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Lineworker Apprentice

Job ID 40677 Location Town of Somerset, Massachusetts Organization Electric Maintenance and Construction Department NE Electric OH Operations

Salary $37.57 an hour

Job Purpose

Position     Lineworker Apprentice

Location    Somerset

Key Accountabilities

The apprentice line classification is comprised of a candidate who has successfully completed the overhead pre-line school and the Field Assessment Test. This will determine if the employee has the ability to progress in the Overhead Line Department. All other duties usually assigned to this classification. 

Outline of Duties:

  • Must become proficient at climbing poles and working at heights.
  • Assists line crews, utilizing lineworker tools and equipment to set poles and construct transmission lines.
  • Observes, learns, and performs duties of Lineworker 3/C under direct supervision.


• Must be able to read, write, and speak English to communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors.

• Must have high school diploma or equivalent.

• Must demonstrate mechanical aptitude and ability to advance to Lineworker 1/C through progression process.

• Must be physically able bodied and must be able to operate safely all Company vehicles, tools, and equipment.

• Must be able to bend, lift, and shovel dirt around poles.

• Must successfully complete pre-lineworker qualifying Company programs.

• Must have and retain a valid motor vehicle operator's license, which does not restrict driving as to the type of transmission or hours of operation. Also, must obtain and retain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with proper endorsements to operate all applicable Company equipment, pass a DOT physical, and obtain system hoisting certificate.

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Exposure to inclement weather and temperature extremes.

• May be required to work a reasonable amount of planned and emergency overtime, making available to supervisor an acceptable means of off-hour contact by telephone.

Please be advised that due to the nature of this position, incumbents are subject to US Department of Transportation (“DOT”) safety regulations.

More Information

Please be advised that due to the nature of this position, incumbents are subject to federal Drug & Alcohol safety regulations governing US Department of Transportation ("DOT") covered positions, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Pipeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA). As such, the Company’s testing programs and policies regarding the use of federally prohibited drugs or alcohol, for recreational or medical purposes, will remain in effect for these safety-sensitive, DOT covered positions.

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