Overhead Lineworker – Entry

EVERSOURCE, Oak Bluffs, MA, Openings : 1,
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Job Description :

Overhead Lineworker Grade C (Entry)

Location: Martha’s Vineyard

Starting Rate of Pay: $38.88 per hour

Schedule: M-F, 7:30AM – 4PM

**Union Represented Position**

**Island Residency Required**

The Overhead Lineworker Grade C is the entry rating held by an employee during the period he or she is acquiring the necessary knowledge and experience required to progress through the established Overhead Lineworker ratings.

Overhead Lineworkers assist in the installation, removal, inspection and repair of overhead plant and apparatus at heights not in excess of 35 feet above ground. The Overhead Lineworker Grade C will learn specifications, procedures and requirements relating to work on overhead lines and various types of overhead circuits.

Individuals must be able to perform work assignments at the apprentice line worker level including distribution transmission work work emergency and overtime when the need exists candidate must demonstrate safe working practices have the mechanical ability to use hand/power tools, and equipment pertinent to line construction and maintenance and can climb and work on poles, ladders, and other elevated structures.

Successful candidate will be required to successfully complete a Company administered Overhead Lineworker School



  • High School Education or equivalent


  • Must have 2 years of electrical experience. Prior pole climbing experience preferred.

-Must have demonstrated ability in overhead electric systems as evidenced by successfully passing knowledge- based exam and physical prescreening.

  • Must pass EEI testing (CAST test) and successful completion of a technical and behavioral interview.
  • Must have a work history that demonstrates safe work habits.

Licenses &amp Certifications:

  • Massachusetts License to Operate Motor Vehicles
  • Valid CDL Class B Driver’s License or equivalent Military license strongly preferred

Working Conditions:

  • Ability and willingness to perform heavy physical work indoors and outdoors in all seasons and at times for extended periods.
  • Ability to stand a minimum of five to six hours on the ground – may be in a bucket on a line truck or at the top of a distribution pole.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Ability to push/pull weights up to 75 pounds.
  • Ability to climb or use authorized equipment to reach various heights and breadths.
  • Ability to frequently and repetitively bend/stoop/squat.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to gain knowledge of the methods, materials, and tools in line construction and maintenance work.
  • Ability to gain knowledge of the principles of electric theory as applied to electrical circuits and wire systems.
  • Ability to gain knowledge of the occupational hazards of the trade and of adequate and necessary safety precautions.
  • Some knowledge of light construction and maintenance equipment.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to read and interpret data, information, and documents
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to observe and interpret situations
  • Ability to learn and apply new information or new skills
  • Ability to work under deadlines with constant interruptions

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EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

VEVRRA Federal Contractor

Emergency Response:

Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.

Last Date For Apply: 2024-06-13 00:00:00 Job Type : FULL_TIME, Employment Type : FULL_TIMEApply Here