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Chief Line Mechanic - SSWU at Avangrid in Walton, New York

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POSITION - Union: Chief Line Mechanic - SSWU ( Walton/Hamden , NY)

SCHEDULE - Tuesday - Saturday, Hours: 0600 - 1430


Under general supervision, regularly supervises the work of a line crew consisting of not more than 4
other men on all types of construction and maintenance and on energized or de-energized transmission
and distribution conductors, structures and equipment. (See Memorandum governing bonus pay for
Chief Lineman 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
disconnect electric and/or gas meters; (3) perform any incidental work necessary to serve electric
and/or gas customers; (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 methods of
procedure are available. Equivalent to 4 years of high school; or 2 years of high school plus 2 years
apprenticeship or trade school training.
Must have a working knowledge of the layout and characteristics of the transmission and distribution
lines in the area to which he is assigned and a working knowledge of electrical fundamentals as related
to the construction, 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.


Physical Qualifications:
Normal health, physique and use of senses as indicated by passing the required physical examination
given by a Company 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
normal working 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 respect and
confidence of both superiors and subordinates.
Must be capable of, and willing to assume supervisory responsibilities.

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

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