Telecommunications Lineman

Job Description

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom, a Vermont based telecommunications solutions provider, located in central Vermont, is seeking a qualified Telecommunications Lineman to join our team in Waitsfield.  Responsibilities include a variety of duties related to the installation, operation, repair, and maintenance of telecommunications outside plant including fiber and copper cable and CATV.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Place aerial/buried telephone cable (copper and fiber) and CATV (coax);. 
  • Connects wires and cables to terminals and attaches/detaches various kinds of hardware to wires, cables, buildings, or poles;
  • Performs aerial tasks such as new cable installs, pole transfers, strand building, cable hanging, lashing, etc.
  • Perform construction work such as digging holes, placing cable, air pipe and inner duct in various types of conduit systems and open excavations;
  • Climb utility poles and/or use aerial lift truck to place cables on poles per system design;
  • Ensures all installation work is done according to quality standards, always complying with proper safety standards/procedures and work practices according to WCVT or OSHA/VOSHA, whichever standard is higher.

Physical Demands/ Work Environment:

  • Lifting up to 80 lbs.
  • Requires frequent periods of lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving objects and occasional periods of walking, sitting, standing, and crouching.
  • Frequently exposed to varying environmental conditions due to outside working environment; must have ability to work in all temperatures, climates, and weather conditions.


  • Five or more years’ experience in telephony outside plant construction or related experience, which includes experience in the placement of telecommunications cable (copper and fiber) and CATV.
  • Valid CDL Class A
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to setup and operate power tools, electronic testing equipment, and heavy equipment such as a bucket truck and backhoe.
  • Ability to climb poles and work at heights up to and exceeding 40 feet.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction prints, plans, and specifications.

No calls please, submit resume and a completed WCVT job application to:

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom

ATTN: Human Resources

PO Box 9, 3898 Main Street

Waitsfield, VT 05673

Fax: (802) 496-8342



WCVT’s job application can be found on our website under “Employment”.

Job Location (City, State)
Waitsfield, VT