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4 Apr 2023

Full-Time Lineworker I

Unitil – Posted by Unitil Lunenburg, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Our Company

More than a utility company, Unitil provides energy for life.

Our work helps keep homes comfortable, businesses thriving and communities connected.  Unitil is an investor-owned public utility proudly serving Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  We are dedicated to delivering energy to our customers safely and reliably.

Unitil is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our employees, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success of Unitil is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity and value our employees.

Take advantage of a comprehensive benefits package.

Unitil offers competitive salaries, a consumer-driven health plan, dental and vision coverage, flexible work, company-paid holidays, a, robust, highly competitive retirement plan and educational assistance.

*Note: Benefit offerings may differ between union and non-union employee groups

Position Purpose

This position requires moderately heavy laboring work in all kinds of weather, principally outdoors.  Perform assigned tasks as a fully qualified Lineworker 1st Class.  This position covers all phases of transmission and overhead distribution linework including substation construction and maintenance.  Work on energized wires up to and including approximately 15kV between conductors. Advancement to Lead Lineworker will be determined by the individual employee’s ability to understand and be proficient in all phases of linework expected of a Lineworker 1st Class.  This position falls under the Department of Transportation drug testing requirements.

Principal Accountabilities

Project Oversight and Coordination:   Provides oversight, coordination of, equipment and material required to accomplish project associated with electrical facilities.

•    Have a complete working knowledge of Electric Operations & Maintenance Procedures, Company Construction Standards, Policy and Procedures, and Safety Rules.

•    Have the ability to complete required field paperwork to provide records of work completed; operation, maintenance, motor vehicle records, accurate time records, and other records which are required or could be required in the future.

•    Investigate electric service trouble calls and make necessary corrective repairs to restore electric service.

•    Perform maintenance to streetlighting system.

•    Assist in underground construction and maintenance and all work in connection with the construction of high voltage lines de-energized; including sagging of conductors and connections of transformers, meters,  regulators and other similar electrical equipment.

Leadership:   Fosters a work environment of commitment and achievement, setting high performance standards. Leads by example; demonstrates a commitment to Unitil’s Core Principles.

•    When upgraded by temporary or permanent assignment to Lead Lineworker, assume all duties and responsibilities required of that classification

•    Teaches methods and procedures involved in all phases of linework, as well as substation work, to lineworkers in training positions in efforts to develop a highly skilled and safety conscience work force.

•    Communicates to supervisors and fellow workers, any concerns and suggestion for improvements that support company strategic plans and goals.

•    Confronts issues, addresses conflict, resolves problems and recommends solutions.

•    Demonstrates competencies and sense of direction and concern for customers and fellow employees.

•    Committed to being consistent in word and action.

•    Demonstrates self-awareness, self-regulation, and social skills when interfacing with co-workers.

Capitalizes on unplanned opportunities and responds to unforeseen situations; undertakes and completes assignments and special projects as assigned by management.


•    High School diploma or equivalent

•    Fully qualified as a Line Worker 2nd Class

•    Must maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License

•    Massachusetts 1B/2A Hoisting Engineers License

•    Must reside within a specified geographic area in accordance with UWUA / BUW Agreement Local #B340

•    Be available to respond to overtime work both planned and emergency

•    Provide standby coverage in accordance with UWUA / BUW Agreement, Local #B340

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, please visit https://www.unitil.com/our-company/careers. If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact this employer at 603-772-0775 to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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