We own and operate the high-voltage electric transmission grid in portions of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois. Our 9,540 miles of transmission lines and 548 substations help to keep the lights on for more than five million people in the Upper Midwest.
How to Get Hired
We asked American Transmission Company for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
When we search for a new employee, how they do their job is just as important as what they’ve done. Teamwork - we look for employees who are able to work with a variety of people and put group accomplishments ahead of personal gain - we seek those in it for the larger good. Communicating - candidates must be able to listen and talk with others and be able to modify their message to suit their audience. Delivering Results - we look for individuals who are able to work under deadlines. Improvement & Innovation - candidates who believe in a culture of continuous improvement are attractive to us. Thinking commercially - we look for candidates who can see ATC’s business priorities. Self-Management - employees must be able to fully contribute on their own.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
A prospective candidate can get our attention by first being themselves. Networking with us at career fairs, community events and conferences are great next steps. Since 36 percent of our hires last year were from referrals, this is a great way to get noticed by HR and the hiring manager. In addition, candidates should follow ATC on LinkedIn and connect with our talent acquisition team to discuss new positions and future opportunities.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
In the coming year, we are focused on hiring electrical and civil engineers. Candidates with previous power experience are especially desired. Compliance is also a focus for us with changes and updates in our regulatory environment. Our information technology department is also growing and we are looking to add staff in many disciplines including systems engineering, systems support and cybersecurity.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
There are many ways an interested candidate can find out more about ATC to get started. First, our website is a comprehensive resource about our organization, our values and our projects. We have a careers section on our website that details benefits and our culture. Candidates are able apply directly on our website, where recruiters and hiring managers personally review their application. If a candidate is unfamiliar with the electric transmission industry, our YouTube channel features videos which highlight our projects and answers frequently asked questions. Finally, we encourage candidates to follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter, where they can get the latest information on ATC and can interact with our employees.