Lineman-Transmission Line Maintenance
Southern Company - West Alabama, NY

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Requisition Number





Alabama-West Alabama

Operating Company


Alabama Power Company



Location: Demopolis, Alabama: Must live within a 45 mile radius to be considered for this position.


Job Duties include (but not limited to):
Pole Climbing

Working in an overhead position while on the pole

Pulling and splicing wires

Operate/Drive Company Trucks including Bucket Trucks

Operate heavy equipment (Backhoe or similar equipment)

Work in adverse conditions outdoors- day and night hours

Candidate must be available and accessible in times of emergency which could include evenings, weekends and holidays. Also candidate must be available for travel outside the state to support storm emergencies as needed.

Note: This is a position covered by a collective bargaining agreement between Alabama Power and IBEW and is governed by this agreement. Union membership is optional. The starting salary (non-negotiable) is governed by this agreement which includes an increase every six months assuming satisfactory performance.


Job Experience and Education

Minimum of three years experience as a Journeyman Lineman with 6 years total in the industry.

Overhead and/or underground distribution and/or Transmission experience required.

Must demonstrate skills, knowledge, and ability by successfully completing the company's pre-employment New Journeyman Evaluation.

Familiar with work involving energized conductors.

Construction and maintenance line work is desirable.

Familiar with heavy equipment directly related to line work skill sets.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Basic mechanical aptitude.

Knowledge of hand tools.

Experience using hydraulic and battery tools.

Previous experience with material handling bucket trucks.

Knowledge of when and how to apply proper cover-up in energized situations.

Proficient climber up to 60 feet.

Knowledge of circuit protection.

Ability to train inexperienced employees.

Ability to take instructions, directions and translate into actions.

Familiar with industry standard safe work practices.

Pre-employment testing may be required.

Other Requirements

Must be available for scheduled or emergency call out which could include evenings, weekends and holidays.

Must be available to travel outside of the state for storm restoration as needed.

Valid driver's license and CDL permit is required.

Valid CDL is strongly desired OR candidate must be able to obtain a commercial driver's license within a limited period of time upon hire.

Max weight - 280 lbs. fully clothed (includes hard hat and work boots) due to weight-restricted aerial devices

Behavioral Aspects

Customer oriented, team player, willing to learn new skills, motivated, resourceful, excellent driving skills, proactive, performs work following safety standards and procedures.

Alabama Power

provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based

Southern Company


) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, SouthernLINC Wireless and Southern Telecom. Southern Company also has a growing competitive generation company. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Level


Individual Contributor

Travel (Up to...)


Yes, 25% of the time




Work Location(s)


Demopolis Crew Headquaraters - 1610 Highway 43 South

1610 Highway 43 South



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