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Avangrid Distribution Operator ECC (16568 NYSEG) Binghamton, NY in Vestal, New York

Distribution Operator ECC (16568 NYSEG) Binghamton, NY



Vestal, NY, US

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About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 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 (

Sign-on bonus available!

$5,000.00 to $10,000.00 sign-on bonus available to qualified external applicant hired.

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POSITION – Union: Distribution Operator ECC (Binghamton, NY)




  1. Coordinates/ creates switching for the outage of distribution lines and equipment for testing, Under

directive supervision coordinates/operates the electric distribution facilities and dispatches electric and gas

outage and trouble notifications.

Typical maintenance and repairs to assure continuity of service in cooperation with Section Operators and

Division operating personnel.

  1. Issues switching orders for de-energizing, grounding, tagging and re-energizing distribution facilities.

  2. Assures rigid observance of Electric Switching and Tagging Procedures and standard procedures for gas


  1. Performs required analyses of distribution circuits to ensure proper distribution circuit operation in


and for contingency conditions.

  1. Makes initial analysis of electric outage/trouble and initiates actions to minimize interruptions.

  2. Oversees overall distribution switching operations in a lead role when assigned.

  3. Operates and monitors supervisory controlled electric distribution devices.

  4. Logs data and keeps records up to date.

  5. Updates system diagrams and programs to conform with current field conditions.

  6. Receives electric/gas trouble and outage calls and dispatches crews via the Outage Management


  1. Recognizes unusual conditions and situations and informs responsible Corporate or Division operating


  1. Performs other related or less skilled work as required.

Skills and Requirements

  1. BA in Electrical Engineering / AAS in Electrical Engineering Technology or a passing score on a test

designed by the Company or a provider approved by the Company.

  1. Successful completion of Company administered aptitude test.

  2. Will be expected to absorb Company training in Distribution Operating work, measured by appropriate

job knowledge tests. This includes general knowledge of the operation of generating stations, transmission

and distribution lines, substations, gas distribution systems, geography of Company territory, Company

Safety Rules, Switching and Tagging Procedures , protection systems, and standard procedures for gas



Physical Qualifications

  1. Normal health, physique and use of senses as indicated by passing the required physical examination

given by a Company physician, including color perception.

  1. Must pass pre-employment drug test and be enrolled in the random drug testing program.

Personal Qualifications

  1. Must possess analytical ability and emotional stability.

  2. Must be neat and orderly in work and preparation of records.

  3. Must be willing to work extra and/or irregular hours and/or a shift schedule, and respond to emergencies.

  4. Must be able to receive and transmit orders and instructions in such a manner as to inspire respect and



Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

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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