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Career and Education Opportunities for Electrical Line Workers

In general, electrical line workers install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. They also may erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Electrical Line Worker career.

STATES WITH Electrical Line Worker OPPORTUNITIES

Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Electrical

JOB DESCRIPTION: Electrical Line Worker

Electrical Line Worker video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Electrical line workers climb poles or use truck-mounted buckets to access equipment. They also dig holes, using augers, and set poles, using cranes and power equipment. Equally important, electrical line workers have to drive vehicles equipped with tools and materials to job sites. They are often called upon to remove or straighten damaged poles. They are expected to attach cross-arms and auxiliary apparatus to poles before installing them. Finally, electrical line workers test conductors, in line with electrical diagrams and specifications, to identify corresponding conductors and to inhibit incorrect connections.

Every day, electrical line workers are expected to be able to see details at a very fine level of focus. They need to evaluate problems as they arise. It is also important that they control objects and devices with precise control.