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City:Clanton
Zip:35045

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**Utility Assistant - Central Alabama Area**

**We anticipate hiring regularly for these positions subject to need. This is an effort 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. Pre-employment testing will be scheduled as needed. 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 is an entry level physically demanding position that requires heavy manual labor. Extensive training is offered to provide employees knowledge/skills required for advancement to Apprentice and Journeymen classifications. This position assists in the construction and maintenance of Alabama Power distribution lines. Experience in a physically demanding work environment, and ability to work with all types of tools is desired. Utility Assistants must be available for overtime and call out, especially during storm outages.

**Qualifications**

* High School diploma or equivalent required with a 2 year Technical Degree (Industrial or Technical majors) preferred
* 2 years manual labor, construction, maintenance, electrical or working on heavy equipment preferred
* Employees rotate work locations while training.
* 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 also must demonstrate the ability and desire to work safely and display ethical behavior at all times
* Utility Assistants work up to heights of 100 feet
* Ability to perform physically demanding activities while working outside in all weather conditions; Job requires candidates to bend, kneel, crawl, stoop and stand for long periods of time
* Operate all equipment (diggers, cranes, aerial devices, pulling and tensioning equipment)
* Shift: Day shift (must be available for overtime, call out, weekends and holidays as required)

Requirements for employment as a Utility Assistant include:

* Must be at least 18 years of age
* Possess a valid driver''s license
* Available to work overtime, call out, weekends and holidays as required

Pay for a Utility Assistant position is based on an hourly rate with possible overtime pay. Starting pay is $15.52 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 (NYSE: SO) 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



*Operating Company:* Alabama Power Company


*State-Region:* Alabama-South Alabama


*Job Level:* Individual Contributor


*Job Field:* Power Line Operations & Maintenance


*Work Locations:* APC-Clanton Crew Headquarters - 3401 N. 7th Street 3401 N. 7th Street Clanton 35045


*Req ID:* APC2003338

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