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

The Foreman is a skilled position in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead distribution systems. This position works at various locations and may also be required to travel to another state depending on customer demands. This is a leadership position responsible for building culture and team.


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.


  •  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

Job Requirements:

  • 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
  • Be a Leader in Safety
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of recent field experience.
  • Read and communicate effectively.
  • Coordinate and inspect the work of crew members.
  • 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.
  • Comply with company reporting procedures and complete required company paperwork.
  • Possess a CDL and demonstrate safe driving.
  • Willing to work overtime when requested.
  • Must be willing to follow Company safety rules and all other Company policies.


  • Work safely during new construction, maintenance, or repair work on energized and de-energized overhead systems.
  • Supervise crew members.
  • Possess working knowledge of leadership and management skills.
  • Lead and train lower skilled employees in safe and productive work procedures.
  • Lead and teach hot work on energized lines.
  • Conduct pre-job or JHA briefings.
  • Possess a working knowledge of all aspects of line work.
  • String overhead wire.
  • Set poles and anchors.
  • Install transformers, lightning arrestors, cutouts, cross-arms, insulators, switches, and switchgear.
  • Troubleshoot problems and supervise troubleshooting in primary and secondary systems. Replace cutout fuses and clear faulted circuits and systems.
  • Work frequently with energized high voltage systems, prioritizing skill and care to protect lives.
  • Maintain company vehicles, equipment, and tools in good working order.
  • Perform rigorous physical labor.
  • Identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit.
  • Be familiar with Breakers, Re-closers, Capacitors, Regulators, and various Transformer banks.
  • Be familiar with induced voltage.
  • Properly sag wire.
  • Properly phase a circuit through a substation.
  • Identify and locate puller and tensioner setups.
  • Understand grounding procedures.
  • Work at heights and/or confined spaces.
  • Properly install and remove PPE and cover up.
  • Climb different types of structures (wood, steel, etc.) with necessary tools.
  • Safely operate equipment.
  • Phase out a line using phasing sticks.
  • Plan safe work based on a job print or work order.
  • Obtain a one shot on a recloser.
  • Safely perform a reconductoring job.
  • Glove/work live high voltage distribution power lines.
  • Safely install and remove mechanical jumpers.
  • Use a load bust tool.
  • Properly ask for and take line clearances.
  • Identify and locate puller and tensioner setups.
  • Possess a working knowledge of line protection devices.
  • Understand flag and tag procedures.
  • Work outside, frequently in inclement weather.
  • Perform all other related work required to complete the job.

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.

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