Entry Opportunities with Training
You can do more than just start a job at TVA; you can start a career. Through one of our many training programs, you can launch your career as an operator, technician, instrument mechanic, etc. TVA believes in investing in the region’s workforce—and in you.
TVA plans to post job openings for the Electrician (substation and telecom) and Lineman (construction) Apprenticeship Programs on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015; you will be able to apply through Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. The associated job numbers will be 504399, 504400 and 504401. These positions require extensive travel for extended periods of time across the Tennessee Valley and surrounding states. Candidates must be willing to travel and work in extreme weather conditions up to 100 percent of the time. Interested? Apply on our Careers at TVA page.
We periodically offer the following entry-level training programs:
Fossil, Hydro and Nuclear Training
Training in these areas will help to propel you into a variety of roles including:
- Student Generating Plant Operator
- Instrument Mechanic
- Electrical Technician
- Mechanical Technician
- Hydro Technician
- Combustion Turbine Technician and Combined Cycle Operations Technician
The training is flexible to fit your schedule and combines both classroom and on-the-job training. Each of these programs can take between one to four years and equips you for a specific technical role with a salary range between $44,000 and $75,000 a year. To qualify, you may require a two- or four-year college degree and/or previous relevant work experience.
Transmission and Power Supply Training
Career opportunities are also available through training in the Transmission and Power Supply area. TVA’s training in this area prepares you for a variety of roles including:
In these programs, you will be an apprentice where you will participate in on-the-job training with experienced and skilled TVA team members. Graduates of this training may obtain positions that allow them to earn between $42,000 and $75,000 a year.
All applicants will be required to undergo selection testing for all operations and maintenance training programs. Read more about the tests that TVA uses to screen potential candidates.