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Georgia Power is seeking experienced Apprentice Lineman candidates for statewide employment in Transmission construction. This position requires prior line work experience and basic knowledge of wire pulling equipment and procedures. The Apprentice lineman will also be required to pass a pre- employment evaluation and demonstrate that he/she possesses the common skills, knowledge, and physical ability required to be successful in this position. This job requires weekly travel and all travel expenses and hotel cost are the responsibility of the employee and a daily per diem (allowance) will be provided to help cover these costs. The current rate is $110 a day for those employees accruing overnight lodging and working 50 miles from their home. This is an item covered by the Memorandum of Agreement between Georgia Power Company and the IBEW Local No. 84.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Candidates who have earned the ELAC (Electrical Line Worker Apprentice Certification) through a technical college is highly desirable

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Transmission or Distribution field is required with minimum one year as an apprentice lineman.

  • Previous experience working on Georgia Power’s system is preferred but not required.

  • Construction and maintenance line work is desirable

  • Familiar with heavy equipment directly related to the line (including bucket truck and pulling equipment)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Pole climbing and aerial lift operations up to but not limited to 200 feet

  • Working in overhead positions while on the pole

  • Basic mechanical aptitude

  • Knowledge of hand tool required for daily tasks

  • Experience using hydraulic and battery tools

  • Ability to take work direction and translate that into action in a team environment

Other Requirements

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

  • Must currently have a commercial driver’s license or be able to obtain one within 6 months of employment.

  • Must pass a pre- employment CAST test (basic mechanical aptitude) and physical abilities test. Pre-employment testing may be required depending on level of related work experience. A thorough background check, drug screen including a nicotine test, DOT physical and workers compensation questionnaire will be required prior to employment. Applicants must be tobacco free for 6 months prior to employment

  • Candidates must be able to work in all weather conditions throughout the year that may include heat, rain, ice, and snow.

  • Display ethical behaviors and demonstrate our company’s values which are: Safety Excellence, Unquestionably Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment

  • Able to work assigned storm duties, which may include nighttime, weekend, holidays, and overnight travels

  • Because of the nature of the work and weight restrictions on our equipment a candidate must currently weight (and maintain their body weight) below 300lb. fully dressed including steel-toed boots and hard hat

Additional Information

  • This position is covered under the Memorandum of Agreement between Georgia Power Company and the IBEW Local No. 84 which includes an increase every six month until you max out in your job classification and a cost of living increase annually. This position is subject to call-out overtime work, scheduled overtime work, and storm restoration response.

  • Pay: This is a position covered by the collective bargaining agreement between GPC and IBEW Local 84. Union membership is optional. Current starting pay for ALL NEW HIRES is 4982.00 /month or approximately $28.74 /hour. Apprentice lineman who receive job offers will be hired at this rate, regardless of experience/skills. This rate is non-negotiable. 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 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. #LI

Job Field: Power Line Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Forest Park

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 75 % of the Time

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

GPC Transmission Construction – 205 Southfield Parkway (205Forest Park)


Southfield Parkway

Forest Park, 30297

Req ID: GPC2007720

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