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Groundman Training Program

If you enjoy traveling, working outdoors, and working with electrical equipment, then this training program may be for you. It is a full-time, paid training opportunity that leads to the position of Groundman. Groundman trainees support line crews by providing tools, equipment, and materials; operating equipment during conductor pulling operations; and assisting in structure setting.

The two-year program consists of a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction. Once a trainee has completed the program, he or she is eligible to transfer to either the Lineman apprentice program or the Electrician apprentice program as positions become available. Extensive travel is required in this program.


Current pay for the training program is as follows:

  • Period 1A: $35,495
  • Period 1B: $38,335
  • Period 1B-R: $38,805
  • Period 2: $42,120
  • Period 2-R: $42,595

Once you have successfully completed the training program, you are a Groundman – Line Maintenance making an annual salary of over $47,325.


In order to be considered for this training program, a candidate should be at least 18 years of age, have a high-school diploma or a GED certificate, possess a valid driver’s license, and have a reliable means of transportation. Candidates are required to pass the AIR test. See testing information.

EEO Statement

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.



Non-U.S. residents should read TVA's Citizenship Policy.


Individuals interested in claiming veterans’ preference should read the Information for Claiming Veterans’ Preference.



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