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Are you passionate about working outdoors, experiencing the satisfaction of a job well done, and witnessing the impact of your efforts? Explore the field of underground utilities and become a part of a larger purpose.



We are always accepting applications for the position of Underground Utilities Apprentice to join our team. The entry-level role is designed for individuals eager to learn and develop skills in natural gas, wastewater and water distribution systems. When we have an opening, we review applications submitted within the past 6 months to find qualifying candidates.


Compensation & Schedule

  • Entry-level rate of pay at $18 per hour

  • Merit raises each spring and Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) raises each fall

  • Paid testing opportunities and compensation for obtaining:

    • Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

    • Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Certifications

    • Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters (APGF) Certifications

  • Monday through Friday from 7 am until 4 pm with a 1-hour lunch break

  • Participation in on-call schedule with PTO benefits after training

  • Overtime compensation starting at 8 hours per day instead of 40 hours per week

Wellness Benefits

  • Full 25-year retirement plan through the Retirement Systems of Alabama.

  • Fourteen (14) paid holidays annually.
  • Health, dental, vision, ambulance, and life insurance.

  • Free 24/7 on-site gym access.

  • Paid time off (PTO) including sick, vacation and personal time.


Qualifications & Requirements

Qualifications & Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Valid driver's license or commitment to obtaining one.

Desired Skills and Attributes

  • Strong interest in learning and developing skills in underground utility work.

  • Willingness to work in various weather conditions and physically demanding environments.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and work as part of a team.

Key Responsibilities

Learning and Training:

  • Assist in installing, repairing, and maintaining underground natural gas, sewer, and water distribution systems under experienced guidance.

  • Participate in on-the-job training, developing skills in excavation, safety protocols, and equipment operation.

Assistance in Inspections:

  • Support routine inspections of underground utility systems, learning to identify and address potential issues.

  • Follow safety and regulatory guidelines under supervision during inspections.

Assisting with Repairs and Troubleshooting:

  • Respond to service calls and emergencies alongside experienced technicians to assist in addressing leaks, blockages, and other issues in the utility systems.

  • Learn to diagnose and troubleshoot problems related to natural gas, sewer, and water distribution.

Safety Awareness:

  • Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines under the supervision of experienced professionals.

  • Use appropriate safety equipment and learn industry best practices.

Documentation Support:

  • Assist in maintaining accurate records of work performed, including installation, repairs, and inspections.

  • Learn to complete necessary paperwork and reports in compliance with organizational and regulatory requirements.


Apply Now

If you are a motivated individual with a passion for learning and a desire to embark on a rewarding career in underground utilities, we encourage you to apply for an apprenticeship position. Join us in building a strong foundation for your future as a skilled technician in the vital field of underground utility work, while enjoying competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, and opportunities for professional growth.


North Baldwin Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NBU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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