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Mechanical Foreman


Hicksville, NY, US, 11801

Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  12379
Job Category: 
Job Function:  Power Plant Operations
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 Mechanical Foreman for our Maintenance Services department in Hicksville, NY.

Job Purpose

The duties of Mechanical Foreman relate to Station Mechanical Components, mechanical repair, and overhaul personnel. On the job direction, supervision, and technical support, of Physical Workforce. To provide execution and direction of workplan established by Manager / Supervisor. There will be time sheet preparation, vacation & sick leave tracking, and direct administration of contract and work rules. Shift fulfillment as required to provide direct supervision and technical support, of Physical Workforce. Being available 24/7 for emergency callout. Requires extensive overtime commitment to provide direct supervision and technical support, of Physical Workforce.

Key Accountabilities
  • Provide leadership and supervision to various size crews in the maintenance, repair, modification, or installation of all types of equipment.
  • Prepares necessary reports and forms. 
  • Reads and interprets complicated and involved plans, drawings and specifications as required.
  • Lays out and assigns work; trains and instructs employees assigned to the group. 
  • Recommends special training and qualification needs. 
  • Ensures qualifications of assigned staff are kept current.
  • Is familiar with power plants as well as with the use and care of tools, equipment and material under supervision.  Makes recommendations’ concerning purchases and care of equipment.
  • Maintains quantity and quality of production by efficient assignment of personnel to jobs, recognition of factors slowing progress and constant checking on status of job.
  • Develops and reviews maintenance and repair procedures as necessary.  Analyzes causes of trouble. 
  • Controls costs by proper planning, by developing better methods and procedures and by minimizing non-productive time and unavailability of tools, material and parts.
  • Initiates requests for equipment outages. 
  • Must recognize this position's responsibilities to work overtime, rotating shifts, and nights, incidental and prolonged, resulting from unusual operating conditions and major overhauls. 
  • Administers the Company-Union Contract, local plant rules, Nationalgrid Safety Programs and Procedures.                              


  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the operation and maintenance of power generation equipment. 
  • High school graduate or equivalent. 
  • Must have the ability to effectively supervise others. 
  • Must be capable of being certified as NYS Asbestos Handling Supervisor.
  • Valid driver’s license required with a safe driving history that meets National Grid’s Safe Driver policy.
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.

Nearest Major Market: New York City