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

As a Lineman 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.


As a Lineman you will build and maintain energized distribution facilities under the supervision of a Journeyman or above.


  • 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


  • Work on utility poles and fixtures on energized situations
  • Demonstrate proper cover application, handling energized multiphase primary conductors and working around covered multiphase lines
  • Frame transformer banks, rotate three phase secondary/services and troubleshoot overhead lines
  • Work around covered multiphase primary equipment
  • Adhere to safety performance requirements
  • Introduction to tree trimming, multimeter operations, using line test equipment, cut-outs and reclosures, advanced rigging, line repair with rubber gloves
  • Perform other responsibilities as requested by leadership

Education, Skills, Experience Needed

  • Minimum 3 years experience in the electrical powerline industry
  • 2 years as an Apprentice Lineman
  • All the knowledge, skills and abilities required for a Lineman
  • Understand basic electricity
  • Knowledge of proper use, care and maintenance of hot sticks
  • Pass evaluation of competency prior to promotion and activity in the Apprenticeship Training Program

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

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