City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Become An Electrical Apprentice



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  Qualifications

  • Age 17 years or older by application deadline
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • One full year of high school or equivalent algebra with an average grade of “C” or better
  • Valid driver’s license at time of hire; and must be able to obtain an Illinois commercial driver’s license if required by the functional area

   Process

Applications must submit: 
  • City of Springfield Employment Application
  • Applicant’s high school or GED transcripts showing graduation and proof of a grade of “C” or better in algebra.
  • If applicable, applications may also include college transcripts, other trade related documentation, and certificate of completion from climbing school(s)
  •  Complaint procedure waiver
  •  Lineman/Substation climbing waiver

Written Exam (a score of 6 or above on the aptitude test)

Oral interviews (2 rounds)

Mandatory climbing orientation (for Lineman/Substation candidates only)

Background investigation

Medical exam, drug screening and functional capacity evaluation

  Standards of Apprenticeship

  Salary* and Benefits

  • Hourly rate based on 40-hour work week
  • 1st Year - $21.41
  • 2nd Year - $25.69
  • 3rd Year - $29.98
  • 4th Year - $34.26
  • Journeymen - $42.82
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Overtime Pay
  • Medical, Dental and Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Safety Equipment
  • Inclement Weather Clothing
* Subject to change pursuant to collective bargaining.