TLS Equipment Operator

National Grid Waltham, MA
About the Position:

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):


* Operate a tractor trailer or dump truck with high / low bed trailers and load / unload heavy equipment or materials.

* Operate heavy equipment on or around energized conductors; i.e. backhoe excavator, bull dozer, truck crane, conventional crane, assorted tracked vehicles, and Transmission conductor installation machinery. Delivery of fuel products to support National Grid projects.

* Installation/ removal of utility poles, excavating roadways, digging utility pole holes, installing and running conductor, delivering material and equipment.

* Perform all duties while adhering to National Grid Safety and Environmental standards.

* Respond to emergency calls during off hours which may require overnight stays and perform duties in adverse conditions.

* Operate a crane utilizing a personnel work basket near energized conductors.

* Ability to operate equipment and perform manual labor or other duties as directed in various environmental conditions in a transmission right of way.

* Operate in a team environment.

* Perform all other work as required by the job, examples are but not limited to ground work, delivering stock, digging pole holes by hand shovel.

Job Qualifications:

* Possession of a valid Class A Driver's License with an air brake endorsement, Medical Examiners Certificate and ability to obtain Hazardous Material endorsement.

* Have five years' experience driving and operating heavy equipment similar to equipment used by National Grid Transmission Line Services department.

* Ability to drive/operate all types of vehicles/equipment in the TLS department under, at times, adverse conditions, in a safe manner.

* Possession of a state Hydraulic License in at least one state within our operating area with the ability to obtain licenses in other states as deemed necessary.

* Must be able to read and write English Language legibly

* Be physically able bodied and a safe and careful worker

* Work under adverse weather conditions during emergencies.

* Be available for scheduled and unscheduled overtime.

* Accept assignments anywhere within service territory.

* Become familiar with company standards and work methods

* Have the ability to progress to crane operations in work methods involving live line energized work

* Have the ability to obtain federal crane operators license, and state crane operator's license as required by each of the New England States where Transmission Line work is performed by the Service Company (VT, NH, RI and MA).


* Final Awarding of the Job(s) is contingent upon the applicant(s) successful completion of the FAT Test and a Field Assessment.

* Employees hired into this position will follow under the guidelines of the 8 year agreement.

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.