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Truck Operator (Electrician Assistant) - Transmission Substation Construction

Southern Company - Atlanta, GA
Job Number
103692061

Job Description

Title: Truck Operator (Electrician Assistant) - Transmission Substation Construction Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta Job Number: GPC2002728 TRUCK OPERATOR/ELECTRICIAN ASSISTANT - Transmission Substation Construction NOTE: We are anticipating filling several vacancies in early 2014 - we are actively sourcing and beginning the hiring process now for these positions. Truck Operators assist in theconstruction of Transmission substations throughout the state of Georgia. This includes building foundations, steel structures, truck operation, and ground help. This position is part of astatewide, traveling construction crewresponsible for constructing new and replacing existing transmission structures and facilities. This is aphysically demanding position that requires heavy manual labor. This position works four, ten-hour days and requires overnight and out-of-town stays during the week near the construction site (this means you could be away from home as many as 200 overnights per year).Travel expenses, hotel expenses and meals are the responsibility of the Truck Operator and a per diem (daily allowance paid by the day) is provided to help cover these costs. This position is covered under the Memorandum of Agreement between Georgia Power Company and the IBEW Local No. 84 which includes an increase every six months until you max out in your job classification and a cost of living increase every July. This position is subject to call-out overtime work, scheduled overtime work, and storm restoration response. JOB REQUIREMENTS Education Requirements: * High School diploma or equivalent. Experience Requirements: * Training or experience in industrial maintenance or construction is highly desired. * Experience working outdoors in a labor intensive occupation is also a plus. * Experience in a physically demanding work environment and ability to work with all types of tools is desired. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: * Ability to read, understand, and follow procedures, rules, and regulations. * Training or experience in industrial maintenance or construction is a plus. Familiarity with heavy machinery, heavy load rigging/lifting and industrial maintenance or construction. * Candidates should have a basic mechanical and electrical aptitude or a demonstrated aptitude for either. * Experience wiring relaying control schemes is a plus. * Experience with AC and DC wiring for low voltage systems. * Installation/termination of control wiring for communication, protective, and control schemes preferred. * Ability to reach and understand wiring schematics strongly preferred. Behavioral Attributes: * All candidates must enjoy working outdoors in a physically demanding environment. * Must adhere to all safety requirements and demonstrate "Target Zero" behaviors - Georgia Power's philosophy that "Every day, every job, safely." * Must demonstate the ability and desire to work safely and display ethical behavior at all times. Other Requirements: * Ability to work at extreme (60 - 200 feet) height is essential to succeed in this position. * All construction jobs require extended overnight stays and travel throughout the state of Georgia. You could be away from home as many as 200 nights per year. * Must possess a valid driver's license. * Must currently have a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or be able to attain a CDL within 6 months of employment. Valid CDL Permit is strongly preferred (prior to hire). Note: Any candidate who currently holds a CDL will require verification with current and past employers upon job offer. * To be considered for an interview, candidates must pass a pre-employment CAST test (basic mechanical aptitude), a Customer Value Assessment and a Physical Abilities Test. A thorough background check, drug screening including a nicotine test, DOT Physical and Worker's Compensation Questionnaire will be required prior to employment TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT Truck Operators will have the opportunity to bid intoApprentice Electrician positions in Substation Constructionprovided all the necessary prerequisites are met which includes qualification on the required tests. Apprentice Electricians in Construction will undergo an extensive training program, including classroom, skills, and on-the-job training. The training program lasts approximately 3 to 3 1/2 years. Upon successful completion of the training, the employee is eligible to bid on Electrician positions, as they become available. Georgia Power Company has classified this position as "Safety Sensitive" and as such is subject to relevant pre-employment screening(s) 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. Must understand the value of customer service and support. 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 Poweris 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. With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-basedSouthern Companyis the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website athttp://www.southerncompany.com./ We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer. Job: Power Line Operations & Maintenance Operating Company: Georgia Power Company Work Location(s): Gen Svc Hqtr Forest Park - 62 Lake Mirror Road