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National Grid Foreperson-Maintenance, Controls & Planner in Northport, New York

About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

National Grid is hiring a Foreperson-Maintenance, Controls & Planner f or our Power Plants team. Position can be at any of our Long Island power plant locations.

Job Purpose

Supervises the site work force - Control Technicians and/or Mechanics - in performing work associated with all aspects of maintenance on grounds, buildings, equipment and systems both mechanical and electrical and/or controls.

Key Accountabilities

  • Prepares workplans and assigns work; trains and instructs personnel assigned. Recommends special training needs. Ensures qualifications of assigned staff are kept current.

  • Maintains quantity and quality of work through efficient assignment of personnel to jobs, recognition of factors slowing progress and constant checking on status of job. Analyzes cause of trouble.

  • Reads and interprets complicated and involved plans, drawings and specifications, as required.

  • Is familiar with the site, as well as with the use of care of tools, equipment and material under supervision.

  • Make recommendations concerning purchases and care of equipment.

  • Controls costs by proper planning, by developing better methods and procedures and by minimizing non-work time, and unavailability of tools, material and parts.

  • Is knowledgeable in and properly applies the MAXIMO and P6 program to assure maximum effective utilization of manpower.

  • Initiates requests for equipment outages

  • Reviews personnel work reports and enters maintenance history into MAXIMO and into the Work Management KPI calculator

  • May be required to work extended hours when System conditions require.

  • Facilitates the safe, reliable and economic operation of generating facilities by implementing the PM program through Maximo.

  • Evaluating new equipment manuals for PM requirements and add those requirements to the MAXIMO PM module

  • Reviewing equipment (i.e., defined as “location” in MAXIMO) failure history and make recommendations to Management on what equipment might benefit from analysis to set up a PM

  • Add any eventual recommendations into the MAXIMO PM module.

  • Administers the Company-Union Contract local plant rules, Rules of Safe Operation and all pertinent policies and procedures.

  • Train and develop workforce competencies

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Must have experience managing a team with the ability to build effective, respectful, working relationships.


  • Familiar with local, state and federal agency regulations regarding safety, emissions, and environmental compliance

  • Must have working knowledge of control, electrical and/or mechanical equipment. Also knowledge in insulation and/or welding procedures.

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

  • Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years experience in the operation and maintenance of power generation equipment.

  • Must have the ability to effectively supervise others.

  • Must be capable of being certified as NYS Asbestos Handling Supervisor.

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

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.