e-mail employment ads to jcampbell@neppa.org

There is no charge to members.

 

Lineworkers (1st Class, 2nd Class)

Chicopee Electric Light (CEL), Chicopee, MA

[Posted 9/17/2018]

 

LINEWORKER-Chicopee Electric Light (CEL) is seeking Electrical Lineworkers


A 1st Class Lineworker would need a minimum of four (4) years experience as a lineman in electrical power utility or contracting field and must have successfully completed an industry recognized instructional program. Position will perform construction and maintenance on overhead and underground highvoltage distribution systems. Will be responsible for working live secondary conductors and equipment, up to 600 volts and work live primary conductors and equipment, 4,800 Volts and 13,800 Volts.


A 2nd Class Lineworker would need a minimum of two (2) years practical experience as a lineman and/or certification of completion of Lineman Training Program.


Applicants must possess a CDL Drivers License and must obtain a Class 1B and 2A MA Hoisting license within (120) days of employment. Must be physically able to perform line duties especially climbing wooden poles.


To assist with power restoration, applicant must live within a reasonable proximity of Chicopee, MA as defined by Union Contract or be willing to relocate to meet CEL’s residency requirement.


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

 

 

2nd Class Lineman

Marblehead Municipal Light Department, Marblehead, MA

[Posted 9/14/2018]

 

The Town of Marblehead, MA, Marblehead Municipal Light Department, is seeking candidates for the position of 2nd Class Lineman.

 

Under general supervision of the Manager of Distribution, Working Foreman or Lead Lineman, perform any and all duties related to the construction, maintenance and repair of  electrical overhead and underground distribution system.

 

Accept stand-by call on a rotating basis and respond to Department emergencies.

 

Qualifications will include a High School Diploma or equivalent with 3 years of progressive related experience, preferably a graduate from an approved line worker training school. Must have a Massachusetts CDL and Hoisting License.

 

This is a full time, union position, with starting salary ranging from $1,362.30-$1,563.40 weekly, depending on qualifications and experience.

 

For a full position description, please contact William Jackson, Manager of Distribution, at 781-631-0240, or by email at wjackson@mhdld.com. Applications are available on our website, www.marbleheadelectric.com, or can be picked up at our office location, listed below. To apply, please return a completed application, together with your resume and cover letter, to MARBLEHEAD MUNICIPAL LIGHT DEPARTMENT, Attn: William Jackson, Manager of Distribution, P.O. Box 369, and 80 Commercial Street, Marblehead, MA 01945. Applications and resumes can also be submitted by email to wjackson@mhdld.com.

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

 

Customer Service Representative

Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO), Shrewsbury, MA

[Posted 9/14/2018, expires 10/1/2018]

 

Customer Service Representative

 

Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) seeks an experienced Customer Service Representative who is able to perform a full range of customer service functions for electric, cable television, Internet, and telephone customers. Applicants must be able to cross-sell products and services to existing and new accounts over the phone and in person. Ability to multitask and excellent computer skills a must. Full job description available at http://selco.shrewsburyma.gov/jobs

 

About SELCO

 

SELCO is a community owned and operated utility offering Shrewsbury residents and businesses high-quality electric and cable services at competitive prices. SELCO provides electric, cable, telephone, and Internet services to residential and commercial customers within the Town of Shrewsbury. SELCO is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Please submit your resume by October 1, 2018 to Jackie Pratt, Marketing & Customer Care Manager, 100 Maple Ave, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 or email: jpratt@shrewsburyma.gov

 

 

Apprentice Lineworker

Mansfield Municipal Electric Department, Mansfield, MA

[Posted 9/12/2018, expires 9/28/2018]

 

Summary of Duties:

 

Performs line work at voltages up to 480 volts under the direct supervision of the Line Supervisor, Assistant Line Supervisor, Lead Lineworker and Lineworker 1st Class. Works under the direction of the Line Supervisor, Assistant Line Supervisor, Lead Lineworker, and Lineworker 1st Class in the safe and efficient construction, maintenance and repair of the overhead and underground electric distribution system. Also has ability to deal with the public in a kind and courteous manner in both routine and emergency situations.


Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

 

Education: High School diploma or GED.

Experience: Attendance at NEPPA Lineman Training school or equivalent experience.

Licenses/Certificates: Valid Massachusetts drivers’ license. Possess or ability to obtain Massachusetts Department of Public Safety Hoisting Engineers License 1B and 2B within one year; Possess or ability to obtain Massachusetts Department of Public Safety Class B Commercial Drivers’ License with air brake endorsement within 6 months of hire.

Knowledge/Abilities/Skills: Exceptional physical fitness and mechanical aptitude required to perform functions of position. Familiarity with OSHA regulations as they apply to electric utility work desirable; knowledge of materials commonly used in line work and required for proper planning and performance of such work; and familiarity with metering as it relates to work on new and existing electric services. Ability to work at heights up to 35 feet using climbing hooks and work tethered to the pole without using hands for support.

Tools and Equipment Used: Motorized vehicles and equipment including an aerial bucket truck, material handler, digger derrick, power winch, cable trailer, fork lift and other equipment commonly used in line operations; pole climbing hooks, hand and power tools; voltage and current meters; and common office equipment.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is frequently required to stand; walk; climb poles; 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.

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, in confined spaces, and in high precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, traffic, toxic or caustic chemicals, confined areas near high voltage lines that present risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud in the field


Starting Salary:

 

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The starting salary is $28.55/hour.

A more comprehensive understanding of the job duties is available within the job description – Apprentice 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, Business Manager, Mansfield Municipal Electric Department, 125 High St # 1; Mansfield, MA 02048 before 12:00noon on Friday, September 28, 2018

 

Phone (508) 261-7361

Fax: (508) 261-7391

Website: www.mansfieldelectric.com

 

Mansfield Municipal Electric Department is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Energy Efficiency Coordinator

Town of Danvers, Danvers, MA

[Posted 9/7/2018]

 

The Energy Efficiency Coordinator performs a number of critical functions for Danvers Electric: assists in the development of economically viable and sustainable energy efficiency programs and measurement tools and metrics; assists in the development and maintenance of an energy-efficiency and load management database from sources including ISO-NE, Energy Star, IEEE, etc.; recommends changes to programs and activities as technology, price and market penetrations evolve; maintains database of efficiency and load management end-use opportunities, vendors, best practices, emerging technologies, etc.

 

The ideal candidate will have a basic understanding of all aspects of energy efficiency program development, implementation, budgeting, marketing and management.

 

B.S. in Electrical Engineering or related field, with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.  Full time position, with an expected salary range of $85,699-104,848, depending upon experience and qualifications. Visit www.danversma.gov/jobs  for a complete job description.

 

To apply please send cover letter and resume to: mcarroll@danversma.gov; or in writing to:  Human Resources, Town Hall, 1 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

E.O.E.

 

 

Electric Utility Apprentice Lineworker

Littleton Electric Light Department (LELD), Littleton, MA

[Posted 8/30/2018, expires 9/27/2018]

 

The Littleton Electric Light Department is accepting applicants for the position of Electric Utility Apprentice Lineworker. 

 

The Apprentice Lineworker will be trained to work with high voltage, and will have the mechanical ability to use hand/power tools as well as equipment related to line construction and maintenance;  and must have an aptitude for heights including but not limited to climbing and working on poles, ladders, and working in elevated bucket trucks. Problem solving, observation, attention to safety along with clear, accurate and respectful communication with customers and coworkers will be required for this position.

 

Applicants are expected to have the ability and willingness to perform heavy physical work indoors and outdoors in all seasons, including adverse weather conditions and the preparedness for extended working hours. Applicants must live within a 30 minutes’ drive of Littleton with the expectation to be available during conditions of service interruption at any time. The successful applicant will be given one year to relocate within the 30 minute radius.

 

Applicants must possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license, and have a high school diploma or equivalent.  Class A, CDL and hydraulic/hoisting licenses are preferred and will be required within 6 months of hire.  Applicant must pass a physical and drug test once hired.  This is an IBEW union position.

 

Applications will be accepted until September 27, 2018 at hr@lelwd.com or in person at 39 Ayer Road, Littleton, MA

 

The Town of Littleton is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Resource Analyst

Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant (TMLP), Taunton, MA

[Posted 8/27/2018]

 

Job Description:

 

This Resource Analyst will be responsible for:

 

  • Researching and developing new rate structures that would be attractive to TMLP’s customers. Performing and monitoring Cost of Service results and identify trends, anomalies and suggest ways to react to changes over time.
  • Developing modeling techniques to perform adequate probabilities and risk management analyses in assessing power supply strategies; concentrating on power supply, fuel, emissions, and ISO market power.
  • Monitoring generator unit’s actual performance as related to the bid and actual cost. Providing feedback to TMLP’s Power Production department in the areas of bid/cost data, unit operation data, and emissions consumption.
  • Assisting in the procurement of resources related to TMLP’s power supply, natural gas, oil, power, emissions and electricity products.
  • Monitoring, analyzing, and verifying prices of units for resources procured. Developing strategies for optimization of resources, which fit within the ISO/TMLP framework.
  • Performing data acquisition, data reporting, and chart/graph creation, primarily using Excel. Analyzing historical demand and develop forecasts for solar and hourly load.
  • Validating key assumptions using real-time market data and track performance; research conflicting theories and quantitatively present results. Use metrics to improve performance and understand bias.
  • Develop reporting templates for both demand and supply
  • Participating in regular market assessments and environmental trends that could affect our customer base and our growth strategies.

 

Qualifications:

 

Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Mathematics, Statistics or equivalent is required. Strong fundamental understanding of the New England power markets. Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in a corporate setting, preferably in the natural gas or power industry is required. The successful candidate will also be required to carry a cell phone 24 hours per day, seven days per week and possess a valid Driver’s License.

 

Please forward resumes and cover letters to:  denisetavares@tmlp.com

 

No phone calls, please.

 

Key Words:

  • Analytics
  • Forecasting
  • Electric Utility
  • Data Analyst
  • Energy

 

Electrical Engineer

Littleton Electric Light Department (LELD), Littleton, MA

[Posted 8/22/2018]

 

A position is available with the Littleton Electric Light Department for an Electrical Engineer.

 

Working under the direct supervision of the Assistant General Manager, the successful applicant will perform a variety of electrical engineering functions, while working in conjunction with other department personnel in constructing and maintaining an electric distribution system. 

 

The successful applicant must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, have an understanding of power systems engineering and must be able to properly use personal safety equipment necessary for the operation of a high voltage distribution system. 

 

A job description and requirements are available on our website, www.lelwd.com or by requesting a job description via email:  hr@lelwd.com.

 

Salary is commensurate with experience.

 

Resumes will be received in the Offices of the Littleton Electric Light and Water Departments via email, hr@lelwd.com, until the job is filled.

 

The Town of Littleton is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability.

 

General Manager

Westfield Gas & Electric, Westfield, MA

[Posted 8/8/2018, expires 9/19/2018]

 

Position Title:

General Manager

 

Job Type:

Full Time

Company:

Westfield Gas & Electric

 

Job Function:

Management

Location(s):

Westfield, MA 01085 US

 

Job Duration:

Negotiable

Website:

www.wgeld.org

 

 

 

Industry:

Gas/Electric/Broadband

 

 

 

Minimum Education:

Bachelor Degree with advance degree preferred

Minimum Experience: 

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

Application Deadline: 

September 19, 2018

 

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 17,988 electric meters and 10,413 gas meters with annual revenues of $65,862.368. 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 83 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 Platinum 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 Bachelors 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.

 

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 Employer.

 

GIS Administrator / Engineering Technician

Hudson Light and Power Department (HLPD), Hudson, MA

[Posted 8/6/2018]

 

The Hudson Light and Power Department (HLPD), located in Hudson Massachusetts, is seeking to fill a junior level position in its Engineering Department. HLPD is a municipal electric utility serving the Towns of Hudson and Stow Massachusetts that offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits which include a guaranteed pension and a starting salary of $60,000 to $65,000 annually.

 

This entry-level position involves the support, maintenance and optimization of GIS systems, databases and models. The successful candidate will work alongside senior engineers to accurately model the HLPD distribution system. Typical assignments include GPS field data collection, equipment surveying, field data verification and post data collection processing. Other responsibilities include maintaining mobile maps for field crews and assisting the Engineering Department to identify and prioritize system reliability improvements.  Experience with ESRI ArcGIS software and ODBC connections is preferred.

 

The ideal candidate will possess a University degree or certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or a related field along with excellent oral and written communication skills, and must display a high degree of integrity.

 

Additional qualifications will include:

 

  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • ESRI ArcGIS or AutoCAD Map 3D experience.
  • Experience with open database connections (ODBC).
  • Scripting and query language experience including Python and SQL.
  • Database integration experience.
  • Production of large format display maps.
  • GPS staking, collection and data processing.
  • Knowledge of electric utility systems and equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with employees as well as vendors and suppliers.
  • Self-motivated to learn and acquire new skills.

 

Employment applications are available at www.hudsonlight.com applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should send applications to Hudson Light and Power Department, 49 Forest Avenue, Hudson MA 01749; ATTN: Engineering.

 

The Hudson Light and Power Department does not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information.

 

 

Sales and Application Engineer, NE Territory

OMICRON, Houston, TX

[Posted 8/2/2018]

 

Job Classification: Exempt

Status: Regular Full-time

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

OMICRON is a leading manufacturer of primary and secondary test equipment for electric power systems. The Sales and Application Engineer (NE Territory) will be responsible for developing territorial sales and providing technical support of OMICRON products and services with emphasis on our primary and secondary products and applications in the Northeast Territory. This position will report to the Area Sales Manager (ASM).

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Develop business strategies to increase revenue and advance market share of OMICRON
  • Assist in developing, maintaining and improve customer relationships within the Northeast Team
  • Develop, maintain, and improve relationships with key accounts within designated area as assigned by the Area Sales Manager
  • Establish initial communication with qualified contacts to help arrange customer visits
  • Follow up sales activities on market events such as conferences, user meetings, seminars, and exhibitions
  • Perform on-site demonstrations and assist in post-sale customer training
  • Update and Maintain Customer Relationship Management tools (CRM)
  • Provide update status on all job related to activities to the Area Sales Manager as needed
  • Provide support for customers as required for the NE Territory, assigned by the Area Sales Manager.
  • Become technically proficient in OMICRON products and solutions to best meet market demands and industry requirements
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the ASM.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

  • At least 2 years of experience in power systems, especially in the fields of power system protection and high voltage apparatus
  • Minimum 1 year of sales experience in selling testing equipment, instrumentation or apparatus for the electric power industry
  • Participation in international, national, regional and local conferences, exhibits or seminars. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

 

  • Ability to schedule and plan strategically or react quickly to a changing working sales environment
  • Knowledge of power generation, transmission and distribution systems and the various apparatus used within these systems
  • Knowledge of testing methodologies and maintenance practices used to assure a continuous and reliable power system
  • Ability to present products, technologies and test methodologies to technicians, engineers, supervisors, managers and executives via telephone, email, visits, exhibits or webinars
  • Ability to perform products demonstrations on-site with or without the assistance of Application Engineers
  • Reputable business and work ethics and personal character
  • Goal and team oriented – willingness to work collectively with others to achieve corporate, regional and personal goals
  • Knowledge and understanding of the organization and business processes employed by electric power companies, government agencies, manufacturers and industrial consumers of bulk power in the North American market
  • A solid working knowledge of MS Office – especially Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Excellent written, speech, presentation and negotiating skills required
  • Able to travel domestically (up to 50%); international travel may be required. 

 

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

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering; or certification of completion of an electronic or electrical technical education is required.

 

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.


We look forward to your application. If interested, please follow the process by clicking on the following link: https://www.omicron.jobs/en/jobs-opportunities/jobs/#596

 

Thank you for your interest.

 

Lineman (Troubleman)

Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP), Peabody, MA

[Posted 7/25/2018]

 

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


TITLE:                                            LINEMAN (TROUBLEMAN)
DIVISION:                                      DISTRIBUTION
SALARY:                                         GRADE 15 ($37.83-$47.30)
SHIFT:                                           VARIABLE, INCLUDING EVENINGS
CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION:    LABOR SERVICE


DUTIES:

 

Under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Electric Distribution and the Assistant Superintendent of Electric Distribution 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 variable shifts (40 hours per week, 8 hours per day), which may include rotation with other Linemen/Trouble Men during weekends and evenings, at the discretion of the supervisor.


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.


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. Coordinate and perform all work relating to the Light Bulb Change-out Program. 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.


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.


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 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 send your resumes to

 

Barbara Previte
Peabody Municipal Light Plant
201 Warren Street Ext.
Peabody, MA 01960

 

or email your resumes to bprevite@pmlp.com

 

AA/EEO


PMLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

1st Class Line Maintainer

Town of Stowe Electric Department, Stowe, VT

[Posted 7/13/2018]

 

The Town of Stowe Electric Department has been providing the community of Stowe with reliable electric service since 1911. We take pride in providing outstanding customer service to our 4,187 Residential and Commercial customers. We are seeking a Certified 1st Class Line Maintainer to join our team of highly skilled professionals.

 

General Summary of Essential Job Functions:

 

  • 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 the Director of Operations or Management

 

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.
  • 1st Class Line Maintainer certification
  • 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 60 days.

 

This is a non-exempt Union position. Stowe Electric Department currently offers $36.82/hour ($76,585.60 plus OT yearly) as well as an outstanding benefits package which includes: health, dental, vision, 401(a), Paid-Time-Off, holidays and training opportunities. New employees will receive a minimum of 4 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.

 

Please Submit Resume to:

 

Town of Stowe Electric Department
Attn: David Kresock Director of Operations
P.O. Box 190, Stowe, VT 05672
Fax: (802) 253-4555
Email dkresock@stoweelectric.com

 

 

General Manager

Burlington Electric Department, City of Burlington, VT

[Posted 7/12/2018]

 

The City of Burlington, Vermont seeks a General Manager (GM) for the municipally owned and operated Burlington Electric Department (BED), Vermont's largest municipally owned electric utility serving more than 20,000 customers. The GM is responsible for the day-today management and operations of the utility, as well as driving leading-edge energy innovation and fostering the organization's nimbleness to stay ahead of the evolving market.

 

In 2014, Burlington was recognized as the first city in the United States to source 100% of its electricity from renewable generation. The next GM of BED will help realize the Mayor's commitment to take steps to help Burlington become a Net Zero Energy City across electric, thermal, and ground transportation sectors over the next 15 years by implementing a district heating system, strategic electrification, and investing in electric vehicles, electric buses, and electric bikes.

 

The mission of the Burlington Electric Department is to "serve the needs of our customers in a safe, reliable, affordable, and socially responsible manner." The GM is expected to understand the range of operational matters, including power supply, financial, information technology, energy innovation, generation and distribution of electricity, customer care, public relations, government affairs, and regulatory matters. To learn more about this position, please click the link  below https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/sites/default/files/BurlingtonElectricDepartment-GeneralManager.pdf

 

Applications for this position are only accepted on-line at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt

 

WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. EOE

 

AmeriCorps, PeaceCorps and National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

 

Lineworker

Burlington Electric Department, Burlington, VT

[Posted 7/11/2018]

 

The Burlington Electric Department, located in Burlington, Vermont is seeking a 3rd, 4th Year Apprentice or a 1st Class Lineworker to join our team.  This position works in conjunction with other line personnel on BED's overhead and underground distribution system.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Ensure the safe installation, maintenance and removal of overhead and underground lines, equipment and apparatus.
  • Install, maintain and trouble shoot transformer banks with various primary and secondary voltages.
  • Perform level one requirements of the BED switching and tagging list.
  • Respond to, and repair various overhead and underground distribution system disturbances.
  • Assist in the training of apprentice lineworkers.
  • Climb poles, and operate bucket trucks and other aerial lift equipment.
  • Inspection of contractor installations.
  • Conduct switching and tagging operations on VELCO and GMP electrical systems.
  • Locate underground lines using appropriate locating equipment (Dig Safe).

 

QUALIFICATIONS/BASIC JOB REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • A high school diploma or equivalent, and a minimum of two (2) years of experience as an electric utility lineworker apprentice required.
  • Must have satisfactorily completed a recognized lineworker training program.
  • Must be proficient in the use of hot line tools, safe rubber gloving techniques and underground locating equipment.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of electric utility construction standards and the National Electric Safety Code, and VOSHA/OSHA standards.
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Commercial Driver's License within 90 days of date of hire.

 

WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. EOE AmeriCorps, PeaceCorps and National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

 

Applications for this position are only accepted on-line at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt

 

 

Power Analyst / Senior Power Analyst

Vermont Public Power Supply Authority

[Posted 6/29/2018]

 

The Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, located in Waterbury Center, Vermont is seeking a Power Analyst / Senior Power Analyst to join our team.  This position will assist in resource portfolio planning, modeling and market analysis for municipal electric utilities.


Essential functions include analyzing and evaluating power supply options (including wind, solar, natural gas, biomass, and hydro) to assist resource portfolio development, analyzing and recommending electric energy market purchases and sales strategies, developing long and short-term energy usage and commodity forecasts, market and regulatory compliance filings, managing energy portfolios in a centralized market, preparing written documents and presentations for education and marketing, recommending and presenting power supply and policy positions and strategies to internal staff and Members, and developing and reviewing electric power supply contracts with suppliers and members.


Demonstrated proficiency in excel and excellent oral and written communication skills required.  Experience performing quantitative analysis, knowledge of wholesale energy markets, portfolio management, forecasting, or energy commodity trading preferred.  Experience in the utility industry and database software experience desired.

 

VPPSA is building a team of professionals who are passionate about helping Vermont towns meet their 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.

 

 

General Manager

Holden Municipal Light Department (HMLD), Holden, MA

[Posted 6/27/2018]

 

The Holden Municipal Light Department is a community owned utility with a 116 year reputation of quality service.  The Department is a full service local provider of electricity to over 8,000 meters and also provides billing services to 5,800 water, sewer and solid waste collection customers.  The Department has annual revenues of over $14 million dollars.  The manager supports and cultivates a work culture dedicated to competitive rates, reliability of service and customer satisfaction.  The successful candidate will provide overall management to the Department including power supply, financial management, customer service, and system safety and reliability.

 

Minimum Job Requirements:  10 years progressively responsible management experience within the electric distribution industry with a preference for direct municipal electric department experience.   A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in public/business administration is preferred.  Previous experience as the General Manager of a Municipal Electric Utility is also preferred.  Demonstrated ability to develop and manage capital and operating budgets, promote a customer service ethic within the organization and provide effective labor relations and power supply acquisition. Successful candidate will also be committed to the prudent use of green technology both in terms of power supply and peak use conservation strategies.  Proven excellence in communications with a variety of audiences in both written and oral formats.   Competitive salary ranging from $130,000 to $145,000, dependent on qualifications and experience.

 

For consideration, send resume to address below or e-mail sbacon@holdenma.gov. A job description is available on our town website at www.holdenma.gov.

 

Town of Holden

Town Manager’s Office

HMLD Manager Recruitment

1204 Main Street

Holden, Massachusetts 01520

 

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Assistant Superintendent of Electric Distribution (Safety & Support)

The Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP), Peabody, MA

[Posted 6/25/2018]

 

The Peabody Municipal Light Plant is conducting a search for qualified applicants interested in joining the management team of our Distribution Division. Under the direction of the Superintendent of Electric Distribution, this position serves as the Safety Compliance Officer. Responsible to be familiar with all Federal, State and local safety rules, standards and policies including the APPA Safety Manual. Responsible to enforce all Federal, State and local safety rules, standards, and policies throughout the company. Responsible for monitoring all Federal, State and local regulations affecting CDL drivers and Hoisting Licenses and assure that PMLP is in compliance. Responsible to develop and administer all safety training programs throughout the company. Also responsible for procurement and maintenance of all PMLP vehicles. This position supervises the tree trimming contractor and PMLP mechanics.


In addition to three (3) to five (5) years of proven managerial experience, the ideal candidate should possess a minimum of five (5) years experience working on electric utility distribution systems with experience working on energized primary distribution circuits preferred. Knowledge in Federal and State safety regulations such as OSHA, DOT, NFPA Standard 70E and Massachusetts department ofPublic Safety as they pertain to the electric utility. Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a valid Class B Massachusetts Driver's License, a Massachusetts Hoisting License Grade 1B/3A and pass a DOT Medical Examination, within six (6) months ofhire. The annual salary range is $90,504-$112,632 plus benefits. The Peabody Municipal Light Plant services approximately 26,000 customers in Peabody and South Lynnfield and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested applicants should submit your resume and letter of application to the Manager c/o of Barbara Previte, Peabody Municipal Light Plant, 201 Warren Street Ext., Peabody, MA 01960 or by email at bprevite@pmlp.com .

 

 

Manager of Operations

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

[Posted 6/24/2018]

 

The Organization

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Position

 

Reporting to the Vice President of Operations and Engineering, this position will support and assist the Operations division’s staff in accordance with the strategic objectives of NHEC and thereby provide NHEC’s membership with safe, reliable, and cost effective electric service consistent with good business practices and utility performance standards.  Reporting to the Manager of Operations are the following positions:  Operations Supervisors, District Representatives, Vegetation Management Supervisor, Warehouse/Purchasing Supervisor, Operations Contractor Supervisors, and Fleet Services Representative. 

 

Specific responsibilities will include:

 

  • Leading the division as assigned and assuming all responsibilities in the absence of the Vice President.
  • Support the strategic goals of NHEC by assisting in developing, reporting on, and achieving balanced scorecard objectives.
  • Supports the cultural goals of NHEC by exhibiting self-leadership, developing and maintaining effective working relationships, promoting a results oriented work environment, being innovative, and seeking feedback.
  • Supports the financial goals of NHEC by assisting in the development of the annual operating budget and maintaining budget within reasonable variances.
  • Ensures the members are provided with a reliable and cost effective distribution system by leading the construction and maintenance at NHEC and coordinate with other utilities and state and local governmental agencies.
  • Ensures quality member service by assisting Operations division staff in responding to member service needs and ensuring all member complaints and inquiries are handled in a polite, courteous, and expeditious manner.
  • Assists in seeing union grievances are settled as low in the organization as possible.
  • Assists in restoration of service during major outages by evaluating and analyzing conditions, and requesting additional forces when necessary so that electric service is restored to members in a safe, efficient, and timely manner.
  • Assists in maintaining NHEC’s guidelines by preparing, updating and implementing construction and maintenance procedures and practices.
  • Improves corporate safety performance by ensuring that staff are provided with dependable, quality materials and protective equipment for themselves as well as their work area, ensuring that Employee Safety Rules and Procedures are complied with and violations acted upon immediately. Developing and promoting the department safety plan and recognizing at risk behaviors and conditions and taking corrective actions or providing feedback.
  • 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 with the opportunity to enhance an already great organization.
  • An inquisitive, open mind – someone who is interested in finding creative solutions and new ways to support the organization.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, engineering or related field preferred or extensive experience in utility operations. Additional studies in electricity, accounting, business management, and supervision desired. 
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressive, responsible experience in the construction, operations, and maintenance of an electric utility, including ten (10) years in a supervisory position is preferred.
  • Previous cooperative experience is desirable. Experience in labor or contract negotiations preferred. 
  • Leadership skills and the ability to work in a team environment are required. Should be skilled in the areas of budgeting, organizing, planning, directing, and supervising and should possess an in-depth conceptual and working knowledge of utility regulations as required by state and federal agencies.
  • Must be an effective communicator, proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.
  • Must possess and maintain a current valid CDL A License and a NH Commercial Boating License.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of the construction, maintenance and operations, of overhead and underground distribution lines including metering, transformers, voltage regulators, oil and electronic reclosers, capacitors and hot line work. Must have a working knowledge of the National Electric Code, Safety Codes, OSHA Regulations, assembly and material specifications, construction work practices and be willing to attend courses relating to this work.  Must be able to read schematic drawings and instruction manuals.
  • Both office and field work required. Travel is required in the responsibilities and representation of NHEC at various professional and association meetings. Coordinating power restoration is required. This may require significant extra hours beyond the normal work day and on weekends.
  • 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.  Please apply at www.nhec.com.

 

EEO Employer F/M/Vet/Disabled

 

IBEW First Class Line Worker

Belmont Municipal Light Department, Belmont, MA

[Posted 6/19/2018]

  

Belmont Municipal Light Department (Belmont Light) is accepting applications for a First Class Line Worker.  The primary duties of the position are:

 

  • install, maintain and repair underground and overhead lines mains, conduits, poles and related apparatus;
  • pull in and splice cables;
  • replace transformers;
  • repair lines;
  • erect and set poles;
  • install new fuses;
  • follow switching orders;
  • remove old switch gear, brushes and repairs old duct work, etc.; and
  • repair all communications, fiber optics and safety wiring for the Town.

 

The first class line worker will also: participate in stand-by call to respond to emergencies on a rotating basis and will respond to public inquiries; requests and complaints related to line activities; install and remove banners, holiday lighting and decorations; ensure that vehicles are properly stocked and maintained for all operations; and perform tree-trimming duties as required.

 

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 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 $34.40 to $48.34 per hour, including benefits.

 

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.

 

EOE

 

 

Supervisor, Electric Metering

Liberty Utilities, Lebanon, NH

[Posted 6/15/2018]

  

Mandate:


Responsible for the safety, reliability, security and integrity of the electric metering system through the daily supervision and organization of operations personnel in order to complete job tasks while complying with Company, departmental and Regulatory policies, procedures and statutory requirements.​ In addition, the successful candidate will supervise 08+ ​employees and contracted staff to assure the timely and cost effective completion of work within the area of responsibility.

 

Job Functions:

 

  • Provide emergency response and supervision of personnel engaged in a 24 hour, 7 day per week operation.​
  • Supervise a culturally diverse workforce through coaching, counseling, and team building to ensure tasks are carried out in an efficient manner.​
  • Oversee the operational workload of team to ensure allocated resources are fully utilized in order to deliver against agreed upon work plan and execute work activities within planned unit and budget cost.​
  • Ensure supervised teams comply with safety standards, policies and processes in order to ensure a safe working environment and minimize risk for all staff.​
  • Review, ensure accuracy and execute the approval of area purchase orders, invoices and payroll activities.​
  • Execute all work tasks in compliance with all Company, Federal and State policy and regulatory requirements.​
  • Build good working relationships with internal & external customers and manage the day-to-day relationship with them in order to understand their requirements and deliver appropriate solutions within Liberty Utilities policies and processes.​
  • Monitor performance of allocated staff including issues relating to sickness, discipline and poor standards of work in order to ensure that work is performed efficiently and effectively.​
  • Act as the first point of contact for multiple internal stakeholders and outside agencies in order to provide support and ensure Liberty Utilities delivers against service level agreements.​
  • Promote and implement best practices in order to ensure all work tasks achieve high productivity and low costs.
  • Ability to work off-hours and on-call rotations sometimes requiring travel outside the division for emergency assignments.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area and/​or 3 years of related experience required.​
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.​
  • Technically proficient within subject matter and experience of leading a team involved in field operations activities.​
  • Ability and knowledge to develop standard operating procedures for field personnel to perform work on energized distribution facilities.​
  • Ability to develop, a working knowledge of information systems critical to the work management, financial reporting and performance tracking of the designated area.​
  • Possess a theoretical knowledge and understanding of Liberty Utilities’ policies and processes and how to apply them effectively.​
  • Ability to perform off-hour coverage and provide sound decision-making during emergency situations.​
  • Proficient in the utilization of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) Outlook required.​
  • Valid driver's license required.​
  • Flexible with traveling - overnight out of the normal work area as necessary.​
  • Ability to work outside of normal work schedule including overtime/​holiday

 

For consideration, please apply at https://algonquin.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a27p2ka2yln0

 

 

Lineman

Island Lighting & Power Systems, Norfolk, MA

[Posted 6/12/2018]

  

Island lighting & power has a lineman position in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead distribution systems. This position works at various locations and may also be required to travel to another state depending on customer demands.

 

Essential Functions:

 

  • Works safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized overhead work.
  • Capable of leading crew members in the absence of the Foreman.
  • Strings overhead wire.
  • Set poles and anchors.
  • Installs transformers, lightening arrestors, cutouts, crossarms, insulators, switches and switchgear.
  • Troubleshoots trouble in primary and secondary systems.
  • Replaces cutout fuses and clears faulted circuits and systems.
  • Frequently works with energized high voltage systems requiring skill and care to protect the lives of themselves and others.
  • Maintains company vehicles, equipment and tools in good working order.
  • Able to perform rigorous physical labor.
  • Must be able to identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit.
  • Understands grounding procedures.
  • Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces.
  • Capable of properly installing and removing PPE and cover up.
  • Must understand how to phase out a line using phasing sticks.
  • Capable of planning safe work based on a job print or work order.
  • Must be able to effectively conduct a pre-job or tailgate briefing.
  • Willingness to glove/work live high voltage distribution power lines.
  • Capable of safely installing and removing mechanical jumpers.
  • Does all other related work as required to complete the job.
  • Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather conditions.

 

Other Requirements:

 

  • 5-year minimum of recent field experience.
  • Able to read and communicate effectively in English.
  • Able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License permit within 60 days of employment.
  • Mass 1B hoisting
  • A class A Commercial Driver’s License is preferred.
  • Able to travel long distances on short notice, when required.
  • Able to work for extended periods in various locations, when required.
  • Able to lift in excess of 50 lbs.
  • Able to properly inspect rubber goods and PPE.
  • Willing to work over-time when requested.

 

Please email or mail your resumes to 

 

mbowlby@ilpsystems.com

Mike Bowlby
Island Lighting and Power Systems
14 Shire Drive
Norfolk MA 02056

 

Assistant CMLP Director

Concord Municipal Light Plant, Concord, MA

[Posted 5/31/2018]

 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an operation residents take pride in. We are seeking a skilled professional to plan, organize and supervise the operation and maintenance of the Town’s overhead and underground electrical transmission/distribution system. Responsible for the design, installation and modification of the system & for related engineering functions. Performs all purchasing for the plant. Requires strong communication and analytical skills and equivalent to a bachelor's in electrical engineering & 7+ years’ experience, including supervisory experience. Salary$103,600-$145,000, DOQ. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; resume review begins 6/11/18.


For more information & application instructions, visit www.concordma.gov/jobs or contact HR, Town House, 978-318-3025. EOE

 

 

Financial Manager / Accountant

Concord Municipal Light Plant, Concord, MA

[Posted 5/31/2018]

 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an operation residents take pride in. We are seeking a skilled professional to oversee the accounting, financial analysis & other general financial management functions of our municipal-owned, public utility offering electric & broadband service.


Success in this position requires strong organizational, planning, decision-making, & supervisory skills & proficiency with accounting & financial management applications, including utility billing & general ledger software. Ideal candidates will understand GAAP, FERC accounting requirements, & DPU regulations & requirements. Requires equivalent to Master’s in Accounting or related field & 7+ yrs experience. MCGA designation by the MMAAA or similar accreditation preferred. Salary to $103K, DOQ. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


For more information & application instructions, visit www.concordma.gov/jobs or contact HR, Town House, 978-318-3025. EOE

 

Electric System Controller

Liberty Utilities, Londonderry, NH

[Posted 5/9/2018]

 

Summary

 

Title:

Electric System Controller

ID:

LU-636-18

Subsidiary:

Liberty Utilities

Department:

Operations & Maintenance

Location:

Londonderry, NH

Country:

United States

Zip/Postal Code:  

03053

 

 

Mandate:


Responsible for ensuring a safe, efficient, and reliable operation of the Liberty Utilities Electric Distribution and Sub-transmission System Control.  Interact with transmission providers and Electric Field personnel with overseeing the Distribution System Control during both day-to-day operations including Storm restoration.  Provide engineering support work order preparation, ARC FM design, coordinate with various internal departments, and prepare/execute overhead, underground, and substation switching with field personnel.   Prepare and submit all necessary reporting requirements to the Regulatory Agency as required.   

Job Functions:

 

  • Support Liberty Utilities Integrated Resource Planning Process.
  • Work closely with other Electric System Controllers in the development of System Control room parameters including procedures, System Control and administrative work processes.   
  • Monitor and control electric distribution system including substations, overhead, and underground lines
  • Effectively prepare electric switching procedures.
  • Respond to alarms and system status and implement corrective actions.
  • Monitor System Control operations and respond to system disturbances with providing the necessary support during system emergencies.
  • Direct Field personnel and coordinate switching
  • Complete Control center logs and reports.
  • Establish restoration priorities and dispatch resources as appropriate.
  • Update computer screens and displays as needed.
  • Ensure notifications for off hour repairs and outage restoration updates.
  • Coordinate daily planning with ISO-NE
  • Consolidate information from a variety of sources to accurately validate, analyze and report any outage and operating data.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot various System Deficiencies and Power Quality issues e.g. VAR compensation, Voltage Support, Loading issues, and Equipment issues.
  • Accountable for accurately reporting data and reports associated with outage data.
  • Reliability/Outage data scrubbing.
  • Generate Work Orders including Graphical Design and Estimating.
  • Prepare and process As-Built information.
  • Process General Customer calls as first point of contact in Design.
  • Provide support to Field Operations with technical assistance.
  • Comply with Federal and State regulations including NERC requirements and reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • Associates Degree or higher Technical Degree (i.e. Engineering/Technology) with 2 years related working experience or 3 years extensive experience in Electric Operations/Electrical Utility System Control required.       
  • Able to work systematically to analyze problems and issues, identify causes, anticipate implications, and identify effective courses of action during periods of stress and emergencies required.
  • Experience with reading and understanding GIS, System Maps, EMS screens required.   
  • Understanding of an Electric Distribution and sub transmission system required.  
  • Able to work both autonomously, in a team environment and prioritize multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills required to perform efficiently in this role.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook & Excel) required.  OMS a plus.  
  • Flexible with working within shift rotation, which may include day, evening, and night hours as well as weekends, On-Call duties and Company-recognized holidays required.

 

Click on this link to apply: https://algonquin.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a27p2kanaj6t

 

 

1st Class Lineman

North Attleborough Electric Department, North Attleborough, MA

[Posted 5/8/2018]

 

POSITION: 

 

1st CLASS LINEMAN

FULL TIME – 40 hours per week

IBEW Local 104-Unit B-Starting wage: $38.98/hr

 

Install, repair and maintain overhead and UG electrical conductors and wires, conduits and related apparatus.  Assist in job training and development of distribution employees in conformance with applicable safety rules and regulations.  Operate all departmental equipment, vehicles and tools.  Maintain work area, vehicles and tools   Work with electric wires and cables, energized or de-energized, up to 60,000 volts.  Receive work orders and obtain materials for job when required.  Other duties may be assigned.

 

Respond to calls to assist and direct members of the line crew and other Operations Division personnel during emergency operations.

 

Qualifications include a High School Diploma or equivalent with 4-5 years of line experience. Must maintain Journeyman Lineman, CDL Class A, Hoisting and CPR/First Aid certifications. 

 

POSTING DATE:  May 8, 2018

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Until filled

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Submit cover letter and resume to:

 

Office of the General Manager

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.      

 

Accountant

Energy New England (ENE), MA

[Posted 4/20/2018]

 

Reports to:
CEO

Position Overview:


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

 

Responsibilities & Duties:

 

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

 

Position Requirements:

 

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

 

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

 

For more information, contact:

 

Lori Burns

lburns@ene.org

ENE

100 Foxborough Blvd.

Suite 110

Foxboro, MA  02035

 

 

System Engineer

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department, Wakefield, MA

[Posted 4/18/2018]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Interested applicants should forward resume to:

 

WAKEFIELD MUNICIPAL GAS & LIGHT DEPARTMENT

P.O. BOX 190

WAKEFIELD, MA 01880

ATTENTION: Sylvia Vacaccaro

 

 

Gas Service Worker

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department, Wakefield, MA

[Posted 4/18/2018]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Interested applicants should forward resume to:

 

WAKEFIELD MUNICIPAL GAS & LIGHT DEPARTMENT

P.O. BOX 190

WAKEFIELD, MA 01880

ATTN:  Sylvia Vaccaro

 

 

 

Journeyman Line Worker

Morrisville Water & Light, Morrisville, VT

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

 

MW&L is a small rural not-for-profit municipal utility providing water and sewer services in Morristown and electric service to Morristown and six other surrounding communities.


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


General Summary of Job Responsibilities:

 

Under the general direction of the Superintendent, the Class A line worker will be responsible for building, maintaining and repairing overhead and underground power transmission and distribution lines in a safe and effective manner within the established guidelines of industry work practices.


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


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


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


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


Submit letter of interest to MW&L's Superintendent, Kevin Newton at kenewton@mwlvt.com


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

 

Date of Posting: 12/7/2017

Hourly Wage Range: Per union contract.

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

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

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

 

 

Control Room Operator

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), Reading, MA

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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