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Journeyman Lineman - Hattiesburg in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Journeyman Lineman - Hattiesburg


Distribution Lineman – Northern 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 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 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.

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

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit

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Job Field: Power Line Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Mississippi-Pine Belt/ Hattiesburg Area-Hattiesburg

Operating Company: Mississippi Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Pine Belt Division Office - 5082 Highway 42 (5082HATTIESBURG)

5082 Highway 42

Hattiesburg, 39401

Req ID: MPC2002237