Job ID 1353
Experience Less Than 1 Year
ELECTRIC MOTOR WINDER – Apprentice Rotating Equipment Repairman
Location: Georgia Power Repair Shop, General Services Headquarters – Forest Park, GA
As a member of the Georgia Power team, you will have a unique opportunity to grow your career with one of the Southeast’s largest and most well-respected employers. We provide a supportive environment for learning and growth, excellent pay and benefits, and a culture that is built on the highest standards of customer service.
The Apprentice Rotating Equipment Repairman (i.e. Electric Motor Winder) is a training position to develop the knowledge and skills a Journeyman Rotating Equipment Repairman will need to perform their job safely and competently. This position is located at the Repair Shop facility in Forest Park, GA. However, on occasion, you will be expected to travel to other work locations to repair equipment on-site.
An Apprentice Rotating Equipment Repairman (i.e. Electric Motor Winder) will work alongside a Journeyman Rotating Equipment Repairman at the Repair Shop to develop and complete tasks associated with the Journeyman Development program to repair and recondition motors and generators. Duties include but are not limited to: disassemble, clean and inspect, rewind, balance of rotating assemblies, assemble, and paint. Related activities include the general usage of hand tools along with operating equipment such as mobile and overhead cranes, forklifts, steam cleaner, paint sprayer, pneumatic tools, ovens, end- turn cut-off saw, VPI tank, and balance machines.
Candidates must be able to support a 24/7 work schedule (shift work) including holidays, weekends, and overtime when necessary. Must be willing to work various shifts, generally day or evening shifts. Subject to callout overtime situations.
Work environment may include working in adverse conditions such as poor weather and hot/cold temperatures, at elevated heights, or in compartments with restricted space.
The starting salary will be based upon the conditions of the Memorandum of Agreement Wage Schedule between Georgia Power and IBEW Local Union Number 84.
· High School diploma or equivalent required.
· To be considered for an interview, candidates must qualify on both of the following: Construction and Skilled Trades Test (CAST) and the Skills, Knowledge, and Aptitude Test (SKAT) – Electrical.
· Successful candidates must pass the Post Offer Employee Test (POET)
· Two-year technical degree or certificate in Electrical / Electronic Technology and/or related experience in Industrial Maintenance, Electrical or Mechanical Maintenance.
· Electric Motor Winder experience.
· Military experience as Electrical or Mechanical Technician.
· This is an entry level position with experience in Industrial Electric Motor Winding or Mechanical Maintenance.
· Candidate must have strong safety awareness and adherence to safety practices.
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
· Good written and verbal communication skills.
· Good hand and eye coordination.
· Ability to read, understand, and follow procedures, rules, and regulations.
· Ability to use basic hand and power tools.
· Ability to use precision measuring tools.
· Ability to be on feet for long periods of time often doing repetitive motions.
· Basic understanding of wiring diagrams, schematics, and single-line diagrams.
· Basic knowledge of motor theory.
· Candidate must be willing to maintain regular attendance.
· The candidate must be available to work outside normal operating hours which could include nights, weekends, and holidays.
· Candidate must be able to work various shifts, primarily day and evening shifts.
· Must be available to respond to any emergency callout.
· The candidate must be a team player, customer oriented, trainable, and willing to develop their career.
· Must understand the value of customer service and support.
· Work outside basic job functions as needed to support the business.
· This is an IBEW covered position.
· Valid driver’s license is required.
· Candidates must be willing to work outside in all climate conditions and work at heights requiring the use of fall-protection (greater than 4ft.)
· Work in tight or congested areas and in abnormal positions.
· Must successfully qualify on the Post Offer Employee Test (POET) by demonstrating ability to complete certain physical tasks.
Interested, please forward resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Apprentice Rotating Equipment Repairmen (i.e. Electric Motor Winder) will undergo an extensive training program through the Repair Shop Journeyman Development Program, which includes on-the-job training with classroom training. The training program lasts 3 1/2 years. Upon successful completion of the Repair Shop Journeyman Development Program the employee will be promoted to a Journeyman Rotating Equipment Repairman position through automatic progression.
Georgia Power Company has classified this position as “Safety Sensitive” and as such is subject to relevant pre-employment screenings to determine fitness for duty. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the applicant successfully completing all required fitness assessments.
Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia’s 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.
With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation’s nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by Diversity Inc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine’s Utility of the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune’s annual World’s Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at http://www.southerncompany.com./
We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Repair Shop Apprentice Electric Motor Winder Screening Questions
1. Able to work assigned shift, (day, evening, or night) as well as occasional rotating shift and weekend work including holidays? Y/N
2. Comfortable with working at varying heights requiring fall protection? Y/N
3. Able to lift and drag loads weighing up to 50 lbs. Y/N
4. Do you have a two-year technical degree or certificate in Electrical / Electronic Technology and/or related experience in Industrial Maintenance, Electrical or Mechanical Maintenance? If so, explain.
5. Do you have any previous hands-on work experience? If so, explain.
6. Hands-on experience in working with motors?
a. < 2 years
b. 3 – 5 years
c. > 5 years
7. Do you have training and hands-on experience as an Electric Motor Winder?
a. < 2 years
b. 3 – 5 years
c. > 5 years
8. Do you understand wiring diagrams, schematics, and single-line diagrams? If so, explain.
9. Do you have basic knowledge of motor theory? If so, explain.
10. This job requires some travel to work locations. Are you available for overnight travel? Y/N