Energy exists to help people. Without it, your morning would be different without a charged phone, hot water, stove, or television. All these things depend on natural gas, electricity, or oil.

 

Challenges are ahead in reliably providing energy to a growing world while minimizing the impact on the environment.

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Career Spotlight

Maintenance & Reliability Technician

Maintenance and reliability technicians instal, troubleshoot, and repair rotating equipment, electrical power systems, and performance and safety instrumented systems that keep power plants online and running efficiently.

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“I wanted to work in the electric utility because of out constant need for electricity and its extreme importance in our daily lives. I like it because it constantly keeps you on your toes with new policies, procedures, and equipment. It takes great teamwork throughout our company and industry to adjust these changes in order to keep the lights on. It is very rewarding to have a small role in this, and by doing so, improving the lives of over 600,000 members in Alabama and northwest Florida.”

- Robert, Energy Services | PowerSouth Energy Cooperative

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Occupation

HIGH DEMAND CAREERS

Education

Salary Range

Engineering

Bachelor Degree

$52,000-$105,000

CAD Operator

Associate Degree

$40,000-$60,000

Lineman

On-Job Training/Two Year Degree Preferred

$33,000-$80,000

Maintenance & Repair

On-Job Training/Two Year Degree Preferred

$27,000-$70,000

Nuclear Plant Operations

On-Job Training/Two Year Degree Preferred

$70,000-$87,000

Plant Operations

On-Job Training/Two Year Degree Preferred

$30,000-$75,000

Service Technician

High School Diploma

$35,000-$65,000

Wages vary depending on your education, skills, work experience, attitude, and work ethic.

UTILITIES OPERATORS

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