Distribution Lineman - Coast Division Southern Company Wiggins

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A valid Mississippi Commercial Drivers license within 6 months of employment Successful candidates must reside or be willing to relocate at their own expense to live within 30 minutes of headquarters Candidate is responsible for using hand tools to assemble materials, ,…

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Distribution LinemanCoast Division


Distribution Lineman – Coast Division

Successful candidates must reside or be willing to relocate at their own expense to live within 30 minutes of headquarters. In addition to this requirement, the successful candidate must be able to work within any location in that division. Position will be filled as a Journeyman.

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 Journeyman Lineman. This position is responsible for working in a line crew on overhead and underground construction and maintenance of distribution systems. This position is responsible for responding to and correcting problems with the electrical distribution system during normal working hours, after hours, nights, weekends and holidays.

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.

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 Drivers 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

  • The successful applicant must currently live within or be willing to relocate to within a 30 minute commute from the assigned headquarters office. No relocation assistance available

Other Requirements

  • In order for the applicant to be hired as a journeyman lineman, 7 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

  • 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.

Mississippi Power a subsidiary of , serves southeast Mississippi. We have a history of customer and community service, economic development leadership, environmental stewardship and employee involvement.

(NYSE: SO) is Americas 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 national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. 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, and its subsidiaries are inventing Americas 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. 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 Fortunes annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.

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: Mississippi-Pine Belt/ Hattiesburg Area-Wiggins

Operating Company: Mississippi Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Wiggins Office625 Highway 26 West (625WIGGINS)

625 Highway 26 West

Wiggins, 39577

Req ID: MPC2001876

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