• Aldie, VA, USA
  • Full Time

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We are currently looking for a Line Technician 3rd Class to assist with construction, operation and maintainance of NOVEC's transmission and distribution system.  This position will ensure reliable electrical service, efficient service restoration and the highest level of customer satisfaction in accordance with safety standards, regulatory compliance and NOVEC policies and procedures.

This position will be for our Loudoun Service Center location in Aldie, VA.  


The essential job responsibilities and duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform construction and maintenance of overhead and underground transmission and distribution facilities to ensure compliance with plans, specifications, work and job orders, regulations, applicable codes, and NOVEC standards.
  • Assist in troubleshooting, repair, and service restoration of overhead and underground transmission and distribution facilities under the direction of a Line Technician 1st Class or higher level to develop skills in energized work procedures.
  • Perform gloving on energized distribution facilities up to 600 volts when no primary voltage is present or all primary potentials are covered under the direction of a Line Technician 1st Class or higher level in compliance with policies and procedures, NOVEC safety rules, VOSHA and any other local, state or federal regulations.
  • Operate backhoe/loader, digger derrick, material and bucket trucks, trailers, and miscellaneous equipment and tools and perform maintenance on all assigned equipment in accordance with NOVEC specifications, operator manuals and other local, state or federal regulations.
  • Assist in performing crew activities to ensure proper, effective and efficient use of available resources; and safely complete scheduled and unscheduled customer commitments and work assignments.
  • Assist in the execution of switching orders and advise when changes are required.
  • Assist in reviewing construction activities for effectiveness and compliance with NOVEC construction standards and assist with revising of and developing changes in design specifications, work processes, policies, and procedures.



Education and Experience:

High School Diploma or GED and the completion of basic level electric utility technical training is required.  A minimum of one (1) year experience working in an electric utility construction and maintenance environment is required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to read, interpret, and relate plans, technical drawings, specifications and system maps of electrical distribution and transmission systems.
  • Possess and apply strong working knowledge of assigned construction equipment, tools and meter use.
  • Apply ability to climb poles and/or structures on a daily basis using approved procedures and safety measures.
  • Ability to operate backhoes, digger derricks, other equipment and large construction vehicles.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of staff and the general public.
  • Apply analytical methodology to problem solving and decision making while relating technical concepts to practical applications.
  • Apply working knowledge of and ability to operate personal computer and related software systems including but not limited to Microsoft Office, WMIS, Lawson and system map software.
  • Must have a clean driving record and possess (or have the ability to obtain) a Class A CDL. 


If you're ready to take the next step towards advancing your career, apply today!  NOVEC is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify.  We do not provide sponsorships for our positions.

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