We believe that our success begins with our employees.
Our employees are the foundation for the outstanding level of quality and service we provide our customers, and because of them we are a national leader in the infrastructure industry.
Safety, Quality, Ownership, Integrity, Service, and Team are our core values and we recognize employees who exemplify these values. We offer more than a job, we advance careers. We offer competitive salaries, training programs and benefits that attracts the best and brightest employees.
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Northwest Lineman College (NLC) is a for profit, nationally accredited and industry leading training program providing safety and certification training to pre-apprentices, apprentices, journey level lineworkers, crew leaders, substation technicians, system operators, and gas distribution technicians. NLC was founded in 1993. NLC has four campuses across the U.S. (Idaho, California, Florida and Texas). Mears parent company, Quanta Services, acquired NLC in January of 2018.
Upon completion of the Gas Distribution Program, graduates will be able to demonstrate:
- Knowledge related to the safety and regulatory requirements associated with the installation and abandonment of natural gas distribution systems
- Skills to be safe and productive crew members
- Behaviors that will advance their careers and support their company and the industry, through core values and leadership traits.
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The Leadership Academy is a multi-level program designed to expand the knowledge of our future leaders in five key categories: Business Fundamentals, Financial Acumen, Customer Focus, Communication, and Management Skills. Through this program our employees are strategically placed in a position for success, allowing them to take on senior and executive level roles within Mears.
Leadership Academy I focuses on the operational execution skills needed to advance to the Superintendent & Project Manager level. Leadership Academy II focuses on the development of the strategic execution skills needed for Operations Manager and Director roles in the company.
Vector Force Development
Mears partnered with Vector Force Development, a veteran-owned business, that works to transition military veterans to jobs in the utility industry, whether it be in the field or the office.
This initiative will benefit our nation’s heroes returning home – and the industries we serve by providing a new source of skilled, dependable leaders. Vector delivers solutions across the entire utility industry to include: Gas Distribution, Electric, Communications, Fiber Network, Program Management, Safety, Quality Control, CDL, and Heavy Equipment.
Visit the Vector Force Development website to learn more: http://vectorforcedevelopment.com/about-us/
Hiring Our Heroes
Mears partnered with Hiring our Heroes to expand on our commitment to hiring veterans. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) initiative launched in March 2011 as a nationwide effort to connect veterans, service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, the goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day.
To learn more, visit the HOH web site: https://www.hiringourheroes.org/
Troops to Energy Jobs
Troops to Energy Jobs has gladly partnered with Mears. Teaming up with this organization provides Mears with the opportunity to help veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserves make a successful transition to a rewarding career in our industry.
To learn more, visit the Troops to Energy Jobs web site: http://www.troopstoenergyjobs.com/
We have established this program for employees recently promoted to supervisory positions, teaching concepts that are practical and relevant to the issues faced in daily work. This educational tool is designed to showcase ideas, skills and techniques to help you become more effective in your new role.
You can become a successful leader by learning to engage your team, listen to their ideas, and resolve challenges to make sound decisions. Additionally, create an action plan to put new leadership strategies into place immediately.
A few covered topics include but are not limited to: The fundamentals of supervision, communication, productivity, and conflict resolution.
We are seeking motivated individuals excited about developing new skills and interests, while building their professional network as they embark upon a new and fulfilling career. Each participant will have the opportunity to utilize classroom studies while working on real-life projects, maximizing their hands-on knowledge experience on the job training.
All students gain exposure to senior leadership and top industry experts while speding time at job sites. Interships are located across the U.S. and may include travel. Timeframes are between May and August.
Areas of opportunity include: Engineering, Project Management, IT, Finance, and More.
Caterpillar, PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) and a group of the industry’s leading companies present a safety leadership program specific to the scenarios, conditions and environments in which pipeliners operate every day. Quanta Services was involved in the development and funding of the program. Mear's Group, Inc. was the first organization to complete the train-the-trainer program.
This program is packed with real-life examples explored through engaging videos, role-play exercises, interactive activities and provocative discussion topics to convey the power of culture on safety performance. With an emphasis on personal accountability and incident prevention, the training provides leaders at all levels insight into their role in influencing the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that drive culture.