Southern Company Utility Assistant - GSC Shops (Subs/ Transformer Repair) in Calera, Alabama

Utility Assistant - GSC Shops (Subs/ Transformer Repair)


Utility Assistant - GSC Shops (Subs/Transformer Repair)

Alabama Power Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is seeking job candidates to fill full time job openings in the Birmingham area. These are entry level laborer positions that offer career progression to most journeyman level jobs. This position involves repairing and reconditioning all major equipment, while maintaining the spare transformer fleet. This position is also responsible for performing various repair and fabrication activities for generating plants and other Southern Company business units as requested.


  • High School diploma or equivalent is preferred (2 year Technical Degree)

  • 2 Years Construction, Maintenance, or Electrical experience is required.

  • Able to perform physically demanding activities while working outside in all conditions

  • Ability to operate all equipment (forklifts, cranes, shop machines) while demonstrating safe work practices associated with all construction and maintenance work functions.

  • To be considered for an interview, candidates must pass a pre-employment written assessment (CAST) and a Physical Skills Pre-Employment Test

  • Military Background /Or Associate Degree In Industrial Electricity Is a Plus

Candidates must maintain regular attendance and be available for scheduled overtime. Must be customer oriented, motivated, and a team player. Must have a basic mechanical aptitude, knowledge of hand tools and the ability to take instruction/ direction and translate into actions.

Pay for this position is based on an hourly rate with possible overtime pay. Starting pay is $17.57 per hour with the opportunity for two raises a year given expected performance.

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 at (NYSE: SO at ) 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 Field: Power Line Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Other Locations: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Calera

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Varnons Crew Hdqtrs - GSC 12 - 744 Highway 87 (744CALERA)

744 Highway 87

Calera, 35040

Req ID: APC2005124