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Southern Company Lineman/Apprentice Lineman - Transmission in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Lineman/Apprentice Lineman - Transmission


Lineman/Apprentice Lineman


This position will be filled at a Journeyman Lineman or Apprentice Lineman level depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

This position is responsible for working with transmission line crews involved in the construction, maintenance and operation of transmission lines. This includes working with live 46kV transmission lines. This position is responsible for operating various types of cranes, bucket trucks and other heavy equipment and must be able to climb power poles when necessary.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience in transmission line work (setting poles, framing specifications, conductor identification, grounding specifications, etc.) is desired.

  • Completion of a Lineman Training Program is desired.

  • Ability to climb power poles is required.

  • Ability to operate transmission line construction/maintenance equipment.

  • Ability to utilize instruction manuals in the performance of work and to read, understand and follow directions, rules, regulations and procedures.

Behavioral Aspects:

  • Must exhibit a positive attitude, understand and follow safety procedures, demonstrate effective communication skills (oral & written), possess effective customer relation skills and show initiative and leadership in work.

  • Must exhibit good interpersonal skills.

  • Must be a self-starter.

  • Must be able to work as part of a team and with other work groups as needed.

Other Requirements:

  • Class A driver’s license required.

  • There is extensive travel involved when working with our transmission crews.

  • Must be able to work off-road, in all climate conditions, in dirty working conditions and at significant heights above ground.

  • Must live within 30 minutes of the Hattiesburg Transmission Facility.

  • Must be willing to perform duties within and outside of the normal business hours as needed to maintain customer service.

  • Must be able to obtain Crane Certification.

This position requires successful completion of the CAST Pre-employment test. If you are selected for testing, you will be notified via E-Mail with registration instructions.

Mississippi Power a subsidiary of Southern Company, serves southeast Mississippi. We have a history of customer and community service, economic development leadership, environmental stewardship and employee involvement.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies 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: Mississippi-Pine Belt/ Hattiesburg Area-Hattiesburg

Operating Company: Mississippi Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Hattiesburg Transmission Facility - 5012 Old Highway 42 (5012HATTIESBURG)

5012 Old Highway 42

Hatiesburg, 39401

Req ID: MPC2001746

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