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General Manager

Steuben Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SREC), Bath, NY

[Posted 4/20/2018, expires 5/18/2018]

 

The Board of Directors of Steuben Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SREC) is accepting applications for the position of General Manager. SREC is a 5300 member electric cooperative located in Bath, New York. The position will manage an organization of about 28 employees with gross revenues in excess of $10,000,000. The main office of the cooperative is located in the Finger Lakes region of western New York, approximately 1 ½ hours south of Rochester, with a satellite office in Cherry Creek. The area is rural and the community is friendly and a great place to raise a family.


The General Manager is responsible for providing strategic leadership by working with the Board of Directors and department management team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies for the Cooperative. The successful candidate will possess a high degree of ethical conduct, moral standards, and confidentiality with competencies in project management, human resources, business acumen, proven leadership skills, financial management, problem solving and excellent collaboration skills. Candidate must possess a strong commitment to ensuring a safe working environment for all employees by administering a safety program. Member relations and dealing with the public is a priority for SREC.


Electric cooperative experience is highly desired, but not mandatory. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is preferred with five years of leadership experience. Steuben Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Please send resume, letter of interest, and references to: J. Thurber, Vice President, P.O. Box 1284, Corning, NY 14830 or electronically to jenthurb84@gmail.com. All applications must be received on or before Friday, May 18, 2018.

 

 

Accountant

Energy New England (ENE), MA

[Posted 4/20/2018]

 

Reports to:
CEO

Position Overview:


ENE is looking for an organized and driven Accountant to join the finance team at our company. The Accountant position will work closely with our other accountants and operations personnel and handle day-to-day bookkeeping. In addition, this position coordinates month-end power settlements and counterparty payments on behalf of ENE’s municipal customers.

 

Responsibilities & Duties:

 

  • Perform daily postings and reconciliations, interface with all accounting functions- AP, AR, reports and special projects as they occur.
  • Perform monthly, quarterly and annual accounting activities including reconciliations of bank accounts, coordination and completion of annual audits, and reviewing financial reports/support as necessary
  •  Maintain monthly schedules, including prepaid expenses, unearned revenues, assets and depreciation, and inventory
  • Analyze and report on variances between budgets and actual figures; provide detailed back-up and reporting as requested
  • Submit payroll, track employee time used within schedules, generate & enter payroll entries into the accounting system
  • Tie-out month-end power purchases with counterparties, confirm power invoices, and invoice customers accordingly
  • Coordinate weekly and monthly power payments on behalf of ENE’s municipal customers 
  • Assist in tasks and provide support for projects within other departments of ENE

 

Position Requirements:

 

  • BS in Accounting
  • Minimum two years related experience
  • Expertise with QuickBooks
  • Experience in database management a plus, including QuickBase and FileMaker
  • Strong Excel and Word proficiencies
  • Ability to perform with accuracy in a fast paced environment
  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Strong computer and communications skills
  • A high degree of flexibility with the ability to follow-up with minimal supervision

 

The Accountant will play a vital role in the company’s day-to-day operations and will work closely with all related functions. This is a tremendous growth opportunity for the right candidate in an entrepreneurial work environment with a supportive team structure. We offer competitive salary and benefits programs.

 

For more information, contact:

 

Lori Burns

lburns@ene.org

ENE

100 Foxborough Blvd.

Suite 110

Foxboro, MA  02035

 

 

System Engineer

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department, Wakefield, MA

[Posted 4/18/2018]

 

The Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department is seeking to fill the position of System Engineer focusing on the Gas Operations side of our business.

 

Under the direction of the Engineering and Operations Manager, the System Engineer will be responsible for technical operation and construction of the gas distribution system, with a focus on monitoring daily gas consumption, while assisting in regulatory reporting including the coordination of system changes with the Gas Superintendent, and the maintenance of Department maps and related records. 

 

Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology with experience in the technical operation, technical design or regulatory compliance of a gas utility preferred.

 

Interested applicants should forward resume to:

 

WAKEFIELD MUNICIPAL GAS & LIGHT DEPARTMENT

P.O. BOX 190

WAKEFIELD, MA 01880

ATTENTION: Sylvia Vacaccaro

 

 

Gas Service Worker

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department, Wakefield, MA

[Posted 4/18/2018]

 

The Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department is seeking to fill the position of Gas Service Worker.

 

Under the supervision of the Gas Service Foreman, the Gas Service Worker performs customer service installations, meter replacements, technical troubleshooting of gas appliance issues and works with the Street Maintenance Workers on installation of gas mains and services when necessary.

 

Must have graduated from high school or its equivalent and possess basic knowledge of mechanics and the fundamental principles of power equipment, automotive equipment and care of tools and equipment.   Plumbing experience and/or a plumbing license are a plus.

 

Interested applicants should forward resume to:

 

WAKEFIELD MUNICIPAL GAS & LIGHT DEPARTMENT

P.O. BOX 190

WAKEFIELD, MA 01880

ATTN:  Sylvia Vaccaro

 

 

Power Analyst / Senior Power Analyst

Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, Waterbury Center, VT

[Posted 4/9/2018, expires 5/4/2018]

 

The Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, located in Waterbury Center, Vermont is a joint action agency that works with municipal electric utilities throughout Vermont and New England.


We are currently recruiting for a Power Analyst / Senior Power Analyst to join our team. Position responsibilities involve various power related activities including but not limited to creating and modifying resource optimization tools to manage power supply transactions and portfolios; preparing power supply simulations for budgeting, planning, analysis, and reporting; maintaining an understanding of wholesale electric markets including but not limited to understanding rules of the New England Independent System Operator (ISO-NE) and other associated entities; performing economic analyses on power supply positions, portfolios and generation projects; preparing and submitting market bids and contracts.


Duties require knowledge of wholesale energy markets, portfolio management, forecasting, power operations, or energy commodity trading equivalent to completion of four years of college. Three or more years of progressively responsible related experience in a utility industry background preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in excel required and database software experience desired.


If you are a team player and enjoy a fast-paced collaborative environment we want to hear from you. Please send resumes and salary requirements to: Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, PO Box 126, Waterbury Ctr., Vermont 05677 Attn: General Manager, or to knolan@vppsa.com. The deadline for applications is May 4, 2018.

 

 

Manager of Electric Operations

Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations, Shrewsbury, MA

[Posted 4/3/2018, expires 4/30/2018]

 

Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Manager of Electric Operations. This position is responsible for the management of line division, including budgets, equipment requests, personnel, tools, and materials. The ideal candidate must have knowledge equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Electric Engineering or related discipline and ten years of progressively responsible electric operations and distribution experience with experience supervising electric utility personnel. Candidate must have working knowledge of distribution voltages up to 13.8kV, and distribution switching procedures. Knowledge of MS Office Excel and Word also required.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Electric System Manager, and be responsible for the day to day operations of the Line Department, assist the Electric System Manager and General Manager in the preparation of capital plans, budgets, bid documents, equipment ordering, handle confidential and proprietary information, etc. .

Duties will also include, but not be limited to the following:

 

  • Plan daily work for line crews.
  • Supervise line crews and compliance to the NESC and ensure compliance to safety regulations.
  • Plan short and long term distribution system maintenance and upgrades, with capital cost and labor estimates.
  • Complete required reports.
  • Available and respond to after-hours emergencies. 

 

This is a salaried position with a range of $80,875 to $127,635 depending on experience and qualifications.

 

If interested in applying for the position, please submit a resume, list of qualifications and experience, by April 30, 2018 to:


Ralph Iaccarino
Electric System Manager,
Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations
100 Maple Ave Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Email: riaccarino@shrewsburyma.gov

 

 

Maintenance Electrician

Town of Wallingford, Wallingford, CT

[Posted 3/26/2018, expires 4/24/2018]

 

Electric utility is seeking a highly skilled maintenance electrician with extensive substation experience to maintain and repair transmission and distribution class switchgear, bus-work, lightning arrestors, protective relays, insulators, switches power transformers, data circuits, controls and other related components. Must be a high school/trade school graduate and have 4 years’ experience in the maintenance and operation of electric utility substations and/or utility grade protection and control systems. Completion of a recognized four (4) year maintenance electrician apprenticeship program may substitute for the experience requirement. Two (2) years of college-level education or advanced training in related field may substitute for two (2) years of the experience requirement. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the State of Connecticut and be able to obtain with 6 months of hire a valid Protective Switching and Tagging Procedure certification from CONVEX or other approved agency. Wage rate: $35.43 to $39.08 hourly plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Closing date will be April 24, 2018. Apply: Human Resources, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. (203) 294-2080 / Fax: (203) 294-2084. EOE

 

 

Apprentice Lineworker / 1st Class Lineworker

Village of Hyde Park, Hyde Park, VT

[Posted 3/23/2018]

 

Position Titles: Apprentice Lineworker / 1st Class Lineworker
Reports To:     1st Class Lineworker and/or Lead Lineworker
Position Description: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

 

Under direct supervision of the 1st Class Lineworker and/or Lead Lineworker, responsible for performing a variety of functions related to the construction, installation, maintenance and restoration of underground and overhead high and low voltage electric distribution, sub-transmission systems and water systems. This position regularly requires an employee to work overtime or work outside of regularly scheduled hours for emergency or service restoration purposes. This summary of essential job functions is not meant to be all-inclusive nor prevent other duties from being assigned as necessary.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Apprentice Lineworker must have graduated within the most recent 12 months from an acceptable certified Electric Utility Lineworker Apprenticeship School – OR – Apprentice Lineworker must have at least 2,000 earned documented hours from an IBEW or comparable apprenticeship program in the maintenance and construction of an electric utility system, to include knowledge of applicable safety procedures and precautions, and the use of equipment and tools used in electric utility system. Must have a high school diploma or GED. Hourly wage range $16.75 to $30.15

 

  • 1st Class Lineworker must be certified 1st Class by earned and documented by hours in grade and possess all required certifications, licenses and required safety and OSHA requirements. Must have a high school diploma or GED. Hourly wage $32.15

 

Other Minimum Requirements: Good work references verifying safety knowledge and practice. Employee must live in Hyde Park, Vermont or within thirty (30) minute drive-time at posted speeds from the warehouse. This requirement must be met within six months of hire. Must participate in a stand-by rotation and carry a communication device to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Strong mechanical aptitude, strong fundamental math skills, dexterity and ability to perform difficult and hazardous assignments under harsh conditions, i.e., severe weather and varying environments, subject to noise, vibration, dust, odor etc. the majority of the time.

 

The Village of Hyde Park, Vermont is a small, non-union municipal serving 1,350 electric customers and about 345 water and wastewater customers. We welcome your interest and appreciate your consideration. Please submit your resume to the General Manager by email to carol.robertson@hydeparkvt.com


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

 

 

Administrative Records Clerk (Part-time)

Town of Wellesley Municipal Light Plant, Wellesley, MA

[Posted 3/12/2018, expires 3/31/2018]

 

The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant is accepting applications for a part-time Administrative Records Clerk. The hours of work are 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. The individual selected must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, ability to work effectively in a team environment, proficient in MS Excel spreadsheets, operate administrative equipment/programs and prepare and process utility, accounts receivable and miscellaneous billing transactions.


The hourly rate of pay is $18.53 - $23.11 and is not benefit eligible. Please submit cover letter and resume by March 31,2018 in MS Word or PDF format to Wellesley Municipal Light Plant, Attn: Debra J. Healy, 4 Municipal Way, Wellesley, MA 02481 or electronic mail: dhealy@wellesleyma.gov 
AA/EOE


A Town of Wellesley Application For Employment is available at: 
http://www.wellesleyma.gov/DocumentCenterNiew/281

 

 

Electrical Engineer (of varying grades depending on knowledge & experience)

Holyoke Gas and Electric Department, Holyoke, MA

[Posted 3/1/2018]

 

Responsible for planning, designing, and supervising the implementation, operation, and maintenance of electric utility distribution, sub-transmission, and lighting facilities including telecommunications for the Department.  Designs cost-effective and reliable solutions that are aligned with the Department’s rate and reliability objectives.  Prepares and maintains cost estimates, plans, maps, drawings, and records of systems and equipment. Develops bid specifications and evaluates bids for material and labor as required.  Maintains Department reliability statistics.  Prepares weekly, monthly, and annual reports on project progress.  Performs related duties as assigned or required.      

 

For a complete job description and Holyoke Gas and Electric Department Application visit our website at www.hged.com 

 

If interested send a resume, cover letter and a completed City of HG&E Application by March 28, 2018  to:

 

City of Holyoke Gas & Electric Department
Attn: Terry Sweeney, Human Resources
99 Suffolk Street
Holyoke, MA 01040


TerrySweeney@hged.com

 

 

Assistant Superintendent of Electric Distribution - Metering

Peabody Municipal Light Plant, Peabody, MA

[Posted 2/27/2018]

 

The Peabody Municipal Light Plant

Assistant Superintendent of Electric Distribution - Metering

 

The Peabody Municipal Light Plant is conducting a search for qualified applicants interested in joining the management team of our Distribution Division. Under the direction of the Superintendent of Electric Distribution, this position is responsible for managing the company’s Metering Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the operation, maintenance, and expansion of the company’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) System. The position will also supervise a group of non-exempt meter installers and, at times, private contractors. This employee will assist in creating the budget and action plans for the Metering Department, and will also serve on-call 24 hours/day to respond to system emergencies.

 

The ideal candidate for this position will have 5+ years of experience in the electric industry and 3 years of experience installing, or supervising the installation of electric meters. The annual salary range is $88,297-$109,885 plus benefits.

 

The Peabody Municipal Light Plant services approximately 26,000 customers in Peabody and South Lynnfield and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Interested applicants should submit your resume and letter of application to

 

Manager c/o of Barbara Previte

Peabody Municipal Light Plant

201 Warren Street Ext.

Peabody, MA 01960

 

or by email at bprevite@pmlp.com

 

 

Environmental Coordinator

Peabody Municipal Light Plant, Peabody, MA

[Posted 2/27/2018]

 

The Peabody Municipal Light Plant

Environmental Coordinator

 

The Peabody Municipal Light Plant is conducting a search for qualified applicants interested in joining the management team of our Administration Division.  Under the direction of the Manager and Assistant Manager, this position is to ensure that all the organization is in complete compliance with all environmental regulatory requirements in all of its activities at all facilities.  The Environmental Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing environmental policies and programs and ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state and local environmental regulations and requirements. This position requires an extensive working knowledge of applicable federal and state environmental regulatory programs, including the Massachusetts Contingency Plan. 

 

The ideal candidate for this position will have 5+ years of experience in environmental management, environmental/chemical engineering or a related science or engineering degree.  The annual salary range is $67,770-$84,227 plus benefits. 

 

The Peabody Municipal Light Plant services approximately 25,000 customers in Peabody and South Lynnfield and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

Interested applicants should submit your resume and letter of application to

 

Manager c/o of Barbara Previte

Peabody Municipal Light Plant

201 Warren Street Ext.

Peabody, MA  01960

 

or by email at bprevite@pmlp.com

 

 

Assistant General Manager

Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant, Hingham, MA

[Posted 1/25/2018]

 

TITLE:            ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
SALARY:        COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE
REPORT TO:  GENERAL MANAGER

 

DUTIES:

 

Under the direction of the General Manager, assist in the supervision and direction of all functional divisions of the Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant. Assist the General Manager in the operation and management of the Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant and perform the duties of the General Manager in his/her absence. Attend meetings day/night as required by the General Manager.

 

Assist the General Manager in directing the preparation, review and approval of Annual Budgets, Action Plans, and policy recommendations for submittal to the Hingham Municipal Lighting Board to insure a constant and continuous supply of electrical service to all subscribers on a fiscally sound basis.

 

Assist the General Manager in directing the preparation, review and approval of power supply forecasts, long and short term contracts, and resulting electric rate schedules for submittal to the Hingham Municipal Lighting Board.

 

Assist the General Manager in providing leadership, motivation, and direction to Management by monitoring operating policies and procedures. Review and approve strategic planning for large projects. Monitor progress and provide direction for all large projects.

 

Assist the General Manager and Management in determining the proper human resource requirements to ensure high quality customer service within budget guidelines. The Assistant General Manger will maintain and enhance the existing strong relationship between the employees and management. Assist the General Manager and Management in the hiring, terminating, promoting, training, disciplining, and commending of employees, as well as providing guidance in resolving employee disputes.

 

Assist the General Manager in coordinating communications, presentations, and other necessary interfacing with various community groups, government officials in the Town of Hingham and elected State and Federal officers. Maintain good working relationships with other electric utility administrators.

 

The Assistant General Manger shall insure adherence to the general laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts governing municipally owned utilities (Chapter 164) and other laws as applicable.

 

The Assistant General Manger will maintain and enhance the relationship between the employees and customers by overseeing resolution of customer complaints, grievances or other terms of a customer service nature.

 

The Assistant General Manager will review, recommend, coordinate, and administer all insurance coverage and associated claims activity.

 

Serve on call twenty four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days per week, to address and respond to emergency situations involving generation, substation, distribution, and transmission facilities. Performs other related duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Bachelor’s Degree in business/public administration, engineering or related field with a minimum of ten (10) years full time experience working in the electric utility industry in an operations capacity with a progression in management experience supervising both represented and non-represented employees. This experience will include managing the restoration of the electrical system after a storm. Will have a demonstrable history of having established and maintained working relationship with government officials. Should have had experience with renewable energy systems projects.

 

COMPENSATION:

 

Salary based on experience

 

Please send your resumes to pheanue@hmlp.com

 

  

General Manager

Town of Belmont, Belmont, MA

[Posted 1/08/2018, updated 1/30/2018]

 

The Town of Belmont is now accepting applications for the full-time position of:

 

GENERAL MANAGER
BELMONT LIGHT
Salary Range: $126,683 to $190,000

 

Under general policy guidance from the Belmont Municipal Light Board, the General Manager plans, organizes, integrates, fiscally controls, directs, administers, reviews and evaluates the activities, operations, programs and services of the Belmont Municipal Light Department (BMLD) for the Town of Belmont, Massachusetts. The General Manager is the Chief Operating Officer of the BMLD and is responsible for carrying out the policies and programs determined by the Light Board.


The successful General Manager candidate will possess a BA in electrical engineering. An MBA is highly desired; ten years of progressively responsible related experience, including at least three years of supervisory experience. A competitive compensation package will be negotiated, based on skills and experience of the successful candidate. The Town of Belmont offers a comprehensive benefits package including membership in the Belmont Retirement System.


Additional information can be found at: http://www.belmont-ma.gov/sites/belmontma/files/uploads/job_brochure_-_belmont_light_general_manager.pdf

To apply send resume via email or make inquiry in confidence to:

Richard J White
Groux-White Consulting, LLC
1661 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 642
Lexington, MA 02420
Email: rickwhite58@verizon.net
Phone: 781-572-6332

 

 

Journeyman Line Worker

Morrisville Water & Light, Morrisville, VT

[Posted 12/11/2017, updated 12/13/2017]

 

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 individual 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 Class A line worker 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 axes, chainsaws, bars, shovels, etc. Applicants must also be able to handle ropes and tie suitable knots, dig holes, and have 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 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 Superintendent, Kevin Newton at kenewton@mwlvt.com


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

 

Date of Posting: 12/7/2017

Hourly Wage Range: Per union contract.

Days and Hours of Work: As outlined in the union contract.

Anticipated Start Date: On or before April 1, 2018, depending on qualifications of applicants.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Director of Access and Distributed Resources

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Plymouth, NH

[Posted 11/20/2017]

 

The Organization

 

NHEC is the largest member-owned electric cooperative in New England, providing electric utility service to consumers and businesses in 115 communities throughout New Hampshire.  Serving our members is at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make, and our mission is to provide our members access to affordable, reliable electric service options that support and simplify their lives. The electric utility industry is currently undergoing enormous change as consumers look for new ways to manage energy costs through renewable energy, distributed energy resources such as solar arrays and battery storage, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and energy-related apps on smart devices.

 

In June 2017, we completed a five-year strategic plan, identifying four area of strategic focus with actionable goals within those areas completed by the end of 2022.

 

  • Business Model. NHEC provides superior service to its members, with systems that are sufficiently flexible to capitalize on ongoing changes in technology and programs that enable members to better manage their energy usage and costs and take advantage of other opportunities as they become available in the marketplace.
  • Voice of the Member. NHEC is a member-driven organization where every employee consistently strives to better understand and meet our members’ expectations and has access to the information necessary to do so. We are committed to an ongoing dialogue with our members, and we focus intently on making it easy and convenient for our members to interact with us. As a result, every interaction with NHEC is a delight.
  • Organizational Effectiveness. NHEC is described by its employees and members as nimble, collaborative, responsive to changes in the industry, constantly learning and having employees who share the drive to achieve the organization’s vision.
  • Financial Stability. NHEC remains financially strong and has the resources necessary to provide excellent service to our members as the energy industry and related services are transformed.

 

Headquartered in Plymouth, New Hampshire, NHEC currently has 200+ employees.  There is much to be proud of in our existing organization, and a genuine enthusiasm for what the future holds.  It is an environment in which individual leadership and initiative are highly valued and encouraged, and success is viewed as a shared accomplishment to be celebrated by all.  Ensuring our members have the energy they need, the information they want, and a partner they can trust is what makes us different. 

 

The Position

 

Reporting to the Vice President of Power Resources and Access and partnering closely with the executive leadership team, the Director of Access and Distributed Resources will advance NHEC’s goal of facilitating the widespread adoption of distributed energy resources (DER) on its distribution system as contemplated by its Strategic Plan. The utility industry is changing and we need someone to help develop and lead new strategies to serve our members with an even more reliable, resilient and affordable energy distribution system.  You will support the VP of Power Resources and Access by developing and implementing strategies to reduce NHEC charges associated with member demand and inefficient use of the distribution system.  Our members are presented more and more with opportunities to invest in DERs.  This position will help develop strategies to maximize the value of those investments for all of our members.

 

Specific responsibilities will include:

 

  • Develop and implement strategies and systems that support widespread adoption of distributed energy resources, including renewable energy, storage, energy management and other member-sited systems.
  • Develop and implement approaches to minimize demand-related costs. 
  • Develop and implement business strategies that enhance NHEC’s transition toward a transactive business model through valuation of products and services delivered within the NHEC distribution system.
  • Assist in developing strategies to increase member satisfaction through increased distribution system resilience, flexibility and improved communications, working with strategic partners.
  • Help ensure integration of NHEC’s and its members’ energy efficiency, demand response and other system benefit programs and measures with NHEC’s power and energy supply resources.

 

The Person

 

  • First and foremost, someone who will be energized and excited about NHEC’s mission and will thrive with the opportunity to enhance an already great organization
  • An inquisitive, open mind – someone who is interested in finding creative solutions and new ways to support the organization
  • Incredible relationship skills; collaboration and a friendly work environment are key values at NHEC, and this person needs to model excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to innovate, think strategically and execute tactically
  • The terms “Transactive Energy,” “Distributed Energy Resources,” Demand Response,” and “Energy Storage” are exciting and thought provoking
  • You don’t just think outside of the box, you can see possibilities for a new, maybe yet unimagined box
  • You have a Bachelor of Science degree in a related discipline with a Master’s Degree very strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 10+ years of direct experience in utility business, engineering, or economics.
  • Experience in one or more of the following fields desired; demand response program management, load management strategy development, energy efficiency program management, power procurement through contracting or resource development, or distributed energy resource development.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a senior level position and coordination with other individuals and groups within and external to the organization.

 

Apply: www.nhec.com

 

 

Assistant Superintendent of Electric Distribution (Construction & Maintenance)

Peabody Municipal Light Plant, Peabody, MA

[Posted 11/20/2017]

 

The Peabody Municipal Light Plant is conducting a search for qualified applicants interested in joining the management team of our Distribution Division.  Under the direction of the Superintendent of Electric Distribution, this position directs construction and maintenance activities for the entire division; supervises non-exempt employees in the performance of their duties and administers construction, maintenance and labor contracts.  In addition to three (3) to five (5) years of proven managerial experience, the ideal candidate should possess a minimum of five (5) years experience working on electric utility distribution systems using line construction tools and techniques.  A minimum of three (3) years experience working on energized primary distribution circuits is also required.   Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a valid Class B Massachusetts Driver’s License, a Massachusetts Hoisting License Grade 1B/3A and pass a DOT Medical Examination, within six (6) months of hire.

 

The annual salary range is $100,682-$125,455 plus benefits. The Peabody Municipal Light Plant services approximately 25,000 customers in Peabody and South Lynnfield and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Interested applicants should submit your resume and letter of application to the Manager c/o of Barbara Previte, Peabody Municipal Light Plant, 201 Warren Street Ext., Peabody, MA  01960 or by email at bprevite@pmlp.com.

 

 

Senior Electrical Engineer

AET-Engineering Division, Foxboro, MA

[Posted 11/15/2017]

 

American Electrical Testing Co., LLC (AET) is looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer that can take a project and see it to completion.  The company has an interactive and outgoing team of Professional Engineering and Field Service Technicians with knowledge and skill sets that complement one another.  The work we perform is engaging, and ranges over an array of applications and customers. The requirements for this position include:

 

  • BSEE (Power Systems preferred)
  • EIT certification (PE not required, preferred, but must be eligible)
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in the electrical power industry (hands-on/field experience a plus)
  • Experience in an engineering environment designing and specifying high voltage construction, inspection, testing of facilities and equipment
  • Design, analysis, control, operation and / or protection of utility equipment
  • Knowledge of protective relaying, controls, SCADA and protection applications, protective device coordination, setting and programming of electromechanical and electronic relays including SEL, Basler, ABB, GE, Cooper
  • Design experience of transmission, distribution and Generator Interconnect Substations
  • Design experience of overhead/underground medium voltage distribution systems
  • Knowledge of ASPEN, SKM, EasyPower, ETAP or other utility based software programs
  • Experience with equipment ranging from 2KV thru 500KV upward
  • Ability to perform job tasks in the office as well as the field
  • Ability to interact with clients and develop technical reports in a clear and concise manner
  • Willing to work as project lead or provide supporting role on projects
  • Proficiency of computers using Microsoft programs, AutoCAD, project management software, etc.

 

Please contact John Fattore, AET Staffing Specialist:  jfattore@aetco.us  (781) 821-0122

 

 

Control Room Operator

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), Reading, MA

[Posted 11/09/2017, updated 4/17/2018]

 

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) is an electric utility located 14 miles northwest of Boston and serving 30,000 customers in the towns of Reading, Wilmington, North Reading and Lynnfield Centre; and we are recruiting for the position of Control Room Operator.

 

Operators perform all the functions related to integrated automation sub-systems including SCADA, outage management (OMS), GIS and Advanced Metering. You will operate switching equipment for routine or emergency work, communication systems dispatch equipment (two-way radio, cell net, IVR), security monitoring and control and provide basic customer service when office is closed.

 

Position requires shift duty to provide 24-hour/7-day continuous coverage of system operations.  Shifts may include 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., combination split shifts of days and nights after completing a comprehensive day-time training period.

 

The successful candidate will have exceptional computer software and analysis experience and at least one-year technical experience related to an electrical distribution system.  Operator will have a pleasant telephone manner and demonstrated ability to use two-way radio equipment and to operate complex computer systems related to system distribution, metering and safety. The ability to function under pressure is essential. Prior experience in switching and/or dispatching of distribution equipment via SCADA is preferred.  An Associate degree or higher in Computer Science or Engineering is desired.

 

Interested applicants should forward resume to Beth-Ellen Antonio, Human Resources Manager, RMLD 230 Ash Street, Reading, MA  01867 or E-mail: bantonio@rmld.com.

 

 

Director of Human Resources

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Plymouth, NH

[Posted 10/4/2017]

 

The Position

 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and partnering closely with the executive leadership team, the Director of Human Resources will seek to understand and embrace the existing culture and people practices at NHEC while simultaneously designing and implementing leading-edge HR services that will transform and serve the future needs of the organization.  We are seeking an individual who embodies the servant leadership model of humility and courage, achieving a balance between honoring the existing culture and people while simultaneously facilitating needed change that will better serve our members and our employees in an industry undergoing unprecedented change.

 

Specific responsibilities will include:

 

  • Leading the effort to be a learning organization that continuously provides opportunities for development and growth, and empowers employees to achieve their full potential to benefit our members
  • Directing the strategy and implementation of recruiting programs and processes that will enable us to hire people with new and different skill sets; this will include increasing employer brand recognition in the marketplace and positioning NHEC as an innovative, exciting, and fulfilling place to work
  • Deepening employee engagement, and instituting consistency of thought, process and practice around employee relations and performance management
  • Serving as a strategic advisor to the executive leadership team as it pertains to organizational design, leadership development, succession planning, and workforce planning
  • Ensuring that employee rewards programs are excellent, and designed to attract and retain the best and most talented employees
  • Assess, make recommendations, and implement appropriate technology platforms to enable better reporting, accurate metrics, and effective decision-making

 

The Person

 

  • First and foremost, someone who will be energized and excited about NHEC’s mission and will thrive with the opportunity to enhance an already great organization
  • An inquisitive, open mind – someone who is interested in finding creative solutions and new ways to support the development of employees
  • Incredible relationship-building skills; collaboration is a key value at NHEC, and this person needs to model excellent communication skills
  • Deep functional HR knowledge, coupled with business acumen and personal credibility
  • Ability to think strategically and execute tactically
  • Familiarity with a variety of learning and talent development “best practice” concepts and procedures in the areas of leadership, management, and technical skills development, coupled with a plan for implementation
  • Prior experience working in small to mid-size organizations; we are excited to recruit someone who has had different industry experiences and who can bring a variety of ideas and solutions to the table
  • Sound judgment and a flexible, outgoing personality; we greatly value a wide range of generations at NHEC, and we seek an individual who will engage effectively with everyone and help us to address the changing demographics that influence our ability to hire and retain a skilled workforce
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, and additional specialized training in organizational development, employee relations, corporate culture, leadership, change management, and training & development is highly desirable
  • A minimum of 10+ years of progressively responsible Human Resources Management experience
  • SPHR or PHR certification is a plus

 

Apply: www.nhec.com

 

 

Lineworker 2nd Class / Journeyman Lineworker

Washington Electric Coorperative, East Montpelier, VT

[Posted 8/28/2017]

 

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 10,900 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 at a minimum be adept at climbing poles and proficient in the use of hand tools, such as axes, 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 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 have the ability to acquire a Vermont commercial driver's license within one year from date of hire. Entry level applicants should be graduates of approved lineworker training school.

 

Submit letter of interest to WEC's Human Resources Dept., c/o Cheryl Willette, Director of Finance & Administration, PO Box 8, East Montpelier, VT 05651

 

WEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Date of Posting:                August 23, 2017

Salary Range:                   $33.08 to $37.03 (depending upon experience and qualifications)

Days and Hours of Work:  As outlined in the union contract.

Anticipated Start Date:     As soon as possible.

Application Deadline:        Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

 

Journeyman Lineperson

Fishers Island Electric Corporation, Fishers Island, NY

[Posted 7/27/2017]

 

Fishers Island Electric Corporation will accept employment applications for the position of Journeyman Lineperson. Written applications can be obtained from Utility Company Office or online at FIUC.net

 

Position Title:          Journeyman Lineperson

Department:            Utilities - Electric Division

Reports to:              Electric Operations Superintendent

FLSA Status:           Non-Exempt

Approved By:          President

 

SUMMARY

 

Become integral part of a small Island community. Successful candidate will be willing to relocate to Fishers Island NY. Perform work according to applicable Federal and State safety regulations as well as Fishers Island Utilities safety regulations.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Must currently be a Journeyman Lineman.
  • Must meet driver qualification requirements including the possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A.
  • Must be capable of performing all aspects of electric overhead and underground construction and maintenance.
  • Complete all related paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Must be available for emergency call-outs for overtime assignments.
  • Will be required to actively participate in training and retraining programs.
  • Must have effective communication skills (verbal and written).
  • The person filling this position must be self-motivated, work well with others, possess a positive attitude, have a commitment to work safely, provide consistent quality customer service, create customer satisfaction and work productively.

 

Perform the duties of lineman classification involving overhead and underground electric distribution systems.

 

Special Instructions:

 

  1. The successful candidate must have the physical ability, endurance, and desire to perform potentially strenuous outdoor work, at all times of the day and night, and under various weather conditions.
  2. The successful applicant will be expected to respond to emergency callouts after normal work hours and on weekends.
  3. The successful candidate must be able to perform safe, proficient, and effective pole-climbing.
  4. Applicants must be self-motivated, work well with others, have a positive attitude and be committed to working safely and productively.

 

Physical Requirements:


Must be able to stand for long periods of time on varied surfaces. Must be able to move freely, including ability to stoop, crawl, climb and bend at the knees and waist. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted. Must be able to pass pre-employment screening that includes background and drug testing. May be required to work long and unpredictable hours in times of emergencies or outages. Position requires working outdoors in all types of weather.

 

Applications for employment can be requested by mail or email. If interested please contact the Fishers Island Utility Company at 631-788-7251 X 2014 and ask for Colby Eastwood or email your resume ceastwood@fishersisland.net

 

  

Apprentice Linesperson 

Fishers Island Electric Corporation, Fishers Island, NY

[Posted 7/12/2017]

 

Fishers Island Electric Corporation will accept employment applications for the position of Apprentice Lineperson.   

 

Applications for employment can be requested by mail or email. If interested please contact the Fishers Island Utility Company at 631-788-7251 X 2014 and ask for Colby Eastwood or email your resume ceastwood@fishersisland.net 

 

Position Title:            Apprentice Lineperson

Department:             Utilities - Electric

Division Reports to:   Electric Operations General Foreman

FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt

Approved By:            President   

 

SUMMARY  

 

The Apprentice Lineperson, under the direct supervision of Electric Operations General Foreman, installs, maintains and repairs electrical power distribution equipment.    Applies knowledge of electrical theory and principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in assisting restoration equipment to operation, Promotes good harmony and communication with individuals within the community, Assists higher classification of linepersons in the performance of their duties.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

 

Performs work according to applicable Federal and State safety regulations as well as Fishers Island Utilities safety regulations.  

 

      Apprentice  

 

  1. Works on secondary voltages up to 600 volts with direct supervision.  
  2. Climbs poles, towers, ladders, trees, structures, building, etc.  
  3. Learns rope knot tying, splicing and equipment.  
  4. Stocks and cleans vehicles and equipment.  
  5. Learns proper operations of vehicles and equipment.  
  6. Follows instructions of higher classified employees.  
  7. Frames and installs poles and anchors according to Department standards.  

    Apprentice 12 months  

  8. Learns all secondary connections for single phase and three phase overhead transformer banks and pad mount transformers. transformers.  
  9. Works on and troubleshoots secondary voltages up to 600V without direct supervision.  
  10. Performs simple primary work with direct supervision.  

    Apprentice 24 months  

  11. Learns the primary connection for single phase and three-phase overhead transformers, pad mount transformers, capacitors and voltage regulators.  
  12. Must have in-depth knowledge of the distribution system.  
  13. Cleans, paints and lubricates equipment and vehicles.  
  14. Operates voltmeters, Amp-meters, rotation meters and meter test equipment.  
  15. Rings out meter boxes and installs single-phase meters.  
  16. Operates hydraulic and power equipment.  
  17. Assembles equipment for proper operation.  
  18. Performs basic rigging for lifting, pulling and securing material and equipment.  
  19. Performs simple primary work without direct supervision.  

    Apprentice 36 months  

  20. n-depth knowledge of all single phase, secondary and three phase transformers and primary connections.  
  21. Installs all underground equipment such as conductors, terminations, elbows, splices and related equip ment.  
  22. Installs all equipment such as conductors, cross arms, transformers, poles, anchors and other related equipment.  
  23. Performs work according to Department standards and procedures.  
  24. Performs work without direct supervision.  
  25. Assists in the restoration of power outages.  
  26. Learns the duties of a Journeyman Lineperson.  
  27. Performs all other duties as may be assigned by the Electric Operations General Foreman       

 

QUALIFICATIONS  

 

Must be physically fit and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory, must have excellent communication skills when dealing with employees and the general public, must past background check and Department of Motor Vehicle license check.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 

 

Must maintain and possess as a condition of employment, a valid driver’s license. Individual must be able to obtain a valid Class “A” CDL with airbrake endorsement and meet all D.O.T. requirements within six months of employment.  

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

 

High school graduate or equivalent required with a basic knowledge of electrical theory and mechanical abilities must successfully complete as a condition of employment an approved apprentice lineperson course provided by the Fishers Island Utility Company.  

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS  

 

Must have the ability to respond in a timely manner to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community, Must be able to speak, understand and comprehend the English language.  

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS  

 

Must possess and demonstrate mechanical aptitude, Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Must be able to read and interpret plans, drawings, specifications, wiring diagrams and schematics, Ability to effectively present information to management.

 

REASONING ABILITY  

 

Ability to understand basic electricity concept, Ability to solve transformer related problems.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger; handle or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk and/or hear.  The employee must be able to carry and/or lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds.  Must be able to climb poles, trees, steel structures, ladders at elevated heights and operate aerial personnel lifts.    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.   The aforesaid vision requirements can be satisfied with appropriate medically prescribed prescription glasses/lenses when applicable.  

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT  

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The employee may be exposed to high voltage hazards and extreme weather conditions as well as construction sites.  The employee may be required to work after hour emergencies, trouble calls and power restoration.

 

 

Journeyman Lineman

IBEW Local Union (RI, MA, NH, VT, ME)

[Posted 6/6/2017]

 

Date of Posting: June 6, 2017

Location: RI, MA, NH, VT, ME

Start Date: Immediate

Deadline: Until Jobs are Filled

 

Salary:

Competitive wage and benefits package. Including full Health Package and Pension Plan.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Journeyman Certification
  • Communication skills to function as a member as a highly skilled team
  • CDL B with Air Brakes
  • High level of integrity, honesty, and professionalism

 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to climb and work in elevated positions
  • Ability to stand or sit for periods of time, bend and reach, move and carry items weighing up to 65lbs

 

How to Apply:

Email resume to resumes@ibew104.org for consideration. Be prepared to supply copies of all licenses, certifications, work history, and proof of training should you be called to interview.

 

 

TX Fill-In Training Specialist

Northwest Lineman College, Edgewater, FL

[Posted 5/19/2017]

 

ARE YOU A JOURNEY LEVEL LINEWORKER WHO WANTS TO GIVE BACK TO THE TRADE?

Are you retired or interested in working on an on-call/fill-in basis?

If so, we have the perfect position for you!

 

NLC is in the process of developing a pool of skilled instructors who are interested in working on a FILL-IN/ON-CALL basis at our new Denton, Texas campus!

 

You will start at a base wage of $41.20 per hour, a very competitive wage that is above industry standards for the area, and will enjoy a lot of flexibility in your work schedule. You will be responsible for the delivery of competency based field training to students hungry to learn. As a Fill-In Instructor, you will directly impact the skills, knowledge and behavior of a future generation of lineworkers who will benefit from your experience for years to come!

 

And don’t worry, you will get plenty of training, tools and co-worker support!

 

Because we hire only the BEST, you will need to meet the following requirements:

 

  • A high level of integrity, honesty and professionalism
  • Proof of journeyman status by way of DOL card or documented equivalent experience
  • Ability to climb wood or steel structures up to 95 feet in height
  • Ability to effectively train others in a field environment
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations applying to electrical linework such as OSHA, NESC, etc. and, the desire to research and learn current/new regulations
  • Ability to communicate verbally in a professional manner with colleagues, current and potential students, alumni and staff
  • A good driving record and insurable
  • Desire to work in an enriching environment for an employer who cares about your happiness

 

If you would like to learn more about our organization, we encourage you to visit our website at lineman.edu where you can view NLC’s Vision video or give us a call, we would love to talk to you about this position!

 

If you meet these qualifications, and are interested in being considered for this position, submit your cover letter and resume to nlcjobs@lineman.edu. Please be sure to reference “TX Fill-In Training Specialist” in the subject line of your email. What a great way to make some extra income and leave a legacy to the trade!


If hired, you will be working for a 5-time recipient of the “When Work Works” award, which recognizes exemplary employers who create effective, flexible workplaces to increase business and employee success.

 

 

FL Fill-In Training Specialist

Northwest Lineman College, Edgewater, FL

[Posted 5/19/2017]

 

ARE YOU A JOURNEY LEVEL LINEWORKER WHO WANTS TO GIVE BACK TO THE TRADE?

Are you retired or interested in working on an on-call/fill-in basis?

If so, we have the perfect position for you!


NLC is in the process of developing a pool of skilled instructors who are interested in working on a FILL-IN/ON-CALL basis at our new Edgewater, Florida campus!

 

You will start at a base wage of $40.00 per hour, a very competitive wage that is above industry standards for the area, and will enjoy a lot of flexibility in your work schedule. You will be responsible for the delivery of competency based field training to students hungry to learn. As a Fill-In Instructor, you will directly impact the skills, knowledge and behavior of a future generation of lineworkers who will benefit from your experience for years to come!


And don’t worry, you will get plenty of training, tools and co-worker support!


Because we hire only the BEST, you will need to meet the following requirements:

 

  • A high level of integrity, honesty and professionalism
  • Proof of journeyman status by way of DOL card or documented equivalent experience
  • Ability to climb wood or steel structures up to 95 feet in height
  • Ability to effectively train others in a field environment
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations applying to electrical linework such as OSHA, NESC, etc. and, the desire to research and learn current/new regulations
  • Ability to communicate verbally in a professional manner with colleagues, current and potential students, alumni and staff
  • A good driving record and insurable
  • Desire to work in an enriching environment for an employer who cares about your happiness

 

If you would like to learn more about our organization, we encourage you to visit our website at lineman.edu where you can view NLC’s Vision video or give us a call, we would love to talk to you about this position!

 

If you meet these qualifications, and are interested in being considered for this position, submit your cover letter and resume to nlcjobs@lineman.edu. Please be sure to reference “FL Fill-In Training Specialist” in the subject line of your email. What a great way to make some extra income and leave a legacy to the trade!


If hired, you will be working for a 5-time recipient of the “When Work Works” award, which recognizes exemplary employers who create effective, flexible workplaces to increase business and employee success.

 

 

Implementation Specialist

Ipswich Municipal Light Department, Ipswich, MA

[Posted 4/5/2017]

 

Town of Ipswich seeks qualified candidates for the newly created exempt full-time position of Implementation Specialist for the Ipswich Municipal Light Department. This is a new position that focuses on execution of projects that will impact the long term value of the organization, rather than the day-to-day operations.  Performs a variety of tasks that address a wide variety of conventional business projects as well as social and environmental initiatives.  Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Communications, Environmental Studies or related discipline with 1-3 years relevant experience.  Complete detailed job description & qualifications is available at www.ipswichma.gov/jobs.  Salary position, $50,000-60,000 annually DOQ.

 

To apply send a completed Town application (available online), cover letter & resume to Jennifer Breaker, HR Director, 25 Green Street, Ipswich MA 01938 or jenniferb@ipswich-ma.gov.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled, with initial cut-off date of April 21, 2017.  An EEO/AA employer.

 

 

1st Class Lineworker

Burlington Electric Department, Burlington, VT

[Posted 4/3/2017]

 

The City of Burlington, Vermont, Burlington Electric Department is seeking applications for a highly motivated full-time 1st Class Line Worker; this position offers a competitive wage, benefits and a great environment to work in. The applicant must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent, a minimum of five years of experience as an electric utility lineworker , must have completed a recognized lineworker training program and have an ability to work at heights.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications and resumes should be submitted online, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt for the full job posting.

 

  

Line Worker

Village of Morrisville Water & Light Department, Morrisville, VT.

(Posted 3/9/17)

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 individual 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 apprentice to Class A 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 axes, 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 Superintendent, Kevin Newton at kenewton@mwlvt.com.

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

 

Hourly Wage Range: $15.87/hr to $34.54/hr (depending upon experience and qualifications)

Days and Hours of Work: As outlined in the union contract.

Anticipated Start Date: On or before May 1, 2017, depending on qualifications of applicants.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

 

Journey Level Line Workers (CA.)

Northwest Linemans College

 

HIRING JOURNEY LEVEL LINEWORKERS IN CALIFORNIA

 

POSITION:       Full-Time Exempt

 

SALARY:          $117,104/ year (equivalent to $53.50/ hour)

+$250-$300/ day for special assignments

Outstanding benefits package

 

LOCATION:      Oroville, CA

 

ABOUT NLC

Since its founding in 1993, Northwest Lineman College has been devoted to delivering the benchmark standard of training in the power delivery industry, educating more industry trade professionals annually than any other educational institution in the United States.

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

As an NLC instructor (we call them Training Specialists), you will deliver both classroom and field training on a variety of subjects, using curriculum specially developed by NLC. NLC prepares you to deliver this instruction through in-depth training on educational principles and industry standards. Once this initial preparation is complete, additional training assignments on and off site will be available. Your students will include pre-apprentices, apprentices, journey-level lineworkers, and crew leaders from across the nation—sometimes across the world!

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passion for training
  • Journeyman lineman (certificate of completed apprenticeship required)
  • Knowledge of regulations that apply to electrical linework (OSHA, NESC, etc.)
  • Excellent communicator who knows how to select the right tone and medium for the message
  • Proficient use of computers
  • Ability to travel up to 20%
  • CDL with good driving record (insurable)
  • High level of integrity, honesty, and professionalism

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to climb and work in elevated positions up to 95’
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time, to bend and reach and to move or carry items weighing up to 65 lbs
  • Ability to utilize personal fall arrest and positioning device systems within OSHA regulations and manufacturer’s recommendations (combined tool and body weight not to exceed 310 lbs, standard tool weight estimated at 45 lbs)

 

HOW TO APPLY

Submit your résumé, cover letter, and proof of journeyman status to nlcjobs@lineman.edu, ATTN: Micky Rauenhorst. In your cover letter, tell us why you are the best candidate for this position. Please reference “CA Full-Time Training Specialist” in the subject line of your email. All inquiries and submissions kept strictly confidential.

 

For more information about being a training specialist at NLC, please watch the video at http://bit.ly/nlctraining.

 

lineman.edu

 

Northwest Lineman College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and three-time recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.

 

 

Safety and Environmental Specialist

Washington Electric Coop, VT.

 (Posted 2/6/17)

 

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 a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to fill a key position in the organization. The Safety and Environmental Compliance Specialist is part of WEC’s leadership team and is a non-union position. This position reports directly to the Director of Engineering & Operations.


General Summary of Job Responsibilities:


The Safety and Environmental Specialist establishes and promotes a safe, accident free, and healthy work environment by formulating general safety and environmental policies, procedures and programs that comply with local, state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations; coordinates and implements procedures for the reduction and disposal of hazardous waste materials and contaminated objects in compliance with local, state and federal rules and regulations; and assists in the purchase of all line materials.


Qualified applicants must possess at a minimum, an associate’s degree in business administration or an occupational and health related field or 6 years’ experience in a safety related position. Additional academic training in construction, supervision, human relations, labor relations, and basic management principles is also beneficial. The ideal applicant should have or must be able to acquire extensive familiarity with all federal and state safety and environmental compliance regulations and reporting requirements, Cooperative policies, safety rules and practices, including but not limited to APPA, NRECA, OSHA, VOSHA, IEEE and NESC. Should also be highly organized, proficient with Microsoft Office; inclusive of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Applicants should also be able to multi-task, maintain confidentiality, work independently, and with high degree of accuracy.


Courtesy in dealing with members, Board Directors, 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.


Submit letter of interest to WEC’s Human Resources Dept., c/o Cheryl Willette, Director of Finance & Administration, PO Box 8, East Montpelier, VT 05651.


WEC is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

 

Annual Salary Range: $61,020 - $81,360 (depending upon experience and qualifications)
Days and Hours of Work: Monday – Friday
Anticipated Start Date: On or before March 15, 2017
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

 

Substation Maintenance Technician

Chicopee Electric Light, Chicopee, Ma.

  (Posted 1/9/17)

 

Chicopee Electric Light is currently seeking a Substation Maintenance Technician to operate and maintain the station and distribution equipment.   Under the direction of the Substation foreman, install, maintain, repair, test and adjust electrical equipment and machinery for the purpose of generating electrical power.  Install and wire switchgear, controls, relays, transformers, circuit breakers and charging equipment; clear short circuits; make electrical tests on various S/S equipment and cables, tag and switch power lines.  Perform property maintenance, wireless fire alarm system maintenance, minor radio system maintenance, R.F. I  investigations, periodic inspection and maintenance as well as emergency repairs.  This position will also perform Electric Station Operator Attendant shift work as required.

 

The successful candidate should have 3-5 years practical experience in station maintenance and an associate degree in Electric Technology or related field.   

 

Send resume to Human Resources, Chicopee Electric Light, 725 Front St., Chicopee, Ma 01020

 

 

First Class Lineworker/Troubleman
Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP)

[Posted 5/10/2016, updated 10/5/2017]


The Human Resource Department of the PMLP is currently accepting applications for the position of First Class Lineworker/Troubleman (M/F). Interested applicants for this position should possess a valid and active Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electric distribution. The PMLP offers an excellent salary/benefit package. The hourly salary for this position is up to $46.15 per hour. The PMLP services approximately 25,000 customers in Peabody and South Lynnfield and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested applicants should apply to Glenn Trueira , Manager, Peabody Municipal Light Plant, 201 Warren Street Extension, Peabody, MA 01960, 978.531.5975 or by email to gtrueira@pmlp.com.