Lineman Recruitment Program

Program Overview – The program is designed to recruit and retain qualified applicants who are interested in becoming linemen for public power.

Prerequisite: High School Diploma or High School Equivalency
Current DOT Physical & Drug Screen
CDL Class A Learner’s Permit
Must be 18 years old

Training:  Paid training through local community college lineman tech program

Details: Applicants in the program will be provided with compensated training through a local community college lineman technician program. Employee in return agrees to complete the training program with a program certificate upon completion. Employees must maintain a passing grade throughout the program. Should an employee fail to complete the program (including non-passing grades) will be required to reimburse the Town of Maiden the full cost of any tuition, books, or compensation that was paid during enrollment.

Upon completion of the program, the employee will enter the ElectriCities Apprentice Program for further training and career development.

Employees must agree to work for the Town of Maiden for a consecutive 4-year period immediately following completion following completion of the lineman technician program. Any employee that separates employment from the Town of Maiden during the first 2 years will be responsible for full reimbursement to the Town of Maiden full cost of any tuition, books, and compensation that was paid during enrollment. Employees separated during years 2-4 will be responsible for any compensation at a pro-rated rate. Any program grants will be reimbursed before any town funds.

Funding: Funding for the program will come from the training line item within the electrical fund. The program may also possibly be subsidized by using any available system betterment funding through ElectriCities. The maximum total cost for the program will capped be at $10000.00 per employee. The program will run approximately 10 weeks from the time classes begin.