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
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Subsidized Transportation Options
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Internal Number: 4003-36-001
This position performs skilled work at the journey level in the construction, maintenance and operation of the underground and overhead electrical distribution system including installation of fiber optic cable. Work includes performing skilled tasks on both de-energized and energized systems up to 13,800 volts utilizing rubber gloving practices. Respond to customer power outages and electrical problems. Work involves climbing poles, driving, and operating line bucket and digger derrick trucks, working with specialty tools, and working in confined spaces. Responsible for enforcement of safety policies and seeing that construction standards are followed. Install and maintain a variety of light fixtures used for street lighting and security. The position regularly requires an employee to work overtime or work outside of regularly scheduled hours for emergency or service restoration purposes.
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 3rd Year Apprentice Lineworker or 4th Year Apprentice Lineworker.
Essential Job Functions
Demonstrates a sound understanding of BED safety rules and practices and holds crew personnel accountable for efficient and thorough work under safe working conditions at all times.
Install, remove, maintain, and repair poles, cross arms, pins, insulators, hardware, and other associated apparatus used in the construction and maintenance of BED’s electric distribution system.
Install, remove, and maintain various types of overhead conductors including splicing.
Install, remove, and maintain various types of underground conductors and associated equipment working in a confined space in an energized environment.
Splice and terminate underground primary cable.
Install, connect, and troubleshoot pad mounted, overhead and submersible transformers on both single and multi-phase installations.
Install, maintain, and troubleshoot single phase services including the installation and removal of single-phase meters.
Install, maintain, and troubleshoot three phase services.
Perform level one requirements of the BED switching and tagging list.
Respond to, and repair various overhead and underground distribution system disturbances including storm related events
Install fiber optic cable in both the overhead and underground utility system.
Trim trees as required to maintain clearances on both the primary and secondary electrical system.
Perform inspections on all associated equipment and identify potential situations that would affect the reliability of the distribution system.
Assist in the training of apprentice lineworkers.
Climb poles, ladders, and operate bucket trucks and other aerial lift equipment.
Operate equipment associated with the installation and maintenance of BED’s electrical distribution system in accordance with established policies and procedures to include, but not limited to digger derrick trucks, bucket trucks, vacuum equipment, pulling equipment, wire trailers and forklift.
Inspect contractor installations to ensure compliance with BED construction standards and the NESC.
Read, understand, and use distribution feeder maps to install, locate, maintain, and repair the electrical distribution system.
Conduct switching and tagging operations on VELCO and GMP electrical systems.
Locate underground lines using appropriate locating equipment (Dig Safe).
Actively participate in all discussions associated with maintaining a safe work environment including, but limited to job briefings (tailboards), switching order discussion, crew meetings, and safety discussions.
Perform 24hr “on call” responsibility by responding to after hour callouts. (Example: Being called based on second person callout list).
Completes all applicable paperwork needed to complete work orders and maintain records of equipment installed on the distribution system.
Act in a safe and courteous manner conductive to good public relations.
Non-Essential Job Functions:
Perform other duties as required.
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.
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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