Apprentice Line Worker

West Florida Electric   Sneads, FL   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on September 25, 2021
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West Florida Electric Cooperative has an opening for an Apprentice Line Worker in the Sneads, FL office.

Job duties include, but are not limited to, working safely under the direct supervision of a qualified journeyman while performing routine and emergency work in the installation, maintenance and repair of overhead electric distribution lines. Must be able to participate in standby rotation.

Requirements are: High school diploma/GED, completion of an approved apprenticeship program, and possess, or obtain within 6 months of hire, a valid Florida Class "A" CDL, with air brake endorsement.

Applications must be received by 5:00 pm, Friday, October 8, 2021.
West Florida Electric is an equal opportunity provider and employer and a drug free workplace.

During the 1930's, investor-owned power companies would not build power lines into sparsely populated areas because it was not profitable or economically feasible to do so. President Franklin D. Roosevelt saw the need to bring electricity to rural communities and established the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) on May 11, 1935.

This administration was, and is a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and helped communities form electric cooperatives while providing low interest loans to finance the building of electric lines and other equipment.