City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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  Electrical Apprentice Information

Start a career with the City of Springfield's Electrical Apprentice program at City Water, Light and Power (CWLP). This apprenticeship includes on-the-job training and coursework to provide knowledge and technical information related to the various positions being offered.

Opportunities include:
  • Journeyman Lineman
  • Substation Electrician
  • Relay Technician
  • Communications Technician
  • Instrument Technician
  • Powerhouse Electrician
  • Traffic & Metering Technician

  Application Requirements

  • 17 years of age or older
  • High school graduate or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Unrestricted 20/20 eyesight (vision correctable to 20/20 accepted) with no color blindness (GED)
  • Valid driver’s license (at time of background investigation) and must be able to obtain an Illinois Commercial Driver’s License if required by the functional area
  • A written score of six (6) or greater on the NJATC Exam. The applicants passing score is valid for two years prior to the date that will be set for the next exam.