Belmont Municipal Light Department (Belmont, MA) 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, as 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.