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Electrical Apprentice

Job Description

Altria Group is a FORTUNE 200 company that owns the premier tobacco companies in the United States including Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton, and Nu Mark. The companies' premium tobacco brands include Marlboro, Copenhagen, Skoal and Black & Mild. Altria also owns Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, one of the country's top premium wine producers and Philip Morris Capital Corporation, an investment company. Altria's mission is to own and develop financially disciplined businesses that are leaders in responsibly providing adult tobacco and wine consumers with superior branded products.

Philip Morris USA's role is to responsibly manufacture and market PM USA Brands to adult tobacco consumers in a financially disciplined way.

We are currently seeking candidates to join us at our Manufacturing Center in Richmond, VA to participate in an Electrical Skilled Apprenticeship Program. Upon successful completion of a 4 year apprenticeship, candidates will receive a Journeyman's card in the Instrument Electrician classifications and an applied science associate's degree in technical studies from John Tyler Community College. During the course of the program, apprentices will be expected to work during the day and attend classes at John Tyler Community College in the evenings in order to satisfy the educational requirements of the program. All educational expenses will be provided as part of the program. Apprentices will learn process control, electrical techniques and general work processes of the manufacturing environment. Successful workers will be able to demonstrate strong troubleshooting skills, and will work effectively in a high output, multi-craft manufacturing environment. They will be expected to participate in cross-functional teams to identify problems and opportunities, and to develop and implement solutions.

Specific Skills

For this position, we are seeking highly motivated, experienced and accountable individuals who can work in an industrial, unionized environment. Qualified candidates will:
  • Be at least 18 years of age, legally eligible to work in the U.S. and for Philip Morris USA
  • During the course of the program be willing to work assigned day shift, attend classroom training in the evening and work overtime when needed for approximately 4 years
  • At the completion of the program be willing to work on any shift and to work overtime, weekends and holidays on a regular basis
  • Possess a minimum of 1 year of experience/instruction related to the electrical field to include military, technical and vocational training
  • Have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED)
At Philip Morris USA, we recognize that our people are the reason we achieve our business goals. We believe in developing the leadership potential of our employees by providing them with opportunities for training, development and advancement. In addition to the opportunity to apply and develop your skills toward key business objectives, we offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive hourly wage, comprehensive health/vision/dental insurance and participation in our deferred profit sharing program.


Each Altria company is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class. Function Manufacturing City Richmond State Virginia