The following opening is available under Article P13 of the IBEW Labor Agreement.
VZCareers Req #: 378370

234 Washington Street, Providence RI
7A – 4P (40 hours)


• Candidate has to be BMQT qualified
• 2 Year Associates Degree from vocational/technical school
• Experience in ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical work and heating plant operations and maintenance
• Must have valid refrigeration license
• Must have oil burner’s license
• Must have EPA certification

Applications should be faxed to:
Labor Relations
125 High Street, Boston, MA
FAX: 617-737-0624

Applications should include the following:
Job Title
Work Location
Rating Date (if applicable)
List all relevant qualifications

Questions may be directed to:
Jeffrey Coaston cbr 617-696-4020

Human Resources Guideline

Weather – New England (Associates)


It is the expectation of Verizon to maintain essential services and operations during any severe weather or emergency condition while providing for the protection, safety and health of all employees and customers.


These guidelines apply to all associates in the following states:

· Maine

· Massachusetts

· New Hampshire

· Rhode Island


Because of the essential telecommunications services Verizon provides to the community at large, the Company is not at liberty to cease operations during severe weather and emergency conditions.

Service demands, weather, and transportation conditions may vary from location to location. The administration of this guideline should be appropriate to meet the situation in each location and should be uniform between locations and departments to the extent that the situation is similar.

If travel bans or curfews are imposed by federal, state or local authorities, Verizon leadership will contact civil authorities and will seek appropriate exemptions for essential employees to report to work and perform their jobs.

Authorization, Coordination and Notification:

In the event of inclement weather or other abnormal condition, the respective Area/Region Presidents and/or Business Unit Leader(s) will work through the appropriate Area Control Center (ACC) and the National Emergency Coordinating Center (NECC) to establish an incident management bridge. The ACC/NECC will engage the required Working and Planning Committee Members for the affected area. In consultation with regional Health, Safety, Environmental, HR Business Partners and Labor Relations, a decision will be made by the respective Area/Region Presidents and/or Business Unit Leader(s) on whether to release employees and/or trigger facility closure(s).

Once a declaration to release employees and/or close facilities is made, the ACC/NECC will work with Employee Communications to craft and distribute the appropriate messaging to the affected employees and their line management.

Any access issues due to restrictions implemented by government authorities (local, county, state or federal) should be addressed with the ACC/NECC and will be managed in accordance with their existing standard operating procedures.

Employee Responsibilities

An understanding should be developed with each employee, outlining his or her responsibility in an emergency.

Generally, each employee is responsible for the following:

· To report to his or her regular place of employment on time.

· If delayed, to call his or her manager or the coordinator for the work unit and advise of his or her progress or problems in reporting to work. This will enable the manager to plan and coordinate the force necessary to meet the service needs and to give advice to the individual. The supervisor may be able to offer assistance in transportation or suggest an alternative location where the employee can be of needed assistance.

Payment Criteria

Most employees recognize their personal responsibility and conscientiously respond to emergencies. For this reason, generally an employee will be paid if he/she meets one of the following criteria:

Employees who reach their regular work location:

· Employees who work some part of their normal assignment will be paid for the full assignment.

· Paid absence for part of a session will be considered as “Time Worked” for purpose of determining overtime payments.

Employees who do not reach their regular work location:

· When taken in accordance with a prearranged plan or upon the direction of his/her supervisor or coordinator, employees with necessary skills and experience who report to a different work location, where they can be of real assistance in an emergency.

· Employees who have medical conditions that may jeopardize their health or safety by attempting to travel during a severe storm. For example, an employee with a chronic serious health condition, or who is currently recuperating from recent surgery, illness, or accident.

· Employees who, despite making reasonable and conscientious efforts appropriate for the circumstances and being in communication with their supervisor, are unsuccessful in reaching their work location.


Employees who do not report to work and fail to meet any of the above criteria should not be paid. This determination and recommendation should be made locally based on close, detailed knowledge of the individual, of his or her effort, and the prevailing conditions. Appropriate entries should then be made on the

P13 Jobs for Local 2323

1. Safety Coach for SSTs
• Must canvass all I/M, CXM & Special Services SSTs
• Will have an interview with Pat Regan, Larry Savarese & Jim Fennel

2. Contract Work Inspector for Rhode Island North (CXM)
• Must canvass all SSTs and OPTs in Local 2323, including Special Services

3. Contract Work Inspector for Rhode Island South (CXM)
• Must canvass all SSTs and OPTs in Local 2323, including Special Services

4. Power Follow Through Inspector for McManus District
Southeast MA and RI
• Must canvass all I/M, CXM & Special Services SSTs in Locals 2322 & 2323

Local 2323 Promotion Jobs Available

Safety Coach
Available to SSTs only
I/M, CXM & Specials

Contract Work Inspector – North
Available to all SSTs & OPTs Will report to 21 Business Park Dr.,
(Including Special Services) Smithfield, RI*
Will cover Northern RI area

Contract Work Inspector – South
Available to all SSTs & OPTs Will report to 2979 Tower Hill Rd.,
(Including Special Services) South Kingstown, RI*
Will cover Southern RI area

PFTI for all Southeast & RI
Available to all SSTs (Including Special Services) Will report to 15 Currant St,
in Locals 2322 & 2323 Fall River, MA (Local 2322)

*May also report to 100 New Engand Way, Warwick, RI

Power Follow-through Inspector

This is a P13 Title. The Power-follow Through Inspector provides assistance on a daily basis to Outside Plant Team Leaders, Analyzers, Engineers, and other personnel as necessary for the resolution of power influence, electrical protection, electrolysis, and other transmission related service issues. The PFTI installs (or coordinates the installation of), inspects, and maintains power substation special circuit protection equipment as engineered by the Inductive Coordination and Electrical Protection Engineer. The PFTI is responsible to assist the ICEP in conduct claim case investigations for the corporation when requested. In addition, the PFTI is responsible for conducting surveys and inspections relating to the above activities, as well as assist evaluation of new test equipment.

Contract Work Inspector
This is an Article P13 Title. Please refer to IBEW – New England Contract, general section for additional information. The Contract Work Inspector ensures that all outside contractors complete their work in accordance with Company practices, standards, quality plans, contracts and agreements and that the interests of the Company are protected.

A retirement party is being held in honor of many long time members who have decided to retire on 12/21. Please come out on Thursday 12/18 @ 3:30pm on and wish them all the best in retirement.

ASIA GRILL 12/18 3:30pm – ???

Kat Geary
Jean Perriera
Steve DiFonte
Jeff Morrissey
Danny Mello
Mike Peixioto
Warren Imman
Kevin Martin

IBEW Local 2323 has several upcoming events planned we encourage all members to attend. We had an amazing turnout for the Thanksgiving Feed A Family event over 150 members and familes attended and were able to again feed 200 less fortunate familes. Thank you to all who attended and donated to make this such a successful event.

Saturday 5:00pm November 29th, 2014
Christmas Tree Lighting Event @ the Union office.
22 Amflex Drive Cranston, RI 02921

Saturday 7:00pm December 6th, 2014
IBEW Local 2323 Christmas Party
Wicked Good Bar & Grill
Twin River Casino

Attend a Retirement Planning

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

IBEW Local 2323 Union Hall
99 Amflex Drive
Cranston, RI 02920

Spouses are welcome! Refreshments will be served!
To RSVP, or for more Plan information, please call
Steve Raymond at:
(978) 239-6999
Attention IBEW Local 2323 Members
We have been working with IBEW Members for more than 35 years