Tuesday , May 21 2024

Southern Company Job Openings – Utility Arborist Technician

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Job Description:

Field inspection of assigned transmission lines, to identify and document vegetation-related hazards. Inspections will be performed span by span, from the ground or air as directed. Detailed reporting and record-keeping required. Maintain constant communication with other Forestry personnel to ensure that all vegetation-related threats to the operation of the transmission system are removed in a timely manner. In some cases, assign work to contract vegetation management crews, and follow up to ensure work was completed per contract specifications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • To ensure the highest reliability of Georgia Power Company’s electric transmission system, regular field inspections must be completed to identify and remove hazards caused by vegetation.
  • This position will be responsible for inspecting Georgia Power Company’s transmission system to identify and document these hazards, and in some cases scheduling contract tree crews to complete any necessary work to remove the hazard, and auditing completed work to insure adherence to contract specifications. Extensive, statewide, overnight travel will be required.

Job Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of electric operations and electric transmission systems.
  • BS in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Natural Resources, or related field highly desired.
  • Ability to learn and operate GIS based computer systems.
  • Ability to learn the maintenance and operation of the Company’s distribution and transmission electrical systems.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret field notes and maps and to draw conclusions from data for decision making in the field.
  • Minimum 2-yr Forestry degree or 2-yr degree in related field.
  • Ability to learn and apply proper utility arboricultural practices.
  • ISA Arborist certification a plus.

Job Details:

Company: Southern Company

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Macon, GA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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