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Have you ever considered a career in the energy industry?
There are many reasons why you should. With the right education and training, you can make great money and do something that benefits millions of people every day. 


Line Workers

Work on or around the high voltage wires and equipment that carry electricity from the plant to your home or business.


Engineers are responsible for the planning and design of the transmission and distribution system, power plant construction and maintenance.

Multi-Craft Operators

Are responsible for operation and maintenance of our fossil fueled power plants, producing the electricity our customers want. 

Customer Service Representatives

These employees represent the primary contact for customers with questions or requests.

Other career areas we hire for include:

  • Accounting
  • Administrative and Clerical
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology

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Learn more about careers in the utility industry at these websites 

Developed by the Center for Energy Workforce Development, this model is designed to provide a consistent definition of the competencies required to work in the industry. It breaks down competencies into eight separate tiers, from basic to job-specific, representing the skills, knowledge, abilities and other factors that are essential to successful performance in the industry. Not all competencies are required for all of the jobs in the energy business. The competencies are intended to guide potential applicants and educators with information on the skills necessary to enter energy careers.
Low Rates, Reliable Service and Great Customer Service; all of those can be used to describe your community-owned utility. For more than 110 years, Lakeland Electric has helped light up Lakeland by providing safe, reliable and efficient power for residents. Lakeland Electric is the third largest public power utility in the State of Florida serving over120,000 customers inside a 258 square mile service area. Based on the latest rate comparison data from the Florida Municipal Electric Association, Lakeland Electric’s residential rates are the lowest in the state and Lakeland Electric has the lowest rate in Florida for large commercial users. 

Today, power is generated at Lakeland Electric’s two main power plants, the 941-megawatt McIntosh Power Plant and the 176-megawatt Larsen Power Plant. McIntosh Power Plant houses one of the most efficient coal-fired generation facilities in the southeast and one of the most efficient combined cycle natural gas generators in the nation. 

Currently 552 full-time employees each play a part in making this public-owned utility among the best across the nation. Best of all, by having a public-owned utility, revenues generated stay right here in Lakeland. Last year alone, Lakeland Electric contributed more than $22 million to help keep property taxes low, fund public safety departments such as police and fire, and support quality public spaces that we all enjoy.

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Lakeland Electric is a department of the City of Lakeland. Employment applications are handled through the Civil Service and Retirement Office.

Student Positions

Lakeland Electric participates in work experience programs with local high schools and colleges including:

  • Business Cooperative Education (BCE) for area high school students
  • Cooperative education programs for degree-seeking college students
  • College internships for those enrolled in college
  • Power Academy Internships for students from the Power Academy

For more details on any of these programs, contact Lakeland Electric.