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Section Operator (27125 NYSEG) Binghamton, NY


Vestal, NY, US



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


Job Description

POSITION - Union: Section Operator (27125)


Under directive supervision coordinates the operation of Section facilities which may affect the electric and gas transmission and distribution systems.

Coordinates the outage of lines and equipment for testing, maintenance and repairs to assure continuity of service in cooperation with Area and District operating personnel. Issues switching orders for deenergizing, grounding, tagging and re-energizing transmission, sub-transmission, distribution, substation and generating plant facilities.

Assures rigid observance of ""Operating Instructions for Switching and Tagging Procedures of Electric Lines and Equipment"", and standard procedures for gas operations.

Makes initial analysis of trouble in his Section and initiates action to minimize interruptions.

Operates and monitors supervisory controlled electric substations throughout the Section.

Monitors and maintains gas pressures at given locations within predetermined limits by means of supervisory control equipment.

Keeps logs of operations in his Section to supplement automatically recorded data.

Marks up system diagram boards to conform with current field conditions.

Receives trouble calls when customer service personnel and switchboard operators are off duty.
Dispatches crews for minor troubles during this period.

Recognizes unusual conditions and situations and informs responsible Corporate, Area or District operating personnel. Performs other related or less skilled work as required.

Skills and Requirements

Must possess A.A.S. degree in Electrical Technology or practical experience and minimum technical knowledge as determined by an appropriate test.

Should have had 3 years' experience in electric operating or related functions.

Will be expected to absorb Company training in Section Operating work, measured by appropriate job knowledge tests, as described in the Memorandum of Agreement titled ""Section Operator Training Program"". 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, ""Operating Instructions for Switching and Tagging Procedures of Electric Lines and Equipment"", and standard procedures for gas operations.

Must be able to qualify for Automobile Operator's License, when required.


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

Must possess analytical ability and emotional stability.

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

Must be willing to work extra and/or irregular hours and/or a shift schedule.
Must be able to receive and transmit orders and instructions in such a manner as to inspire respect and confidence.

Must meet the general requirements for all employees as outlined in the Preamble to the Job Specification Manual



  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Be a role model
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Be agile
  • 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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