Southern Company Apprentice Meterman - Statewide (Athens, Augusta, Atlanta, Gainesville, Lithonia, and Macon) in Forest Park, Georgia

Apprentice Meterman - Statewide (Athens, Augusta, Atlanta, Gainesville, Lithonia, and Macon)


Apprentice Meterman - Georgia Statewide (Athens, Augusta, Atlanta, Gainesville, Lithonia, and Macon)

Georgia Power's Metering Department plays an integral part in Georgia's economy. Hospitals, government agencies, schools, businesses, and individuals will be relying on you to provide reliable electric service and accurate billing information. If you are looking for a career in which you can make a difference and serve Georgians, consider becoming an Apprentice Meterman.

This is a posting for anticipated Georgia Statewide hiring needs in ( Athens, Augusta, Atlanta, Gainesville, Lithonia, and Macon )

Our Apprentice Meterman positions are typically located throughout the state of Georgia. Your ability to work anywhere in the state could be a factor in any hiring decisions. Flexibility in desired work locations is essential for progression through the Apprentice Meterman program. All candidates must be available to work within a certain distance of their assigned operating headquarters (upon hire). No relocation assistance is available.

Summary of Position Duties

The objective of the Apprentice Meterman program is to provide comprehensive, high quality training that will prepare an Apprentice Meterman to progress to Meterman A positions with all the required skills and knowledge to perform the job safely and competently.

  • The two-year program is comprised of four modules, with each module consisting of classroom training and on the job training. Each module begins with classroom training and is then followed by on-the-job training, designed to reinforce the classroom training. In addition to the training activities the Apprentice Meterman, is expected to perform any productive work for which they are trained and qualified.

  • To progress through the program, the Apprentice Meterman must satisfactorily pass evaluations during each module.

  • Once an Apprentice Meterman meets all the requirements under this program, the employee will be promoted to "Meterman A" classification at the time a vacancy becomes available. The employee is assigned to the vacancy through the normal job bidding process. The assigned vacancy can be ANYWHERE in the state of Georgia and the employee must immediately relocate to that assigned location.

Job Responsibilities

  • This position interfaces with other departments in Georgia Power Company (including Marketing, Customer Services, Engineering, and Line), Customers, Electrical Contractors, and Electrical Inspectors to insure metering installations are installed safely and installed to meet Georgia Power Company's specifications and comply with all applicable code requirements.

  • Install and maintain single phase and three phase mechanical and electronic self-contained metering installations.

  • Install transformer-rated metering systems, including sizing instrument transformers, determining multipliers, programming solid-state meters, and the wiring and maintenance of all types of single and three phase transformer-rated installations.

  • Perform field test on all types of self-contained and transformer-rated mechanical and electronic meters.

  • Install, test and maintain pulse metering systems. Includes relays, recorders, totalizers, telecommunication systems, download load profile data, and determining pulse values.

  • Install and program multifunction meters, hands-on design, wiring, testing, and troubleshooting of multi-circuit, multi-function metering systems.

  • This job requires frequently working outside in inclement weather.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit. Membership is optional. 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. The current starting pay for ALL HIRES is $5,493 per month which equates to approximately $30.72 per hour (regardless of prior experience/skills). This pay rate is non-negotiable.


Job Experience and Education Requirements

To be considered the following is Preferred:

  • Documented minimum of 2-year vocational/technical school degree / Associate in Electronics/Electrical/Telecommunications study, military training OR

  • At least 4 years work experience with installation, maintenance, and testing of commercial and industrial meter systems and current meter technologies OR

  • A combination of related work experience/military training and credits towards a 2-year degree/certification in Electronics/Electrical/Telecommunications - TOTALING 4 or more years.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Detailed knowledge of electrical theory and mechanical principles.

  • Excellent math calculation skills necessary.

  • Basic understanding of Electrical Distribution Systems.

  • Knowledge/training and/or work experience of vectors, trigonometry, AC/DC circuits, transformers, single/three phase metering systems, meter sockets, installations of meters (connect/reconnect/disconnect) and/or meter testing are a plus.

  • Prior experience with AMI Smart Meters and/or Smart Meter Network are a plus.

  • Intermediate Computer Skills (file management, Windows, and Microsoft Office Applications) required.

  • Ability to perform physically demanding activities while working outside in all weather conditions.

  • Demonstrated effective communication skills.

  • Proven excellent customer service skills.

  • Demonstrated good organizational skills.

  • Proven problem solver.

  • Knowledge of hand tools.

  • Candidate must currently have a valid driver's license and be able to obtain a valid Drivers License (CMV), with maximum gross vehicle weight rating of over 10,000 pounds..

  • Candidate must have demonstrated the ability to successfully work in a team environment and be committed to working safely.

Other Requirements

  • To be considered for an interview, candidates must pass the Construction and Skilled Trades test (CAST) and the Apprentice Meterman Skills and Knowledge Test (AM SKAT).

  • In addition, candidates must pass a Physical Abilities Test (PAT). The PAT includes (but not limited to): Lifting and carrying an accessory bag (60 pounds); Attaching wires to a pre-mounted test switch; Using digging equipment to dig a trench; Climbing and working at heights up to approximately 20 feet & Hoisting materials with rope for approximately 20 feet. All exercises must be completed and successfully passed . If invited, both of these events will require candidates to travel to a designated location in Georgia (mostly like the Atlanta area). Candidates will not be paid for time or travel to complete these pre-employment tests.

  • Candidates for the position of Apprentice Meterman must CURRENTLY NOT EXCEED (and maintain) a personal body weight [fully dressed and including work boots] of two hundred seventy (270) pounds.

  • Candidate must be available to work storm duty additional hours/overtime which could include: working evenings, nights, weekends and/or holiday.

  • Candidate must be available to work at other company locations when needed, including traveling out of town and overnight stay.

  • Candidate/new hire must provide proper safety toe shoes or boots.

  • Candidate should meet the physical requirements of the position, including (but not limited to): bending, kneeling, crawling, walking, overhead reaching, stooping and standing for long periods of time, working outdoors in all weather conditions,

  • Candidate must be able to currently lift and drag equipment weighing 60 lbs or more in a safe manner.

  • Candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully complete a thorough background verification and drug screening prior to employment.

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.


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):

Gen Svc Hqtr Forest Park - 62 Lake Mirror Road (62FORESTPARK)

62 Lake Mirror Road

Forest Park, 30297

Req ID: GPC2006319