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Southern Company Apprentice/ Journeyman General Office Electrician (GOE) - Northern Division in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Apprentice/ Journeyman General Office Electrician (GOE) - Northern Division


Electrician/Apprentice Electrician

General Office Substations – Northern Division


This position will be in the General Office Substations Department and will be located in the Northern Division

This position is responsible for construction, installation, maintenance and operation of electrical substations and similar equipment on the distribution system. This includes: conduit, cabling systems, switchboard equipment, power system equipment (breakers, regulators, transformers, switches, reclosers, capacitors, etc.), bus systems, structures, grounding systems, wiring and other related items

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Two-year technical degree in Electricity, Electronic Technology Industrial Maintenance, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Electrical/Mechanical is a plus.

  • Experience with electrical and mechanical systems is a plus.

  • Ability to utilize drawings/prints and instruction manuals in the performance of construction, maintenance and operation of electrical facilities.

  • Ability to operate construction/maintenance equipment (bucket/derrick trucks, oil processing equipment, etc.) and tools.

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

  • Ability to perform switching, obtain clearances and make site safe for work.

  • Must possess Problem Solving/Troubleshooting Skills.

  • Ability to utilize computers/substation-related technology is a plus.

Behavioral Aspects:

  • Must be a self-starter. Must be able to work independently, as part of a team and with other work groups as needed.

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

Other Requirements:

  • Must live within a 35 minute drive of the reporting location.

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

  • Must be willing to work outside in all climate conditions, work at significant heights above the ground and on occasion work in confined spaces.

  • Must be able to obtain a commercial driver’s license with a hazardous material and tanker endorsement within 6 months of employment.

  • Must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification credential, also knows as a TWIC card.

  • Must be able to operate weight-restricted equipment in accordance with the equipment ratings.

Must be successful on the CAST test to be considered for this position. If selected to test for this position, you will be notified via e-mail with an invitation.

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 a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit www.southerncompany.com.

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: MPC2001980