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Underground Apprenctice Lineman- Southaven, MS
Job Code:11-2018-009
Location:Canton, MS
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Range:$16.00/hr - $24.00/hr


Under the direction of the Foreman, the Apprentice Lineman
must safely install, troubleshoot, repair and remove overhead/underground distribution power lines within the scope of his/her training.  The Apprentice Lineman must safely operate various equipment including but not limited to, bucket trucks, digger derrick, pickup trucks, excavation and track equipment.

    Essential Functions

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Use apprentice level knowledge of electrical line work to safely construct and maintain electric distribution lines.
    • Climbs poles of all types and performs jobs, depending on experience level, off the poles, including changing out of arms, transformers and conductors.
    • Utilize general knowledge of working around energized lines/equipment and progress to more specific knowledge in order to construct, maintain and repair electrical systems both de-energized and energized lines.
    • Provides assistance, tools, material and supplies to upper class lineman.
    • Possess own basic hand tools.
    • Prepare the equipment and worksite for effective completion of assignments. Demonstrate the ability to assist ground crew operations as directed.
    • Drives and operates necessary equipment to frame and set poles, lay wire, connect and disconnect services.
    • Responds to power outages and customer problems and trouble shoots to restore power.


  • Must be able to read and understand technical information, manuals, policies, procedures, work orders, blueprints, and diagrams.
  • Must be able to deal with emergency situations, hazardous conditions, multiple priorities, frequent interruptions, and time constraints.
  • Must be able to understand and use the English language, both oral and written, to communicate information, instructions, and ideas to other personnel.
  • Must be dependable and trustworthy
  • Train for Lineman responsibilities.

    Work Environment

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. The position regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to outdoor elements.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    The position must have the ability to lift heavy objects weighing at times up to 100 pounds and carry that weight a minimum of 20 feet on a regular, recurring basis. Must have the ability to walk over uneven, steep, or difficult terrain for distances of over one mile on a regular, recurring basis and perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions. Must be able to carry 25 pounds of gear while working in an aerial lift device with a weight limit of 350 pounds.  The employee must be able to lift, push, pull or carry objects; uses abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue. The position requires good manual dexterity (hand, hand with arm, two hands) and multi-limb coordination. The position requires the ability to climb up to and onto elevated equipment and stand for long periods of time.  The position requires the ability to quickly move arms and legs. The employee must have excellent stamina. Must have the ability to hear long distances, see long distances and differentiate between colors, and have depth perception.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

    This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Thursday, 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 40 hours per week or Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 50 hours per week. This position frequently requires long hours and weekend work.  MUST be willing to travel for storm recovery, length of stay will depend on volume of work.


    The position primarily works out-of-town during the workweek which requires weekly overnight travel.  Out of area and extended travel is common and dictated by customer demand and power outages related to various natural disasters.  Must be available to travel for work routinely and with very little notice.

    Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or Equivalent (GED)
  • Must possess a CDL Learner’s Permit with ability to obtain CDL-A within 6 months of employment
  • Prior experience as a groundman or completion of a technical training apprentice program

    Preferred Education and Experience

  • Valid CDL-A license

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)

AAP/EEO Statement

B&B Electrical & Utility Contractors, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.