Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC), a locally owned electric distribution utility, is seeking a 1st Class Lineworker to join its Operations Team at its Richford District location. This individual plays an important role as they are a part of a team responsible for constructing and maintaining a safe and reliable electric grid for VEC members.
The individual in this role will apply their utility line work experience to build and maintain overhead and underground distribution and transmission systems. They are responsible for safely restoring electric service and supporting VEC's short and long-term goals for reliability and efficiency. Since most work is done with others, the individual in this position should enjoy collaboration and demonstrate integrity to their team. They should also be self-motivated and capable of independent thinking. The ability to work extended hours in varying weather conditions and be a part of an on-call rotation is required. In order to provide excellent service to our members, employees must live within 45 minutes to the Richford district or be willing to relocate within a year.
As a member-owned electric cooperative, VEC works directly for those it serves and is not designed to make a profit. It believes in providing safe, affordable, and reliable energy services to its members and adapting to changes that will shape our energy future. We are an organization that is intentional about building a culture of people inspired to do their best work every day. We offer generous benefits including an award winning wellness program and plenty of paid leave time.
VEC is seeking a self-motivated individual who functions well in a highly collaborative environment. They should possess a proactive approach to their work that is solution focused. Candidates should have examples where they've demonstrated good fiscal responsibility and commitment to customer service through their resource planning, time management, and organizational skills. Safety, not only for themselves but for others, should be at the heart of their work. They should be comfortable with using various technologies to perform daily work.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, plus a minimum of 4.5 years of utility line work experience are required. Must have successfully completed an approved Lineworker training program. We will also consider an apprentice Lineworker. Must possess knowledge of the National Electrical Safety Code and a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License. Knowledge of VEC's system in the Richford service area preferred.
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