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Southern Company Substation Apprentice Electrician - Transmission Maintenance (Various Locations) in Marietta, Georgia

Substation Apprentice Electrician - Transmission Maintenance (Various Locations)


SUBSTATION APPRENTICE ELECTRICIAN – Transmission Maintenance (Various Locations)

Potential Locations Include (Not Guaranteed): Rome, Athens, Augusta, Macon, Columbus, Albany, Valdosta, Brunswick,

Statesboro, Baxley, Savannah, downtown Atlanta, Union City, Marietta, and Conyers

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 maintain system substation facilities.

The Apprentice Electrician is trained in and will be responsible for all the activities in the maintenance of substations including: Power Circuit Breaker Operation, Maintenance, Repair, Troubleshooting and Timing; Equipment Print Reading; Installation and Commissioning of New Substation Equipment; Large Power Transformer Maintenance and Repair and Gasket Preparation; Plumbing, Carpentry, Rigging, Sheet Metal, Calibration, Machinist, and Welding; Perform Live Line Work in Substations by utilizing Hot Sticks and Gloving methods.

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, which includes an increase every six months until you max out in your job classification and a cost of living increase every July.


Job Experience and Education:

  • This is an entry level position. Experience with electrical and mechanical systems is desired.

  • A majority of the work of an Apprentice Electrician is the mechanical maintenance of large electrical equipment.

  • An understanding of both mechanical and electrical maintenance techniques is a plus.

  • Two-year technical degree in Electronics, Electricity, Electronic Technology, Industrial Maintenance, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Electrical/Mechanical highly desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

  • Relevant, work-related experience with basic transformer theory, single-phase, and three phase motors preferred.

  • Candidates must have a basic understanding of wiring diagrams and control schematics.

  • Knowledge of electrical symbols and formulas will be necessary: Wiring diagrams and control schematics. Basic transformer theory. Single-phase and three-phase motor basics. 1) Standard Scales 2) Vernier Scales

  • Ability to use precision measuring tools is essential.

  • Must have knowledge of Vernier Scales and Standard Scales.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Good hand and eye coordination.

  • Basic AC & DC electrical theory.

Behavioral Aspects:

  • Candidates must be willing to work outside in all climate conditions, work at significant heights above the ground and must be available for overtime and emergency call-out. All jobs require 45 minutes callout response time and 50% availability.

  • Candidate must be willing to maintain regular attendance.

  • Must be available after hours for service restoration.

  • Must be available for scheduled overtime.

  • Need to be willing to relocate for job opportunities.

  • Must understand the value of customer service and support.

Other Requirements:

  • To be considered for an interview, candidates must pass two pre-employment written exams (basic mechanical aptitude - CAST test; and electrical theory - SKAT test) plus a Physical Abilities Test.

  • A thorough background check, Medical Questionnaire, DOT Physical and drug screening including a test for nicotine will be conducted prior to employment.

  • Must be able to obtain a Commercial Driver's License if you don't already have one.

  • Familiar with driving and backing large vehicles.

  • Positions are union-covered with statewide seniority.

  • Subject to callout overtime situations and callout availability standards.

  • Because of the nature of our work and weight restrictions on our equipment, a candidate must currently weigh (and maintain their body weight) at or below 300 pounds - fully dressed including steel-toed work boots, safety harness and hardhat.


---Apprentice Electricians will undergo an extensive training program including classroom, skills, and on-the-job training. The training program lasts approximately 3-4 years.

---Upon successful completion of the training, the employee is eligible to bid on Journeyman Electrician positions as they become available.

---Georgia Power's employees play an integral part in Georgia's economy. Hospitals, government agencies, schools, businesses, and individuals will be relying on you to provide reliable electric service. If you are looking for a career in which you can make a difference and serve Georgians, consider becoming an Apprentice Electrician for Georgia Power.


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

-->Must be available to work assigned storm duty, which could include evenings, weekends, holidays and overnight travel.

-->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 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 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 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-Marietta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Atlanta Road Oper Hdqts - 1450 Atlanta Road (1450MARIETTA)

1450 Atlanta Road

Marietta, 30060

Req ID: GPC2006850

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