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Avangrid Chief Line Mechanic (NYSEG-NY-Auburn) in Auburn, New York

Chief Line Mechanic (NYSEG-NY-Auburn)



Auburn, NY, US

Company Company

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit (


POSITION - Union: Chief Line Mechanic (NYSEG-NY-Auburn)(36007)




  • Under general supervision, regularly supervises the work of a line crew consisting of not more than 4 othermen on all types of construction and maintenance and on energized or de-energized transmission anddistribution conductors, structures and equipment. (See Memorandum governing bonus pay for ChiefLineman and Lineman 1/C assigned additional supervisory responsibility dated 9/29/68.)

  • May be required to: (1) make voltage and current tests on low voltage circuits; (2) connect or disconnectelectric and/or gas meters; (3) perform any incidental work necessary to serve electric and/or gascustomers; (4) handle trouble calls; (5) do high voltage switching.

  • Assists or relieves Line Foreman when required.

  • Performs any of the duties of a 1/C Lineman and other related or less skilled work as directed.

Skills and Requirements

  • Should have had at least two years' experience as First-Class Lineman.

  • Must be able to perform operations of considerable complexity and variety where standard methodsof procedure are available. Equivalent to 4 years of high school; or 2 years of high school plus 2years apprenticeship or trade school training.

  • Must have a working knowledge of the layout and characteristics of the transmission and distribution linesin the area to which he is assigned and a working knowledge of electrical fundamentals as related to theconstruction, operation and maintenance of such lines.

  • Must be thoroughly familiar with Company's Electrical and Mechanical Tagging Rules.

  • Must be familiar with Company's Safety Rules, approved Methods of Resuscitation on or off the ground,and able to render practical First Aid.

  • Must be able to qualify for required license for vehicles driven.

Our Selection Process

Physical Qualifications:

Normal health, physique and use of senses as indicated by passing the required physical examination given by aCompany Physician, including color perception.

Strength and endurance adequate for arduous labor in all kinds of outdoor weather conditions.

Personal Qualifications:

Must be willing to work irregular and/or extra hours as required.

Must be willing to work under unusual or special working conditions and surroundings, as well as the normalworking conditions pertaining to this job.

Must be particularly alert in observing hazards and avoiding accidents.

Must be capable of making and holding to decisions with fairness.

Must be tactful in handling employee relations problems.

Must be able to receive and transmit orders and instructions in such a manner as to inspire respectand confidence of both superiors and subordinates.

Must be capable of, and willing to assume supervisory responsibilities.


  • Be a role model

  • Be agile

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Technical Skills

Mobility Information

Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link (

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