Southern Company Apprentice Cable Splicer - Multiple Vacancies in Atlanta, Georgia

Apprentice Cable Splicer - Multiple Vacancies


Apprentice Cable Splicer (ACS) for Network Underground Services (NUS) – Georgia Statewide

Georgia Power's Network Underground Services (NUS) plays an integral part in Georgia's economy. NUS provides construction & maintenance services for the network underground electrical systems located in Metro Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah, Macon, Columbus, Athens, Valdosta and other spot Network Systems throughout Georgia. We provide a highly reliable electric service to High Profile Customers such as high-rise buildings, hospitals, government agencies, large businesses, etc. that are located within our service territory across the state. If you're looking for a career in which you can make a difference and serve Georgians, consider becoming an Apprentice Cable Splicer (ACS) for Georgia Power!

There are three (3) vacancies in Atlanta. Our Apprentice Cable Splicer (ACS) positions are based out of Atlanta, Augusta and Savannah. Your ability to work in one of these three areas could be a factor in any hiring decisions. Flexibility in desired work locations is essential for progression through the Apprentice Cable Splicer Development Program. All candidates must be available to work within a certain distance of their assigned operating headquarters (upon hire). No relocation assistance is available.

Summary of Position Duties

The ACS will assist with the construction & maintenance of the network underground systems and other hi-rely distribution systems across the state of Georgia. You will learn the construction and maintenance activities associated with our Network & Hi-rely Distribution systems, as well as operating procedures for all equipment involved in the process, including cranes, lifts, aerial devices, and cable pulling equipment. The ability to work on our system in enclosed spaces such as manholes, vaults & tunnels where entry requires access by ladders plus the ability to work at heights in lifts, buckets, scaffolds, etc. is required. The ability to work in these environments and feel comfortable doing so is critical to the success in the program. The most important thing you will learn is how to safely perform every task while providing a quality product in an efficient manner.

Training: The Apprentice Cable Splicer (ACS) position was developed as a part of the Cable Splicer Development Program (CSDP). The CSDP is an extensive training program combining skills training, classroom training, and on-the-job training. The successful completion of the 4-year CSDP program is required to become a Journeyman Cable Splicer with Georgia Power. You will receive training in the installation, splicing and terminating of various electrical cables that include, but not limited to, 3 phase Paper-Insulated Lead Cable (PILC), Cross Linked Polyethylene Cable (XLP), EPR, etc.

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Candidates must have a basic mechanical and electrical aptitude or background.

  • Minimum of 1 year of work experience in construction, heavy industrial maintenance, utility, military and/or electrical experience is preferred.

  • Experience working outdoors, with heavy equipment/machinery, heavy load rigging/lifting, emergency responders, commercial truck driving, and/or farming is a plus.

  • Candidates who have Network or Distribution underground experience are strongly desired.

  • Candidates who have military experience is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic mechanical aptitude and knowledge of hand tools.

  • Proven ability to read, understand & follow procedures, rules, and regulations.

  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills.

  • Candidate must be able to work in enclosed spaces such as manholes, vaults & tunnels where entry requires access by ladders plus the ability to work at heights in lifts, buckets, scaffolds, etc. is required.

  • Ability to take instruction, direction and translate into actions.

  • Able to perform physically demanding activities while working outside in all weather conditions and elements.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a team environment.

  • Display ethical behaviors and demonstrate "Our Company Values" which are: Safety Excellence, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance & Total Commitment.

  • Exhibited safe work practices as evidenced by a history of working accident free and injury free.

Other Requirements

  • Valid driver's license is required

  • All candidates who are invited for an interview will be required to provide one of the following:

  • Valid CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) - Class A OR

  • Valid CDL Learners Permit OR

  • If candidate is military - obtain a Georgia CDL Permit Waiver

  • If candidate currently possess a CDL Permit, candidate must be able to attain a CDL - Class A within 6 months of hire date.

  • Any candidate who holds a current CDL License will require full verification with current & past employers.

  • Prior to being invited to an interview, candidates must pass a pre-employment written exam (CAST Test). The CAST test includes Graphic Arithmetic, Mathematical usage, Mechanical Concepts and Reading Comprehension. In addition, candidates must pass a Physical Abilities Test (PAT). The PAT includes (but not limited to): manually digging a hole, carrying a ladder, climbing a pole, raising a weight, and driving a pencil bar. If invited, these events will require candidates to travel to a designated location in Georgia (most likely in the Atlanta area). Candidates will not be paid for time or travel to complete these pre-employment tests.

  • Because of the nature of our work and weight restrictions on our equipment a candidate must CURRENTLY weigh (and maintain their body weight) AT or BELOW 270 pounds -fully dressed including steel-toed work boots and hardhat.

  • Due to the physical demands of this position, candidates must be able to lift and drag equipment weighing 50-pounds or more.

  • Candidates must be able to frequently work in extreme weather conditions throughout the entire year. All climatic conditions will be experienced in these positions (heat, cold, rain, snow/ice, etc.).

  • Candidates must be available for "call out" duties which will require being available and accessible in times of Storm emergencies at least 50% of the times requested, including overnight and out of state travel. This could also include working evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

  • A thorough background check and DOT drug screen (including nicotine) will be conducted prior to employment (after a job offer is extended). In addition, you must successfully meet requirements for a Pre-Employment (DOT) physical exam approved by our company physician.

Additional Information

Pay: This is a position covered by a collective bargaining agreement between GPC and IBEW Local 84. Union membership is optional. Current starting pay for ALL NEW HIRES is $4,783/month or approximately $27.59/hour. Apprentice Cable Splicer candidates who receive job offers will be hired at this rate, regardless of experience/skills. This rate is non-negotiable.

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 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.

All candidates must apply online while this posting is active (including submitting resume information) and answer a series of job related questions in order to be considered.

Georgia Power is 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.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at at .

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: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Jefferson Street Office - 829 Jefferson Street (829ATLANTA)

829 Jefferson Street

Atlanta, 30318

Req ID: GPC2005957