Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers

Electrical Power-Line

Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers install or repair cables and wires that carry electricity to businesses and homes
Electrical Power-Line
Why Should You Consider This Career?
That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
Less Training                                          More Training
More Structure                                     Less Structure
Class Gloving Electrical Lineman, Class Rubber Gloving Lineman, Electrical Lineman, Electrical Lineworker, Lineworker, Power Lineman, Power Lineman Technician, Service Man, Third Step Lineman, Troubleman

Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.

At A Glance in US
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398,000 (35%)
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398,000 (35%)
398,000 (35%)
Class Gloving Electrical Lineman, Class Rubber Gloving Lineman, Electrical Lineman, Electrical Lineworker, Lineworker, Power Lineman, Power Lineman Technician, Service Man, Third Step Lineman, Troubleman
A Typical Day Icon

Your Typical Day:

  • Adhere to safety practices and procedures, such as checking equipment regularly and erecting barriers around work areas.
  • Drive vehicles equipped with tools and materials to job sites.
  • Open switches or attach grounding devices to remove electrical hazards from disturbed or fallen lines or to facilitate repairs.
  • Climb poles or use truck-mounted buckets to access equipment.
  • Install, maintain, and repair electrical distribution and transmission systems, including conduits, cables, wires, and related equipment, such as transformers, circuit breakers, and switches.
  • Inspect and test power lines and auxiliary equipment to locate and identify problems, using reading and testing instruments.
  • Coordinate work assignment preparation and completion with other workers.
  • Replace or straighten damaged poles.
  • String wire conductors and cables between poles, towers, trenches, pylons, and buildings, setting lines in place and using winches to adjust tension.
  • Attach cross-arms, insulators, and auxiliary equipment to poles prior to installing them.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites.
  • Monitor work areas or procedures to ensure compliance with safety procedures.
  • Control power supply connections.
  • Climb equipment or structures to access work areas.
  • Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
  • Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems.
  • Repair electrical circuits or wiring.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Confer with coworkers to coordinate work activities.
  • Align equipment or machinery.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Building and Construction

Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. 65/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 60/100

  • Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 58/100

  • Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. 58/100

  • Transportation

Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits. 58/100

  • Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 57/100

  • Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 53/100

  • Design

Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. 49/100

  • Engineering and Technology

Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. 48/100

  • Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 46/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Power drills
  • Conduit benders
  • Voltage or current meters
  • Pneumatic hammer
  • Protective gloves
  • Safety harnesses or belts
  • Wire or cable cutter
  • Power saws
  • Hoists
  • Jacks
  • Pullers
  • Utility knives
  • Grounding devices or assemblies
  • Telescoping boom lift
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts
  • Lifting hooks
  • Cable reels
  • Saws
  • Stripping tools
  • Hex keys
  • Power screwguns
  • Lug crimping tool dies
  • Multimeters
  • Electrical power sensors
  • Mill saw file
  • Fish tape
  • Lifelines or lifeline equipment
  • Dynamometers
  • Circuit breakers
  • Slings
  • Electrical insulators
  • Spades
  • Heat tracing equipment
  • Pick or place robots
  • Hydraulic press frames
  • Pry bars
  • Phasemeters
  • Flatbed trailers
  • Facial shields
  • Platform lift
  • Recreational motorboats
  • Power trimmers
  • Circuit tester
  • Hand drill bit for wood
  • Grounding hardware
  • Forklifts
  • Soldering iron
  • Socket sets
  • Articulating boom lift
  • Snowmobiles or snow scooter
  • Slip or groove joint pliers
  • Blocks or pulleys
  • Gas detectors
  • Extension pole
  • Wheel bulldozers
  • Potentiometers
  • Electrical resistance or conductance sensors
  • Tongs
  • Traffic signals
  • Lifts
  • Gas generators
  • Hydraulic shears
  • Goggles
  • Specialty wrenches
  • Circuit tracers
  • Mask or respirators filters or accessories
  • Boring machines
  • Pneumatic drill
  • Safety shoes
  • Cable clamp and staple
  • Pressure or steam cleaners
  • All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled
  • Sledge hammer
  • Conventional truck cranes
  • Drill bit set
  • Linemans pliers
  • Spot welding machine
  • Reflectometers
  • Measuring wheels for distance
  • Tampers
  • Light trucks or sport utility vehicles
  • Fiber optic test sources
  • Strap wrenches
  • Hand reamer
  • Trenching machines
  • Gin pole and accessories
  • Fire retardant apparel
  • Winches
  • Grab hooks
  • Wire lug crimping tool
  • Hazardous material protective apparel
  • Detection apparatus for non metallic objects
  • Pad or keyhole saw
  • Hacksaw
  • Water pumps
  • Two way radios
  • Ladders
  • Dump trucks
  • Air compressors
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Ammeters
  • Screwdrivers
  • Hard hats
  • Wire cutters
  • Ohmmeters
  • Bench vises
  • Fuse pullers
  • Awls
  • Scaffolding
  • Hammers
  • Nut drivers
  • Levels
  • Bolt cutters
  • Shovels
  • Flares
  • Safety boots
  • Fire blankets
  • Plumb bobs
  • Laser printers
  • Picks
  • Ear plugs
  • Torque wrenches
  • Power chippers
  • Wood chisels
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Personal computers
  • Pipe wrenches
  • Wheel chocks
  • Megohmmeters
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Backhoes
  • Augers
  • Skid steer loaders
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