Apprentice Lineman / Lineman - North Division Roving Crew

Meridian, MS

Position will be filled as a Lineman or Apprentice Lineman depending on experience and skills of the successful candidate. The headquarters for this position is Laurel, MS. In addition to this requirement, the successful candidate must be able to routinely work within any location in the division.

This position will be covered by the Memorandum of Agreement between Mississippi Power and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Job Summary

This position will be filled as a Lineman/Apprentice Lineman. This position is responsible for performing overhead distribution construction work for grid investment and/or capital improvement projects. Some examples include reconductors, storm hardening, voltage conversions, adding/upgrading sectionalizing equipment. Other duties may include various system repairs and storm restoration. These projects will be in various locations across the MPC service territory and reporting to remote locations within 65 miles of the established headquarters, subject to applicable mileage reimbursement, may be required. Additionally, occasional overnight travel may be required.

Job Responsibilities

Candidate must safely perform any work normally or reasonably required in this classification. This position builds, maintains, inspects, trouble-shoots, replaces, and repairs distribution power lines, poles, and related equipment according to Company specifications and manufacturer's recommendations. Successful candidate will review work orders and determine material needed to complete jobs; along with being able to safely load wire coils, poles, equipment, and materials onto trucks. Candidate is responsible for using hand tools to assemble materials, connectors, brackets, and other equipment in preparation for installation on pole-lines or underground systems. This position frequently works aerially from a ladder, lift bucket, and pole-climbing tools to remove/replace/repair equipment. Successful candidate must climb utility poles and other structures. This position is responsible for cleaning and maintaining tools/trucks. Successful candidate must maintain regular attendance and comply with all safety procedures, practices, and requirements. Candidate must be able to effectively communicate in person, by radio, and by phone to various company personnel in the normal course of duties. If this position is filled as an apprentice, the applicant will complete a prescribed Journeyman Development Program.

Job Requirements

  • Must pass or have passed the Construction and Skills Trade Test (CAST) in order to be considered.

  • Must currently have or possess the ability to obtain a valid Mississippi Commercial Driver’s license within 6 months of employment.

  • Must maintain weight to comply with equipment manufacturer's restrictions.

  • Must be available for call out overtime work, scheduled overtime work, and overnight travel as needed.

  • Availability for timely response to call outs are required.

Other Requirements

In order for the applicant to be hired as a journeyman lineman, 5 years distribution line crew experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Candidates should have a comprehensive knowledge of customer relation skills and the ability to think clearly and make logical decisions under pressure.

Average or above average computer skills are desired.

Working knowledge of electricity and the maintenance of electrical lines is necessary.

Ability to operate machinery and vehicles, use basic hand tools, the ability to work at heights, climb tall structures, read blueprints, lift, carry, and pull heavy objects.

Ability to work in extreme weather conditions and work in enclosed, dark areas.

Work methods must adhere to all safe work practices and must possess the ability to build solid interpersonal relationships with other employees.

Behavioral Attributes

Exhibit Our Values behaviors of safety first, unquestionable trust, superior performance, and total commitment.

Ability to work successfully in a team atmosphere.

Successful candidate must be ethical, customer oriented, self-motivated, a continuous learner and highly dependable.


Please submit an updated resume with your application

If you are selected to take the CAST test required for this position, you will be notified via e-mail.

Same Posting Description for Internal and External Candidates

Mississippi Power , a subsidiary of Southern Company, provides clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy to more than 192,000 customers and communities in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. In its 98th year, Mississippi Power is a leader in customer service, workforce development and education, environmental stewardship, and employee volunteerism. The company is an industry leader when it comes to working safely, providing around-the-clock reliable service and its expert storm response. Mississippi Power has been at the forefront of innovation in the state through strategic partnerships in electric transportation and solar energy. The company has worked with the Coast Transit Authority to put the state’s first electric public transportation bus in operation and with Forrest County Agriculture High School on the state’s first electric school bus. It also partnered with the Hattiesburg Zoo on a new electric train and worked with the country’s largest Domino’s franchise to electrify its delivery fleet. Also, a leader in renewable energy, Mississippi Power partnered with the Naval Construction Battalion Center to install the first microgrid at a Navy facility. The company was among the first to introduce utility scale solar in the state with nearly 160 MW of renewable energy produced, enough to power 23,000 homes for a year. Mississippi Power’s mission is to provide world-class value to our customers and communities every day.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

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 Identification: 5042

Job Category: Power Line Operations & Maintenance

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Mississippi Power