The City of Burlington is proud to offer full time employees a comprehensive benefits program that includes:
Medical/Dental Insurance Coverage
Prescription Drug Coverage
Flexible Spending Programs
Short-Term Disability Insurance
Paid Leave (Sick and Vacation)
Contributory Retirement Plan
Employee Assistance Program
Discounted Gym Memberships
Education benefits through Champlain College
Employee Assistance Program
Wellness Bonus Program
Local Resort Discounts
Subsidized Transportation Options
Internal Number: 4035-36-003
This position is responsible for developing the technical skills necessary to progress through the Lineworker training program. The individual in this position has successfully completed 2 years of the apprenticeship program. This position will continue to receive training through a variety of methods including but not limited to formal classroom environment and on-the-job training. This position will be under the direction of a qualified lineworker, crew leader or supervisor.
Union: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).
Please note, Burlington Electric is seeking to hire one person to join the team. In addition to this posting, we will consider a 4th Year Apprentice Lineworker or a Lineworker 1st Class A.
Essential Job Functions
Safely operate BED distribution vehicles such as digger derricks, bucket trucks and various other vehicles used in the installation, maintenance and removal or underground and overhead electrical lines, equipment and apparatus.
Safely operate other related equipment used in the installation and maintenance of the BED distribution system such as hoists, rope blocks, chain jacks, chain saws, hydraulic presses and cutters, two way radios, fresh air ventilators, gas detectors, phase rotation, ampere and ohm meters and underground cable locators.
Under the direction and supervision of a BED qualified lineworker perform a variety of duties on energized single-phase primary systems.
Assist other qualified lineworkers in the installation of cross-arms and associated hardware in energized three-phase environments.
Assist other qualified lineworkers in distribution system restoration caused by storm related occurrences.
Assist other qualified lineworkers in the installation of poles, anchor rods, guy wires and associated hardware.
Install, repair and troubleshoot single and three phase services.
Dig pole holes and/or ditches using shovels, steel bars, various hydraulic and pneumatic tools and other associated equipment.
Assist in the installation, restoration and maintenance of BED’s underground and overhead distribution system.
Install single-phase transformers and associated hardware under the direction of a qualified BED lineworker.
Assist in the installation of three-phase transformer banks and associated hardware under the direction of a qualified BED lineworker.
Operate various electrical disconnecting devices under the direction of a qualified BED lineworker.
Install and connect a diverse number of street and leased lights.
Have a thorough knowledge of transformer polarity, turns ratio, series and parallel windings.
Have a working knowledge of BED’s distribution system feeder maps.
Perform switching and tagging to a 1b level on BED’s distribution system (by end of year).
Perform pole top and bucket truck rescue.
Perform the duties of a groundworker when required.
Assist with job site preparation.
Enrolled in and maintain a passing grade in any assigned training program associated with completing apprenticeship training (ex. Attending NEPPA Apprenticeship training program).
Promoting a culture that reveres diversity and equity.
The City of Burlington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are strongly committed to creating a dynamic and equitable work-force that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do 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, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.
In addition to being an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants who can contribute to our growing diversity to apply.
Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website.
The Burlington Electric Department is Vermont’s largest municipally owned electric utility serving more than 19,600 customers. BED is the exclusive provider of electric service to the City of Burlington, an area of approximately 16 square miles, and the Burlington International Airport in South Burlington. BED is also the operator and 50 percent owner of the Joseph C McNeil Wood-Powered Electric Generating Facility (pictured above) located in Burlington’s Intervale.All job postings and applications are through our NeoGov applicant tracking system:https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt