Distribution Line Crew: Coast Division Apprentice Lineman - Entry Level



Distribution Line Crew: Coast Division Apprentice Lineman - Entry Level

Successful candidates must reside or be willing to relocate at their own expense to live within 30 minutes of headquarters. In addition to this requirement, the successful candidate must be able to work within any location in that division. Position will be filled as entry level Apprentice Lineman only.

This position will be covered by the Memorandum of Agreement between Mississippi Power and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Job Summary

This position is responsible for working in a line crew on overhead and underground construction and maintenance of distribution systems. This position is also responsible for responding to and correcting problems with the electrical distribution system during normal working hours, after hours, nights and weekends.

Job Responsibilities

Candidate must safely perform any work normally or reasonably required in this classification. This position builds, maintains, inspects, troubleshoots, replaces, and repairs distribution power lines, poles, and related equipment according to Company specifications and manufacturer's recommendations. Successful candidate will review work orders and determine material needed to complete jobs; along with being able to safely load wire coils, poles, equipment, and materials onto trucks. Candidate is responsible for using hand tools to assemble materials, connectors, brackets, and other equipment in preparation for installation on pole-lines or underground systems. This position frequently works aerially from a ladder, lift bucket, and pole-climbing tools to remove/replace/repair equipment. Successful candidate must climb utility poles and other structures. This position is responsible for cleaning and maintaining tools/trucks. Successful candidate must maintain regular attendance and comply with all safety procedures, practices and requirements. Candidate must be able to effectively communicate in person, by radio, and by phone to various company personnel in the normal course of duties. The applicant will complete a prescribed Journeyman Development Program.

Job Requirements

  • Must pass or have passed the Construction and Skills Trade Test (CAST) in order to be considered

  • Must have a valid Mississippi Driver's License, and will be required to obtain Mississippi Commercial Drivers license once state eligibility requirements are met

  • Must maintain weight to comply with equipment manufacturer's restrictions

  • Must be available for call out overtime work, scheduled overtime work, and overnight travel as needed

  • Availability for timely response to call outs are required

  • The successful applicant must currently live within or be willing to relocate to within a 30 minute commute from the assigned headquarters office. No relocation assistance available

  • High School diploma or equivalent required with a 2 year Technical Degree (Industrial or Technical majors) preferred

  • 2 years manual labor, construction, maintenance, electrical or working on heavy equipment, military, or related utility experience preferred

  • Individuals also must demonstrate the ability and desire to work safely and display ethical behavior at all times

  • Must work up to heights of 100 feet

  • Ability to perform physically demanding activities while working outside in all weather conditions; Job requires candidates to bend, kneel, crawl, stoop and stand for long periods of time

  • Operate all equipment (diggers, cranes, aerial devices, pulling and tensioning equipment)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Candidates should have a comprehensive knowledge of customer relation skills and the ability to think clearly and make logical decisions under pressure.

  • Average or above average computer skills are desired.

  • Working knowledge of electricity and the maintenance of electrical lines is necessary.

  • Ability to operate machinery and vehicles, use basic hand tools, the ability to work at heights, climb tall structures, read blueprints, lift, carry and pull heavy objects.

  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions and work in enclosed, dark areas

  • Work methods must adhere to all safe work practices and must possess the ability to build solid interpersonal relationships with other employees

Behavioral Attributes

  • Exhibit Our Values behaviors of unquestionable trust, superior performance, and total commitment.

  • Ability to work successfully in a team atmosphere.

  • Successful candidate must be ethical, customer oriented, self-motivated, a continuous learner and highly dependable.


  • Please submit an updated resume with your application

If you are selected to take the CAST test required for this position, you will be notified via e-mail.

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 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

Primary Location: Mississippi-Coastal Area-Gulfport

Operating Company: Mississippi Power Company

Other Locations: Mississippi-Coastal Area-Biloxi, Mississippi-Coastal Area-Bay St. Louis, Mississippi-Coastal Area-Pascagoula

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

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Coast Division Office - 2908 28th Street (2908GULFPORT)

2908 28th Street

Gulfport, 39501

Biloxi Service Center - 245 Oak Street (245BILOXI)

245 Oak Street

Biloxi, 39530

Bay St. Louis Office - 300 Highway 90 (300BAYSTLOUIS)

300 Highway 90

Bay St. Louis, 39520

Pascagoula Office - 2326 Telephone Road (2326PASCAGOULA)

2326 Telephone Road

Pascagoula, 39567

Req ID: MPC2001604





Company Name:
Southern Company
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
United States
Lineman/Lineworker - Apprentice
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
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