Utility Assistant - Transmission Construction (Statewide Traveling)
Southern Company - Birmingham, AL

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Requisition Number






Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL

Operating Company


Alabama Power Company



This posting is to build a pool of test qualified candidates for future hire.*

  • NOTE: This job posting does NOT represent an actual current opening within our organization. However, we do anticipate hiring regularly for these positions throughout the year. The purpose of this posting is to share information with you about our anticipated hiring needs, and to learn more about you, as a potential candidate. Because the hiring may be sporadic throughout the year, you may experience a delay in being contacted about a specific opening. Your information will be collected and you will be scheduled for the pre-employment testing as feasible. For this reason, please keep your contact information updated so we will be able to reach you if the right opportunity occurs.
Summary of Position Duties:
Utility Assistant Transmission is an entry-level physically demanding position that requires heavy manual labor. This position assists in the construction and maintenance of Alabama Power transmission line and substation facilities. Crews support the bottom two-thirds of the state, which requires extensive travel throughout the territory. Experience in a physically demanding work environment and ability to work with all types of tools is required. Extensive training is offered to provide employees knowledge/skills required for advancement to Apprentice and Journeymen classifications.

Job Requirements:
Previous experience in the area of manual labor, construction, maintenance, electrical or working on heavy equipment, preferred

Available for extensive overnight travel during the work week throughout the bottom two-thirds of the state of Alabama; able to work overtime, call out, weekends and holidays as required

Ability to obtain a CDL (Commercial Driver's License) within 6 months of employment (certain conditions can cause applicants to not be able to obtain a license due to Federal standards)

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

Transmission Lines Utility Assistants work up to heights of 200 feet / Substation Utility Assistants work up to heights of 40 feet

Ability to perform physically demanding activities while working outside in all weather conditions

Ability to operate power tools such as chain saws and jackhammers; ability to use both small and large hand tools

Employees rotate work locations while training.

Four 10 hour days (Monday through Thursday) per week, possible overtime as well.

Utility Assistant Transmission Construction requires overnight travel away from home at least 4 days out of the work week.

Education Requirements:
High School diploma or GED with a 2 year Technical Degree (Industrial or Technical majors) preferred

Experience Requirements:
2 years manual labor, construction, maintenance, electrical or working on heavy equipment preferred

Other Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years of age

Possess a valid driver's license

Pay for a Utility Assistant - Transmission is based on an hourly rate with possible overtime pay. Starting pay is $15.16 per hour with the opportunity for two raises a year given expected performance. A Travel Per Diem of up to $94.00 per day is also available.

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.

Required Tests


00050 - Const & Skilled Trade Sel Sys
00052 - Pre-Employment Helper Eval

Job Level


Individual Contributor

Travel (Up to...)


Yes, 100 % of the Time




Work Location(s)


APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street

600 North 18th Street



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