Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers
Also called: Class A Lineman, Journeyman Lineman, Lineman, Power Lineman
What they do:Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.
On the job, you would:
- Adhere to safety practices and procedures, such as checking equipment regularly and erecting barriers around work areas.
- Test conductors, according to electrical diagrams and specifications, to identify corresponding conductors and to prevent incorrect connections.
- Open switches or attach grounding devices to remove electrical hazards from disturbed or fallen lines or to facilitate repairs.
Engineering and Technology
- customer service
Math and Science
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Hand and Finger Use
- keep your arm or hand steady
- hold or move items with your hands
- use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
- quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
Ideas and Logic
- notice when problems happen
- order or arrange things
- listen and understand what people say
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Self Control
You might use software like this on the job:
Electronic mail software
Office suite software
- Microsoft Office
Examples of Registered Apprenticeship programs include:
- Cable Installer-Repairer
- Line Erector
- Line Maintainer
- Line Repairer
- Trouble Shooter II
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.