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Substation Operating Electrician

Hattiesburg, MS

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Description Apprentice Electrician - Substations This position will be in the Electric Substation Construction & Maintenance Department - Operations and will be assigned to the North Division Electrician Crew located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This position will be filled at the Apprentice level. JOB REQUIREMENTS This position is responsible for construction, installation, maintenance and operation of electrical substations and similar equipment on the distribution system. This includes: conduit, cabling systems, switchboard equipment, power system equipment (breakers, regulators, transformers, switches, reclosers, capacitors, etc.), bus systems, structures, grounding systems, wiring and other related items. : Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Two-year technical degree in Electricity, Electronic Technology Industrial Maintenance, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Electrical/Mechanical is desired Experience with electrical and mechanical systems is desired Ability to utilize drawings/prints and instruction manuals in the performance of construction, maintenance and operation of electrical facilities Ability to operate construction/maintenance equipment (bucket/derrick trucks, oil processing equipment, etc.) and tools Ability to read, understand and follow directions, rules, regulations and procedures Ability to perform switching, obtain clearances and make site safe for work Must possess Problem Solving/Troubleshooting Skills Ability to utilize computers and associated substation-related software and technology (including mobile technology) is desired. Behavioral Aspects: Must be a self-starter. Must be able to work independently, as part of a team and with other work groups as needed. Must exhibit a positive attitude, understand and follow safety procedures, demonstrate effective communications skills (oral & written), possess effective customer relations skills and show initiative and leadership in work. Must exhibit good interpersonal skills. Other Requirements: Must be willing to perform duties within and outside of the normal business hours as needed to maintain customer service. Must be willing to work outside in all climate conditions, work at significant heights above the ground and on occasion work in confined spaces. Must be able to obtain a commercial driver's license with a hazardous material and tanker endorsement within six months Must be able to obtain appropriate OSHA Crane operator certification within one year Must be able to operate weight-restricted equipment in accordance with the equipment ratings. Must live within 30 minutes of regularly assigned work location and within the State of Mississippi. Must be successful on the CAST test to be considered for this position. If selected to test for this position, you will be notified via e-mail with an invitation. 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 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

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