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Assistant GAs Engineer or Assistant Electrical Engineer (Utility Emgineer Aide - Grade B, IBEW Title)               

Westfield Gas & Electric, Westfield, MA    

[Posted 3/3/2021]

 

  1. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Applies professional skills and knowledge in connection with the investigation, design, construction and maintenance of engineering projects of minor difficulty and responsibility. Some latitude for independent judgement and unreviewed action, but with complete responsibility for selecting and applying technical procedures and methods. Work is supervisoed by an engineer of a higher grade with review of reports, conference and inspections for effectiveness of work and achievement of objectives.

Plans, designs, and analyzes the installation of gas, electric, and telecommunication distribution and auxiliary systems. Performs and directs calculations and drafting. Develops and updates data systems within the Department.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED 

Operations Manager, Utility Supervisor, Operations Engineer, or Utility Engineer of higher grade

 

  1. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Plans, lays-out, estimates cost of and prepares orders for complex additions and changes to the local distribution systems such as the construction or conversion of a major section of plant or complicated changes brought about by highway or other
  • Reviews with large customers their requirements for service and prepares internal memoranda outlining their understanding; determines most economic method of completing the work.
  • Prepares complete job orders for all operational work from beginning to end, including proposals, estimates, quotes, work orders, material requisitions, project cost balancing invoicing, and
  • Check complicated service installations for conformance with company, municipal, state and federal requirements. Issues necessary releases and reviews for approval, contractors’ and other billing associated with the work.

 

  • Performs complex technical calculations as required for load balancing, proper equipment sizing, adequate plant construction, etc. in conformance with company
  • Performs programming, testing and analysis of complex utility devices, including, but not limited to, electric and gas meters, capacitor controllers, recloser controllers, current transformers, and motor operated disconnects.
  • Prepares field notes and makes inspections as necessary; makes sketches, drawings, and maps and prepares various forms and records relative to the work, both handwritten and computer
  • Investigates complex gas, electric, and telecommunication customer Recommends corrective measures.
  • Contacts and works cooperatively with customers, contractors, representatives of other departments and utilities as well as civic officials in conjunction with the
  • Performs complex duties in connection with the installation, operation and testing of cathodic protection systems.
  • Prepares and obtains easements and various private property and equipment location permits, as well as permission for tree trimming and
  • Assists and follows up work done by contract crews as assigned and report any unusual conditions to supervisor.
  • Sets up schedules for and conducts various test inspections on the systems using standard instruments and equipment; requests other tests as
  • Prepares switching orders and Operating and Maintenance Procedures as
  • Assists other personnel with system analyses, complex engineering studies, and development of operational programs as assigned.
  • Performs other complex technical and related clerical duties as
  • Provides meter and service locations to customers.
  • Inputs utility distribution information into the Department’s AutoCAD, GIS, SCADA, and general database systems
  • Investigates complex gas, electric, and telecommunication customer Recommends corrective measures.
  • Sets up schedules for and conducts various test inspections on the systems using standard instruments and equipment; requests other tests as necessary.
  • Inputs utility distribution information into the Department’s AutoCAD, GIS, SCADA, and general database Assists with the planning, cost estimating, and preparation of orders for complex additions and changes to the local distribution systems
  • Assists with the review of large customers requirements for service; prepares internal memoranda outlining understanding; determines most economic method of completing the work.
  • Assists in the preparation of work orders, including proposals, estimates, quotes, work orders, material requisitions, invoicing, and
  • Assists with verifying complicated service installations for conformance with company, municipal, state and federal requirements. Assists with the issuance of releases and reviews for approval, and other billing associated with the work.
  • Assists with performing complex technical calculations as required for load balancing, proper equipment sizing, adequate plant construction, etc. in conformance with company standards.

 

  • Prepares field notes and makes inspections as necessary; makes sketches, drawings, and maps and prepares various forms and records relative to the work, both handwritten and computer
  • All duties of Grade C Utility Engineering Aide


QUALIFICATIONS AND ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 

  • Ability to compile and record computer based data associated with distribution
  • Ability to operate computer based engineering systems.
  • Demonstrated experience and command of Micosoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, InfoPath, SharePoint, and
  • Demonstrated experience and command of database systems including, but not limited to, Microsoft Access, Oracle, SQL Server.
  • Demonstrated experience and command of ESRI, ArcGIS, Info and
  • Experience in utility engineering analysis packages, including, but not limited to, MilSoft WindMil and GasWORKS.
  • Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical engineering degree, ability to obtain one within one year, or combination of a BS Degree, formal schooling, technical training and job experience commensurate that would be equivalent
  • Must have a valid Massachusetts driver’s

 

Dispatcher (Dispatcher-IBEW Title)               

Westfield Gas & Electric, Westfield, MA    

[Posted 3/3/2021]

 

2.

(A)

AGENCY CODE:

0390A

 

(B)

POSITION NO:

 
 

(C)

REQUISITION NO:

 
  • SALARY: $32.34/ Hr. Minimum
  • DATE: February 2021

 

  1. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Receives calls on telephone system and makes calls over two-way radio to service vehicles, dispatching them to a specific location and situation to take corrective action; operates equipment to receive and send messages, maintains proper records of messages received and sent; maintains good public relations when answering calls from citizens and performs related clerical work. The primary objective for this critical role is to support customer relations, field productivity (dispatching) through methods including field service automation, handle customer communications and prepare work orders. The position will be responsible for driving and supporting the operational performance of the field operations for the location(s) assigned within the Westfield Gas & Electric organization. This responsibility includes being part of a team to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction. Essential to success of the position is the use of field service automation tools to ensure the most qualified resources with the closest proximity to a customer are dispatched.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED 

Directly under Utility Supervisor or Operations Manager


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

    • Support WGE mission and vision of being competitive on price; providing unmatched safe, reliable, high quality, hassle-free service; and, providing added value to the community and the City as its locally owned and operated utility.
    • Handle the daily incoming calls from customers and technicians as part of the field service automation and dispatch process along with work order management
    • Support customer satisfaction initiatives and processes by promoting an environment that promotes timely communication and teamwork.
    • Handle customer calls and complaints in a calm and professional manner and direct them to appropriate personnel.
    • Support use of technicians’ mobile field technology
    • Use GPS system in conjunction with field services automation to optimize field workforce efficiency and ensure safety of crews.
    • Receive information regarding specific locations and situations that need corrective action and accurately dispatch to appropriate personnel
    • Operate computer, radio, and telephone systems to receive and send messages in a professional

 

  • Maintain proper records and logs and perform related clerical work
  • Locate distribution system problems on system prints and recommend corrective
  • Know and understand Convex switching procedures, draft and review electric switching
  • Know and understand substation relay systems and switching procedures.
  • Direct field
  • Know and understand a SCADA computer system for the purpose of monitoring distribution systems and remotely operating department equipment as
  • High level of comfort with computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCad and
  • Handle related receptionist work duties in welcoming and directing outside visitors into secure facility and monitor security systems to ensure safety of all facilities and occupants.
  1. QUALIFICATIONS AND ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Experience and proven skills at being the customer advocate
  • Skilled at working well under time pressure with the ability to multi-task and professionally handle
  • Ability to work rotating shifts and be available for short notice overtime or emergency to ensure coverage on a 24/7 basis.
  • Strong time management, organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to learn and understand technical terms as well as understanding of basic electricity and basic math.
  • Aptitude for navigating computer
  • Demonstrated logistical support to field operations team – field force dispatch
  • Ability to support customer data, maps, site information
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skill
  • Successful completion of an entry level electrical course or ability to complete within 9 months after appointment has been made
  • Ability to read and write English and follow verbal and written
  • Ability to understand operating logs, records, and terms
  • Must qualify as Convex switcher within six (6) months after
  • Must be Operator Qualified according to DOT standards within (3) months after appointment
  • Education: Associate Degree preferred but not required and/or comparable industry experience
  • Bilingual is a
  • Maintain a valid Massachusetts driver’s

 

Network and Systems Administrator             

Peabody Municipal Light Plant, Peabody, MA    

[Posted 3/3/2021]

 

The Peabody Municipal Light Plant is seeking a primary administrator of the LAN/WAN infrastructure, security, and integrated systems.  You will report to the IT manager and aid in planning and execution of all IT initiatives including the development and implementation of cost-effective systems and efficient network/systems operations to meet current and future strategic goals.  In this role, you will provide company-wide support on all computer-based, electronic and data processing functions, including company Wi-Fi.

 

A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in computer sciences or a related field, or experience equivalent to a four-year college level curriculum is required. We prefer a minimum of 3-5 years as a technology professional working on networks, devices, PCs, servers, telecommunications, backup systems, cyber-security initiatives, and virtual services.  Utility experience is a bonus. 

For a full description of the position, visit our website at http://www.pmlp.com/employment.html.

 

PMLP is the community-owned not-for-profit municipal utility serving Peabody and South Lynnfield. We offer a competitive salary with benefits, including pension, as well as a collaborative working environment.

 

Qualified applicants may submit letter and resume to John Maihos at jmaihos@pmlp.com.

 

 

Assistant Superintendent of Electric Distribution (Safety/ Support)            

Peabody Municipal Light Plant, Peabody, MA    

[Posted 2/25/2021]

 

Salary:  GRADE E14 ($95,093-$118,343) EXEMPT POSITION

Civil Service Classification:  OFFICIAL SERVICE

 

DUTIES: Serve as PMLP Safety Compliance Officer under the direction of the Superintendent of Electric Distribution, and may directly report on safety related matters to Administration and/or Human Resources.

Responsible to be familiar with and enforce throughout the company all federal, state and local safety rules, standards and policies including the APPA Safety Manual. Responsible for monitoring all Federal, State and local regulations affecting COL drivers, and ensure that PMLP is in compliance. Responsible to review, update, maintain and distribute PMLP Safety Manuals to all PMLP employees and maintain all associated records of receipt by those employees. Responsible to develop and administer all safety training programs throughout the company. 

Responsible to work with PMLP Safety Committee and to recommend modifications, additions and deletions of Safety Policies and Procedures to Manager and Safety Committee. 

Responsible for planning, designing, coordinating, scheduling, and supervising divisional support activities. Supervise non-exempt employees, direct and coordinate contractors, and administer construction and maintenance contracts. 

Administer, assist in preparation, review, and approve job orders produced by the Engineering Division. Schedule, assign and monitor work to ensure that projects meet all standards and engineering requirements, and are completed in a safe, timely, efficient, and productive manner. 

Assist the Superintendent of Electric Distribution in planning and administration of the division budget and action plans. Review and process weekly time cards, attesting to overtime, absences, planned leave, etc., and maintain payroll records.

Responsible for ensuring that safety rules and standards in the collective bargaining agreement and company policies are maintained and enforced and that all division personnel comply with same. Administer appropriate levels of coaching and discipline as may be required.

Responsible for directing and coordinating all tree trimming and tree clearing activities including directing and coordinating line clearing contractors.

Responsible for the maintenance and general condition of all company vehicles and equipment and all associated record keeping. Maintain schedule and record of maintenance required and completed for all company vehicles. Evaluate and recommend company vehicle and equipment replacements. Lead and motivate and supervise non-exempt mechanical repair personnel.

Responsible for maintaining all safety and technical training programs for personnel in the Division.

Prepare bidding specification sheets, evaluate material and labor bids, and make presentations and recommendations to Manager and Commissioners, as directed. Complete necessary records, reports or forms required by management.

Together with the Environmental Coordinator, oversee handling, storage, clean up, and disposal of hazardous or toxic substances.

May, as directed, supervise line construction, system operations and switching, meter reading and installation, or any other function normally performed within the Distribution Division. In absence of Superintendent or Asst. Superintendent of Electric Distribution, assume selected responsibilities of those positions as directed.

Operate high voltage circuit breakers and switches as required.

In conjunction with the Business Division, assist as needed with the maintenance and security of all PMLP property, both at the main building and all remote sites. Responsible for the maintenance and security of the garage, the vehicle maintenance area and all areas where Division employees normally perform their duties. Responsible to direct and coordinate all snow removal on all PMLP property.

May perform actual hands-on functions, such as maintenance, construction, and meter installation work as required.

Serve on call twenty-four (24) hours a day to address emergency situations involving all distribution, transmission, and metering facilities. During unusual conditions, may be required to perform emergency repair, maintenance, or construction work.

Perform other leadership, supervisory or administrative functions as directed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience as a Safety Supervisor preferred, as well as safety-related certifications such as the National Safety Council's Advanced Safety Certificate and Certified Utility Safety Professionals.

Extensive knowledge of Electrical Overhead, Underground and Substation practices and procedures required with familiarity of Gas Turbine Generators preferred. Minimum of five (5) years experience working on electric utility distribution systems with experience working on energized primary distribution circuits preferred.

Knowledgeable in Federal and State safety regulations such as OSHA, DOT, NFPA Standard 70E and Massachusetts Department of Public Safety as they pertain to the electric utility.

Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a valid Class B Massachusetts Commercial Drivers License, a Massachusetts Hoisting License Grade 1B/3A, and pass a D.O.T. medical examination within six (6) months of hiring date.

Must have computer skills and be proficient with Internet, Microsoft Office programs or similar applications. Experience with industry­ specific applications preferred.


Please submit letter and resume to John Maihos at jm aihos@ pmlp.com. Last Date for Applying: Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

 

Health, Safety and Environmental Coordinator            

Town of Danvers, Danvers, MA    

[Posted 2/24/2021]

 

The Town of Danvers seeks applications for the full-time position of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Coordinator. The Town of Danvers is a reputable Town on the North Shore, providing a supportive and welcoming environment for Town staff.  The HSE Coordinator serves as the Safety Compliance Officer for the Electric Division advising of safety protocols and procedures throughout the Division.  

 

Minimum qualifications include at least five years of experience in an electric utility with extensive knowledge in distribution operations and procedures required.  Project management experience required; supervisory experience preferred. Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field with supervisory experience desired; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification in CHST or CUSP desired. Environmental certification including Hazwopper and Hazmat transportation desired.  Must be able to obtain High Voltage Rubber Glove certification within 6 months from date of hire. This time frame may be extended by the Utility Director and/or Assistant Utility Director under certain circumstances. Must be available to assist in major storm or emergency system restoration events. For a full job description, please visit www.danversma.gov/jobs.

 

This position works 35 hours per week. Union position (Grade 25) pay scale starting at $87,627.90 annually, with the ability to move through scale (via step system) to the max step at $107,207.28. Hiring range DOQ. Excellent benefits.

 

To apply please send a Town application, resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 1 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923; or by email to employment@danversma.gov.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled with an initial cutoff date of February 28, 2021. An EOE/AA employer.

 

Energy Services & Accounting Division Manager           

Braintree Electric Light Department, Braintree, MA    

[Posted 2/24/2021]

 

DUTIES:

The following is a brief list of illustrative duties.  This list is not all inclusive of the duties of this position.  It is not intended to be so.

 

  • The Energy Services & Accounting Manager will supervise 3 Accounting staff members and the Senior Energy Analyst. This role will be responsible for assisting the General Manager by optimizing the BELD’s power supply to serve the customer base adequately and reliably at the least cost possible.  The Energy Services & Accounting Manager will also be responsible for the Accounting Department including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll.
  • The Manager develops and evaluates all power supply reports and proposals.  The Manager will generate portfolio risk management strategies and energy trading opportunities.
  • The Energy Services staff will work with Energy New England to ensure that this organization is working to the benefit of BELD.  The Energy Services & Accounting Manager will be the liaison with Energy New England and serve as our representative to the working group. 
  • It will be the responsibility of the Energy Services & Accounting Manager to initiate, monitor and resolve any and all legal disputes which are needed to protect the integrity of the BELD power supply, including transmission issues, or disputes arising from NEPOOL or the ISO.                
  • The Energy Services & Accounting Manager will be responsible to ensure that all tie line metering is adequate and correct.  That all information from SCADA and the Potter generating facility is timely, adequate and correct.
  • The Energy Services & Accounting Manager will provide the necessary data to the General Manager to ensure that the customer rates are based on cost of service.  The Energy Services & Accounting Manager will be responsible for preparing and submitting a budget for this section each year.
  • The Energy Services & Accounting Manager will be responsible for signing the weekly payables warrant and any purchase orders up to $100,000.
  • The Energy Services & Accounting Manager will be responsible for the timely completion of the annual financial audit.

 

BASIC KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Economics or Finance emphasizing quantitative analysis.  A Master’s Degree is preferred.  Must have a least five (5) years experience in the electric power industry of which three (3) years experience is directly related to electric supply and demand side planning.

 

Current experience with enterprise wide financial software systems a plus.  

 

Must have a working knowledge of forecasting methods and software, long-term power supply market in New England, demand side planning, NEPOOL and electric rate design.

 

Must be articulate, able to prepare and present recommendations to the General Manager and the BELD Commissioners and effectively interact with the public, industrial customers, informed laymen and equivalent professionals.

 

Please reach out to:

Dr. Arthur M. Graziano
Manager Human Resources and Technology
Braintree Electric Light Department
agraziano@beld.com

Assistant Controller          

Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, Waterberry, VT    

[Posted 2/16/2021]

 

The Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, located in Waterbury Center, Vermont is seeking an Assistant Controller to join our team. This position will have significant direct responsibility and support the Authority’s Controller in all financial aspects of the organization.

 

Primary functions include: Generating financial reports, preparing year-end audit documents, preparing and overseeing the monthly power supply settlement process, processing and administering human resource activities, preparing annual budgets, managing debt activities, overseeing cash management and AP functions, and monitoring and updating the Authority’s policies and procedures.

 

Demonstrated knowledge of fund accounting, GASB standards, governmental and/or not-for-profit utility accounting with a Bachelors degree in Business, Accounting and/or Finance (or equivalent experience) and five to seven years of progressively responsible related experience preferably in the utility industry, operating in a fully regulated environment. Candidate should have strong analytical, problem solving, computer, and financial software skills.

 

VPPSA is building a team of professionals who are passionate about helping Vermont communities meet their future energy needs. 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 position will be open until filled.

 

 

Assistant Superintendent of Electric Distribution (Construction & Maintenance)          

Peabody Municipal Light Plant, Peabody, MA    

[Re- Posted 2/12/2021]

TITLE:

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION (CONSTRUCTION &

MAINTENANCE)

DIVISION:

DISTRIBUTION

SALARY:

GRADE E16 ($108,431-$135,110)

SHIFT:

EXEMPT POSITION

CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION:

OFFICIAL SERVICE

 

DUTIES: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Electric Distribution, direct construction and maintenance activities for the entire division. Supervise non-exempt employees in the performance of their duties and administer construction and maintenance contracts. Lead and motivate a team of line workers and apprentices to accomplish goals and objectives assigned by the division manager.

 

Administer, review, and approve job orders produced by the Engineering Division. Coordinate the planning and completion of the division’s construction and maintenance projects. Schedule, assign and monitor work to ensure that projects meet all standards and engineering requirements and are completed in a safe, timely, efficient, and productive manner.

 

Assist the Superintendent of Electric Distribution in planning and administration of the Division Budget. Review and process weekly time cards, attesting to overtime, absences, planned leave, etc., maintain payroll book.

Responsible that safety rules, standards, the Collective Bargaining Agreement and company policies are maintained and enforced and that all division personnel comply with same. Administer appropriate levels of discipline as may be required.

 

Responsible for maintaining all safety, technical and supervisory training programs for personnel in the division. Provide orientation to all new employees.

 

Prepare bidding specification sheets, evaluate material and labor bids, and make presentations and recommendations to Manager and Commissioners, as directed. Complete necessary records, reports or forms required by Management.

 

Coordinate and supervise handling, storage, clean-up, and disposal of hazardous or toxic substances.

 

In absence of Superintendent of Electric Distribution, assume selected responsibilities of that position as directed.

 

May, as directed, supervise maintenance of all company vehicles, warehousing, system operations and switching, meter reading and installation, or any other function normally performed within the Distribution Division.

 

May, as directed, manage and coordinate all tree trimming and tree clearing activities including directing and coordinating line clearing contractors.

 

May, in unusual circumstances, perform actual hands-on functions, such as maintenance and construction work. Serve on call twenty-four (24) hours a day to address emergency situations involving all distribution, transmission, and metering facilities. During unusual conditions, may be required to perform emergency repair, maintenance, or construction work.

 

Perform other supervisory or administrative functions as directed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working on electric utility distribution systems using line construction tools and techniques. Must have minimum of three (3) years’ experience working on energized primary distribution circuits. Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a valid Class B Massachusetts Commercial Driver's License, a Massachusetts Hoisting License Grade 1B/3A, and pass a D.O.T. medical examination within six (6) months of hiring date. Preferred two (2) years’ experience in supervising line crews for an electric utility. Must have computer skills and be proficient with Internet, Microsoft Office programs or similar applications. Experience with industry-specific applications preferred.

 

Please submit letter and resume to John Maihos at jmaihos@pmlp.com. Last Date for Applying: Friday, February 19, 2021.

  

Electronics Technician          

OMICRON, Waltham, MA    

[Re- Posted 2/11/2021]

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

OMICRON is an international company serving the electrical power industry with innovative testing and diagnostic solutions. The application of OMICRON products provides users with the highest level of confidence in the condition assessment of primary and secondary equipment on their systems. 

The Electronic Technician will support our customer base, both directly and indirectly. The position will be located in Waltham, MA and report to the Technical Support Manager.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Oversee the repairs and calibrations laboratory of OMICRON test equipment

  • Diagnose mechanical, hardware, software and systems failures, using established procedures

  • Work closely with application engineers and technical support engineers to increase knowledge and resolve customer issues

  • Assist engineers with technical issues

  • Develop and implement resolutions to identified problems, and follow standard practices and procedures

  • Identify, record, and work with the team to proactively revise current procedures and tools to improve customer satisfaction

  • Provide direction for continuous improvement of component repair methods and capabilities

  • Help to ensure equipment is received, recorded, and tagged appropriately in conjunction with our Office and Repair Service Coordinator

  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English

  • Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills

  • Reliable work style with self-initiative

  • Enjoy working in a small team environment

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

  • At least 3 years’ experience in repair and calibration of electronic equipment

  • Experience working with Windows operating system

  • General knowledge of firewall protection and IT networks infrastructure preferred

 

This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. OMICRON electronics Corp. USA reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Associate degree or vocational school with Electrical / Electronic knowledge background; or comparable work experience 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

  • Physical Demands: In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-able individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Must be able to see, hear, speak and write clearly in order to communicate with customers; manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of large objects more than 50 pounds, and operating office equipment; Frequent sitting, occasional bending and kneeling.

  • Work Environment: In general, the following conditions of the work environment are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-able individuals to perform the essential functions of the job within the environment.

  • The office is clean, orderly, properly lighted and ventilated. Noise levels are considered low to moderate.

 

OMICRON distinguishes itself by

 

  • Not just offering a position, but an opportunity for growth and development in a international multi-cultural company

  • Having fun while working as a part of a professional team

  • Encouraging personal initiative through flat hierarchies

  • Our extraordinary corporate culture and strong commitment to a healthy 'work-life-balance'

  • Offering an attractive benefit package

 

OMICRON provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or origin, age or disability.

If you are interested in this position, please complete this employment application and upload all your information (resume, employment application,...).

 

https://www.omicron.jobs/en/jobs-opportunities/jobs/#886

 

 

 

Electric Appliance & Gas Service Repairman                    

Holyoke Gas and Electric Department, Holyoke, MA    

[Posted 2/11/2021]

 

Formed in 1902, HG&E is a municipally owned utility that provides electricity, natural gas, and fiber optic internet services to over 18,000 customers. Our mission to our customers is simple: “We will provide competitive rates, innovative and sustainable energy solutions, reliable service, and excellent customer care.” We are currently looking for a qualified candidate to fill this vacancy.

 

DUTIES:

Provide outstanding service skills and complete all work in a professional manner to ensure the highest level of internal and external customer satisfaction. Under supervision, perform various repair and maintenance procedures pertaining to gas & electric appliances such as heaters, stoves, dryers, gas ranges, water heaters, and furnaces. Detect and repair gas leaks on piping and appliances, replace testing meters, and perform related work as required. Respond to emergencies, pick up shift work and rotate on-call. Attend pertinent training as needed and follow a written training program.

 

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience in HVAC, appliance, service and repair, or related programs, or Certificate of Completion from recognized HVAC or appliance service training
  • More than two (2) years of demonstrated related
  • Demonstrated proficiency in diagnosing, repairing and maintaining gas & electric residential and commercial appliance and HVAC equipment; which includes but is not limited to hot air furnaces, forced hot water furnaces, steam boilers, hot water boilers, hot water heaters, unit heaters, stoves, dryers, cook tops,
  • Demonstrated knowledge of plumbing, heating, piping and electrical
  • Ability to read and interpret complex wiring diagrams and
  • Ability to use service testing equipment, PC, Email, Word & Excel.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed work
  • Ability to move, push, pull and/or lift up to 35 variable distances; requires mobility and flexibility to walk, bend, kneel in difficult working positions.
  • Ability to lift and move
  • Ability to work outdoors in temperatures exceeding 90 degrees or below 32 degrees
  • Ability to perform general duties in a safe manner without endangering themselves, customers or
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, and be customer service
  • Willing and able to work overtime on off hour peak and repair
  • Shift: Monday – Friday, rotating 2nd shift and on-call.
  • Ability to respond to emergency calls within 20
  • Regular and reliable

 

PREFERRED ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS: (in addition to above)

  • The ideal candidate will possess a Gas Fitter, Pipe Fitter, and Plumber’s
  • 3-5 years of demonstrated supervisory experience in the service field is a plus.

 

REMARKS:

Successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and must be able to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and criminal background check. Starting pay is according to the Guild (Union) Contract. Posting closes on February 13, 2021.

 

Send all materials to:

City of Holyoke Gas & Electric Department Attn: Geisha I. Uroza

99 Suffolk Street

Holyoke, MA 01040 guroza@hged.com

City of Holyoke Gas and Electric Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V. Working safely is a condition of employment at HG&E, No Phone Calls or Agencies please.

 

 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Tech                  

North Attleborough Electric Department, North Attleborough, MA    

[Posted 2/2/2021 - Deadline 2/26/2021]

 

The North Attleborough Electric Department, a municipal electric utility with approximately 13,000 customer meters, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of:  GIS Tech

 

FULL TIME – 40 hours per week

IBEW Local 104-Unit A

Grade 3 – Hourly Wage $26.16 to $36.21

 

Assists and supports the GIS Manager in the development and maintenance of the Geographic Information System (GIS) for the North Attleborough Electric Department (NAED).  The position is responsible for tasks which include the production, maintenance and cataloging of department distribution maps, reports, charts, graphs and training guides Also assists with field work, including GPS data collection and related field work efforts.

 

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, planning, environmental science or similar field is preferred, or an Associate’s Degree in a STEM field or 1 year of fulltime work experience using ArcGIS or equivalent.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:       Submit cover letter and resume to:

                                                                         Office of the General Manager
                                                                         North Attleborough Electric Department
                                                                         c/o Michele Dobson-mdobson@naelectric.com                                                                                                      

                                                                         275 Landry Avenue
                                                                         North Attleborough, MA 02760          

 

North Attleborough Electric Department provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation and disability.   

                                                  

Experience Lineworker (1st Class Preferred)                  

Town of Danvers Electric, Danvers, MA    

[Re-Posted 1/29/2021]

 

The Town of Danvers seeks applicants for the full-time (benefited) union position of Lineworker for the Electric Department.  The Town of Danvers is a reputable Town on the North Shore, providing a supportive and welcoming environment for Town staff.  This position works as part of a line crew to perform the efficient and safe construction, maintenance and repair of the Town’s overhead distribution and underground electrical distribution system. 

 

Although qualified First Class Lineworker applicants are preferred, the Town may consider well-qualified Second Class Lineworker applicants. This position performs skilled work in the construction, installation, maintenance and repair of the Town’s overhead and underground electrical distribution system and devices.

 

Qualifications for First Class Lineworker: Four to six years of Lineworker experience in lower classifications, including at least two years of satisfactory experience as a Second Class Lineworker or comparable position/title in the electric utility industry.  To be considered as a Second Class Lineworker, applications should have two to four years of Lineworker experience in lower classification.  For a complete listing of qualifications, please view job descriptions on our webpage. 

 

This position works 40 hours per week (Mondays – Fridays 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM). Union pay scale, First Class Lineworker Pay Scale: starting at $44.30/HR, with the ability to move through scale (via step system) to the max step at $47.77/HR. Second Class Lineworker Pay Scale: starting at $38.46/HR, with the ability to move through scale (via step system) to the max step at $40.43/HR.

 

To apply please send a Town application, resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 1 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923; or by email to employment@danversma.gov.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled with an initial cutoff date of February 10, 2021. An EOE/AA employer.

 

Procurement, Records, & Administrative Coordinator                  

Belmont Municipal Light Department, Belmont, MA  

[Posted 1/25/2021 - Deadline 2/12/2021]

 

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

Procurement, Records, & Administrative Coordinator

 

Belmont Municipal Light Department

Starting Annual Salary: $70,065.85 - $100,379.50

 

Applicants must submit the required Town of Belmont application form, resume and cover letter to the Town’s Human Resources Department by February 12, 2021

 

The Town of Belmont is now accepting applications for the full-time position of Procurement, Records, & Administrative Coordinator for the Belmont Municipal Light Department (BMLD). Under the direction of the Finance Manager, the Procurement, Records, & Administrative Coordinator acts as a key point of contact for all procurement-related matters, maintains department records and control over all legal, procurement and administrative documentation, assists in records access, maintains personnel files and records, as well as other administrative functions.

 

The Coordinator maintains and updates all Department’s procurement policies and procedures, initiates and assists in the procurement and purchasing process, including the coordination of bidding, creation of purchasing requisitions and purchase orders, processing of purchase orders, communication with vendors and internal employees, control over the due dates and necessary paperwork. The Coordinator monitors inventory levels and maintains inventory control software. The Coordinator manages and controls all department records, legal and administrative documents, and personnel files, as well as performs other administrative functions, including but not limited to assistance in public record requests, scheduling of calendar activities, meetings and events to support organizational needs.

 

This position requires an Associate degree in Procurement/Accounting or a related field with three to five years of purchasing and/or accounting experience; municipal experience preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. (Certification in the Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official Program (MCPPO) preferred.)

 

This position is qualified for the Town’s comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, as well as paid vacation, sick, personal, and holiday leave. This position also qualifies for the Town’s pension system. The Procurement, Records & Administrative Coordinator is a management position with a salary range of $70,065.85 – 100,379.50, working 40 hours weekly. Salary and grade placement will be commensurate with successful candidate’s level of knowledge and experience.

 

Applications/Resumes accepted at the Town of Belmont, Human Resources Department, 455 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA  02478, or email humanresources@belmont-ma.gov   fax to 617-993-2741 by February 12, 2021.

 

Application Process

 

All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Town’s website, www.belmont-ma.gov, by emailing humanresources@belmont-ma.gov, 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
humanresources@belmont-ma.gov

 

 

1st Class Electrical Lineworker                   

Paxton Municipal Light Department, Paxton, MA  

[Posted 1/22/2021 - Deadline 2/26/2021]

 

The Town of Paxton Municipal Light Department is seeking applicants for the full-time (40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM) position of First Class Lineworker. Second Class applicants will be considered. This position performs skilled work in all phases of distribution including general line construction, substation/distribution maintenance, repair of the Town’s overhead and underground electrical distribution system and devices, working on energized conductors and equipment up to 13,800 volts and tree trimming.

 

Qualifications:

  • Completed an approved Apprentice Program (National Grid, NEPPA’s 1st Class Line Worker training program. Other accredited training programs will be considered.
  • At least two (2) years’ 1st class line worker experience or a minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a 2ndClass Lineman and one (1) year as a Groundman.
  • Valid Massachusetts Commercial Drivers’ License.
  • Valid Massachusetts 1B Hoisting License.
  • Be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Knowledge of applicable National Electrical Safety Code and National Electric Code sections pertaining to electric utility.
  • Ability to handle bucket and digger vehicles.
  • Familiarity with substation equipment, maintenance, repair, and operation.
  • Live within a 30-minute radius of the Town of Paxton or be willing to re-locate.
  • Available for on-call rotation nights and weekends and emergency callouts.
  • A proven history of promoting a safe, productive, and positive work environment.
  • Pass a Pre-employment drug/alcohol screening.
  • Possess the physical strength, flexibility, maneuverability, and mental characteristics sufficient to perform the duties of the position.
  • Be able to climb utility poles.
  • Ability to work under pressure, in all-weather conditions and in emergency situations.

 

This is a non-exempt Union position with additional compensation for “On-Call” duties. The Paxton Municipal Light Department offers a competitive benefits package and is an EOE.  This position falls under the Department of Transportation drug testing requirements.

 

Please forward resumes preferably by email to trondeau@paxtonlight.com or mail to Attn: Tara Rondeau, Paxton Municipal Light Department, 578 Pleasant Street, Paxton, MA. 01612. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with an initial cutoff date of February 26, 2021.

 

Experienced Lineworker (1st Class preferred)                    

Mansfield Municipal Electric Department, Mansfield, MA  

[Posted 1/22/2021 - Deadline 2/9/2021]

   

MMED is seeking to hire an experienced (1st Class) Line worker to join our Line Operations staff. Although 1st Class certification is preferred, MMED may consider a well experienced but lower qualified Line worker (2nd Class / 3rd Class / Apprentices)MMED is seeking to hire an experienced (1st Class) Line worker to join our Line Operations staff. Although 1st Class certification is preferred, MMED may consider a well experienced but lower qualified Line worker (2nd Class / 3rd Class / Apprentices)

 

Summary of Duties: Performs all levels of line work at voltages up to 15,000 volts in the safe and efficient construction, maintenance, and repair of the overhead and underground electric distribution system. Works long hours as required during emergencies. Also has ability to deal with the public in a kind and courteous manner in both routine and emergency situations.

 

Supervision Received: Works under the direction of the Line Supervisor, Assistant Line Supervisor, Lead Lineworker, and Lineworker 1st Class.

 

Supervision Exercised: None

 

Minimum Qualifications:Education: High school diploma or equivalency required.

 

Experience: Minimum of three years proven satisfactory experience in lower lineman classifications and completion of the NEPPA Apprentice Line School or equivalent in order to qualify for progression to First Class Lineworker. Must provide proof of educational training hours and practical work experience.

 

Licenses/Certificates: Massachusetts Class B CDL, Massachusetts Hoisting Engineer License with minimum 1C certification

 

Knowledge/Abilities/Skills: Must exhibit technical skills to demonstrate capability to perform work in a safe and efficient manner. Strong communications skills required. Must possess troubleshooting skills to determine cause of system problems. Such tasks include but not limited to the following;

• Installation and maintenance of underground and overhead distribution system.

• Working energized conductors (primary and secondary)

• Setting, framing and guying poles

• Respond to emergency/regular repair/maintenance of overhead and underground distribution lines

• Conduct switching and tagging operations

• Stringing and Sagging Conductors

• Mounting Equipment, setting transformers

• Transformer Connections, grounding equipment

• Tree Trimming

• Street Lighting

• Locating underground lines for Dig Safe

• Trouble shooting problems

• Working with safety and OSHA requirements

• Maintaining training and safety skills through scheduled classes

• Safely operate and maintain the operations fleet such as digger derricks, bucket trucks and excavators used in the maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electrical lines

• Climbing poles

• Installation and removal of banners

• Participation in a rotating on-call schedule

• Cleaning and stocking line trucks

• Routine maintenance and cleaning of the garage/sub-stations and other yards

• Respond to requests, comments and/or complaints from customers in a professional manner

• Other assigned duties by Management

 

Preferred Qualification:Preferred Qualification:Due to emergency situations that may occur after hours, applicant should live within 20 minute commute of the Town of Mansfield.

 

Shift and Days Off: Monday - Friday, 7:00am-3:00pm, with weekends on call and emergency situations.

 

Starting Salary: This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The starting salary range for a qualified 1st Class Lineworker is $43.36/hour to $46.10/hour. Job classification will be determined upon hiring.

A more comprehensive understanding of the job duties is available within the job description – First Class Lineworker. A copy of which is available upon request.

 

Please submit a letter of interest, resume or other document indicating your qualifications to Mrs. Laurie Anderson, Office Administrator, Mansfield Municipal Electric Department, 125 High St # 1; Mansfield, MA 02048 before 3:00pm on Tuesday, February 09, 2021.

 

Mansfield Municipal Electric Department is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

 

Director of Finance                   

Burlington Electric Department, Burlington, VT  

[Posted 1/19/2021]

 

The City of Burlington, VT Electric Department (“BED”), the nation’s first 100% renewable municipal electric utility, is seeking a Director of Finance to lead our financial management, planning, and operations. Responsibilities include overseeing budgeting and financial forecasting, financial analysis, general accounting and audits, treasury and cash management, payroll, billing and meter-to-cash processing, internal and external financial reporting and compliance, and the Department’s financial information system.

 

BED is seeking a dynamic leader who can foster innovation and help establish a culture of excellence and continuous improvement in support of BED’s goals to make Burlington Net Zero Energy in thermal energy and ground transportation by 2030.

 

Learn more and apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt/jobs/2946807/director-of-finance

 

Director of Operations & Engineering                   

Washington Electric Cooperative, Montpelier, VT  

[Posted 1/12/2021]

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 Director of Operations & Engineering is part of WEC’s leadership team.  This position reports directly to the General Manager and interacts with member of the Board of Directors.

 

General Summary of Job Responsibilities:

The Director of Operations & Engineering (DOE) is a key member of the management team, and is responsible for carrying out WEC goals, policies, and objectives related to WEC’s distribution and transmission service, substation, and power generating facilities (Wrightsville hydro plant and Coventry landfill gas plant).   The DOE directs and controls all aspects of long- and short-range electrical system planning and engineering; ensures the proper design, construction, maintenance, and inspection of the distribution system to the highest utility performance standards and in alignment with WEC policies.  The DOE is responsible for oversight and supervision including coaching and guiding the Operations Department which consists of an Operations and Construction Service Manager, Working Foreman, Linemen, Utility Field Technicians, Safety & Environmental Coordinator, System Maintenance Technicians as well as the Right of Way Management Coordinator.  This position also has oversight of the operation and maintenance of electric generation plant operation, transmission, and distribution plant as well as fleet transportation equipment. 

 

Qualified applicants must possess at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with experience in power engineering.  Specialized training in management practices and utility construction, planning and accounting is desirable; knowledge of Rural Utilities Service (RUS) construction standards and the ability to become a Registered Engineer in VT is desired.    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. 

 

WEC seeks a dynamic, innovative, and team player who will work cooperatively with others and work on behalf of members with respect and passion. 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. (Cheryl.Willette@wec.coop)

 

 

System Operator Dispatcher                 

Town of Wallingford Electric Division, Wallingford, MA    

[Posted 1/8/2021]

 

System Operator/Dispatcher

Operates electric distribution substation and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for an electric utility serving 25,000 customers. Coordinates electric system switching and places equipment in and out of service during routine and emergency operations. Requires HS diploma/GED with 2 years experience in the operation of Distribution SCADA equipment and/or switchboards used in the distribution of electricity.  Experience and training may be substituted on a year for year basis. Must maintain valid system operation certification from Connecticut Valley Exchange (CONVEX) or other approved agency or be able to obtain the same within 90 days of hire. Must posses and maintain a valid State of CT driver’s license.  $ 34.63 - $ 41.15 per hour plus an excellent fringe benefit package. 

 

Apply to: Department of Human Resources, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492.  Fax #: (203) 294-2084. Closing date will be January 29, 2021. EOE.

 

Meter Technician                

Town of Wallingford Electric Division, Wallingford, MA    

[Posted 1/8/2021]

 

Meter Technician A – The Wallingford Electric Division is seeking a highly qualified individual to perform skilled work on alternating current and direct current circuits, metering devices and meter equipment.  Requires graduation from a high school, trade, or technical school with course of study in the electrical field and 4 years of experience as a meter technician in an electric utility or related experience.  Experience and training may be substituted on a year for year basis up to 2 years. Must have a valid State of CT Driver’s License. $36.34 to $38.65 hourly plus an excellent fringe benefit package. 

 

Apply to: Department of Human Resources, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. (203) 294-2080.  Fax #: (203) 294-2084. Closing date will be January 29, 2021.  EOE.  

  

 

Distribution Technician                

Town of Wallingford Electric Division, Wallingford, MA    

[Posted 1/8/2021]

 

Distribution Technician - The Town of Wallingford Electric Division is seeking highly skilled candidates with electric utility construction experience to work in the utility’s distribution system. The successful applicant must be a H.S. graduate and be fully qualified as a journeyman lineman or first-class lineman.  Hourly rate: $40.70 to $46.09, plus an excellent fringe benefits package.  The closing date for applications is January 29, 2021.

 

Apply: Department of Human Resources, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492, (203) 294-2080, Fax: (203) 294-2084.  EOE.

 

 

1st or 2nd Class Line Maintainer - Apprentices will be considered             

Stowe Electric Department, Stowe, VT    

[Posted 1/8/2021]

The Town of Stowe Electric Department (SED) has been providing the community of Stowe with reliable electric service since 1911. SED takes pride in providing outstanding customer service to our 4,250 Residential and Commercial customers. We are seeking a Certified 1st Class Line Maintainer to join our team of highly skilled professionals. Although 1st Class certification is preferred, SED may consider qualified 2nd Class Line Maintainers/Apprentices.

 

General Summary of Position:

SED Line Maintainers work as part of a crew and are responsible for ensuring SED customers receive safe and reliable electricity in an efficient manner. SED Line Maintainers perform varied and responsible duties requiring a thorough knowledge of safety practices and must be able to exercise judgement and initiative in completing tasks. Work includes working on de-energized and energized lines utilizing rubber glove practices in all scenarios.

 

General Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Installation and maintenance of underground and overhead distribution system.
  • Working energized conductors (primary and secondary)
  • Setting, framing and guying poles
  • Respond to emergency/regular repair/maintenance of overhead and underground distribution lines
  • Conduct switching and tagging operations on VELCO electrical systems
  • Stringing and Sagging Conductors
  • Mounting Equipment, setting transformers
  • Transformer Connections, grounding equipment
  • Tree Trimming
  • Street Lighting
  • Locating underground lines for Dig Safe
  • Trouble shooting problems
  • Working with safety and VOSHA requirements
  • Maintaining training and safety skills through scheduled classes
  • Any other duties assigned by Management
  • Safely operate and maintain the SED operations fleet such as digger derricks, bucket trucks and excavators used in the maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electrical lines.
  • Climbing poles
  • Installation and removal of banners
  • Participation in a rotating on-call schedule
  • Respond to requests, comments and/or complaints from customers in a professional manner
  • Cleaning and stocking line trucks
  • Routine maintenance and cleaning of the garage/sub-stations and other yards

 

Qualifications and Basic Requirements:

  • Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have high school diploma or GED and a minimum of 2 years of experience as a 1st Class Line Maintainer or 4 years as a 2nd
  • 1st Class Line Maintainer certification preferred. Will consider well qualified apprentices.
  • Proficient in safe rubber gloving techniques
  • Knowledge of electric utility construction standards, National Electric Safety Code, and VOSHA/OSHA standards.
  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License or ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment.
  • Ability to be available for on-call schedules and emergency call outs.
  • Must live within a 30-minute radius of the Town of Stowe or be able to re-locate within 6 months

 

This is a non-exempt Union position. Stowe Electric Department currently offers competitive wages with the opportunity for over-time and on-call pay. In addition, we offer an outstanding benefits package which includes: health, dental, vision, 401(a), holidays and training opportunities. Additionally, there are generous Paid-Time-Off benefits. New employees will receive a minimum of 6 weeks Paid-Time Off after only 1 year.

Stowe Electric Department is an Equal Opportunity employer and highly encourages women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply. If you have any questions on the available benefits, please call 802-253-1704 or email pwaugh@stoweelectric.com.

 

Position will remain open until filled – Email your resume and 3 references to:

 

Town of Stowe Electric Department

 Attn: Ellen Burt, General Manager

P.O. Box 190, Stowe, VT 05672

Fax: (802) 253-4555

 Email eburt@stoweelectric.com

 

 

Engineering Supervisor             

New Hampshire Electric Co-op, Plymouth, NH    

[Posted 1/7/2021]

 

OUR ORGANIZATION

As you know, the electric utility industry is currently undergoing enormous change as consumers look for new ways to manageenergy costs through distributed energy resources such as solar arrays, battery storage, energy efficiency, and the use of electrotechnologieslike heat pumps and electric vehicles in place of fossil fuel powered technologies. These changes present newchallenges and opportunities to find ways to meet our members’ evolving expectations and make this an exciting time to work in theelectric utility industry. In June 2017, we completed a five-year strategic plan, identifying four areas of strategic focus withactionable goals within those areas.

 

 Transformation of our Business Model to prepare for the widespread adoption of distributed energy resources by our members.

 Adoption of a Voice of the Member platform to help us better understand and meet our member’s needs and expectations.

 A focus on enhancing our Organizational Effectiveness by transforming NHEC into an organization that is innovative, nimble,and able to respond more rapidly to the changing needs of our members and the way they lead their lives.

 Ensuring NHEC’s ongoing Financial Stability through development of a revenue model and associated rates and charges thatbetter reflect the way our members will use our distribution system as they increasingly play a role in managing the energyresources that serve them.

 

To help meet the goals in the strategic plan we identified three key drivers that describe the kind of organization we want to be:

 

 Member WOW! Our members are wowed by the service we provide. Every interaction between a member and NHEC isdeeply satisfying because we keep it simple, personalized and seamless so that the member feels their need is completelyunderstood by us and, whenever possible, completely resolved with a philosophy of one and done.

 Learning Organization. Our employees feel energized and excited by the possibilities and opportunities presented by theseindustry changes. They are curious, feel empowered to experiment, work collaboratively, and share their knowledge andexperience as they work to solve new problems, meet new challenges, and serve changing member needs.

 Strategic Partnerships. We develop strategic partnerships that are central to our ability to achieve our vision by giving uscapabilities and resources we do not have ourselves. Our strategic partnerships open up opportunities to deliver value for ourmembers that would have been unavailable on our own. We clearly convey to our partner our vision of what we believesuccess looks like, and our partner is open with us about how they will help us achieve that vision and the challenges that willneed to be met to get there.

 

The Position:

In order to help meet the goals of our strategic plan and achieve our long term strategic vision, we are looking for an EngineeringSupervisor. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Engineering Supervisor will be responsible for coordinating and directingprojects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals, and direct the integrations of technical activities for Engineering operations andthe electric distribution system. In addition, provide guidance for the continued development and operation of SCADA, OMS and GISsystems, GPS collection procedures and equipment, CAD map/drafting products and other related systems to ensure the safe,reliable, efficient and effective operation of NHEC’s electrical distribution system as well as providing system performanceinformation for internal and external customers.

 

Responsibilities Include:Responsibilities Include:

 Supervising the development and maintenance of transmission and distribution construction standards as necessary to maintainuniform staking and construction procedures and practices.

 Engineer the installation of electrical transmission and distribution lines, substations and equipment to ensure quality andreliability of service to the member’s at the most economical environmentally acceptable manner.

 Oversee and perform system protective coordination studies that ensure the safe and reliable operation of NHEC’s electricaldistribution system. This includes the development of detailed recommendations and mapping documents detailing thelocation, size and type of devices to be installed. The Engineering Supervisor shall also coordinate these activities with ourenergy suppliers, i.e., PSNH, National Grid, etc., to ensure that protective settings of NHEC devices fully coordinate with theupstream devices. The programming of the protective relays and the final testing of the devices prior to being sent to the fieldwill also be supervised by the Engineering Supervisor.

 Supports the strategic goals of NHEC by developing, achieving and communicating departmental goals and objectives.

 Supports the cultural goals of NHEC by exhibiting self-leadership, developing and maintaining effective working relationships,having a results orientation, being innovative, and seeking feedback to achieve personal and professional growth.

 Supports the financial goals of NHEC by assisting in the development of annual departmental operating budgets and monitoringbudget for reasonable variances.

 Increases and maintains current and competent professional and technical knowledge by attending educational classes, readingprofessional magazines and books, and by participating in professional societies and groups.

 Assumes responsibilities of the Engineering Department in absence of Manager when requested.

 Promotes safety performance and awareness by ensuring quality materials and protective equipment is available and utilizedand that Employee Safety Rules and Procedures are complied with.

 Assists with switching operations directed by the Control Center to ensure they are performed in a safe and consistent mannerby reviewing switching orders prior to release as applicable.

 Ensures and improves safety and distribution system reliability and maintainability by analyzing typical line design problems andproviding guidelines and standards for uniformity in construction.

 Ensures proper operation and future needs of NHEC’s electrical system by monitoring of critical parameters, performingperiodic system and circuit analysis, programming, testing and troubleshooting (i.e. relays, recloser controls) along with regularreview of outage data for optimal performance and trending in equipment failures.

 Performs and updates system sectionalizing and coordination studies annually or as required by fault current and line loadingcalculations, fuse and recloser coordination, phasing and motor starting.

 Supports NHEC guidelines by developing and updating Engineering, GIS and GPS Standards recommending revisions to theEngineering Manager.

 Supports the Electric Shop and Meter Shop when engineering support is required.

 Maintains compliance with industry, federal, state and local standards and codes.

 Assists in the preparation and development of the two year Construction Work Plan and Long Range (5-20 year) System ElectricSystem Planning Studies.

 Provides technical support in the engineering, design and implementation of electric transmission and distribution system work.

 Oversees and manages the interrogation of all electric distribution equipment and controls on the electric distribution systemfor the purpose of system integrity and continuity.

 Supervises all GIS mapping, CADD drafting and GPS collection activities and consults in the development and maintenance of theGIS/GPS and OMS systems.

 Supervises the design and modifications to standard and special assembly units and the dispersal of updates/changes in order tomaintain uniform staking and construction procedures.

 Performs other duties as directed or required.

The Person:

 First and foremost, someone who will be energized and excited about NHEC’s mission and will thrive on the opportunity toenhance an already great organization.

 An inquisitive, open mind – someone who is interested in finding creative solutions and new ways to support the organization.

 A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or related field required. Should include solid background in distribution relaying andprotection. Additional training in line design, planning, and material standards is preferred. Training in leadership,management, coaching, planning, and budgeting, preferred. Training in information technology, including networks andSeptember 2020 Job Posting #2020-26 Page 3database operations, desired. Detailed knowledge of SCADA and OMS systems and additional specialized training in electricutility operations and construction is desirable.

 A minimum of five years of electrical utility related experience required. Must be proficient with electrical system diagrams,distribution automation technologies, switching procedures, demand side management, and other related Control Centerfunctions. Must have experience leading teams, projects, and employees. Experience must also include the design ofunderground and overhead distribution and transmission lines, transmission and distribution substations, and applicablefacilities. Should have experience in organizing and supervising work groups in coordinating and implementing plans anddesigns.

 

Abilities, Skills, and Job Knowledge:

 Must be able to supervise the engineering staff in designing of outside plant facilities Should be proficient with SCADA, GIS/GPS,OMS and Load Management operations and systems. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required.

 Must have good knowledge of the company rules and requirements. Must have a working knowledge of the National ElectricSafety Code, PUC Regulations, and OSHA Regulations. Must have thorough knowledge of electric distribution systemoperations. Must be familiar with standard business practices, and have a working knowledge of information technologysystems and databases. Must understand latest trends in distribution automation technology and be able to implement suchtechnologies in a timely and cost effective manner. Must have a working knowledge in electrical circuit theory. Must have abasic understanding of computer applications with emphasis on AutoCAD and GIS software, GPS, SCADA, OMS and Windowsbased engineering software for distribution analysis and protection and coordination.

 

Working Conditions:

 Individual will be exposed to a wide variety of working conditions, which range from office work to outdoor work. Will requireoccasional travel throughout NHEC’s service area. Meetings outside of the normal workday will occasionally be required. Travelwith occasional overnight stays may be required for training, meetings, or conferences and seminars. Assistance with powerrestoration efforts is required of all employees. It may be required during regular business hours that employees will beassigned functions to support power restoration and for some employees that may be different from their normal duties. Inaddition, such assistance may require working nights, weekends and holidays, which may involve considerable extra hours. Inorder to meet this working condition, all employees are required to provide a personal phone number where they may bereached after hours. This number will only be used for internal purposes.

 

GRADE 14

 

APPLY TO: Pam Ouellette (ouellettep@nhec.com)

 

NHEC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

 

 

Senior Electrical Engineer            

Chicopee Electric Light, Chicopee, MA    

[Posted 1/7/2021]

 

Sr. Electrical Engineer-Chicopee Electric Light (CEL)Sr. Electrical Engineer-Chicopee Electric Light (CEL)Seeking applicants for the position of an Electrical Engineer. This position is responsible for oversight of engineering projects, studies and programs designed to enhance the distribution system reliability, performance and efficiency. In this position, responsibilities include short and long term range planning, preparation of installation plans, design drawings and specs, design & test procedures for overhead and underground distribution system, electric system analysis and power system studies such as protective relay coordination, short circuit fault studies, power flows, etc.

 

Applicants must have BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Power Engineering and 3+ years’ experience in the Electric Industry or AS Degree in Electrical Engineering and 5+ years’ experience in Electric Utility Industry. Substation, SCADA, Telecommunication experience a plus.

 

Applicants should send their resume directly to CEL, Attention Human Resources at 725 Front St., Chicopee, MA 01020 or e-mail ncolberg@celd.com.

 

Telecommunications Outside Plant Engineer           

Chicopee Electric Light, Chicopee, MA    

[Posted 1/7/2021]

 

Chicopee Electric Light (CEL) is seeking a Telecommunications Outside Plant Engineer – Responsible for the design and documentation of outside plant (OSP) telecommunications networks including aerial, buried, and underground fiber, underground conduit, manhole/handhole, pedestal, building entrance, and riser facilities. In addition, the Outside Plant Engineer will also help drive the project through development and budgeting. This role will support construction efforts through detailed design, field design, layouts, splicing matrix creation (spider diagrams), bill of material creation, inventory forecasting, budgeting, as-built document verification, ensuring complete documentation, conducting research, auditing, and creation of additional resource materials.

 

Applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, Engineering, or equivalent business experience with a minimum of 3 years telecommunications outside plant design experience

 

Applicants should send their resume directly to CEL, Attention Human Resources at 725 Front St., Chicopee, MA 01020 or e-mail ncolberg@celd.com 

 

Electric Division First Class Lineman            

Middleborough Gas and Electric Department, Middleborough MA    

[Posted 1/5/2021]

 

POSITION: Electric Division First Class Lineman

Job Type: Full Time, 40.00 Hours

Schedule: 7:00 AM- 3:00 PM, Forty (40) hours per week

Overtime as required in accordance with the electric division’s union contract

QUALIFICATIONS:        

Experience in climbing utility poles.

Minimum five (5) years’ experience in electric utility construction and maintenance with a utility company or power line contractor including work utilizing rubber gloves from vehicle buckets with energized conductors of 13,800 volts primary and 120, 240, 208, 277 and 480 volts secondary.

 

  • Valid Massachusetts Commercial Drivers’ License.
  • Valid Massachusetts 1B Hoisting License
  • Ability to handle bucket and digger vehicles.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess physical strength, flexibility and maneuverability and mental characteristics sufficient to perform the duties of the position. To perform strenuous work under emergency and all-weather conditions.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:   Under the direction of the Crew Leader the First-Class Lineman is responsible for all aspects of high voltage distribution utility line work, both overhead and underground.  Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electric facilities, including working on energized conductors from poles and vehicle buckets using rubber gloves, location and repairing faults.
  • Ability to operate Department’s equipment.
  • Be familiar with various types of service connections and meter connections as they apply to the work.
  • Perform all types of switching on distribution and transmission circuits as required.
  • Responsible for truck stock and additional material required to perform work.
  • Applicant will be expected to work overtime in accordance with Department requirements.
  • Live within service territory.
  • Participation in all safety training programs and exercises.
  • Pre-employment drug / alcohol screening required.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

 

All interested applicants must apply in writing to Laura Robbins, Human Resources Supervisor, 32 South Main Street Middleborough, Massachusetts 02346 or HR@mged.com

Applications are available at www.mged.com/employment

MGED is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Lineman (Troubleman) - Evening Shift          

Peabody Municipal Light Plant, Peabody, MA    

[Posted 1/4/2021]

 

TITLE:TITLE:LINEMAN (TROUBLEMAN) – EVENING SHIFT
DIVISION:DISTRIBUTION
SALARY:GRADE 15 ($39.74-$49.70) plus 7% shift differential
SHIFT:MONDAY – FRIDAY 3:00 PM TO 11:00 PM
CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION:LABOR SERVICEDUTIES:

 

Under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Electric Distribution, the Assistant Superintendent of Electric Distribution, and the Working Foreman Lineman/Troubleman responsible for responding to trouble or emergency situations, performing electrical repairs and performing all First-Class Lineman's duties and responsibilities. It is intended that these duties and responsibilities will be performed by the Troubleman acting alone unless the Supervisor specifically assigns the Troubleman to work as part of a crew.Work shifts will be 40 hours per week, 8 hours per day, Monday-Friday.

 

Perform work on and handle all voltages, under energized conditions, within the Peabody Municipal Light Plant electrical system frequently working alone under abnormal system conditions and works under all weather conditions at the discretion of the supervisor in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

Respond to all trouble calls during shift and correct or repair electric wires, connections, and associated equipment necessary to restore the proper delivery of electric service. Install, repair or remove secondary connections on transformers, service drops and service risers, lighting fixtures and all other live secondary connections while working alone. Perform duties of Lineman (either alone or as part of a multi-person crew as assigned) which include, but are not limited to, digging holes, setting poles, installing transformers, stringing lines, changing insulators and other related tasks. Change line or transformer fuses acting alone. May provide direction, instruction or guidance to other personnel in the work crew. Perform line work on substation equipment when required. In accordance with system procedures, perform the opening, closing, phasing, tagging, and grounding of high voltage switches, circuit breakers, and other equipment of all voltages as assigned.

 

Operate all line construction and maintenance vehicles, including vehicles requiring a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or other vehicles as required, responsible for proper operation and care of assigned vehicle. Operate various hand, power, and hydraulic tools required on the job. Operate all equipment used in the Distribution Division including compressors, arrow boards, voltage testers, phasing meters, and portable generators.

 

Resolve customer problems on lighting situations within the designated policy of the Light Plant. While working alone, replace, repair, install, and maintain all types of lighting equipment including replacement of all components of all lighting fixtures.

 

Open, seal, remove, install, or read meters as directed by Supervisor.

 

Review work orders, layout and plan work, account for all materials and hours utilized on assigned projects. Develop material list and collect stock required to complete job. Perform required reports to complete assignment and maintain records, logs, and work reports as required by supervisor.

 

Insure all safety policies and procedures are strictly adhered to on all work sites.

 

Lineman/Troubleman in the evening shift position is exempt from the Linemen’s On-Call Agreement provision of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

Perform other duties as required.

 

Must be available for emergency calls during non-working hours and must furnish an acceptable means of off-hour contact by phone or other reasonable means. Recognize that it is necessary to work a reasonable amount of overtime, planned and emergency, to properly service electric customers. Shall be required to work the day lineman/troubleman shift when necessary to compliment day crews or to attend training.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum two (2) years full time experience as a Lineman (First Class) performing duties similar to those listed above. Must have a valid and active Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Must have (or be able to obtain within 6 months of hiring) a valid and active Massachusetts Hoisting Engineers License Class 1B/3A Must be mature and able to perform above duties acting alone. Must maintain reasonable availability for immediate response to address customer or electrical system emergencies during off-hours.

 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to John Maihos at jmaihos@pmlp.com.AA/EEOPMLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

Working Foreman Lineman          

Westfield Gas & Electric, Westfield, MA    

[Posted 12/17/2020]

 

  • POSITION TITLE CITY/AGENCY Working Foreman Lineman (2806E Civil Service Title) City of Westfield Utility Foreman – Fiber (Management Guild Title) Gas & Electric
  • (A) AGENCY CODE: 2806E
    • POSITION NO:
    • REQUISITION NO:
    • SALARY: Grade 3
    • DATE: November 9, 2020
  • GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervises and makes work assignments, enforces safety regulations, maintains discipline, orders supplies and equipment and reviews work of the crews assigned to him/her during progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions and conformance with accepted trade practices.

Coordinate, assign and supervise the activities of the telecommunication and electric distributions system within the Operations Division and to ensure completion of annual divisional objectives, within the framework of divisional programs.

  • SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Directly under a Utility Supervisor or designee.

  • DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Scheduling and supervising construction and maintenance activities involved in telecommunications and electric
  • Directing and supervising safety
  • Maintain, prepare and execute work orders for telecommunications and electric distribution activities.
  • Provide for safety of all personnel assigned to work within scope of these responsibilities and enforce safety
  • Provide for the training and guidance of all personnel assigned to work within the scope of these
  • Develop and maintain the necessary logs, reports and records required by the Department utilizing available
  • Coordinate construction plans with other
  • Direct and supervise tree trimming
  • Accept responsibilities and assignments common to all administrative, professional and supervisory positions and perform related duties consistent with scope of the position, incidental to the responsibility
  • Review work of assigned crews in progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions and conformance with safe and accepted trade

 

  • Meet with customers to resolve their questions and
  • Responsible for the adherence to departmental policy, rules and
  • Respond to any emergency condition within or outside normal work
  • QUALIFICATIONS AND ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Understanding of organizational theories, practices, and human conceptual skills necessary for proper administration and
  • Must have strong supervisory, project management, planning and administrative skills, experience in a leadership role is
  • Must be customer focused and a team
  • Adequate computer skills and experience including but not limited to Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required. Microsoft Access and PowerPoint skills a
  • Ability to operate an OTDR, fusion splicer, light source and
  • Must have excellent written and verbal English communication skills and be capable of interpreting technical instructions and
  • Knowledge of methods, tools, and equipment used in the installation, repair and testing of:
  • fiber-based telecommunications
  • fiber-based distribution system installations, overhead and
  • Knowledge of public safety measures involved with the work and responsibility for observing such measures by and for employees under his/her
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices related to telecommunications distribution including but not limited to:
  • laws and regulations related to internet, CATV and telephony providers;
  • central office and headend facilities, equipment, activities and procedures;
  • components utilized within fiberoptic networks and systems;
  • mechanical and fusion splicing techniques and applications;
  • troubleshooting a network and ability to accurately use available equipment to evaluate network performance
  • Knowledge and ability to execute emergency operations effectively and
  • Minimum ten-year experience related to telecommunication distribution
  • Must have and maintain at a minimum a Massachusetts Class III driver's

Hoisting Engineer’s license or ability to secure within six months of appointment.

rkrok@wgeld.org

 

Meter Technician/ Stockroom Manager          

Town of Hull Municipal Lighting Plant, Hull, MA    

[Posted 12/8/2020]

 

The Hull Municipal Lighting Plant is looking for an experienced meter technician/ stock room operator/ general maintenance person to perform a multitude of functions crucial to the operation of the light plant.  We are a small municipal light plant with 11 employees, and depend on the performance of each employee for the success of our operations.  The winning candidate will have completed utility metering courses through NEPPA, ECNE, or other organizations geared towards training utility workers, will be proficient in the use of cloud based software for metering and inventory, will have the ability to use the internet to perform product and service searches as directed, and possess or have the ability to obtain a CDL license.

 

Some of the duties of this position include:

  • Installation and removal of meters.
  • Testing of meters.
  • Addressing power quality complaints from customers
  • Wiring of Instrument transformer rated metering.
  • Keeping meter inventory system.
  • Power shutoff for non-payment.
  • Keeping up to date inventory of all materials used in the day-to-day operations of the Light Plant..
  • Keeping an organized stockroom and stockyard.
  • Loading and Unloading materials from delivery trucks via a forklift, as needed.
  • Researching best available products and obtaining competitive pricing from qualified vendors.
  • Working with management to prepare and purchase materials for upcoming projects.
  • Supporting field workers by delivering materials, as needed.
  • Coordinating and scheduling with outside vendors for operational and maintenance issues, including fleet maintenance.
  • Driving utility bucket and digger trucks to maintenance facilities, as needed.
  • Clearing snow.
  • Delivering and picking up various packages from other town departments and post office.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.
  • Position is hourly with possible overtime work, as needed.
  • Competitive wages and benefit packages.

 

Please send resume via post or email to:
Panos Tokadjian
Operations Manager
Hull Municipal Lighting Plant
15 Edgewater Road
Hull, MA 02045
ptokadjian@town.hull.ma.us

 

 

 

Operational Assistant Integrated Resources          

Reading Municipal Light Department, Reading, MA    

[Posted 12/7/2020]

 

Job Summary

 Provides technical administrative and communications support to the Integrated Resources Division.  Assists with development and promotion of customer programs concerned with demand and energy reduction goals.   Acts as initial liaison for new commercial customers interacting with other departments as necessary.  Assists with special events, presentations, as well as community and public relations efforts. 

 

Illustrative Work Activities: 

 

Essential work activities, pursuant to the Americans with disabilities Act, may include the following.  Other related duties may be assigned.

 

  • Assists in the development and promotion of marketing strategies, targeted outreach programs and other applicable services for RMLD’s customers to meet demand and energy reduction goals that benefit the customer as well as supports the optimization of the electric system and power supply portfolio. Keeps supervisor aware of public concerns and requests. 
  • Responsible for the completion of the monthly rate comparison.
  • Acts as an initial liaison for new commercial customers with Customer Service, Engineering and Operations and Integrated Resources Departments. Responsible for obtaining load information and developing customer deposits as well as providing customer with RMLD terms, conditions and contact information. Works in conjunction with customer service to provide new residential customers with RMLD terms and conditions.
  • Prepares all purchase requisitions for the division. Assists in generating auditing reports, budgets, etc. Performs management scheduling functions.
  • Programs data collection and configurations for presentation. Maintains databases.
  • Assists in the coordination of special events and functions for internal and external customers including visits, tours, presentations and meetings.
  • Assists Communications Manager with projects. Provides limited coverage in his/her absence including preparation of press releases. Keep open communications between departments.
  • Develops and implements consistent and timely, internal and external website updates to accurately reflect current programs/configurations.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications 

Basic Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related degree, as determined by the RMLD. 

 

Experience:

Three years of experience related to public relations, community relations or customer accounts in an electric utility. 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Understanding of customer relations, marketing, business program development, business finance and customer accounts.  Possesses knowledge or be capable of learning of electric utility fundamentals, technical utility aspects related to Integrated Resources, including power supply, risk management, key accounts, customer programs and public relations. Effective oral, written and communication skills to facilitate development of materials for internal and external audiences (employees, customers, newspapers and boards).  Strong computer software skills to facilitate development internal and external web updates, Excel formulated spreadsheets, project scheduling, Power Point, SharePoint and desk top publishing.  Familiarity with social media and websites.

 

Judgment and Initiative:

Demonstrates professionalism when addressing customers and refers complex and politically sensitive issues to appropriate supervisor.  Ability to accurately delineate RMLD customer programs in public settings and provide appropriate feedback to Division manager to improve customer relations. Multi-task oriented, able to set priorities, manages time and completes assigned work in a timely manner under deadline pressures.  Maintains current CDP plan.

 

Manual Skills:

Strong typing skills.  Ability to operate computers, scanners, printers and other related equipment and tools in the performance of this position.

 

Physical Requirements:

Work may involve occasional moving and carrying of light equipment and/or materials, including customer site visits.  Moderate physical effort may be required on an intermittent basis.

 

Supervisory:

None

 

License and Certifications:

Valid MA Class D Operators license required.

 

Lineman 1st Class          

Georgetown Municipal Light Department, Georgetown, MA    

[Posted 12/7/2020]

 

The Georgetown Municipal Light Department has an immediate opening for a 1st Class Lineworker.  This is a full time position with a scheduled 4 day work week. A successful applicant must have completed an approved Apprentice Program and have at least 5-10 years’ experience. This position requires a valid Massachusetts CDL Driver License.

Primary responsibilities of this position are (but not limited) to the maintenance and repair of Georgetown’s 4KV and 13.8KV overhead and underground electrical distribution system. The hourly salary for this position is up to $44.65 per hour with additional compensation for required “On Call” duties. The max wage will be $45.99 for 2021.

 

Interested applicants please send your resume to:

David Schofield, General Manager

Georgetown Municipal Light Department

94 Searle Street Georgetown, Ma. 01833

or by E mail to dschofield@georgetownlight.com

 

1st Class Lineman         

Merrimac Municipal Light Department, Merrimac, MA    

[Posted 12/7/2020]

 

Accountability Objectives

The 1st Class Lineman works as part of a line crew to perform the efficient and safe construction, maintenance and repair of the overhead and underground electrical distribution system, and is accountable for the safety, productivity, quality of work performed by his assigned line crew and training of 2nd Class Lineman and other employees as assigned . The incumbent provides feedback and makes recommendations to the Crew Leader and management regarding cost-effective infrastructure improvements that increase distribution system reliability.

 

Nature of Position

Overseen by a three-member elected Municipal Light Department Board, the MLD provides reliable and efficient electric power to the residents and businesses of the Town.

Reporting to the Line Superintendent and Crew Leader when in the field, the 1st Class Lineman’s primary responsibility is to perform  overhead and underground electrical distribution work.  The incumbent’s work requires knowledge of the operations of a variety of light and heavy equipment and vehicles, including specialized equipment used in electrical distribution system construction and maintenance. The incumbent also performs line construction, streetlight maintenance and emergency restoration work in other cities and towns as needed.

 

Dimensions

The MLD’s Mission Statement places the highest priority on the safety of its employees and the public while providing reliable electric service to Merrimac businesses and residents.  The 1st Class Lineman’s role will support these Mission Statement Objectives by contributing to a positive team environment and by performing all job responsibilities in a safe and professional manner.

 
Principal ACTIVITIES TO ATTAIN ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVES
  • Performs all types of installation and maintenance work on underground and overhead electrical distribution systems including:

 

UNDERGROUND

  • Installing cable, splicing cable and terminations, insulators, potheads, lightning arresters, transformers, wires, switches, lighting fixtures and other auxiliary equipment and devices 
  • Troubleshooting, sectionalizing, repairing or replacing defective power lines and auxiliary equipment on dead or energized lines. 
  • Installing temporary recording meters and taking voltage and amperage readings with portable meters. 
  • Splicing medium and high voltage cables with minimal supervision, and secondary cable for connections on dead or energized lines. Constructs load break and dead break elbows. 
  • Installing and repairing of transformers, primary switches, fuse cutouts and secondary junction boxes. 
  • Phasing cables and transformers for proper connections. 
  • Making proper house service connections and testing for proper voltage.

 

 

OVERHEAD

 

  • Installing insulators, potheads, lightning arresters, transformers, wires, cables, lighting fixtures and other auxiliary equipment. 
  • Running wires from pole to pole or transferring wires from condemned poles to new poles. 
  • Repairing or replacing defective power lines and auxiliary equipment with a minimum of supervision ,on energized lines up to 15,000 volts and on de-energized lines with normal operating voltages above 15,000 volts within the scope of training provided. 
  • Installing temporary recording meters and taking voltage and amperage readings with portable meters. 
  • Instructing and assisting 2nd Class Lineman, Apprentice or Groundman, and others in erecting poles, installing anchor rods and guy wires, and other duties connected with line construction. 
  • Making proper house service connections and testing for correct voltage. 
  • Phasing cables and transformers for proper connections. 
  • Climbing poles and attaching crossarms and braces. 
  • Instruct and assists 2nd Class Lineman, Groundman or Apprentice Lineman in the performance of their duties. 
  • Handles and operates such equipment as cable trucks, truck winch, pumps, air gun, phasing transformer, crimping tools, bucket trucks, auger trucks, etc. 
  • Communicates with customers in a courteous manner and functions as a team player in cooperation with other employees. 
  • Operates bucket truck as required. This includes work with minimal supervision, on energized lines up to 15,000 volts and de-energized lines with normal operating voltages above 15,000 volts within the scope of training provided. 
  • Operates line truck and hydraulic equipment on line truck to dig and set poles. Operates various equipment such as pumps, phasing equipment, and hydraulic tools.
  • Must be available for standby rotation at specified times and in cases of emergency, may be called for duty at any time. Required to work overtime when requested and live within half hour from Merrimac.
  • Reads and understands blueprints, circuit maps, nameplate information and electrical diagrams, including the preparation and execution of distribution switching orders.
  • Inspects all working equipment periodically, with emphasis on safety. Recommends or requisitions replacements when needed, within his authority. 
  • Keeps time records of assigned crew and keeps track of equipment under his charge.
  • Possesses thorough knowledge of the MLD employee rescue (“Code Blue”) procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Three years experience as a 2nd Class Lineman and one year as a Groundman, Apprentice Lineman or comparable positions/titles with another electric utility.
  • Completion of the National Grid or NEPPA’s 1st Class Line Worker training program. Other accredited training programs will be considered.
  • Certification of completion for all OSHA 1910.269 requirements.
  • Knowledge of applicable National Electrical Safety Code and National Electric Code sections pertaining to electric utility work.
  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License with airbrake endorsement unless employed with the MLD prior to July 1st, 2017. If employed by the MLD prior to July 1st, 2017 Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License with airbrake endorsement.
  • Valid Massachusetts DPS Hoist Engineers License 1B
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform and teach line work and safety.
  • Proven history of promoting a safe, productive and positive work environment.
  • Familiarity with substation equipment, maintenance, repair and operation.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Motorized vehicles and equipment including a cable truck, aerial bucket truck, material handler, digger derrick, power winch, cable trailer, fork lift and other equipment commonly used in line operations; hand and power tools; amp meter and voltmeter; and common office equipment.

 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The incumbent is frequently required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear.  The incumbent is occasionally required to smell.

The incumbent must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Comfortable working off extension ladders and working at heights up to 60 feet.

 
WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent regularly works in outside weather conditions. The incumbent occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, and in high precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, traffic, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud in the field.

 

Working Line Foreman        

Merrimac Municipal Light Department, Merrimac, MA    

[Posted 12/7/2020]

 

Position Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to plan, organize, coordinate and supervise construction, maintenance and repair operations of the Town’s underground and overhead primary and secondary electrical distribution and transmission system and related facilities; and all other related work as required.  The Working Line Foreman is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control.

 

Supervision:

Supervision Scope:  Performs complex skilled technical, administrative, and supervisory work in operating, maintaining, and repairing the electrical systems for the Town.

Supervision Received:  Works under the general direction of the Light Department Manager; refers all questionable cases to supervisor.

Supervision Given: Directly supervises First Class Linemen and indirectly Apprentice Lineman, as well as Groundmen.

 

Job Environment:

Administrative work is performed in typical office environment; the incumbent also works outdoors at which time he/she may be exposed to weather temperature extremes, inclement weather, the hazards of working with electricity, and the hazards of working near mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.  The incumbent must be on call for emergencies.

Operates an automobile/light truck, power and hand tools; regularly operates a computer and computer software; including word processing, spreadsheet and specialty software, as well as a calculator, phone, radio, fax, and copy machine.  Utilizes wire location equipment, substation equipment, bucket, and line truck. 

Interacts frequently with the general public and other town employees, vendors, other municipal utility personnel, phone and cable companies, residential electricians and consultants.  Communication is in person and by phone and involves an information exchange dialogue. 

Errors could result in personal injury or injury to other employees, delay of department services, poor public relations, damage to buildings or equipment, and financial and/or legal repercussions to the Town.

 

Essential Functions:

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. 

  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates a variety of new construction, maintenance, and repair projects, involving distribution and transmission systems to ensure efficient utilization of materials, equipment, and staff.
  • Receives and originates work orders; reviews work plans and project priorities and assigns work orders to line workers. Provides recommendations as appropriate and oversees timely completion of projects in conformance with policies/specifications and applicable safety rules and regulations.
  • Maintains proper stock reserves, orders materials and equipment needed for distribution system maintenance, as well as coordinates vehicle\equipment maintenance and testing.
  • Works as part of a Four-person crew performing all work of the First Class Lineman or lower positions as needed.
  • Prepares, submits, and maintains various reports and records related to line operations and activities such as time records, inspection reports, material records and others.
  • Responsible for all line equipment maintenance.
  • Responsible for the Maintenance Facility grounds to include mowing grass, snow removal and other maintenance tasks.
  • Implements approved operating and safety procedures and monitors their effectiveness.
  • Responds to major after hour emergencies to direct repair/reconstruction operations. Coordinates switching activities and ensures safety protocols are followed.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • High School Diploma plus four-year trade school experience in electrical theory and practice,
  • Five years driving a vehicle that required at least a Class B license
  • One year managing people
  • Four years lineman training course
  • Ten years electrical distribution experience
  • Ten years working in electrical distribution on energized conductors; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid Class A CDL license is required.
  • A Massachusetts Hoisting Engineers License (Class B) required
  • 4 Year Lineman training course
  • DOT Medical Card

 

Knowledge:

Thorough knowledge in the use of methods, materials, and tools used in electrical construction and maintenance work.  Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.  Considerable knowledge of the principles of electrical theory as applied to electrical circuits and wiring systems and ability to apply this knowledge to work situations.

 

Ability:

Ability to supervise the work of journey workers and direct jobs safely, efficiently, and economically.  Ability to effectively instruct subordinates in the proper methods, procedures, and safety precautions of line work.  Ability to coordinate switching operations under adverse operating conditions.  Ability to read and interpret engineering drawing and construction specifications and to ensure work is performed in accordance with these specifications and safety regulations. 

 

Skill:

Excellent customer service skills, Organizational skills to coordinate activities of various line crews and to assure timely completion of planned and emergency line repair and construction projects.  Skills in operating above mentioned equipment.

 

Physical Requirements:

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Frequent periods supervising or inspecting in non-office environments.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hand to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls’ and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk or hear.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Physical ability to work at heights and in confined spaces.  Physical ability to operate heavy equipment.  Regular and sustained periods of strenuous physical exertion, requiring ability to lift, carry and position heavy objects utilizing proper body mechanics and techniques. 

 

Application; in the form of a cover letter and resume, can be submitted to MMLD Admin office or emailed to office@merrimaclight.com

 

General Manager       

Westfield Gas & Electirc, Westfield, MA   

[Posted 11/24/2020]

 

Position Title:    General Manager                                         Job Type:         Full Time

Company:       Westfield Gas & Electric                                  Job Function:   Management

Location(s):      Westfield, MA, 01085 United States              Job Duration:   Negotiable

Website:           www.wgeld.org                                              Salary:             Negotiable

Industry:           Gas/Electric/Broadband                                

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s degree with advance degree preferred

Minimum Experience:  15 Years – Utility Distribution (Gas, Electric, and Telecom) Systems

Application Deadline:  December 31, 2020

 

General:

Westfield Gas & Electric is a community owned utility with a 100+ year reputation of excellence.  As the local provider of utility services, including gas, electric and telecommunications in one enterprise, the manager supports and cultivates a work culture dedicated to competitive rates, reliability of service and customer satisfaction. 

Westfield Gas & Electric serves 18,033 electric meters and 10,578 gas meters with annual revenues of $67,024,926.  In 2015, Whip City Fiber (WCF) was launched.  WCF is a high-speed gigabit FTTP internet service within the community and surrounding areas that is growing at an accelerated rate.  The workforce numbers 91 full-time employees.  The General Manager is responsible for the full operation and financial oversight of distinct and separate financial portfolios for each of the three utilities.    

Westfield Gas & Electric maintains and follows a ten year strategic plan guiding the utility and resulting in a Standard & Poor’s Grade A+ investment rating as well as a Diamond designation in RP3 (Reliable Public Power Provider) program sponsored by the American Public Power Association, and a Silver designation as SOAR (System Operational Achievement Recognition) gas provider with the American Public Gas Association.

 

Job Description

The General Manager is the Chief Executive Officer for the utility having full charge of the operation and management of the utility under the general direction and control of the Municipal Light Board subject to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 164 Section 56.

 

Functions:

  • Full charge of the operation and management of the utility.
  • Full charge of the manufacture and distribution of gas and electricity.
  • Full charge of the purchase of supplies.
  • Full charge of the employment of attorneys, agents and servants.
  • Full charge of the method, time, price quantity and quality of supply.
  • Full charge of the collection of bills.
  • Full charge of the keeping of accounts.

 

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 15 years management experience within the utility (gas, electric, and telecom) distribution industry.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with strong preference toward advanced degree.
  • Demonstrated capability/experience in understanding gas, electric, and technology networks.
  • Proven experience in capital management.
  • Acumen in multimillion-dollar financial budgeting.
  • Legal acumen specifically in the areas of statutory and industry regulation, labor relations and negotiated labor agreements.
  • Proven excellence in communication with industry experts and within political realms.
  • Demonstrated engagement in community-focused organizations and participation in associated civic activities.

 

For consideration, email resume to humanresources@wgeld.org or mail to:

Westfield Gas & Electric

Attn: Human Resources

100 Elm Street, P.O. Box 990

Westfield, Massachusetts 01086

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employe

 

Advance Meter Infrastructure Technician      

Reading Municipal Light, Reading, MA   

[Posted 11/19/2020]

 

Job Summary

Under general supervision, perform operating tasks in the installation, testing/troubleshooting, maintenance/repairs and program of the AMI Fixed Mesh Network System, up to 13.8kV primary and secondary metering.  Support Electrification Programs including: EV charging infrastructure, 5G and home area network demand response program. Perform Digsafe. Assist in Smart Grid communication; radio and fiber installation, maintenance and programming.  Responsible for meter reading as required. Overhead equipment installed above the secondary gain shall be accessed only by qualified line workers.

 

Illustrative Work Activities:

Essential work activities, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following.  Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Install, test/troubleshoot, maintain/repair, read, and program all residential and commercial/industrial type meters including primary metering. Disconnect and connect all types of single and polyphase meters. Read and record electric usage on all residential and commercial/industrial type meters.  Retrofit meters to join the AMI Fixed Mesh Network.
  • Perform meter reading and special reads and complete all documentation necessary for meter connections, disconnections, and data usage analysis.
  • Install, test/troubleshoot, maintain/repair, program AMI fixed mesh network components, including radios, fiber nodes, and relays. Ensure proper radio propagation and downloaded data analysis for metering accuracy.
  • Perform DigSafes. Serve as the RMLD representative to the Digsafe Systems, Inc. In conjunction with Engineering staff, secure all available plans, data, and reports necessary to ensure accurate field marking and investigates any dig-in incidents.   Provide promptly all Digsafe as-built changes to the GIS plan for engineering GIS updates.
  • Assist to install, troubleshoot and repair communication between substations, Smart Grid IEDs, protective devices (reclosers, intellirupters, SCADA mate switches, VFI switches, etc.) and SCADA and OMS systems.
  • Assist to install, test/troubleshoot and repair and/or removal of Demand Side Management (DSM) devices, including home area network devices, in support of RMLD peak reduction program.
  • Support EV charging, 5G, and other Electrification Programs, for installation, testing, troubleshooting, etc. as directed.
  • Inspect and report meters for unauthorized connections, defects, and damages such as broken seals.
  • Perform Infrared Scan inside metering cabinets and devices.
  • Report any problems such as meter irregularities, damaged equipment, or impediments to meter access.
  • Provide prompt GIS updates on meter location and metering data accuracy when meters installed, replaced, and/or removed. Report any inaccuracies, discrepancies, etc. to General Foreman of Grid Assets and Communications.
  • Ensure accuracy of metering multiply factor.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of OSHA safety rules and RMLD Safety Program, APPA Safety Manual, RMLD policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for actively updating CDP to achieve progression training including technology advancement training to maintain proficiencies in tasked functions.
  • Assist to manage and perform spill response and clean up under the RMLD SPCC Plan.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Certificate in electrical technology, electrician, meter technician or equivalent as determined by RMLD.  AS in Electrical Engineering, Utility Engineering, or equivalent as determined by RMLD, preferred. 

 

Experience:

Entry level requires a minimum of one year experience in a meter testing position or equivalent tech. environment as determined by the RMLD.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Good command of the English language. Proficiency with computer and handheld electronic devices.   Demonstrate familiarity with all aspects of meter reading.  Ability to demonstrate mechanical/technical aptitude. Familiar with RMLD service territory (facilities, streets, etc.). Neatness and qualifications necessary for professional, courteous contact with the general public.

 

Judgment and Initiative:

Performs generally well-defined and proceduralized best utility business meter, etc.  functions.  Works in accordance with written instructions and schedules and follows all safety and operational procedures. Duties are generally proceduralized with limited opportunity for independent action relating to work plan and schedules.  Problems without clear precedent are referred to the Assistant General Foreman or General Foreman of Grid Assets and Communications.   

 

Manual Skills:

Good hand-eye coordination required for work in meter reading, meter installation and testing. Computer and hand held electronic devices, including testing and troubleshooting equipment.

 

Physical Requirements:

Capable of performing job functions under occasionally adverse weather and work conditions for extended periods of time.  Intermittent exertion of moderate physical effort in pushing, pulling, carrying, lifting and positioning of material or bulky equipment.

 

Supervisory:  None.  

 

Licenses and Certifications:  CPR, First Aid Valid MA Class D Operators license required. Electrician license and Advanced Metering Certificate preferred.

 

Submit your resume at the following link: https://www.rmld.com/employment">https://www.rmld.com/employment

 

 

Integrated Resources Analyst II      

Reading Municipal Light, Reading, MA   

[Posted 11/18/2020]

 

Job Summary

 

Integrated Resource Analyst II will perform duties related to the purchase and sale of electricity (i.e. verify power billings, give rate design assistance). Assist in the design and implementation of Demand Side Management programs when necessary. Develop the cost of service study in conjunction with Assistant Director of Integrated Resources.

Works with conventional and alternative energy systems to meet policy and applicable statutes. Work with Integrated Resource Analyst I on all daily activities. Oversee ISO-NE efforts for Integrated Resources. Establishes and maintains confidentiality at all times.

Illustrative Work Activities

Essential work activities, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Assist the Director of Integrated Resources in the areas of short and long term power supply
  • Responsible for the submission of daily load data and ICAP tags to ISO-NE and maintenance of records. Make daily contact with transmission companies that RMLD is interconnected
  • Responsible for the daily short term power transaction functions. Run various economic models to determine load forecasts, net positions, and future costs.
  • Responsible for the development of the daily Standard Market Design (SMD) efforts which include: daily energy forecast, fuel price updates, operational status of generators in power supply, determination of buy and sell prices using up to date market information. Has routine contact with ISO-NE and other ISO participants in the daily market as
  • Responsible for review and completion of all power purchase and sales billings, NYPA credit for residential customers, Fuel Charge, Purchase Power Capacity and Transmission (PPCT), Energy Conservation Charge (ECC) as well as Street light rate for RMLD on a monthly basis to RMLD Billing and Accounting
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining demand response and distributed generation initiatives relating to wholesale power supply.
  • Responsible for performing load and economic analysis to determine the optimal power supply mix and cost

 

  • Responsible for power supply evaluation, including data collection, analysis and
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining department modeling tools such as capacity, energy, and load
  • Responsible in ensuring ISO-New England rule compliance relating to Integrated
  • Responsible for developing the cost of service study and retail rate design. Develop the long term economic and end use forecast.
  • Responsible for assisting in the training of the daily duties of the Integrated Resource Analyst
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating the ISO-NE contract database. Responsible for confirmation and verification of bilateral contracts that RMLD has entered
  • Assist in the performance of utility accounting annual
  • Responsible for completing annual DPU reports for power supply related information. Provide reports/presentations.
  • Responsible for verifying and adjusting monthly purchase power billings for all RMLD contracts and entitlements and negotiate with suppliers, marketers, and generators intermittently to reshape RMLD power
  • Perform studies and problem solving related to power supply and ISO
  • Responsible to coordinate and negotiate short-term deals with other NEPOOL members to reduce power supply costs when
  • Responsible to serve as an informational source to the Integrated Resource Engineers (IRE) with regard to commercial billing and reliability issues, load growth and other power related concerns. Work with IRE to assure efficiency programs are aligned with Wholesale Power Supply
  • Responsible for providing RMLD management with market input to support the development and implementation of long-term strategic business plans for meeting RMLD’s reliability and financial
  • Responsible for maintaining applicable knowledge of electrical distribution system overall functional capabilities and integrated smart technology. Initiate dialogue on system reliability upgrades that could or would directly impact wholesale power supply
  • Responsible for representing RMLD in electric industry and trade organizations to increase industry related knowledge and promote positive business relationship.
  • Multi-task and lead cross-functional project teams and perform project management

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education:

BS in Mechanical, Electrical or Electric Utility Engineering or related discipline as determined by the RMLD. Course work in Business Administration, Business Management, preferred.

Experience

Minimum 7-10 years of experience as an Analyst working with wholesale power supply for a technical organization, preferably in the utility industry, with ability to perform complex technical and financial analysis on the benefits of wholesale power supply markets. Minimum 7-10 years of project management, budget preparation and cost control. Comprehensive knowledge in strategic resource procurement and ISO-NE market rules and procedures required.

Working knowledge of cost of service/rate design, energy efficiency programs, municipal utility accounting, DPU and associated purchasing and bidding laws.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Specific and demonstrated knowledge analyzing fundamentals, energy risk management, marketing, business program development and business finance, preferred. Ability to complete assigned work in a timely manner under deadline pressure. Demonstrated ability to establish own work plans and priorities and/or work cohesively with cross functional teams while maintaining proper scheduling of other work plans and priorities. Well-developed computer skills and excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office including SharePoint, RMLD billing software, etc. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers.

 

Judgement and initiative

React professionally to industry portfolio analysis and resolve issues independently. Ability to communicate ideas and technical information clearly too internal and external customers. Demonstrated ability to analyze. Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail. Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion and be adaptable to competing demands.

Manual skills

Must have strong computer skills with an emphasis on spreadsheets, database and PowerPoint. Ability to use equipment to measure all aspects of energy conservation measures including kW meters, amp meters, ultrasonic equipment, etc. Ability to use any other related equipment and tools in the performance of this position.

Physical demands

Work may involve occasional moving and carrying of light equipment and/or materials. May be required to climb ladders at commercial facilities. Moderate physical effort may be required on an intermittent basis.

Supervisory: None

License: Valid Massachusetts Driver's License.

 

Submit your resume at the following link: https://www.rmld.com/employment">https://www.rmld.com/employment

 

 

 

 

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

Belomont Municipal Light Department, MA   

[Posted 11/09/2020]  Revised 11/18/2020

Belmont Municipal Light Department (Belmont Light) is accepting applications for up to two (2) First Class, Second Class, Third Class or Apprentice Line Workers. 

 

The primary duties of the position are:

 

  • safely install, maintain and repair underground and overhead line mains that may be energized at either 5000 or 15,000V
  • 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 $26.89 to $50.54 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 humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax (617) 993-2741 by the closing date of November 23, 2020.

 

The Town of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

ELECTRIC STATION EQUIPMENT REPAIRMAN      

Holyoke Gas & Electric Department, Holyoke, MA   

[Posted 10/27/2020]

 

The Holyoke Gas & Electric Department  is seeking a highly qualified Sub-station Electrician engineer with strong skills.  Under direction, performs skilled technical work with installing, troubleshooting, testing, repairing, maintaining, and performing switching operations for electrical circuits, wiring systems, fixtures, controls, motors, generators, transformers and switches for power plant, substation, hydroelectric, telecommunications and other electric utility equipment for planned and emergency work; Uses hand tools, electrical and telecommunications test equipment; Assists in the operation and repair of equipment within the electric switchboard; Responsible for compliance to Department’s Preventative Maintenance Plans; Keeps performance records and performs inspections of equipment; Provides for safe and efficient operation and maintenance of facilities/equipment consistent with Department goals; Performs other related work as required. Locals only, must live in the Holyoke, MA area.

 

MINIMUM ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two to Three years’ experience in an industrial environment generating or transmitting electrical power or related function within electrical trade.
  • Experience in the installation and repair of wire, motors, switchgears, controls, relays, transformers, circuit breakers and indicating meters.
  • Makes electrical tests as to load, power factor, voltage
  • Performs periodic inspection and maintenance as well as emergency repairs and related duties such as maintaining logs, starting or stopping generators, and other equipment and circuits.
  • Able to physically use hand tools and electrical test equipment
  • Holds a Massachusetts Journeyman's Electricians License
  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license
  • Must be able to respond to emergency calls promptly and work off-hours as required
  • Ability to successfully complete Convex training
  • Able to obtain hoisting license within first year
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.
  • Currently lives in the Holyoke, MA area.

PREFERRED ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with electric utility operations, substation and/or medium-voltage equipment
  • Five years’ experience in an industrial environment within electrical trade
  • Massachusetts Masters Electrician License and/or other related Certificates/Licenses
  • Experience with switching & tagging

 

Interested Candidates should submit a cover letter and completed HG&E Job Application.

Go to http://www.hged.com for Employment Application. Send all materials to:

City of Holyoke Gas & Electric Department

Attn: Terry Sweeney, Human Resources

99 Suffolk Street Holyoke, MA 01040

 

Email:TerrySweeney@hged.com

 

City of Holyoke Gas and Electric Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Minorities are encouraged to apply.

EEO/AA/M/F/D/V Working safely is a condition of employment at HG&E No Phone Calls or Agencies please

Ends November 20, 2020

 

 

ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN OR ASSISTANT ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN      

Holyoke Gas & Electric Department, Holyoke, MA   

[Posted 10/27/2020]

 

Under limited direction, performs skilled technical work in the installation, modification, maintenance, test, repair, calibration and design of electronic, electrical and instrumentation equipment/systems such as controls, relays, computers, alarm systems, metering and devices. Works under limited direction where the work is a mix of clearly defined methods and using initiative based on experience and knowledge. Some exercise of judgment is possible. Provide for safe and efficient operation and maintenance of facilities/equipment consistent with Department goals; and performs other related duties as required. Locals only, must live in the Holyoke, MA area.

 

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN – Associate’s Degree in Electrical Technology or related field and five (5) years of increasing experience in electronic testing, troubleshooting, and repair in an electric utility environment (i.e. SCADA, protective relays, etc.).
  • ASSISTANT ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN – Associate’s Degree in Electrical Technology or related field or three (3) years of experience in electronic testing, troubleshooting, and repair in an electric utility or industrial environment.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematic and wiring diagrams.
  • Experience in the installation and repair of motors, switchgears, controls, relays, transformers, circuit breakers and indicating meters.
  • Experience in electrical inspection and maintenance as well as emergency repairs and related duties such as maintaining logs, starting or stopping generators, and other equipment and circuits.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of common spreadsheet and word processing applications.
  • Able to physically use hand tools and electrical test equipment
  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license. Able to obtain hoisting license within first year.
  • Must be able to respond to emergency calls promptly and work off-hours as required

       

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS (in addition to above)

  • Familiarity with electric utility operations, substation and/or medium-voltage equipment
  • Five years’ experience in an industrial environment within electrical trade
  • Familiarity with switching, tagging, and lockout procedures
  • Massachusetts Journeyman or Masters Electrician License and/or other related Certificates/Licenses

 

Interested Candidates should submit a cover letter and completed HG&E Job Application.

Go to http://www.hged.com for Employment Application. Send all materials to:

City of Holyoke Gas & Electric Department

Attn: Terry Sweeney, Human Resources

99 Suffolk Street Holyoke, MA 01040

 

Email:TerrySweeney@hged.com

 

City of Holyoke Gas and Electric Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

EEO/AA/M/F/D/V Working safely is a condition of employment at HG&E No Phone Calls or Agencies please

Ends November 20, 2020

  

 

OFFICE MANAGER - ELECTRIC DIVSION      

Town of Wallingford Electric Division, Wallingford, CT   

[Posted 10/23/2020]

 

Utility Business Manager

The Town of Wallingford’s Electric Division is seeking a highly qualified business manager to perform responsible managerial work in the administration, direction and supervision of the financial, accounting and billing functions for the Electric Division business office.  The successful candidate must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in accounting or business administration plus five (5) years of increasingly responsible office work experience including at least three (3) years in a supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience substituting on a year-for-year basis. Salary: $88,004 - $112,597 annually plus an excellent fringe benefit package.  Applications can be downloaded from the Town’s Department of Human Resources’ webpage. Applications or resumes can be mailed or faxed to Department of Human Resources, Town of Wallingford, 45 S. Main Street, Room 301, Wallingford CT 06492 Fax (203) - 294-2084 Phone: (203)-294-2080.The closing date November 16, 2020. EOE

 

CHIEF ENGINEER     

Town of Wallingford Electric Division, Wallingford, CT   

[Posted 10/23/2020]

 

The Town of Wallingford Electric Division is seeking a highly qualified engineer with strong technical and leadership/management skills that will be responsible for the planning, designing, and maintenance of the electric generation, transmission, and distribution systems and related facilities of the Electric Division. Must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university in electrical, mechanical, or civil engineering, plus eight (8) years of progressively responsible engineering managerial work for electrical utilities or an engineering consulting firm doing work for electric utilities. An Associates Degree in one of these fields may substitute for two (2) years of the work experience requirement. One year of supervisory experience as a supervisor is preferred. In addition, must possess and maintain a Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operators License. Salary: $97,203 - $124,140 plus an excellent fringe benefit package.  Application forms will be mailed upon request from the Department of Human Resources. Phone: (203)-294-2080. Fax (203)-294-2084. The closing date will be November 24, 2020. EOE

 

 

LINE WORKER   

Morrisville Water & Light (MW&L), Morrisville, VT  

[Posted 10/6/2020 - Deadline 12/28/2020]

 

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 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 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.

  

3rd CLASS LINEMAN   

North Attleborough Electric Department, North Attlebprough, MA  

[Posted 9/28/2020 - Deadline 10/24/2020]

 

The North Attleborough Electric Department, a municipal electric utility with approximately 13,000 customer meters, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of:3rd Class Lineman.

FULL TIME – 40 hours per week   

IBEW Local 104-Unit B

Hourly Wage  – $27.57

Wage includes a $0.30/hour hazardous duty differential.

 

The North Attleborough Electric Department is seeking a 3rd Class Lineman.  The successful candidate will be trained to operate vehicles, tools, and equipment.  Perform related duties associated with the construction, operation, and maintenance of that portion of the overhead and underground electric distribution system that is energized at secondary voltages. Other duties to include: Deliver materials, tools and personnel to and from job sites.  Maintain work area, electric vehicles, tools, and equipment.  Maintain compliance with applicable health, safety, and environmental regulations.  Maintain compliance with all confined space regulations.  Works with electric wires and cables, energized up to 600 volts or de-energized up to 69,000 volts. Please see the full job description on our website at www.naelectric.com.

 

Qualifications include a High School Diploma or equivalent; this is an entry level positon that requires successful completion of a lineman apprenticeship program.  Certifications that must be maintained include CDL, First Aid/CPR and Hoisting.  Position includes “on call” standby duty with a thirty (30) minute required travel time (by automobile) to the NAED Operations Center.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:     

Submit cover letter and resume to:

North Attleborough Electric Department

Attn:  Michele Dobson

275 Landry Avenue

North Attleborough, MA

mdobson@naelectric.com

 

North Attleborough Electric Department provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation and disability.

 

METER TECHNICAIN   

North Attleborough Electric Department, North Attleborough, MA   

[Posted 9/28/2020 - Deadline 10/24/2020]

 

The North Attleborough Electric Department, a municipal electric utility with approximately 13,000 customer meters, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Meter Technicain.

 FULL TIME – 40 hours per week

IBEW Local 104-Unit B

Salary: $27.96 - $31.52 DOQ

Wage to include a $0.30/hour hazardous duty differential.

 

Responsible for the collection of meter readings from each service address of NAED and conduct most functions within the Meter Department to include:  Install/remove single phase meters at customers’ premises.  Collect all consumption readings from NAED meters on a cycle basis.  Maintain meter department software.  Interact with customers in a professional manner. Please see the full job description on our website at www.naelectric.com.

 

Qualifications include a High School Diploma or equivalent with 1-2 years of metering experience in an electric utility or related experience. Journeyman Electrician certification is desired. Must maintain CPR/First Aid certification.  Successful candidate will be required to attend a meter certification program. Position includes “on call” standby duty with a thirty (30) minute required travel time (by automobile) to the NAED Operations Center.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:     

Submit cover letter and resume to:

North Attleborough Electric Department

c/o Michele Dobson

275 Landry Avenue

North Attleborough, MA

mdobson@naelectric.com

 

North Attleborough Electric Department provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation and disability.

 

Chief Meterman   

The Town of Wallingford Electric Division, Wallford, CT  

[Posted 9/2/2020 - Deadline 10/24/2020]

 

Chief Meterman – The Town of Wallingford Electric Division is seeking a qualified individual to assign and direct the work of a group of Meterman in the diagnosing, repairing, and requisitioning of all types of metering. Must have H.S. Diploma or trade/technical school with course of study in an electrical field and six (6) years of experience with at least three (3) years of experience as a Meterman in electric utility metering. One (1) year experience as a supervisor preferred. An equivalent combination of experience and training may substitute on a year for year basis up to two (2) years.

 

Must possess and maintain a valid State of Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Hourly Rate $39.80 - $43.86 plus an excellent fringe benefit package.  

 

Applications can be printed from the Town’s Webpage http://www.wallingford.ct.us/Content/Personnel_Department.asp   

 

Fax (203)-294-2084. Phone: (203)-294-2080. The closing date will be October 27, 2020.      EOE

 

 

General Foreman Grid Assets & Communications

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), Reading, MA

[Posted 8/10/2020]

 

Job Title: General Foreman Grid Assets & Communications    Reports to: Director of Engineering and Operations (E&O)
Department: Engineering and Operations    Job Grade: 54
Revision Date: 7/1/2020 Reviewed by: IBEW
Work Location: 230 Ash St Office Union: Yes IBEW

 

This Position Description presents illustrative work activities usually encountered by personnel filling this position; it is not meant to list all possible work activities in all possible work conditions. It is not meant to define specific limits on work activities that may be performed by any person holding this position. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. Position descriptions may occasionally be changed to allow the RMLD to better meet the needs of the customers, reflect applicable laws and regulations, or otherwise implement Commission policies. All non-bargaining unit RMLD workers are “employees at will.”

 

Job Summary

 

This position is responsible for the managing, supervising, training, safety, programs, scheduling and coordinating work for substation and metering work areas and staff related to storm/emergency response and management, design, construction, maintenance, operation, troubleshooting, and testing of substations, metering, AMI mesh networking system, design and testing of all electric system Smart Grid Devices (SGD) and fiber & radio communication systems, including wireless, fiber, etc.; hazardous waste and spill prevention.

 

Illustrative Work Activities

 

Essential work activities, pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Manages and supervises employees of the Metering and Substation groups
  • Manages and supervises the Assistant General Foreman Grid Assets in planning, scheduling, implementing, and maintaining including the prioritization of their work.
  • Provides timely recommendations to the Assistant Director of E&O relative to employee evaluations, step raises, and progression classifications. Works with employees on their Career Development Plan, to ensure they remain updated, reviewed, and maintained per procedure; making recommendations for further training requirements, etc., for employee to achieve required safety and skill proficiencies.
  • Adheres to and enforces all department policies, procedures, OSHA, standards, codes, rules, laws and regulations. Addresses violations in a timely manner, documents any violations and makes recommendations to the Assistant Director of E & O for any progressive discipline. Participates when required in union/management negotiations, grievance procedures, and arbitrations. Responsible for first step response under the existing labor contracts for grievance procedures.
  • Ensures proactive and timely documentation, maintaining material evidence and ensuring accurate incident and/or trouble report to support potential insurance claims, billing disputes, etc., adhering to all policies and procedures including scrap and surplus material.
  • Provides recommendation for operational staffing, including required qualifications and manpower levels for all Meter and Substation assignments for both scheduled and unscheduled work.
  • Performs Spill Prevention Coordinator duties, coordinates the work of contractors and LSP for the HAZMAT cleanup,
    maintains records, establishes cyclic training (in-house and/or LSP) for all company operations employees, in
    accordance with best utility practices.
  • Provides for all budget input and budget tracking related to managed work areas.
  • Plans and coordinates all integrated work efforts with the appropriate divisions and subdivisions .
  • Coordinates and executes switching operations with National Grid and Eversource, ISO operational procedures, and NERC mandated requirements, alerts, reporting, ordinances, and maintains all records on RMLD’s SharePoint, or other company authorized shared location
  • Develops and/or assists in the development of bid specifications for capital improvement projects equipment and materials.
  • Ensures that all manufacturers recommended cyclic maintenance, testing, repairing, troubleshooting, etc., for all equipment responsible under this division, is performed in accordance with standards, procedures, applicable codes, law, etc. (i.e., IEEE, NIST, OSHA, NERC, ANSI, NESC, NEC, etc.).
  • Manages recordkeeping of all maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, repairing, etc. Uploads the test data, reports, and records , as a minimum, to a shared database such as SharePoint or other company authorized shared data location.
  • Manages the Dig Safe operations at RMLD. Serves as the RMLD representative to the Dig Safe System, Inc. Ensures accurate field marking and investigates any dig-in incidents. Provides all Dig Safe as-built changes to the GIS plan to engineering for GIS accuracy updates. Provides for all Dig Safe record keeping and dig-in reports
  • Assists in developing "routine" switching orders (SO) in accordance with the RMLD Switching and Tagging Operating Procedure. Ability to be qualified and assigned as an RMLD  Switchman, Tagman under the direction of a Control Authority (CA) as required during the routine and emergency conditions.
  • Supervises Programming of substations and filed SGDs, downloads data out of control devices and submits required records and reports in detail as required.
  • Assists in the development and updating the substation and distribution system automation schemes, testing, maintaining, and commissioning plan.
  • Responsible for ensuring accuracy in meter testing in accordance with the DPU, establishing and maintaining a meter accuracy program, including primary metering. Responsible for demonstrated and procedural efficiency and accuracy in the documented transfer of such meter information, including multiplier, meter discount verification, etc., bringing any inconsistency, customer billing issue, recommended procedural improvement,,etc. Promtply to the attention of the Assistant Direction of E&O.
  • Supervises troubleshooting and works to resolves power quality related issues and troubles, performs power quality measurements, analysis, and provides reports.
  • Supervises Troubleshooting, testing, programming of AMI Mesh Network equipment, fiber & radio communication devices to resolve problems. Ensures the proper flow of metering data to Meter Data Management (MDM).
  • Supervises the operation and maintenance of RMLD’s peak shaving Generator(s), BESS, and Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) programs system-wide. Coordinates and implements all scheduled outages of generators or peak shaving with Control Room Operators when called by IRD and the Assistant Director of E & O.
  • Enforces OSHA safety rules and RMLD’s operational policies and procedures.

 

Minimum Qualifications


Education:

General Foreman Grid Assets and Communications

Bachelor’s in electrical engineering or equivalent qualifications as determined by RMLD with minimum of 10 years of demonstrated leadership, management, and supervisory experience in the successful development, and maintained accuracy of ,substation, AMI/Mesh Network, Smart Grid technology, etc. procedures and programs.

 

Experience:

Minimum 10 years’ successfully demonstrated experience in leadership, management, and supervision of substation and metering groups under normal and storm/emergency conditions. Minimum 10 years’ demonstrated technical experience in the design, construction, programming, testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of substations and metering systems in accordance with current standards, codes, laws and best utility practices. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in system protection and coordination, smart grid systems and associated telecommunications. Minimum 10 years’ experience as a rated Switchman/Tagman. Minimum 10 years’ experience in HAZMAT associated with distribution systems; Spill Prevention Coordinator experience desired. Demonstrated ability to utilize latest testing devices, e.g. Omicron CDC100, is strongly desired.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated proficiency, knowledge and experience in management, including program development and maintained accuracy of substation design, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and testing. Demonstrated knowledge in managing AMI fixed and mesh network metering systems, residential, commercial and primary meter installations and testing. Knowledge of telecommunications network design integration into Smart Grids, including fiber/radio telecommunications input to Outage Management Systems, Meter Data Management (MDM) Systems, etc. Must have excellent project management, multitasking, prioritization, leadership, supervisory and management skills including functional and operational scheduling and planning. Excellent communication skills. Excellent customer service skills. Well-developed computer skills with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, iProject Management software, etc. and ability to quickly adapt to new software.

 

Judgment and Initiative:

Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and initiative in all aspects of related work. Demonstrated ability to evaluate all work-related practices, procedures and systems to make recommendations for continuing improvements for increased efficiency, productivity and to limit liability. Demonstrated ability to work independently to manage multiple projects and work areas in parallel, establishing short, medium and long-term planning, establishing priorities, developing work schedules and budget plans. As a Department representative on both customer complaints, customer service and emergency service, employee must demonstrate ability to effectively communicate ideas, technical information and directions in a precise and courteous manner.

 

Manual Skills:

Proficient in the use of computer keyboard, basic hand and power tools and test equipment.

  

Physical Demands:

Capable of performing all job functions under occasionally adverse weather and working condition during both normal and storm/emergency operating hours ,for extended periods of time. Moderate physical effort may be required on an intermittent basis.

 

Supervisory: 

Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise multi skilled labor groups in the safe operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and testing of electrical equipment, telecommunications equipment and metering; implementing procedures for HAZMAT response including reporting requirements; Dig Safe Program.

 

License: Valid Massachusetts Class D driver’s license required. Ability to obtain Construction Supervisor’s License.

 

Submit your resume at the following link: https://www.rmld.com/employment 

 

 

Power Plant Equipment Maintenanceman

Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP), Peabody, MA

[Posted 8/6/2020]

 

SUBJECT TO A DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTION, TRANSFER, CIVIL SERVICE LABOR LIST

 

TITLE:  POWER PLANT EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCEMAN 
DIVISION:  ENGINEERING
SALARY: GRADE 12 ($33.44 - $41.90)
LOCATION: VARIES
SHIFT: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION:    LABOR SERVICE

 

DUTIES:

 

Under the direction of Supervising Electrical Engineer, Associate Electrical Engineer, Principal Electrical Engineer, or Working Foreman Electric Station Equipment Repairman, perform the installation, operation, and maintenance of electric substation equipment and generating station equipment.


Operate electrical switchboard, starting high power engines and synchronizing generators to electrical systems; take readings and maintain records; shut down generators. Prepare engines for operation by starting pumps and other equipment, maintain operating temperatures on lube oil, making necessary adjustments; take engine readings and record on log sheets; take filter readings; fill lubricators as required; check engine for abnormal noise and heat; shut down engines and secure all pumps; read temperature and pressure indicators; diagnose irregularities; notify Supervisor of any irregularities.


Perform varied maintenance, testing and repair work on gas turbine engines and all generation equipment including auxiliaries; overhaul pumps and fuel systems, battery systems, switch gear and air compressors; disassemble and rebuild engines and components; perform various types of machine shop work, weld and grind parts; cut and thread pipes; connect and replace electrical circuits; chemically treat and test water systems; fit bearings. Inspect, clean and lubricate equipment; change filters and gaskets.


Install, maintain, repair, take readings, test and adjust electrical equipment and machinery at substations, install and wire motors, switchgear, controls, relays, SCADA equipment, transformers, circuit breakers, and indicating meters; test and maintain storage batteries and charging equipment; locate and clear short circuits; make electrical tests as to load, power factor, voltage, etc. Perform periodic inspection and maintenance as well as emergency repairs and related duties such as maintaining logs and painting equipment.


Test, inspect and refurbish various distribution equipment including transformers, capacitors, voltage regulators, etc.


Operate high voltage circuit breakers, switches, and perform roving switching operations. Troubleshoot distribution system components.

 

Clean up oil spills as directed.

 

Perform infrared thermo graphic inspections on all system electrical equipment.

 

Operate machine tools, hand tools, and power tools necessary in repair work, and perform related manual duties.

 

May supervise a small crew of workers at a lower skill level such as laborers, helpers, and apprentices.

 

Requires ability to read prints and schematics as well as operate machine shop equipment.

 

Assist Electrician as required.

 

Occasionally fill in for Working Foreman Electric Station Equipment Repairman as required.

 

Must be available for emergency calls during non-working hours.

 

Perform housekeeping duties such as emptying trash cans, mopping floors, cleaning, shoveling snow, cutting grass and general landscaping. Perform building and grounds maintenance work as assigned.

 

Perform other similar duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

High School diploma. Minimum two years’ experience in a similar position or two years of technical training in Electrical Substation or Power Plant Equipment operation and maintenance or a combination of two years of
experience and technical training or Journeyman electrician License or Apprentice Electrician with one year experience working with electrical substation or power plant equipment operations and maintenance. Ability to read and interpret prints and schematics. Valid Massachusetts driver’s license.


Please submit your cover letter and resume to John Maihos @ jmaihos@pmlp.com 


AA/EEO 

 

  

Generation Asset Engineer

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC), Ludlow, MA

[Posted 7/15/2020]

 

The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) brings a competitive edge to Massachusetts municipal utilities dedicated to providing their customers with low-cost and reliable electricity. We plan, develop and manage energy resources in an evolving marketplace that requires high levels of innovation and expertise. Our values are old-fashioned, reflecting 40 years of public power joint action, but our service is second to none.


We are currently seeking to add a Generation Asset Engineer to the team. This person will be responsible for providing engineering and technical services for MMWEC, MMWEC’s generation assets and MMWEC’s Member Systems. Areas of focus will include mechanical, electrical, environmental, and controls engineering.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Engineering and Technical Support for the Stony Brook Energy Center
  • Provide engineering and technical solutions for Mechanical/Electrical systems, Environmental and Controls issues as required including DMR’s (Design Modification Requests)
  • Provide consultant technical services for plant operations and maintenance
  • Provide outage contractor oversight and scheduling weekly updates
  • Update P&ID drawings as required
  • Identify modifications, upgrades and replacements of power plant components to extend the life of the asset
  • Develop detailed planning schedules for annual maintenance outage
  • Provide support for outage safety playbook
  • Provide engineering support for outage contractor projects managing SBEC/MMWEC’s best interests
  • Impacts of new regulations (e.g. 7.74 CO2 emission reductions) on operational strategies
  • Submit required forms to the ISO-NE for participation in the wholesale electricity markets
  • Provide engineering support for the oil pipeline and transmission line
  • Engineering and Technical Support for the MMWEC Gas Pipeline
  • Provide engineering support for the natural gas pipeline
  • Obtain and maintain designated Veriforce engineering qualifications for the natural gas pipeline
  • Oversee the Operations and Maintenance of the AOB Mechanical and Electrical Building Systems
  • Provide engineering support for calculating Combined Heat and Power REC’s and the process to report the REC’s to the DOER
  • Submit Required Technical Forms to the ISO-NE for MMWEC’s Member Systems Generation Assets
  • Provides Technical Support for new Project Proposals

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering Discipline required
  • Project Management experience
  • Must be experienced in Codes and Standards related to power plants
  • Knowledgeable about engineering, operations, maintenance, safety, training, design, construction and quality assurance as they pertain to power plants and generation assets
  • Special licenses/certificates: Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts is desirable. Must be certifiable through Veriforce for various phases of pipeline operations and maintenance.

 

MMWEC offers a competitive salary & benefits package including both a pension and savings retirement plan with company match. We foster an environment that challenges employees to be passionate, energetic, proactive, and progressive.

 
Forward your resume & salary requirements to: alomma@mmwec.org


Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) eagerly accepts applications for employment from all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, GINA, marital status, gender identity, age, ancestry, veteran status, mental or physical disability, and political belief or affiliation.


MMWEC will only accept applications for open positions

 

 

Wind Turbine Technician

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC), Ludlow, MA

[Posted 7/15/2020]

 

The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) brings a competitive edge to Massachusetts municipal utilities dedicated to providing their customers with low-cost and reliable electricity. We plan, develop and manage energy resources in an evolving marketplace that requires high levels of innovation and expertise. Our values are old-fashioned, reflecting 40 years of public power joint action, but our service is second to none.


We are currently seeking to add a Wind Turbine Technician to perform and/or administer wind turbine revisions and upgrades as well as all maintenance and repair activities. This will include scheduling of all routine maintenance and leading any troubleshooting or repair efforts. The Wind Turbine Technician will provide technical support to the Stony Brook Energy Center.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Coordinate, schedule and manage contractors, inspections, maintenance and other activities
  • Coordinate actions with the OEM’s remote operations control center and the Stony Brook Site Supervisor
  • Supplement and or reduce OEM’s workforce for emergency or demand maintenance activities
  • Provide forced outage restoration for single or multiple units
  • Provide emergency response and assist OEM in performing preventive maintenance activities
  • Develop and monitor project budget
  • Review and respond to security emails and alerts
  • Write and review project reports
  • Implement minor equipment upgrades and revisions
  • Recommend appropriate retrofits
  • Apply troubleshooting techniques to find and resolve problems
  • Perform minor electrical work
  • Perform minor instrument, controls and substation work
  • Position requires "on-call" availability to respond to emergencies

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Associate’s degree in engineering technology or related field required.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years GE wind turbine maintenance experience preferred.
  • Electrical and mechanical equipment, systems and troubleshooting techniques essential.
  • Electrical schematics and wind turbine troubleshooting procedures required.
  • Wind turbine operation, start up and shutdown procedures required.

 

Special licenses/certificates: Basic wind technician certificates such as Tower Rescue, CPR, First Aid, AED, OSHA 10, Competent Climber, Confined Space, Working at Heights, NFPA 70, LOTO and current certificates from major turbine manufacturers and GWO certificates are highly desirable.


WORKING CONDITIONS

 

  • Physical Environment: Office, Power Plant and outdoors, 80 meter tower climbing, working at heights.
  • Physical Demands: Ability to climb 300 feet, possible confined space mechanical duties.
  • Drug Testing: Required for this position and is subject to random drug testing.

 

MMWEC offers a competitive salary & benefits package including both a pension and savings retirement plan with company match. We foster an environment that challenges employees to be passionate, energetic, proactive, and progressive. If you are interested & qualified to join our team please apply directly at: https://massachusetts-municipal-wholesale.checkwritersrecruit.com


Or forward your resume & salary requirements to: alomma@mmwec.org 

 

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) eagerly accepts applications for employment from all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, GINA, marital status, gender identity, age, ancestry, veteran status, mental or physical disability, and political belief or affiliation.

 

MMWEC will only accept applications for open positions.

  

 

Substation and Metering Supervisor

New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC), Plymouth, NH

[Posted 7/1/2020]

 

OUR ORGANIZATION:

 

NHEC is the second largest electric utility in New Hampshire, providing service to consumers and businesses in 115 communities throughout the state.  As a member-owned cooperative, serving our members is at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make.   

 

The electric utility industry is currently undergoing enormous change as consumers look for new ways to manage energy costs through distributed energy resources such as solar arrays, battery storage, energy efficiency, and the use of electro-technologies like heat pumps and electric vehicles in place of fossil fuel powered technologies.  These changes present new challenges and opportunities to find ways to meet our members’ evolving expectations and make this an exciting time to work in the electric utility industry. In June 2017, we completed a five-year strategic plan, identifying four areas of strategic focus with actionable goals within those areas. 

 

  • Transformation of our Business Model to prepare for the widespread adoption of distributed energy resources by our members. 
  • Adoption of a Voice of the Member platform to help us better understand and meet our member’s needs and expectations.
  • A focus on enhancing our Organizational Effectiveness by transforming NHEC into an organization that is innovative, nimble, and able to respond more rapidly to the changing needs of our members and the way they lead their lives.
  • Ensuring NHEC’s ongoing Financial Stability through development of a revenue model and associated rates and charges that better reflect the way our members will use our distribution system as they increasingly play a role in managing the energy resources that serve them.

                                                                                                                                       

To help meet the goals in the strategic plan we identified three key drivers that describe the kind of organization we want to be:

 

  • Member WOW! Our members are wowed by the service we provide.  Every interaction between a member and NHEC is deeply satisfying because we keep it simple, personalized and seamless so that the member feels their need is completely understood by us and, whenever possible, completely resolved with a philosophy of one and done. 
  • Learning Organization.  Our employees feel energized and excited by the possibilities and opportunities presented by these industry changes.  They are curious, feel empowered to experiment, work collaboratively, and share their knowledge and experience as they work to solve new problems, meet new challenges, and serve changing member needs. 
  • Strategic Partnerships.  We develop strategic partnerships that are central to our ability to achieve our vision by giving us capabilities and resources we do not have ourselves.  Our strategic partnerships open up opportunities to deliver value for our members that would have been unavailable on our own.  We clearly convey to our partner our vision of what we believe success looks like, and our partner is open with us about how they will help us achieve that vision and the challenges that will need to be met to get there. 

 

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:


In order to help meet the goals of our strategic plan and achieve our long term strategic vision, we are looking for a Substation and Metering Supervisor.  Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Substation and Metering Supervisor is responsible for coordinating, managing, and directing substation projects; making detailed plans to accomplish goals and direct the integration of technical activities for Engineering operations and the electric distribution system.  Supervises substation and special equipment maintenance practices and evaluates equipment life.  Utilize industry best practices to optimize equipment and defer the cost of future investments.  Oversees the activities of the Electric Shop and Meter Department personnel as well as overseeing and supporting the application, installation, testing, and maintenance of all revenue metering, metering systems, and associated equipment. 


Responsibilities Include:

 

  • Supports the strategic goals of NHEC by developing, achieving, and communicating departmental goals and objectives. 
  • Supports the culture goals of NHEC by exhibiting self-leadership, developing and maintaining effective working relationships, having a results orientation, being innovative, and seeking feedback to achieve personal and professional growth. 
  • Supports the financial goals of NHEC by assisting in the development of annual departmental operating budgets and monitoring budgets for reasonable variances.  In addition, assists in monitoring the Capital Construction budget on a monthly basis. 
  • Maintains and develops security standards for substation and asset protection.
  • Develops substation and security standards as necessary to maintain uniform design and construction procedures and practices and ensures new substations are constructed with industry best practices in mind. 
  • Utilizes security standards to improve reliability, protect the public, and protect critical infrastructure. 
  • Ensure that Public Utility Commission rules and standards as they apply to metering are complied with. 
  • Optimizes equipment life by maintaining equipment at regular intervals. 
  • Maintains compliance with industry, federal, state, and local standards and codes.
  • Oversees and manages the interrogation of all electric distribution equipment and controls on the electric distribution system for the purpose of system integrity and continuity.
  • Performs regular job training and safety programs for Meter and Electrical shop personnel by scheduling where and when appropriate and recommends to the Engineering Manager any training outside of NHEC. 
  • Carefully monitors work being accomplished by Meter and Electric shop personnel through monthly reports, time sheets, providing for maximum Member satisfaction.   
  • Assumes responsibilities of the Engineering department in the absence of the Engineering Manager, when requested. 
  • Promotes safety performance and awareness by ensuring quality materials and protective equipment is available and utilized and that Employee Safety Rules and Procedures are complied with. 
  • Supervises and participates in the annual physical inventory count, resulting in an accurate count of meters and metering equipment. 
  • Reviews employee performance and recommends salary adjustments for personnel. 
  • Increases and maintains current and competent professional and technical knowledge by attending educational classes, reading professional magazines and books, and by participating in professional societies and groups. 

 

THE PERSON:

 

Education and Experience:

 

A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or related field required.  Must include solid background in substation engineering, protective relaying, and metering.  Training in leadership, management, coaching, planning, and budgeting required.  Training in information technology, including networks and database operations, desired.  Knowledge of SCADA and OMS systems and additional specialized training in electric utility operations and construction is required. 

 

A minimum of seven years of electrical utility related experience required.  Must be proficient with electrical system diagrams, NESC clearances, and protection fundamentals.  Must have experience leading teams, projects, and employees.  Experience designing underground and overhead distribution lines, transmission and distribution substations, and applicable facilities is a plus. Must have experience in organizing and supervising work groups in coordinating and implementing plans and designs.  Installing, testing and repairing types of single phase and polyphase metering is a plus. Experience with the design, application, and calculations for kWh and kW/kVA/kVAR demand meters, primary metering, time of Use meters, pulse metering, and data acquisition systems is required.  Familiarity with MV-90, MeterMate, Metercat, Energy Axis or other metering software applications.

 

Abilities and Skills:

 

Must be able to manage substation projects related to the capital budget.  Should be proficient with SCADA, GIS/GPS, OMS and Load Management operations and systems.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required.  Must be able to supervise, plan and schedule the activities of the Meter Section including the supervision of the installation, testing and maintenance of metering equipment; must be proficient with metering programming, meter reading via remote connection, and meter data dissemination and storage. 

 

Job Knowledge:

 

Must have a working knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code, PUC Regulations, and OSHA Regulations.  Must have thorough knowledge of electric distribution system operations.  Must understand latest trends in distribution automation technology and be able to implement such technologies in a timely and cost effective manner.  Must have a basic understanding of computer applications with emphasis on AutoCAD and GIS software, GPS, SCADA, OMS and Windows based engineering software for distribution analysis and protection and coordination.  Must have thorough knowledge of electric quality metering.

 

Working Conditions:

 

Individual will be exposed to a wide variety of working conditions, which range from office work to outdoor work.    Will require occasional travel throughout NHEC’s service area.  Meetings outside of the normal workday will occasionally be required.  Travel with occasional overnight stays may be required for training, meetings, or conferences & seminars.  Assistance with power restoration efforts is required of all employees. It may be required during regular business hours that employees will be assigned functions to support power restoration and for some employees that may be different from their normal duties. In addition, such assistance may require working nights, weekends and holidays which may involve considerable extra hours. In order to meet this working condition, all employees are required to provide a personal phone number where they may be reached after hours.  This number will only be used for internal purposes.

 

NHEC offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. 

 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Please apply to www.nhec.com

 

 

Assistant Business Manager

Town of Danvers, Public Works Division, Danvers, MA

[Posted 6/25/2020]

 

Title: Assistant Business Manager Classification: Management  
Department: Public Works Division      Grade:
Reports to: Business Manager FLSA Status: FLSA Exempt
Effective Date: June 18, 2020 Union Status: Non-Aligned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:


Under the limited direction of the Business Manager, assists with financial management systems for the department, which includes budgeting, planning, forecasting, purchasing, accounting, payroll, and financial reporting operations; assists with supervision of office staff and daily operations.Works within broad scope of established laws, regulations, and departmental policies/goals and in accordance with regulations and requirements set forth by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

 

  • Assists with billing and collection of Electric, Water and Sewer customer accounts; issuance and collection of bills in a timely manner; collection procedures on delinquent accounts in accordance with appropriate laws and regulations; handles unresolved citizen complaints relative to utility rates, usage and bills.
  • Responsible for maintaining payroll records.
  • Assists in the annual audit process, referring to the Business Manager for decision making or discussion on major problems or large auditing difficulties.
  • Assists in compiling bids for design, construction, and other services or equipment associated with the Division. Recommends purchase of supplies necessary for efficient operation of the Customer Service Section.
  • Assists in policies development, standard operating procedures and employee training programs related to the Divisions business operations.
  • Assists in the development of the annual budget, Capital Improvement Projects, the annual Electric Division audit, annual DPU and FERC reports, monthly water/sewer revenue analysis, and other reports as necessary.
  • Performs projections and statistical analysis on cash controls, payrolls, customer records, and all associated data.
  • Evaluates, monitors and maintains proper control systems on entire accounts receivable options.
  • Implements and maintain excellent customer service standards; assists with monitoring staff in their handling of public complaints.
  • Oversees and manages scheduling and monitors work of all employees within the customer service section of the Business Division.
  • Oversees and manages the water, sewer and electric meter data and billing systems and processes.
  • Supervises the processing of documents of tax liens and determines customer deposits for accounts as per Danvers Electric guidelines.
  • Prepares action plans and budget requests for Business Manager as requested.
  • Assists with the purchasing and inventory of DPW office supplies and the operation of office equipment.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates
  • Participates in staff recruitment.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Public Administration, or related field; 3 years of progressively responsible experience in municipal public works; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Advanced understanding of computers, including financial accounting software and Microsoft Office, is required.
  • Massachusetts driver’s license.
  • Must be fully committed to providing service excellence to every person who visits, works, or resides in the Town of Danvers by embodying the organization’s five core values: inclusion, integrity, accountability, positivity, and collaboration.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY AND SKILL


Knowledge: General knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal finance, public procurement, budgeting, accounting and cash flow modeling. Working knowledge of local and state regulations. Knowledge of regulations and requirements set forth by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) preffered. Working knowledge of municipal operations. Knowledge of office equipment and the operation of computer software applications.


Ability: Ability to provide supervision, ability to implement decisions based on data, and overseeing their execution. Ability to manage people and programs within a public utility in a style which leads productive employees toward the accomplishment of established goals and objectives. Ability to perform in a fast-paced office environment. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and to present findings clearly. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with Town officials and governmental representatives. Ability to manage several projects at one time. Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently verbally and in writing and to work effectively under time constraints to meet deadlines.


Skills: Imagination, innovation and judgment relating to planning and achieving department goals. Financial management skills. Excellent planning, time management and organizational skills. Strong computer skills. Excellent customer service skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong project management skills.

 

SUPERVISION


Received: Works under the general direction of the Business Manager, and in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws.


Exercised: Responsible for the supervision and performance of all people within the department and operating units under his/her direction and control.


WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:


Job Environment

  • Normal office environment, not subject to extreme variations of temperature, noise, odors, etc. Majority of work is performed in a moderately noisy work environment, with constant interruptions. Frequently subjected to the demands of other individuals and the volume and/or rapidity with which tasks must be
    accomplished.
  • Makes frequent contact with the general public, department heads, the accountant’s office, attorneys, banks, and mortgage companies. Contacts are in person, in writing, and by telephone and via standard reports.
  • Has access to department-level and Town-wide confidential information; the application of appropriate judgment, discretion, and professional office protocols is required.
  • Errors could result in significant confusion and delay, loss of department services, and have financial repercussions; exposure to certain legal liabilities.
  • May be required to work additional/extended hours from time to time.

 

Physical Requirements


(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


Regularly required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear; operate objects, tools, or controls; pick up paper, files and other common office objects. Ability to view computer screens and work with details for extended periods of time. Must be able to communicate written and verbally. Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges. May lift equipment and instruments seldom weighing up to 40 pounds.

 

NOTICE:

 

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
  • External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.
  • This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. Pay Equity/Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer.

 

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Lineman (Troubleman) - Evening Shift

Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP), Peabody, MA

[Posted 6/5/2020]

 

SUBJECT TO A DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTION, TRANSFER, CIVIL SERVICE LABOR LIST

TITLE: LINEMAN (TROUBLEMAN) -- EVENING SHIFT
DIVISION:  DISTRIBUTION
SALARY:  GRADE 15 ($38.96 - $48.72) plus 7% shift differential
SHIFT:  MONDAY - FRIDAY 3:00 PM TO 11:00 PM
CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION:  LABOR SERVICE

 

DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Electric Distribution, the Assistant Superintendent of Electric Distribution, and the Working Foreman Lineman/Troubleman responsible for responding to trouble or emergency situations, performing electrical repairs and performing all First-Class Lineman's duties and responsibilities. It is intended that these duties and responsibilities will be performed by the Troubleman acting alone unless the Supervisor specifically assigns the Troubleman to work as part of a crew.

 

Work shifts will be40 hours per week, 8 hours per day, Monday-Friday.

 

Perform work on and handle all voltages, under energized conditions, within the Peabody Municipal Light Plant electrical system frequently working alone under abnormal system conditions and works under all weather conditions at the discretion of the supervisor in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

Respond to all trouble calls during shift and correct or repair electric wires, connections, and associated equipment necessary to restore the proper delivery of electric service. Install, repair or remove secondary connections on transformers, service drops and service risers, lighting fixtures and all other live secondary connections while working alone. Perform duties of Lineman (either alone or as part of a multi-person crew as assigned) which include, but are not limited to, digging holes, setting poles, installing transformers, stringing lines, changing insulators and other related tasks. Change line or transformer fuses acting alone. May provide direction, instruction or guidance to other personnel in the work crew. Perform line work on substation equipment when required. In accordance with system procedures, perform the opening, closing, phasing, tagging, and grounding of high voltage switches, circuit breakers, and other equipment of all voltages as assigned.

 

Operate all line construction and maintenance vehicles, including vehicles requiring a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or other vehicles as required, responsible for proper operation and care of assigned vehicle. Operate various hand, power, and hydraulic tools required on the job. Operate all equipment used in the Distribution Division including compressors, arrow boards, voltage testers, phasing meters, and portable generators.

 

Resolve customer problems on lighting situations within the designated policy of the Light Plant. While working alone, replace, repair, install, and maintain all types of lighting equipment including replacement of all components of all lighting fixtures.  

 

Open, seal, remove, install, or read meters as directed by Supervisor.

 

Review work orders, layout and plan work, account for all materials and hours utilized on assigned projects. Develop material list and collect stock required to complete job. Perform required reports to complete assignment and maintain records, logs, and work reports as required by supervisor.

 

Insure all safety policies and procedures are strictly adhered to on all work sites.

 

Lineman/Troubleman in the evening shift position is exempt from the Linemen’s On-Call Agreement provision of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

Perform other duties as required.

 

Must be available for emergency calls during non-working hours and must furnish an acceptable means of off-hour contact by phone or other reasonable means. Recognize that it is necessary to work a reasonable amount of overtime, planned and emergency, to properly service electric customers. Shall be required to work the day lineman/troubleman shift when necessary to compliment day crews or to attend training.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum two (2) years full time experience as a Lineman (First Class) performing duties similar to those listed above. Must have a valid and active Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Must have (or be able to obtain within 6 months of hiring) a valid and active Massachusetts Hoisting Engineers License Class 1B/3A. Must be mature and able to perform above duties acting alone. Must maintain reasonable availability for immediate response to address customer or electrical system emergencies during off-hours.

 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Barbara Previte at bprevite@pmlp.com.

 

AA/EEO

PMLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer