Southern Company Lineman in Training (LIT) for Distribution - Multiple Georgia locations in Atlanta, Georgia

Lineman in Training (LIT) for Distribution - Multiple Georgia locations


Georgia Power is currently seeking experienced Distribution “B/C Class” Lineman candidates for statewide employment for Lineman In Training (LIT) positions. Candidates must live within a reasonable commuting distance of the assignment location in order to meet "call out" requirements. If a candidate does not currently live within this area, candidate must be willing to immediately relocate to meet this requirement at their own expense.

  • Candidate must be available and accessible in times of emergency which could include evenings, weekends and holidays.

  • Candidate must be available and accessible at least 50% of time for emergency "call-out".

  • Candidate must be available for travel outside the state to support storm emergencies as needed.

NOTE: 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.



  • Job Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Pole Climbing (up to 60 feet).

  • Working in an overhead position while on the pole.

  • Pulling and splicing wires.

  • Installing Electrical Service (pole to pole OR pole to service point).

  • Operate/Drive Company Trucks including Bucket Trucks.

  • Operate heavy equipment (Backhoe or similar equipment).

  • Work in adverse conditions outdoors - day and night hours.

  • Operate Electrical system - Transmission, Substation and Distribution Switching

  • Writing Switching Orders

  • Basic understanding of electrical Distribution Systems

  • Troubleshooting

  • After Hours first responder

Note: This is a position covered by a collective bargaining agreement between Georgia Power and IBEW Local 84 and is governed by this agreement. Union membership is optional. The starting salary is $5,125/month OR $29.56/hour. This rate is NON - negotiable and is governed by this agreement which includes an increase every six months assuming satisfactory performance, until you max out in your job classification and a negotiated general increase every July.


Job Experience and Education

  • Minimum of 3 years of linework experience in distribution is required.

  • Minimum of 1 year energized overhead distribution experience is required.

  • Minimum of 1 year underground distribution experience is preferred.

  • Previous experience working on the Georgia Power system highly preferred.

  • Must demonstrate skills, knowledge, and ability by successfully completing the company's pre-employment Lineman-in-Training Evaluation will be required.

  • New Construction and maintenance line work is desirable.

  • Familiar with heavy equipment directly related to line work skill sets.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic mechanical aptitude.

  • Knowledge of hand tools.

  • Experience using hydraulic and battery tools.

  • Previous experience with material handling bucket trucks.

  • Knowledge of when and how to apply proper cover-up in energized situations.

  • Proficient climber.

  • Knowledge of circuit protection.

  • Ability to take instructions, directions and translate into actions.

  • Familiar with industry standard safe work practices.

  • Pre-employment testing may be required depending on level of related work experience.

  • Ability to quickly learn the Georgia Power work practices and work rules

Other Requirements

  • Must be available for scheduled or emergency call out which could include evenings, weekends and holidays.

  • Must be available to travel outside of the state for storm restoration as needed.

  • Valid driver's license and "Class A" CDL is required.

  • Maximum weight of 270 lbs. fully clothed (includes hard hat and work boots) due to weight-restricted aerial devices required.

  • Customer oriented, team player, willing to learn new skills, motivated, resourceful, excellent driving skills, proactive, performs work following safety standards and procedures.

  • Candidates are responsible for all expenses related to traveling for testing, interview(s), etc. related to pre-employment requirements.

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

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 directly online for this position in order to be reviewed and further considered. This includes 1) setting up a profile (contact phone # and email required), 2) attaching or typing a resume AND 3) answering the job-related questions (skills/background/experience) is required. Hardcopies of resumes/applications will not be accepted in our local business offices. Georgia Power reserves the right to verify qualifications after employment.

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 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 nationally 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 .

We offer a competitive compensation package. 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):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Savannah Operations Center - 3102 Kilowatt Dr. (3102SAVANNAH)

3102 Kilowatt Dr.

Savannah, 31405

Key Street Division - 960 Key Street (960MACON)

960 Key Street

Macon, 31204

Columbus Local Office - 1112 Veterans Parkway (1112COLUMBUS)

1112 Veterans Parkway

Columbus, 31901

Albany Local Office - 704 North Westover Boulevard (704ALBANY)

704 North Westover Boulevard

Albany, 31707

Georgia Power Northeast Region Operating HDQ (205Athens)


Dairy Pack Road

Athens, 30607

GPC Operating - 200 Miller St (200VALDOSTA)

200 Miller St

Valdosta, 31601

Transmission Maint Center Tifton - 1010 Bruce Lane (1010TIFTON)

1010 Bruce Lane

TIfton, 31794

Augusta North Leg - 2103 North Leg Drive (2103AUGUSTA)

2103 North Leg Drive

Augusta, 30909

Req ID: GPC2005533