Service Technician

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Date: Nov 24, 2023

Location(s): Panama City Beach, FL, US, 32407

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  76369 

Florida Power & Light Company is America’s largest electric company, providing clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to more than 12 million people in Florida. We operate one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and our reliability is among the best in the nation. Our goal is to achieve Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 by expanding our solar capacity, increasing battery storage and bringing new renewable energy opportunities to Florida, while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in becoming a game-changer in the energy industry?  Join our world-class team today! 


Position Specific Description

Florida Power & Light is seeking highly skilled and experienced Distribution Journeyman Linemen to join our dynamic and dedicated team. As a Journeyman Lineman, you will play a pivotal role in installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical power systems, ensuring uninterrupted power supply to customers while adhering to all safety standards and regulations. Join us and make a significant impact in powering the future of Florida. If you are looking to enhance your career with the world's largest utility company, where your skills are highly valued and your safety is of upmost importance, FPL is the right fit for you. 


Benefits and Compensation:

  • $10,000 Sign-on Bonus: We value your expertise and commitment to enhancing our team. As a sign of appreciation, we offer a lucrative sign-on bonus of $10,000.
  • Up to $10,500 Relocation Assistance: Ready to relocate and join our team? We're here to support your smooth transition. Eligible candidates may qualify for up to $10,500 in relocation assistance to help cover expenses and settle into your new home.


Position may be based at any location throughout FPL's service territory in NorthWest FL.

Job Overview

Will safely perform any work normally or reasonably required in this classification. The Service Tech position builds, maintains, inspects, trouble-shoots, replaces, and repairs distribution power lines, poles, and related equipment according to Company specifications and manufacturer's recommendations. Reviews work orders and determine material needed to complete jobs. Loads wire coils, equipment, and materials onto truck. Completes pre-trip inspection of vehicle and job safety plan. Drives Winch or Boom truck to job sites. Installs poles occasionally, operating a winch or boom. Inspects safety/PPE equipment.  Responsible for framing a utility pole and boring a hole to specification. Uses hand tools to assemble materials, connectors, T-brackets, etc. in preparation for installation on poles.  Pulls wire and manually walks it on-site for installation. Installs conventional or internal arrestor transformers.  Climbs ladder or works in lift bucket to remove/replace equipment. Climbs utility poles or other structures. Secures and splices wire to adjoining sections of line to complete circuits. Signs, dates, and notes changes on work orders. Constructs underground cable/transformer installations and installs auxiliary equipment. Uses test equipment to locate electrical problems for underground distribution systems. Cleans/maintains tools/trucks.   Directs and evaluates work of less experienced technicians. May work as a Line Tech II based on schedule demand or in substations to perform load switching or repair work. Interacts with other Company personnel in person/by radio.  Candidate must maintain regular attendance and comply with safety procedures, practices, and requirements.  Candidate must be able to effectively communicate by radio to various company personnel.

Required Qualification

  • Line construction experience required
  • Working knowledge of electricity and the maintenance of electrical lines
  • The ability to operate machinery and vehicles, use basic hand tools, the ability to work at heights, climb tall structures, read blueprints, lift, carry and pull heavy objects
  • The ability to work in extreme weather conditions and work in enclosed, dark areas
  • Work methods must adhere to all safe work practices and must possess the ability to build solid interpersonal relationships with other employees
  • Adherence to the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
  • Must maintain weight below 280 pounds to comply with equipment manufacturer's restrictions 
  • Must be available for call-out overtime work, scheduled overtime work, and overnight travel as needed
  • Must be successful on EEI Construction and Skilled Trades Test (CAST)

Preferred Qualification

  • None


Employee Group:  Bargaining Unit
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Power Systems Bargaining Unit
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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Nearest Major Market: Panama City

Job Segment: Power Systems, Energy

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