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National Grid Relay Technician in Northport, New York

Job Purpose

Experience the personal challenge of working for a world class organization and leader in the Utilities and Energy industry as a Relay Technician.

Department: Maintenance Service General Shops

Location: Northport, LI

Pay Rate: $31.67- $55.54

Key Accountabilities

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for:

  • Applying manufacturers' instructions for testing, adjusting and maintaining equipment.

  • Reading and analyzing AC and DC prints and test results.

  • Installing, acceptance testing, repair, and investigating questionable operations, of all types of relays, instrument transformers, telemetering equipment, load control equipment, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) equipment, and oscillographic equipment.

  • Capable of preparing written reports and sketches, able to discriminate as to circuits and equipment clearances in order to safely perform the work.

  • Execute the necessary switching operations in accordance with a duly authorized switching order.

  • Capable of working on energized equipment without causing interruptions to service.

  • Setting, testing, calibrating, adjusting and repairing all types of protective relays.

  • Perform all necessary system operational tests to insure proper functional performance of complete protection, control, telemetering, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.

  • The successful candidate will be required to work overtime on an as needed basis and participate in national grid's Emergency Restoration Program.

  • Operation of a motor vehicle and possession of aValid NYS Driver’s license is required with a safe driving history that meets National Grid’s Safe Driver policy; Less than 5 points on the driver's license and a clean driving record with in the past 3 years required


An Associates Degree from an accredited college in Electrical Technology is required. Applicants will need to provide a copy of their degree, a copy of their official college transcript and pass a written screening exam to be considered for this position.

More Information

Please be advised that due to the nature of this position, incumbents are subject to US Department of Transportation ("DOT") safety regulations.

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.