Journeyman Development Program
Utility Line workers and Substation Mechanics are powering communities by maintaining and repairing distribution/transmission lines and Substation equipment. Electrical linemen install and repair infrastructure on electrical power distribution systems, which can include working on substations, overhead power lines, or underground electrical systems.
If you enjoy traveling, working outdoors, and working with electrical equipment, then this program may be for you. Working in the electrical utility industry requires extensive travel and the ability to work in emergency restorations during times of bad weather.
In the B&B Electrical and Utility Contractors, Inc. Journeyman Development Program you will develop the knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain, and repair outdoor residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems, and associated power transmission lines and substations. You will study basic circuits, wiring practice, A.C. and D.C. controls, safety procedures, and learn about the power lines which carry electricity from the source to its destination. This is accomplished with the use of proven training methods by instructors with extensive experience in the utility industry. Your work will combine online courses with laboratory hours that offer practical, hands-on training. As your experience and ability increase, the work will be broadened to include more responsibility. B&B has designed and developed a Journeyman Development Program to meet the needs of teaching these fundamentals to the next generation of essential utility workers.
Safety is of the highest priority in this industry so your training will focus on recognizing hazards and working safely as much as it focuses on construction methods. It is your duty and responsibility to observe all safety regulations and protect your fellow employees and the public from hazardous conditions under your control. Most available positions in this industry are not local, so applicants need to be willing to travel.
You will be required to complete satisfactorily certain technical and nontechnical training.
Helpful Personal Attributes:
Characteristics associated with success in this training include an interest in working with your hands and a pride in the successful completion of a job.
- be dependable and careful in your work
- be able to follow written and oral instructions and make logical decisions
- have the ability to work in awkward and uncomfortable positions for long periods of time
- feel comfortable working with people of different backgrounds and personalities
- be in good physical health
- have good motor coordination
- feel comfortable working at heights
- be able to tolerate working outdoors in the heat and other inclement weather
Once you have successfully completed the 4-year program, you will receive a certificate.
B&B Electrical & Utility Contractors, Inc. is an EEO and E-Verify Employer. B&B Electrical & Utility Contractors, Inc. is committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified individuals without regard to age, race, religion, color, disability, national origin, gender, or any other protected category. Applicant selection is based on qualifications, availability and position-related factors. All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen in order to be eligible for employment with B&B Electrical & Utility Contractors, Inc.
B&B Electrical & Utility Contractors, Inc. participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee’s authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.
Our DOL Registered Apprenticeship Program is divided into two categories: Lineman Apprentices and Substation Apprentices. It provides Employees the opportunity to further their education, gain an additional skillset or simply enhance their skillsets, and earn higher-paying jobs while helping us develop and retain a highly-skilled workforce.
If you would like to learn how you can advance yourself through our program, please send us a quick message and we will be happy to give you more information.
The purpose of the B&B Electrical & Utility Contractors, Inc. program is to provide an earn-while-you-learn opportunity that enables employees to change their lives and their families’ lives for the better, while at the same time helping the company build and retain a highly skilled workforce, making it a win for all involved.
The apprenticeship program for B&B Electrical & Utility Contractors, Inc. is a four-year certification programs with strong emphasis on safety that combine required coursework with 2,000 hours of documented on-the-job training each year.
I would like to say thank you to your crews for the amazing job they are doing to help restore power to so many in our community of Donalsonville, Ga. What they have accomplished and are continuing to do has helped so many with a hope of something ‘normal’. They are exhausted but are working tirelessly and we are so very grateful to each of them. I just wanted to say thank you for my community, my family, and myself. We continue to pray for their safety. Tell their families we hope they get home soon and thank them for sharing their family members with us. I wish I could find an adequate way to show my appreciation…..just, thank you.