Electrical Line Worker

Program Name: 
Electrical Line Worker

Electric line workers install and repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. They erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers. They locate line trouble, climb poles, use hot line tools, and operate and maintain substations.

Median Salary After Completion: 
Occupation Titles: 

Electric Line Worker

Program Number: 
Training Details: 

4-year training program
7,360 hours on-the-job training
640 hours paid related instruction
Additional related instruction may be required
Classroom instruction is offered in weekly blocks staggered throughout the year

Application Requirements: 

High school diploma or equivalent
Valid driver's license or reliable transportation
Commercial driver's license (CDL) with an "A" endorsement or the ability to get the CDL
Most employers test applicants for basic verbal, arithmetic and abstract reasoning skills
Some employers test for physical ability, such as: balance, coordination, strength and mechanical aptitude
Applicants apply directly to the electric utility

Hands-on - This will be a combination of classroom and training on a job-site.

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