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Switchgear Technician

Location: Birmingham, AL, United States
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Who We Are:  

Southland Group, an IPS company, is a world class leader in Power Distribution and Low Voltage Motor Control. For over 30 years we have been buying and selling New, New Surplus and Reconditioned industrial electrical equipment. In early 2023, Southland was acquired by Integrated Power Services.  

Integrated Power Services (IPS) is the leading North American solution provider for power management, electro-mechanical and rotating assets. Serving customers across a wide range of industries, including power generation, utilities, water and wastewater, petrochemicals, air separation, oil & gas, metals, mining, paper, aggregates, and cement. 

IPS defines world-class electric motor and generator repair, and Power Management every day. When you work for IPS, you can learn from industry experts and discover your potential while being part of a winning team committed to upholding our core values: Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability, Customer Focus, Entrepreneurial Spirit. 

Responsibilities and Expectations: 

South East Switchgear, an IPS Company, is seeking a dedicated Switchgear Technician. In this position you will be responsible for testing, repair, recondition and retrofitting services on switchgear to meet or exceed PEARL standards. This position requires a motivated, detail-oriented team member with the ability to learn quickly and work safely. 

  • Test, repair, recondition and retrofit services on switchgear.
  • Meet or exceed PEARL standards.
  • Ability to work overtime. Mandatory overtime is required based on business need.

Qualifications and Competencies: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Mechanical aptitude preferred
  • Proper use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Ability to pass a respirator fit test and be trained on proper respirator protocol
  • General understanding and firsthand experience with safe work environments
  • Be able to read, interpret, and modify documents
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain an excellent driving record
  • Ability to possess the following certifications: PearlTM Level I and II, Forklift training, TSC Electrical Training Classes completed within one (1) year of hire date, Mine and Safety Administration (MSHA) Training, 10-30 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Card, In-house Training on individual machines in the shop

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to lift, push, pull, carry items up to 50 lbs. in weight  
  • Ability to stand, stoop, kneel, and bend for prolonged periods of time  
  • Ability to perform manual labor for up to 12 or more hours per day  
  • Acute hearing and strong field of vision
  • Ability to work in demanding physical and inclement weather conditions


  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k Employer Match
  • Bonus Incentives 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • And more!

IPS is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation. As a federal contractor, our company is committed to maintaining a safe and drug-free workplace. Candidates for this position are required to complete a pre-employment drug screen successfully. The drug screening process will include testing for substances that may impair one's ability to perform the job safely and effectively.



Special Accommodations: If you require assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with IPS, please contact us at [email protected]. Please note that this email is to be used for accommodation requests, not general employment inquiries.