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Drafting Technician B- Civil/Structural

Syracuse, New York



A fast-paced dynamic environment where the focus is on our customers and the communities we serve. We are seeking individuals who are high-energy problem solvers and enjoy being part of a team. The call center is a great place to work and learn the utility business. There are opportunities throughout the company to grow into a long-term career.

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Drafting Technician B- Civil/Structural

As part of National Grid’s continued commitment to safety, all new hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or medical reason can request a reasonable accommodation.

About the Position:

We are presently seeking to fill a Drafting Technician B position in Syracuse, NY, at a starting wage of $32.97. In addition, we offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k) plan, vacation, tuition assistance and more. Under direct supervision, to do drafting and elementary detailing involving no original design of plans and drawings for construction projects of all types, and of diagrams, maps and records, and perform such duties as:

  • Prepare finished drawings including diagrams, maps and records prepared by others;
  • Develop simple drawings, parts of drawings and details from complete information assembled from various sources;
  • Revise existing drawings, maps and tracings in accordance with sketches or corrected prints prepared by others;
  • Assist in recording on standard maps and records complex additions and retirements of gas facilities, overhead electric distribution facilities and simple additions and retirements of underground electric facilities as shown on construction and retirement orders and associated completion reports. Analyze completion reports and reconcile with information added to or removed from the maps and records relating to the above described facilities;
  • Prepare manhole sketches and diagrams from inventory reports;
  • Make zone summaries of overhead electric distribution plant from field inventories;
  • Assist in ordering and distributing to various departments, prints prepared from standard maps;
  • Assist in the taking of field measurements and physical inventories of either gas or electric production, transmission and distribution plant.

Job Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent 
  • AAS Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering Technology
  • Satisfactory completion of a validated aptitude testing
  • Training in mechanical drawing
  • Ability to use drafting equipment in a skillful manner
  • Basic knowledge of projection and view development procedure
  • Valid Drivers License

NOTE: Drafting Technician B's shall, after a period of greater than one year but no longer than two years, and after having demonstrated the ability to perform Drafting Technician C work in a manner satisfactory to the Company, be promoted to Drafting Technician C at the time of the annual Review Board.

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.


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