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Pre-Apprentice Electrician

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US, 85021

Company: APS

Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.


Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.


Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.  


APS has opportunities in their Pre-Apprentice Electrician program for individuals pursuing an Electrician Apprenticeship.  The Pre-Apprentice will assist Electrician crews with various tasks including repair/install/replace conduit, duct banks, and sweeps; rigging; operate hydraulic tools; operate boom truck & forklift; working from aerial lifts; install poles, trenches, and working in confined spaces, etc.  They will rotate to various areas within the organization to gain experience in their fields.


Note: One (1) or more positions may be available


Please read the entire posting carefully as there are very important steps noted below. Printing this posting for future reference is advised.


To be considered, you must meet or exceed the following qualifications:

  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Must possess a High School diploma or G.E.D. prior to the application closing.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must have a valid Manual Transmission Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  No mechanical restrictions i.e., airbrakes (Must have taken CDL test in a vehicle with a manual transmission and air brakes).
  • Successfully pass the Edison Electrical Institute (EEI) CAST Aptitude Test.
  • Must be physically qualified to do the job and display the aptitude, attitude and adaptability necessary for the trade.
  • This position requires working with aerial equipment, which has weight restrictions of 300 lbs or less


Selected candidates who have passed the minimum qualifications will be subject to the following requirements:

  • Must successfully pass the CAST test.
  • Must meet the requirements of the essential job functions assessment prior to participating in any physical field evaluation.
  • Must successfully pass a physical field evaluation.
  • Must successfully complete an oral interview.




  1. Resume
    • Applicants who have prior utility experience should include job function and duties on resume.
  2. A copy of your High School Diploma or transcripts or GED equivalent with score sheet.
    • Applicants who have graduated from an accredited electrical training program are encouraged to include current enrollment transcripts or certificate.
  3. A COLOR copy of the front AND back of your valid manual transmission Class “A” Commercial Driver's License (CDL), **No mechanical restrictions i.e., airbrakes.


Documents must be uploaded under “additional documents” in the My Documents section of your online application. If you have any difficulties uploading your documents, please contact Preapprentice@aps.com for assistance PRIOR to the posting close with the documents attached that you cannot upload. Emails after the posting close date will be considered late submittals and will not be accepted. 





  • If selected as a Pre-Apprentice Electrician, you will need to travel to the Metro (Phoenix metro area) or State Region (regional locations throughout the state of Arizona) areas.
  • Selection process includes CAST test, field evaluation and oral interview.
  • Successful candidates must live reasonable distance (30 minutes) from headquarters.
  • Reasonable and necessary overtime is required.
  • Work under the terms and conditions of the Pre-Apprenticeship Agreement.
  • The established headquarters for this position is subject to relocation to the Hub West Service Center, a facility that will be located 38 miles west of downtown Phoenix, on a date to be determined by the Company.


Note to applicants that have previously applied:  You will need to resubmit all required documents according to directions to be considered for these positions. To receive credit for any classes or training, you must provide all documentation with the application.

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Testing Information


Tests are only administered to referred candidates. More information about our tests and the testing process can be found HERE.


A written [paper and pencil] test will be administered.
A test using a computer with keyboard will be administered.
A hands-on skills test will be administered.
A physical ability test will be administered.


E-mail will be the method of contact with job applicants for test scheduling.  Please be sure to check your e-mail regularly so that you receive scheduling notifications for testing and updated job information.


Role Type


Plant/Field Role:
This position requires work to be performed in the field and/or at the work site, due to the nature of work.  

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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