Gridco, Inc. Apprentice - Overhead Distribution Birmingham, AL · Full time

As an Apprentice you will build and maintain multiphase energized facilities under supervision of a Journeyman or above.


Location: Birmingham, AL 35242

Company: Gridco, Inc.


Gridco builds its culture around its primary assets - lineworkers. With our team, you are part of a group working on the electric infrastructure that hundreds of thousands of people rely on in their everyday lives. We offer competitive pay from day one, paid training, and opportunities for company ownership.

Position summary: The Apprentice Lineman position entails assisting in the construction, maintenance, and repair of electrical overhead distribution systems. This position entails working at various locations and may involve travel to another state depending on customer demands.


  • Benefit Package including Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401K w/ Company Match
  • Voluntary Life & AD&D Insurance and Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Vacation/Sick Time and Paid Holidays
  • Potential Employee Stock Opportunities
  • Career Development Opportunities
  • Employee Discounts
  • Weekly Payroll

Working Environment

  • Work sites are outdoors in potentially extreme weather conditions
  • All worksite safety instructions are written and spoken in English; must be fluent in English
  • Work includes prolonged and repeated: lifting (including overhead, up to 50lbs); standing; climbing; kneeling; reaching and feeling; crouching and crawling
  • Work is performed within the “red zone” of heavy equipment
  • Working safely requires quick/accurate hand-eye coordination and the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner


  • Pass pre-employment, random, post-accident, and reasonable suspicion drug screens
  • Provide valid US work authorization documents for E-Verify
  • Satisfactory results of pre-employment background check results
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record is preferred
  • Pre-employment medical fit-for-duty test; hold/obtain DOT medical card
  • Read and communicate effectively.
  • Possess and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Travel long distances on short notice when required.
  • Work for extended periods in various locations when required.
  • Lift in excess of 50 lbs.
  • Properly inspect rubber goods and PPE.
  • Be willing to work overtime when requested.
  • Follow Company safety rules and all other Company policies.


  • Safely perform new construction, maintenance, or repair work on energized and de-energized overhead systems.
  • Properly inspect rubber goods and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Wear personal protective equipment as required.
  • Assist in stringing overhead wire.
  • Assist in setting poles and anchors.
  • Install transformers, lightening arrestors, cutouts, cross-arms, insulators, switches, and switchgear.
  • Replace fuses in transformers and clear faulted circuits and systems.
  • Work around energized high voltage systems, exercising skill and care.
  • Maintain company vehicles, equipment, and tools.
  • Perform rigorous physical labor.
  • Understand basic rigging, hand lines, and lineman knot tying.
  • Use and maintain hand tools properly.
  • Follow directions accurately.
  • Possess basic knowledge of materials used in line work.
  • Identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit.
  • Be familiar with induced voltage.
  • Assist with the installation and hook up of a single-phase transformer.
  • Perform basic bucket rescue/escape.
  • Understand equipment set up and grounding concepts.
  • Work at heights and/or confined spaces.
  • Understand minimum approach distance.
  • Comprehend excavation and shoring requirements.
  • Check voltage on transformers.
  • Install and remove service wire.
  • Climb different types of structures (wood, steel, etc.) with the necessary tools.
  • Identify various materials used in line work.
  • Work outside, often in inclement weather.
  • Complete all other related tasks as required.
  • Adhere to Company safety rules and policies.

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements outlined here are representative of those necessary for a team member to effectively execute the essential job functions in power line construction. While on duty, team members often engage in verbal communication and auditory activities. Additionally, they are regularly tasked with standing, walking, using hands for various tasks, reaching with hands and arms, performing strenuous physical work, sitting, climbing diverse structures (wood, steel, etc.), maintaining balance, and assuming stooped, kneeling, crouching, or crawling positions. Lifting or moving objects weighing over 50 lbs is a frequent aspect of their responsibilities.

Environment Overview:

During job duties, the employee frequently encounters moving mechanical parts and vibrations. There are occasional exposures to various challenging conditions at construction sites. The noise level in both the work environment and job

sites can be high. This position is carried out in outdoor weather conditions.

This job description is not exhaustive, and team members may be assigned other relevant duties as needed to meet the organization’s ongoing demands.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

This job description is subject to change at any time. It reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, and does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Gridco and its subsidiary companies will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.  Gridco will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested.


Gridco is a Department of Transportation regulated employer. Certain safety-sensitive positions are covered under the DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations, 49 CFR Part 40. It is important to note that marijuana remains a drug listed in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. It remains unacceptable for any safety-sensitive employee subject to drug testing under the company’s Drug Free Workplace Policy to use or test positive for marijuana.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

Nearest Secondary Market: Atlanta