What's New at IBEW 873
Work Outlook (Updated 9/28/2023)
JW Wage- $38.09/hr
Pension (pyramids)- $9.73
All calls require a valid 5 panel drug test within 1 year (unless customer has specific requirements), 2 pieces of i.d., and bank info if direct deposit is desired.
*ALL STARPLUS BATTERY PLANT CALLS REQUIRE NEGATIVE 10 PANEL RESULTS WITHIN 30 DAYS AND OSHA 10 BEFORE STARTING*
*ALL GM MARION CALLS REQUIRE A NEGATIVE 10 PANEL DRUG TEST WITHIN 1 YEAR
Conti Electric - GM (Marion) - 1 JW (7-10s 6a-430p) NMA/Yellow Card
- GM (Marion) - 2 JW (7-10s 430p-3a) $1/hr shift premium NMA/Yellow Card
Electric Plus - Zachary Confections (Frankfort) - 1 JW (5-8s 7a-330p) Inside Agreement
Hunt Electric - Starplus Battery Plant (Kokomo) - 40 JW (6-10s Mon-Sat 7a -530p) NMA/Yellow Card
Huston Electric - Shop Call - 2 JW (7a-330p) Inside Agreement
Huston Electric - Kokomo Transmission Plant (Kokomo) - 2 JW (6-10s Mon-Sat 7a-530p) NMA
Huston Electric - GM Marion (Marion) - 3 JW (6-10s Mon-Sat 6a-430p) NMA/Yellow Card
J&J Electric - Starplus Battery Plant (Kokomo) - 3 JW (5-10s & 8 on Sat 7a start time) NMA/Yellow Card
Twin City Electric - Shop Call - 4 JW (5-8s Mon-Fri 7a-330p w/OT possible) Inside Agreement
Twin City Electric - ADM (Frankfort) - 2 JW (5-8s Mon-Fri 7a-330p w/OT possible) Inside Agreement
StarPlus Energy Battery Plant- This is a $3 billion joint venture between Stellantis and Samsung in Kokomo. It is all new construction and will be working under the National Maintenance Agreement. Most contractors are currently working 6-10s. The project is expected to peak summer 2023 - fall 2024 with a need of 500 - 600 electricians. OSHA 10 is required for this job. There is currently no per diem being offered.
Hardy Hills Solar Project- This is a 200 megawatt solar field that is currently under construction in Clinton County. This job is currently ramping up and is hiring weekly. The current schedule is 5-10s and 8 hours on Saturday. There is currently $100/day incentive.
GM Marion- This is a $500 million upgrade that will include 2 new press lines, complete press and die upgrades, and a 6,000 sq ft addition at the GM plant in Marion. The current schedule is 7-10s. Phase 1 is currently in progress. Phase 2 is expected to begin Dec 2023.
Stellantis Facilities (3 Plants in Kokomo)- This is a $155 million investment to produce new electric drive modules at the Kokomo facilities. We expect bids to be released soon with work starting summer/fall 2023.
Thank you for your interest in the IBEW and the Hardy Hills Solar Project.
Information and Updates
- Once you have applied, we will contact you as soon as we have an opening.
- This project is a total of 195 Megawatts, consisting of approximately 500,000 solar panels, and spanning 1800 acres.
- This project is expected to be complete by spring 2024.
- The location of the project is approximately 5 miles north of Frankfort, IN in Clinton County.
- The current projected schedule is 5 - 10s and 8 hours on Saturday with $100/day incentive being offered
Becoming a member of IBEW Local 873 has many benefits. Along with assisting the skilled tradesman of IBEW Local 873, some of the benefits include:
- Competitive Wages ($20.21/hr - $34.75/hr)
- Timely raises (based on hours worked)
- Health Insurance
- Two defined benefit pensions
- Death Benefits
- Union representation