Assistant Telecommunications Electrician (Monroeville, Montgomery and Mobile)

Montgomery, AL

Assistant Telecommunication Electrician


The Telecommunication Electrician is responsible for the installation, maintenance (both reactive and preventive) and project support on the Southern Company's voice, data, and telecommunications transport networks. These networks include analog and digital microwave, fiber optics, LANs (local area networks), and voice and data wireless systems. These systems are installed, maintained, and repaired in accordance with established standards, service levels, operational processes, and applicable work agreements.


  • Two-year degree (college/technical/vocational) or 3 years of equivalent experience in electronics, telecommunications and/or computer technology is required.

  • FCC General Radiotelephone Operators License or equivalent license for radio repair is preferred, but not required for initial employment.

  • An FCC license or equivalent license will be required at the end of six months employment.

  • Technical knowledge and skills that would enable you to pass the Alabama Power Craft Knowledge and Skills test is required before employment (a study guide is provided).

  • Understanding of the various topologies, e.g., telecommunications, wireless, fiber optics, data, and voice networks and how they interface with each other is required.

  • Ability to logically troubleshoot and repair hardware and software associated with personal computers, peripheral devices, voice systems, data networks, telecommunications systems and ancillary equipment is required.

  • Working knowledge of fiber optic cables and systems, equipment, installation, and repair

  • Working knowledge of radio communication systems.

  • Knowledge of voice and data wireless systems and troubleshooting techniques.

  • Knowledge of data communications and packet switch networks.

  • Knowledge of PC hardware, operating systems, and associated peripheral and software components.

  • Must have demonstrated personal computer skills along with a general understanding of corporate applications and standard desktop products.

  • Ability to work independently, self -starter with good time management skills.

  • Must have good verbal and written communications skills.


  • Responsible for the installation, maintenance (both reactive and preventive) and project support on the Southern Company's voice, data, and telecommunications transport networks

  • Responsible for participating in on-call procedures/operations.

  • Responsible for interfacing with and coordination of contractors and/or vendors associated with the Field Operations function as appropriate.

  • Responsible for interfacing with the customer and other IT groups related to problems and installations as appropriate.

  • Responsible for understanding and adhering to billing and performance processes and procedures.

  • Responsible for maintaining accurate circuit and equipment inventories and documentation of assigned sites.


  • Must take and pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, be a self-starter, and have excellent time management skills.

  • Ability to interface with, direct, and coordinate contractors as needed.

  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Follows safe work practices and fosters a safe workplace.

  • All business dealings exhibit Southern Company Values (DE&I, Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment).

  • Seeks opportunities to learn and transfer knowledge to others.

  • Responsible for supporting 24x7 on-call operations.

  • Ability to drive long distances, walk on uneven surfaces, climb ladders, work above shoulder height, and lift up to 50lbs.


  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Good organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks

Alabama Power provides safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to 1.5 million customers across the lower two-thirds of Alabama.

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Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Identification: 6628

Job Category: Information Technology

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Alabama Power