible for providing field supervision over a crew or crews.

Essential Job Functions


  • Safely operate BED distribution vehicles such as digger derricks, bucket trucks and various other vehicles used in the installation, maintenance and removal or underground and overhead electrical lines, equipment and apparatus.
  • Safely operate other related equipment used in the installation and maintenance of the BED distribution system such as hoists, rope blocks, chain jacks, chain saws, hydraulic presses and cutters, two way radios, fresh air ventilators, gas detectors, phase rotation, ampere and ohm meters and underground cable locators.
  • Install and maintain secondary conductors including services in an energized environment.
  • Dig pole holes and/or ditches using shovels, steel bars, various hydraulic and pneumatic tools and other associated equipment.
  • Assist in the installation and maintenance of BED's underground and overhead distribution system.
  • Assist other qualified lineworkers in the installation of cross-arms and associated hardware in energized single-phase environments.
  • Assist other qualified lineworkers in the installation and maintenance of associated equipment in any de-energized primary environment.
  • Assist in the installation of single-phase transformers and associated hardware under the direction of a qualified BED lineworker.
  • Assist other qualified lineworkers in distribution system restoration caused by storm related occurrences.
  • Install and connect a diverse number of street and leased lights.
  • Perform pole top and bucket truck rescue.
  • Perform switching and tagging under the direct supervision of a qualified BED employee.
  • Understand BED's testing and grounding procedures.
  • Be able to differentiate BED's system voltages.
  • Climb poles.
  • Perform the duties of a groundworker when required.
  • Assist with job site preparation.
  • Enrolled in and maintain a passing grade in any assigned training program associated with completing apprenticeship training (ex. Attending NEPPA Apprenticeship training program).
Feb 13, 2020
2/20/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
A high school diploma or equivalent. Be enrolled in or have completed an approved apprentice lineworker program. Have successfully completed one year as an apprentice lineworker or have equivalent experience. Ability to obtain and maintain within ninety (90) days of employment CPR and First Aid certification. Ability to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A within ninety (90) days of employment. Have a working knowledge of Burlington Electric safety rules. Adhere to safety policies and procedures including wearing safety equipment (e.g. safety glasses, rubber gloves and sleeves, rescue harness, heavy construction boots, etc.). Ability to work in a team oriented environment. Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development. Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions. Ability to understand and comply with City standards, safety rules and personnel policies. Ability to work in confined spaces. Ability to work in and around energized, high voltage equipment, in accordance with all applicable safety rules. Must be able to work in high places. Must reside within 35 minutes of the 585 Pine Street facility.
A high school diploma or equivalent.
Burlington, VT
Regular Full Time Non Exempt
$26.59 - $48.48 Hourly
Additional Information The City of Burlington will not tolerate unlawful harassment or discrimination on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identit