MTA Metro-North Power Lineman Position

MTA Metro-North is seeking a Power Lineman.  This is a full-time position with a starting pay rate of $25.11 per hour (65% of the full rate).  The full rate of pay is $38.63 which is reached in the sixth year of employment.  Those approved for journeyman's rate (based on qualifications) start at 80% of the full rate.  Applicants will establish seniority in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union (IBEW), the union representing Power Lineman, in accordance with the union's current collective bargaining agreement.

The Power Lineman is responsible for the installation, inspection, testing, repair and maintenance all aspects of the high tension, building power and feeder distribution systems and power support structures.

Application deadline is Friday, August 19, 2022.


High School Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) and

Valid Driver’s license or equivalent and

At least one of the following:

Experience working with aerial lift or bucket truck or

Prior climbing experience (i.e., utility poles, streel structures, tree contractor work) or

Experience with the use of fall protection equipment and working at heights of greater than 25 feet or

One (1) year of experience performing electrical work or

Completion of an Electrical Safety Training course based on OSHA 1910.269 or

Completion of an Electrical Program at an accredited Trade, Vocational or Technical School or

One year of experience performing communications/cable technician linework


Four (4) years of experience in the electrical industry

Formal education or training in the electrical field

Completion of an Electrical Apprenticeship Program

Experience with tree removal and equipment

Knowledge of related OSHA regulations

Experience working with up to 27,000 volts

Experience with electrical clearance and Lock out Tag out procedures

Prior utility lineman experience working on aerial energized circuits while climbing

Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

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