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Journeyman Lineman Instructor

Company: GreatSouthwesternConstructionInc120322171654
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Job Description:

Great Southwestern Construction is looking for an experienced Journeyman Lineman to join our thriving organization to help us grow and scale our exceptional training program located at our Alvarado, Texas office. We are looking for a driven, adaptable, and team-focused trainer who can build successful relationships with a diverse group of Apprentices as they work towards their Journeyman certifications. 

As the instructor, you will teach classes in our Department of Labor-approved lineman apprenticeship program. Our Apprenticeships include underground and overhead distribution, transmission and substation disciplines, and we are looking for an engaging leader who understands how these disciplines work together and can give our new trainees the support they need to learn and excel in the trade. This is a rare opportunity to train side-by-side with our long-standing Apprenticeship and Training Manager as we grow the training facility over the next 1-2 years, with plans for this role to take over as the primary trainer. 

Company Overview

Founded in 1977, Great Southwestern Construction, Inc., a subsidiary of MYR Group Inc, started as a small general contractor performing high voltage utility work in Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Today, Great Southwestern has the ability to perform high voltage construction and renewable energy construction throughout the country.  Areas of expertise include transmission line construction, substation construction, distribution construction, and renewable energy projects. Our team lives our values of safety, respect, integrity, responsiveness, creativity, initiative, and teamwork every day at work.


  • Teach approved apprenticeship curriculum to Apprentices in both classroom and field settings
  • Demonstrate proper technique in performing each maneuver being taught
  • Conduct onsite evaluations of team member skillset and help address areas of needed improvement
  • Provide real-life context to the theories and situations being taught


  • Must be a Journeyman Lineman (minimum of 10 years’ experience as a Journeyman) 
  • Prior experience as a Journeyman Lineman in at least one of the following areas: overhead/underground distribution, transmission, and/or substation construction
  • Ability to occasionally climb poles to demonstrate proper technique 
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) helpful
  • Prior teaching/training experience a plus
  • Ability to travel locally/regionally up to 15% of the time. 


  • Passion for training and developing others and representing the GSW brand with positivity and professionalism.
  • Evidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior.
  • Demonstrate safe work practices at all times.
  • Ability to teach in a classroom lecture setting utilizing PowerPoint and other resources.
  • Leadership: a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through GSWC training methods and practices.
  • Planning: an ability to think ahead and plan over a 6-12 month time span.
  • Management: the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at a functional level.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience ($93,600-$104,000) DOE. Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. Performance raises for each plan year and are subject to management recommendation and internal committee review. Weekly pay via direct deposit or pay card.
  • Company vehicle and all PPE provided, as well as company laptop, cell phone, and company credit and fuel card.
  • $25 weekly deducted for use of company vehicle 
  • Comprehensive benefits package
    • Medical, dental, & vision
      • $15 weekly premium for employee only & employee plus family coverage
      • Low deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Company-paid short and long-term disability
    • Company-paid life and accidental death & dismemberment
    • Supplemental life and accidental death & dismemberment
    • Critical illness & accident plans
    • Identity theft protection
    • Group legal
    • Auto & homeowners
  • Generous 401(k) Plan
    • 100% match up to 6%; immediate vesting
    • Annual profit-sharing potential
  • Paid time off
    • Vacation
      • Tiered increases based on tenure with the company
    • Holidays (8 per year)
    • Sick time (as applicable)
  • Superior educational assistance program

Position may be subject to pre-employment screening, which may include background check and drug testing. Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process, contact our Employment Hotline at 1-855-635-1321.

MYR Group, Inc. and our subsidiaries are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers. We promote diversity of thought, culture, and background, which connects our family of brands. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, or other protected characteristics. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

MYR Group does not sponsor applicants for work visas. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

MYR Group and our subsidiaries do not work with any third-party recruiters or agencies without a valid signed agreement. All communication regarding candidates, submissions, and job openings must be done with through the corporate Talent Acquisition team only. Any violation of these terms may disqualify new agreements or terminate any existing agreement with MYR Group, Inc.


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