Electric Operations Technician

ELECTRIC OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN

South Norwalk Electric and Water (SNEW) is a municipal electric and water utility owned and operated by the Second Taxing District, Norwalk, Connecticut. SNEW serves some 9,000 customers with water throughout Norwalk and surrounding areas and approximately 6,500 customers with electric in South Norwalk. The District also maintains parks and other public spaces in the South Norwalk community. SNEW is a municipal utility and is currently accepting applications for the following position:

SUMMARY

The Electric Operations Technician is directly accountable to the Director of Electric Operations. This position works in a team environment with the Line Manager, Lead Electric Distribution Engineer, and Director of Electric Operations.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  1. Associate’s degree in engineering, computer science, the physical sciences or a related field.
  2. Two (2) years significant job related experience in a technical field preferably with a utility organization.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  1. Technical knowledge of principles of engineering and science.
  2. Working knowledge of design and construction of electrical system projects.
  3. Knowledge of technical verbal and written communication skills as well as public speaking skills.
  4. Ability to work with all types of people under varying circumstances and to interface with all departments within the organization.
  5. Working knowledge of computers and related software.
  6. General knowledge of business administration and basic principles of accounting.
  7. Physical ability to walk distances for up to two hours when inspecting facilities, construction projects, and in the performance of design activities for the organization.
  8. Physical ability to withstand exposure to weather, noise, indoor environment (often involving extremes in temperature and poor ventilation), in addition to the physical ability to sit for long periods of time at the computer or drafting table.
  9. Availability for occasional evening meetings.
  10. Mental stamina to work under conditions with multiple priorities and the ability to determine which is most important.
  11. Ability to keep up with constantly changing technical and regulatory information.
  12. General knowledge of regulations governing employment law and human rights.
  13. Ability to travel nationwide on behalf of the Organization to attend educational seminars to keep current on new and improved methods.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides technical assistance to all other departments, identifying problem areas and responding with potential solutions.
  2. An Emergency Work Requirement and On-Call Duty, when assigned.
  3. Assists with Overhead, underground & substation improvements
  4. Reviews Distribution System & Substation standards, policies and Procedures
  5. Adheres to Electric Rules and Regulations.
  6. Perform monthly substation inspections.
  7. Program Underground distribution switches.
  8. Perform substation oil sampling test.
  9. Calculate customer deposits and verify customer loads.
  10. Assists with outside construction projects including field inspection, cost accounting and construction management.
  11. Provides detailed technical and scientific studies as assigned.
  12. Responsible for support of the Department’s Safety Program.
  13. Resolve customer Voltage problems.
  14. Assists in the preparation of annual budget for the department of technical services. Reviews reports, plans, studies and other documents affecting the utility, and makes recommendations to the Organization.
  15. Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Director of Electric Operations.
  16. Maintain and update construction standards

SNEW offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefit package. An application packet is available at South Norwalk Electric & Water, One State Street, Norwalk, CT 06854 or on our Website at www.snew.org. Applications must be submitted by February 14, 2022 for consideration.

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Electric Line Manager

SOUTH NORWALK ELECTRIC AND WATER

South Norwalk Electric and Water, a water and electric utility owned and operated by the Second Taxing District, Norwalk, Connecticut, is currently accepting applications for the following position:

ELECTRIC LINE MANAGER

Supervises and coordinates activities of the Line Department and is responsible for the entire management and operation of the Line Department. Interacts with other internal work groups to further the objectives of SNEW. Works with Electric Operations to coordinate and review new construction, customer projects, and system improvements.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

1. High school (or GED) or trade school graduate, or have an equivalent in experience and training, plus successful completion of required 4/5-year apprenticeship program with mandatory on-the-job training and completion of certificate courses for cable splicing from an accredited institute with on-the-job training. Must have 18 years’ experience as a lineman and 4 years’ experience supervising underground and overhead distribution personnel

2. Must obtain and maintain Convex TD800 initial and refresher training, and demonstrate the ability to read, write, understand and communicate switching orders.

3. Must have and maintain a current/valid Connecticut Class Two license and Commercial Driver’s license (CDL), Class B (without restrictions E, G, or R).

4. Must live within 30 minutes commute from the utility.

5. Must have thorough knowledge of practices, materials and equipment used in the substation, sub-transmission and distribution systems.

6. Must have practical knowledge of the employment of all tools and materials and of the strength of all materials used in line construction and the limitation of all tools and mechanical equipment used in the construction and maintenance of the transmission and distribution systems.

7. Must have ability to do required electrical work, working hot equipment and by using hot line tools.

8. Must be in good physical condition; normal hearing and normal vision.

9. Must have ability to work indoors or outdoors, as assigned.

10. Must have ability to work in standing position for extended periods of time.

11. Must have ability to work for extended periods of time under conditions that require extreme care; climb poles or structures and perform required work off the ground on ladders, staging, bosun chair, etc., without being susceptible to dizziness; not be easily distracted, and act in a rational manner under emergency conditions.

12. Must have ability to cooperate and work efficiently with other employees.

13. Must have a thorough knowledge of safety rules and procedures, including rescue and resuscitation from electric shock.

14. Must have ability to instruct and direct the work of others in line work and to work effectively with others.

15. Must have ability to glove voltages up to and including 15 kV.

16. Must be able to travel nationally to represent SNEW and to gain additional knowledge and skills to keep SNEW’s electric systems current with modern electric utility operational and maintenance standards.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS, ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Is able to perform the duties of all the employees and job descriptions in the Line Department, and the following as required:

2. Directs the work of the Line Department in overhead and underground line construction and maintenance of the electrical distribution, sub-transmission, and substations.

3. Operates, in cooperation with the Substation Engineer, switch gear and systems in the substation(s), to provide optimal sub-transmission and distribution status.

4. Monitors safety habits and practices.

5. Handles all contact with customers and the public in a respectful and courteous manner.

6. An Emergency Work Requirement and On-Call Duty, when assigned.

7. Is able to perform any task on overhead or underground sub-transmission and distribution systems, as line worker, particularly those tasks involving a high degree of knowledge, skill and ability.

8. Assists the Substation Engineer with maintenance of the substation(s).

9. Exercises independent judgment frequently and works under general supervision only.

10. Supervises and performs switching, grounding and other varied and difficult tasks according to standard departmental practices.

11. Diagnoses and repairs trouble relating to normal assignment, and performs unusual work where no standard methods or specific directions are available.

12. Installs, removes and maintains all types of equipment and materials used on the transmission and distribution system.

13. Makes any type of transformer connection required.

14. Provides advice and recommendations to the Director of Electric Operations and General Manager for the improvement of the electrical distribution system including increased electric reliability and safety.

15. Assists the Director of Electric Operations and General Manager in budgeting and cost controls.

16. Prepares estimates for projects, makes suggestions regarding projects as required.

17. Prepares reports and maintains records for the company as required.

18. Performs any other duties assigned by the Director of Electric Operations and/or the General Manager, including working in another department under another job description, if required and qualified.

19. Assists Electric Operations with the evaluation of new customers, projects, and improvements to the distribution, substation, and sub-transmission systems.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervises work of Line Department, as assigned. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising the performance of subordinates; addressing complaints and resolving problems of subordinates. However, because of staff shortages or emergencies, may directly perform the work of any employee in the Line Department.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The Electric Line Manager is exposed high/low voltage, and heavy traffic patterns. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to excessive, and there is exposure to inclement weather in outdoor and night time conditions.

SNEW offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package. An application packet is available on our website at www.snew.org.

Applications must be submitted by February 9, 2022 for consideration. EOE

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Journeyman Lineworker

SOUTH NORWALK ELECTRIC AND WATER

South Norwalk Electric and Water (SNEW) is a municipal electric and water utility owned and operated by the Second Taxing District, Norwalk, Connecticut. SNEW serves some 9,000 customers with water throughout Norwalk and surrounding areas and approximately 6,500 customers with electric in South Norwalk. The District also maintains parks and other public spaces in the South Norwalk community.

JOURNEYMAN – LINEWORKER

Requirements:       The Line Worker works in a team environment with the Line Manager, the Substation Engineer, the Electric Distribution Engineer and others by:

 

  • Safely performing line work to construct, maintain, troubleshoot and repair all distribution voltage primary and secondary overhead and underground distribution systems, including street lighting and substation work under the direction of the Line Manager.
  • This includes poles, wires, guys, switches, interrupters, transformers, capacitors, lighting and other attachments.
  • The ability to learn, abide by and enforce SNEW’s Electric Rules & Regulations and Safety Policy.
  • Having a thorough knowledge of street lighting and overhead and underground electric distribution system maintenance, construction, troubleshooting practices.
  • Having a working knowledge of the implantation and limitation of tools, material and equipment.
  • The ability to perform energized and de-energized electrical work.
  • The ability to request, write, check and perform substation and line switching (TD800).
  • The ability to become certified in cable splicing and flagging.
  • Operating Aerial Lifts, Bucket Truck and Digger/Derrek Trucks and other line equipment in a proper and safe manner.
  • Communicating improvements in mapping and circuit diagrams.
  • Maintaining a good physical condition and having normal hearing and vision.
  • The ability to work indoors or outdoors.
  • The ability to work in standing position for extended periods of time including the ability to climb poles or structures and perform required work off the ground on ladders, staging, or aerial lifts without being susceptible to dizziness or easily distracted.
  • Being available and responding to emergencies after hours and as part of the weekly on-call rotation.
  • Performing other duties and attend training as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • High school, vocational trade school, or trade school diploma or GED
  • Completion of Four –to-five year Apprenticeship Program with mandatory on‐the‐job training at a recognized school, trade association or utility program
  • Completion of Journeyman Program with mandatory on‐the‐job training at a recognized school, trade association or utility program
  • Current, valid CT Class Two License and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B (without restrictions E, G, or R)
  • Certificate of completeness for First Aid, CPR and pole-top & bucket rescue
  • Must live within 30 minutes commute to the utility

 

SNEW offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefit package. An application is available at South Norwalk Electric and Water, One State Street, Norwalk, CT 06854 or on the Employee Application link on our website at www.snew.org. Applications must be submitted by April 14, 2021 for consideration. EOE

 

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April 14, 2021

Apprentice Lineworker

SOUTH NORWALK ELECTRIC AND WATER

South Norwalk Electric and Water (SNEW) is a municipal electric and water utility owned and operated by the Second Taxing District, Norwalk, Connecticut. SNEW serves some 9,000 customers with water in the greater Norwalk area and approximately 6,500 customers with electricity in South Norwalk. The District also maintains parks and other public spaces in the South Norwalk community. SNEW is a utility and is currently accepting applications for the following position:

APPRENTICE LINE WORKER

The Apprentice Line Worker works in a team environment with the Line Manager, Substation & Electric Distribution Engineers and Director of Electric Operations by:

 

  • Safely performing line work to construct, maintain, troubleshoot and repair all distribution voltage primary and secondary overhead and underground systems, including street lighting and substation equipment under the direction of the Line Manager.
  • This includes poles, wires, guys, fuses, switches, interrupters, transformers, capacitors, lighting, switchgear, disconnects, circuit switchers, batteries and other electric distribution system equipment.

 

Through a Four-Year Apprenticeship and on-the-job training, the Apprentice Line Worker must demonstrate an ability to learn:

 

  • SNEW’s Electric Rules & Regulations and Safety Policy.
  • Street lighting and overhead and underground electric distribution system maintenance, construction, troubleshooting practices.
  • A working knowledge of the implantation and limitation of tools, material and equipment.
  • Energized and de-energized electrical work, cable splicing and flagging.
  • How to request, write, check and perform substation and line switching (CONVEX TD800).
  • The operation of Aerial Lifts, Bucket and Digger/Derrick Trucks and other line equipment in a proper and safe manner.
  • The process to improve mapping and circuit diagrams.

 

Additional Requirements:

 

  • The ability to maintain good physical condition and having normal hearing and vision.
  • The ability to work indoors or outdoors.
  • The ability to work in standing position for extended periods of time including the ability to climb poles or structures and perform required work off the ground on ladders, staging, or aerial lifts without being susceptible to dizziness or easily distracted.
  • Being available and responding to emergencies after hours and as part of the weekly on-call rotation.
  • Performing other duties and attend training as assigned.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • High school, vocational trade school, or trade school diploma or GED
  • Ability to complete NEPPA’s Four year Line Worker Apprenticeship Program
  • Current, valid CT Class D Driver’s License.
  • A current CT Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B license (without restrictions E, G, or R) or ability to obtain.
  • Certificate of completeness for First Aid, CPR and pole-top & bucket rescue or ability to obtain.
  • Must live within 30 minutes commute to the utility.

 

SNEW offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefit package. An application is available at South Norwalk Electric and Water, One State Street, Norwalk, CT 06854 or on the Employee Application link on our website at www.snew.org. Applications must be submitted by April 14, 2021 for consideration. EOE

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Apprentice Lineworker

South Norwalk Electric and Water (SNEW) is a municipal electric and water utility owned and operated by the Second Taxing District, Norwalk, Connecticut. SNEW serves some 9,000 customers with water in the greater Norwalk area and approximately 6,500 customers with electricity in South Norwalk. The District also maintains parks and other public spaces in the South Norwalk community. SNEW is a utility and is currently accepting applications for the following position:

 

APPRENTICE LINE WORKER

The Apprentice Line Worker works in a team environment with the Line Manager, Substation & Electric Distribution Engineers and Director of Electric Operations by:

  • Safely performing line work to construct, maintain, troubleshoot and repair all distribution voltage primary and secondary overhead and underground systems, including street lighting and substation equipment under the direction of the Line Manager.
  • This includes poles, wires, guys, fuses, switches, interrupters, transformers, capacitors, lighting, switchgear, disconnects, circuit switchers, batteries and other electric distribution system equipment.

 

Through a Four-Year Apprenticeship and on-the-job training, the Apprentice Line Worker must demonstrate an ability to learn:

  • SNEW’s Electric Rules & Regulations and Safety Policy.
  • Street lighting and overhead and underground electric distribution system maintenance, construction, troubleshooting practices.
  • A working knowledge of the implantation and limitation of tools, material and equipment.
  • Energized and de-energized electrical work, cable splicing and flagging.
  • How to request, write, check and perform substation and line switching (CONVEX TD800).
  • The operation of Aerial Lifts, Bucket and Digger/Derrick Trucks and other line equipment in a proper and safe manner.
  • The process to improve mapping and circuit diagrams.

 

Additional Requirements:

  • The ability to maintain good physical condition and having normal hearing and vision.
  • The ability to work indoors or outdoors.
  • The ability to work in standing position for extended periods of time including the ability to climb poles or structures and perform required work off the ground on ladders, staging, or aerial lifts without being susceptible to dizziness or easily distracted.
  • Being available and responding to emergencies after hours and as part of the weekly on-call rotation.
  • Performing other duties and attend training as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • High school, vocational trade school, or trade school diploma or GED
  • Ability to complete NEPPA’s Four year Line Worker Apprenticeship Program
  • Current, valid CT Class D Driver’s License.
  • A current CT Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B license (without restrictions E, G, or R) or ability to obtain.
  • Certificate of completeness for First Aid, CPR and pole-top & bucket rescue or ability to obtain.
  • Must live within 30 minutes commute to the utility.

 

SNEW offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefit package. An application is available at South Norwalk Electric and Water, One State Street, Norwalk, CT 06854 or on the Employee Application link on our website at www.snew.org. Please email all applications to hr@snew.org. Applications must be submitted by July 15, 2020 for consideration. EOE

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July 15, 2020

Apprentice Lineworker Copy

South Norwalk Electric and Water (SNEW) is a municipal electric and water utility owned and operated by the Second Taxing District, Norwalk, Connecticut. SNEW serves some 9,000 customers with water in the greater Norwalk area and approximately 6,500 customers with electricity in South Norwalk. The District also maintains parks and other public spaces in the South Norwalk community. SNEW is a utility and is currently accepting applications for the following position:

APPRENTICE LINE WORKER

The Apprentice Line Worker works in a team environment with the Line Manager, Substation & Electric Distribution Engineers and Director of Electric Operations by:

 

  • Safely performing line work to construct, maintain, troubleshoot and repair all distribution voltage primary and secondary overhead and underground systems, including street lighting and substation equipment under the direction of the Line Manager.
  • This includes poles, wires, guys, fuses, switches, interrupters, transformers, capacitors, lighting, switchgear, disconnects, circuit switchers, batteries and other electric distribution system equipment.

 

Through a Four-Year Apprenticeship and on-the-job training, the Apprentice Line Worker must demonstrate an ability to learn:

 

  • SNEW’s Electric Rules & Regulations and Safety Policy.
  • Street lighting and overhead and underground electric distribution system maintenance, construction, troubleshooting practices.
  • A working knowledge of the implantation and limitation of tools, material and equipment.
  • Energized and de-energized electrical work, cable splicing and flagging.
  • How to request, write, check and perform substation and line switching (CONVEX TD800).
  • The operation of Aerial Lifts, Bucket and Digger/Derrick Trucks and other line equipment in a proper and safe manner.
  • The process to improve mapping and circuit diagrams.

 

Additional Requirements:

 

  • The ability to maintain good physical condition and having normal hearing and vision.
  • The ability to work indoors or outdoors.
  • The ability to work in standing position for extended periods of time including the ability to climb poles or structures and perform required work off the ground on ladders, staging, or aerial lifts without being susceptible to dizziness or easily distracted.
  • Being available and responding to emergencies after hours and as part of the weekly on-call rotation.
  • Performing other duties and attend training as assigned.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • High school, vocational trade school, or trade school diploma or GED
  • Ability to complete NEPPA’s Four year Line Worker Apprenticeship Program
  • Current, valid CT Class D Driver’s License.
  • A current CT Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B license (without restrictions E, G, or R) or ability to obtain.
  • Certificate of completeness for First Aid, CPR and pole-top & bucket rescue or ability to obtain.
  • Must live within 30 minutes commute to the utility.

 

SNEW offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefit package. An application is available at South Norwalk Electric and Water, One State Street, Norwalk, CT 06854 or on the Employee Application link on our website at www.snew.org. Please email all applications to hr@snew.org. Applications must be submitted by May 18, 2018 for consideration. EOE

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May 18, 2018

JOURNEYMAN – LINEWORKER

SOUTH NORWALK ELECTRIC AND WATER

South Norwalk Electric and Water (SNEW) is a municipal electric and water utility owned and operated by the Second Taxing District, Norwalk, Connecticut. SNEW serves some 9,000 customers with water throughout Norwalk and surrounding areas and approximately 6,500 customers with electric in South Norwalk. The District also maintains parks and other public spaces in the South Norwalk community.

JOURNEYMAN – LINEWORKER

Requirements:       The Line Worker works in a team environment with the Line Manager, the Substation Engineer, the Electric Distribution Engineer and others by:

  • Safely performing line work to construct, maintain, troubleshoot and repair all distribution voltage primary and secondary overhead and underground distribution systems, including street lighting and substation work under the direction of the Line Manager.
  • This includes poles, wires, guys, switches, interrupters, transformers, capacitors, lighting and other attachments.
  • The ability to learn, abide by and enforce SNEW’s Electric Rules & Regulations and Safety Policy.
  • Having a thorough knowledge of street lighting and overhead and underground electric distribution system maintenance, construction, troubleshooting practices.
  • Having a working knowledge of the implantation and limitation of tools, material and equipment.
  • The ability to perform energized and de-energized electrical work.
  • The ability to request, write, check and perform substation and line switching (TD800).
  • The ability to become certified in cable splicing and flagging.
  • Operating Aerial Lifts, Bucket Truck and Digger/Derrek Trucks and other line equipment in a proper and safe manner.
  • Communicating improvements in mapping and circuit diagrams.
  • Maintaining a good physical condition and having normal hearing and vision.
  • The ability to work indoors or outdoors.
  • The ability to work in standing position for extended periods of time including the ability to climb poles or structures and perform required work off the ground on ladders, staging, or aerial lifts without being susceptible to dizziness or easily distracted.
  • Being available and responding to emergencies after hours and as part of the weekly on-call rotation.
  • Performing other duties and attend training as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • High school, vocational trade school, or trade school diploma or GED
  • Completion of Four –to-five year Apprenticeship Program with mandatory on‐the‐job training at a recognized school, trade association or utility program
  • Completion of Journeyman Program with mandatory on‐the‐job training at a recognized school, trade association or utility program
  • Current, valid CT Class Two License and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B (without restrictions E, G, or R)
  • Certificate of completeness for First Aid, CPR and pole-top & bucket rescue
  • Must live within 30 minutes commute to the utility

 

SNEW offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefit package. An application packet is available at South Norwalk Electric & Water, One State Street, Norwalk, CT 06854 or on our Website at www.snew.org. Applications must be submitted by September 4, 2019 for consideration.

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September 04, 2019

Director of Electric Operations

South Norwalk Electric and Water (SNEW), a water and electric utility owned and operated by the Second Taxing District, Norwalk, Connecticut, is currently accepting applications for the following position:

 

DIRECTOR OF ELECTRIC OPERATIONS

 

SNEW is seeking a career-oriented individual to be responsible for the complete budgeting, engineering, operations, maintenance and construction of its electric system, including distribution, substation, and related facilities. The Director of Electric Operations is accountable for electric service performance and quality, and insures that all projects, improvements, processes, systems, procedures, practices and methods conform to industry standards.

 

The Director of Electric Operations is a vital member of SNEW’s management team, working closely with the General Manager and other Directors to assure the highest level of customer service and competitive rates to its electric customers. The Director sets performance goals and directs the Electric Operations personnel in the achievement of those goals, manages costs, and keeps abreast of technical requirements and developments in the electric distribution industry.

 

Requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must have or the ability to obtain a Connecticut Driver’s License.
  • Bachelor degree in electric engineering (power option preferred) or related field and seven (7) years significant job‐related experience in electric distribution, at least three (3) of which include the supervision of line personnel.
  • Master’s degree in engineering, science or business is a plus. Professional Engineering license not required, but also preferred.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of electric distribution systems.
  • Track record of managing electric line personnel in a variety of operating conditions.
  • Ability to communicate at a variety of organizational levels, in both technical and non-technical modes.
  • Available to respond to emergency conditions to restore electric service, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • Must live, or relocate to, within 45 minutes commute to SNEW’s headquarters in South Norwalk, CT.
  • Will be subject to a personal and DOT background check and drug test.

 

SNEW offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefit package. The application is available at South Norwalk Electric and Water, One State Street, Norwalk, CT 06854, or on our Website at www.snew.org. Applications must be submitted by September 11, 2018 for consideration. EOE

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September 11, 2018

Journeyman Lineworker

South Norwalk Electric and Water (SNEW) is a municipal electric and water utility owned and operated by the Second Taxing District, Norwalk, Connecticut. SNEW serves some 9,000 customers with water throughout Norwalk and surrounding areas and approximately 6,500 customers with electric in South Norwalk. The District also maintains parks and other public spaces in the South Norwalk community.

JOURNEYMAN – LINEWORKER

Requirements:       The Line Worker works in a team environment with the Line Manager, the Substation Engineer, the Electric Distribution Engineer and others by:

 

  • Safely performing line work to construct, maintain, troubleshoot and repair all distribution voltage primary and secondary overhead and underground distribution systems, including street lighting and substation work under the direction of the Line Manager.
  • This includes poles, wires, guys, switches, interrupters, transformers, capacitors, lighting and other attachments.
  • The ability to learn, abide by and enforce SNEW’s Electric Rules & Regulations and Safety Policy.
  • Having a thorough knowledge of street lighting and overhead and underground electric distribution system maintenance, construction, troubleshooting practices.
  • Having a working knowledge of the implantation and limitation of tools, material and equipment.
  • The ability to perform energized and de-energized electrical work.
  • The ability to request, write, check and perform substation and line switching (TD800).
  • The ability to become certified in cable splicing and flagging.
  • Operating Aerial Lifts, Bucket Truck and Digger/Derrek Trucks and other line equipment in a proper and safe manner.
  • Communicating improvements in mapping and circuit diagrams.
  • Maintaining a good physical condition and having normal hearing and vision.
  • The ability to work indoors or outdoors.
  • The ability to work in standing position for extended periods of time including the ability to climb poles or structures and perform required work off the ground on ladders, staging, or aerial lifts without being susceptible to dizziness or easily distracted.
  • Being available and responding to emergencies after hours and as part of the weekly on-call rotation.
  • Performing other duties and attend training as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • High school, vocational trade school, or trade school diploma or GED
  • Completion of Four –to-five year Apprenticeship Program with mandatory on‐the‐job training at a recognized school, trade association or utility program
  • Completion of Journeyman Program with mandatory on‐the‐job training at a recognized school, trade association or utility program
  • Current, valid CT Class Two License and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B (without restrictions E, G, or R)
  • Certificate of completeness for First Aid, CPR and pole-top & bucket rescue
  • Must live within 30 minutes commute to the utility

 

SNEW offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefit package. An application packet is available at South Norwalk Electric & Water, One State Street, Norwalk, CT 06854, on our Website at www.snew.org. Applications must be submitted by May 18, 2018 for consideration.

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May 18, 2018

Apprentice Lineworker

South Norwalk Electric and Water (SNEW) is a municipal electric and water utility owned and operated by the Second Taxing District, Norwalk, Connecticut. SNEW serves some 9,000 customers with water in the greater Norwalk area and approximately 6,500 customers with electricity in South Norwalk. The District also maintains parks and other public spaces in the South Norwalk community. SNEW is a utility and is currently accepting applications for the following position:

APPRENTICE LINE WORKER

The Apprentice Line Worker works in a team environment with the Line Manager, Substation & Electric Distribution Engineers and Director of Electric Operations by:

  • Safely performing line work to construct, maintain, troubleshoot and repair all distribution voltage primary and secondary overhead and underground systems, including street lighting and substation equipment under the direction of the Line Manager.
  • This includes poles, wires, guys, fuses, switches, interrupters, transformers, capacitors, lighting, switchgear, disconnects, circuit switchers, batteries and other electric distribution system equipment.

 

Through a Four-Year Apprenticeship and on-the-job training, the Apprentice Line Worker must demonstrate an ability to learn:

  • SNEW’s Electric Rules & Regulations and Safety Policy.
  • Street lighting and overhead and underground electric distribution system maintenance, construction, troubleshooting practices.
  • A working knowledge of the implantation and limitation of tools, material and equipment.
  • Energized and de-energized electrical work, cable splicing and flagging.
  • How to request, write, check and perform substation and line switching (CONVEX TD800).
  • The operation of Aerial Lifts, Bucket and Digger/Derrick Trucks and other line equipment in a proper and safe manner.
  • The process to improve mapping and circuit diagrams.

 

Additional Requirements:

  • The ability to maintain good physical condition and having normal hearing and vision.
  • The ability to work indoors or outdoors.
  • The ability to work in standing position for extended periods of time including the ability to climb poles or structures and perform required work off the ground on ladders, staging, or aerial lifts without being susceptible to dizziness or easily distracted.
  • Being available and responding to emergencies after hours and as part of the weekly on-call rotation.
  • Performing other duties and attend training as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • High school, vocational trade school, or trade school diploma or GED
  • Ability to complete NEPPA’s Four year Line Worker Apprenticeship Program
  • Current, valid CT Class D Driver’s License.
  • A current CT Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B license (without restrictions E, G, or R) or ability to obtain.
  • Certificate of completeness for First Aid, CPR and pole-top & bucket rescue or ability to obtain.
  • Must live within 30 minutes commute to the utility.

 

SNEW offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefit package. An application is available at South Norwalk Electric and Water, One State Street, Norwalk, CT 06854 or on the Employee Application link on our website at www.snew.org. Please email all applications to hr@snew.org. Applications must be submitted by September 13, 2019 for consideration. EOE

Job Details

Category
Status
open
Closing
September 13, 2019