Southern Company Apprentice Electrician (Repair Shop) in Forest Park, Georgia

Apprentice Electrician (Repair Shop)



Location: Repair Shop, General Services Headquarters - Forest Park, GA

As a member of the Georgia Power team, you will have a unique opportunity to grow your career with one of the Southeast's largest and most well-respected employers. We provide a supportive environment for learning and growth, excellent pay and benefits, and a culture that is built on the highest standards of customer service.


The Apprentice Electrician is a training position to develop the knowledge and skills a Journeyman Electrician will need to perform their job safely and competently. This position is located at the Repair Shop facility in Forest Park, GA. However, on occasion, you will be expected to travel to other work locations to repair equipment on site.

An Apprentice Electrician will work alongside a Journeyman Electrician at the Repair Shop to train and complete tasks associated with the Journeyman Development program to repair and recondition all distribution and transmission equipment. Duties include but are not limited to: maintenance and repair of Distribution and Transmission related equipment such as overheads, single phase and three phase transformers, reclosers, power transformers, mobile substations, and breakers, as well as, learning to competently operate an oil processing station. Related activities include the general usage of hand tools along with operating equipment such as cranes, forklifts, saws, drill press, and pneumatic tools.

Candidates must be able to support a 24/7 work schedule (shift work) including holidays and overtime when necessary. Must be willing to work various shifts, generally day or evening shifts. Subject to callout overtime situations.

Work environment may include working in adverse conditions such as poor weather and hot / cold temperatures, at elevated heights, or in compartments with restricted space.

The starting salary will be based upon the conditions of the Memorandum of Agreement Wage Schedule between Georgia Power and IBEW Local Union Number 84.




High School diploma or equivalent required.

To be considered for an interview, candidates must qualify on both of the following: Construction and Skilled Trades Test (CAST) and the Skills, Knowledge, and Aptitude Test (SKAT) - Electrical.


Two-year technical degree or certificate in Electrical / Electronic Technology and/or related experience in Industrial Maintenance, Electrical or Mechanical Maintenance.

Military experience as Electrical or Mechanical Technician a plus.

Experience Requirements:

This is an entry level position with experience in Industrial Electrician and Mechanical maintenance preferred.

Candidate must have strong safety awareness and adherence to safety practices.

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Good written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to read, understand, and follow procedures, rules, and regulations.

Relevant work-related experience with basic transformer operating theory.

Basic understanding of wiring diagrams and control schematics.

Knowledge of electrical symbols and formulas will be necessary.

Ability to use basic hand and power tools is a must.

Ability to use precision measuring tools is essential.

Good hand and eye coordination.

Have a basic understanding of AC / DC electrical theory

Behavioral Aspects:

Candidate must be willing to maintain regular attendance.

The candidate must be available to work outside normal operating hours which could include nights, weekends, and holidays.

Candidate must be able to work various shifts, primarily day and evening shifts.

Must be available to respond to any emergency callout.

The candidate must be a team player, customer oriented, trainable, and willing to develop their career.

Must understand the value of customer service and support.

Work outside basic job functions as needed to support the business.

Other Requirements:

This is an IBEW covered position.

Valid driver's license is required.

Must possess or able to obtain a Department of Transportation (DOT) medical certification card within the first 6 months on the job.

Candidates must be willing to work outside in all climate conditions and work at heights requiring the use of fall-protection (greater than 4ft.)

Work in tight or congested areas and in abnormal positions.

Must successfully qualify on the Physical Abilities Test (PAT) by demonstrating ability to complete certain physical tasks.


Apprentice Electricians will undergo an extensive training program through the Repair Shop Journeyman Development Program, which includes on-the-job training with classroom training. The training program lasts 4 1/2 years.

Upon successful completion of the Repair Shop Journeyman Development Program the employee will be promoted to a Journeyman Electrician position through automatic progression.

Georgia Power Company has classified this position as "Safety Sensitive" and as such is subject to relevant pre-employment screenings to determine fitness forduty. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the applicant successfully completing all required fitness assessments.

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum) at least SIX MONTHS prior to applying for this position.

Georgia Power Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at at .

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.


We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Forest Park

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

160 Lake Mirror Road - 160 Lake Mirror Road (160FORESTPARK)

160 Lake Mirror Road

Forest Park, 30297

Req ID: GPC2006350