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National Grid Journeyman Lineworker in Buffalo, New York

About the Position:

We are presently seeking Trouble Mechanic C-Hot Sticks for an opening in our Buffalo location. In addition to a starting wage of $56.10 per hour, we offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k) plan, vacation, tuition assistance and more.

Under direct supervision, on a shift, to perform work in the field necessary for the location and permanent repair, where possible, of all types of trouble on the distribution and sub-transmission system including that involved in the most complicated and congested types of construction, including that which may require the use of a complete set of hot line tools, and do switching. To perform uncomplicated, make ready work for telephone and CATV (maximum 1/0 triplex), install or remove single phase service (critical to customer), install and remove street light fixtures (burned out heads, non-routine) in critical areas during off hours.

Under general supervision, on a shift, occasionally and in emergencies to perform work in the field necessary for the location and correction of all simpler types of trouble on the distribution system.

Job Qualifications :

  • Must have occupied the position of Line Mechanic-Hot Stick or five years of equivalent Journeyman overhead lineman distribution experience.

  • Must pass physical abilities exam.

  • Must pass validated aptitude test.

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Must have a valid drivers license

  • Must have a CDL A

Note: External candidates hired into the Western Division Trouble Dept as a Trouble Mechanic C or D-Hot Stick will be required to remain in the western division trouble dept for a period of three (3) years. Management reserves the right to make exceptions to this requirement


  • Hourly/$56.10

Please be advised that due to the nature of this position, incumbents are subject to federal Drug & Alcohol safety regulations governing US Department of Transportation ("DOT") covered positions, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Pipeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA). As such, the

Company’s testing programs and policies regarding the use of federally prohibited drugs or alcohol, for recreational or medical purposes, will remain in effect for these safety-sensitive, DOT covered positions.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.