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Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

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At A Glance: Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

Electrical power-line installers and repairers install and/or repair cables or wires used in electrical power systems or electrical distribution systems. At times, electrical power-line installers and repairers may have to build poles and transmission towers. They regularly operate specialized equipment to complete construction projects. To become an electrical power-line installers and repairer requires at least a high school diploma and one to two years of on the job training. Some employers will require the completion of industry certifications or apprenticeship. Electrical power-line installers and repairers earn approximately $34.09 an hour, and the need for such workers grows at a faster than average rate, from about 10% to 14% per year.

Entry Level Requirements

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Certificate

To become an electrical power-line installer and repairer requires at least a high school diploma and long term on-the-job training. They must also complete specialized training and certification.
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Median hourly wage:

$23.02
in Construction & Extraction occupations.

How much can I make?

Hourly Rate: $18 - $49/HR.

Job Details: Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

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Commonly Performed Tasks

There are many tasks that electrical power-line installers and repairers must perform regularly. They are often work in the field to repair and construct power lines. They may have to climb utility polls or equipment to access their work environment. They also assemble and repair electrical components, circuits, or systems. Because power line installers and repairs can work in dangerous situations, their work requires special attention to safety.
  • Test conductors using diagrams to find corresponding conductors and ensure correct connections
  • Open switches to remove electrical hazards from disturbed or fallen lines or to facilitate repairs
  • Climb poles or use truck-mounted buckets to access equipment
  • Drive vehicles equipped with tools and materials to job sites
  • Adhere to safety practices like checking equipment regularly and erecting barriers around work areas

Required Job Skills

Electrical power-line installers and repairers requires specific skills, abilities and knowledge to do their jobs effectively. They must be able to listen to others, monitor processes, themselves, and others, and troubleshoot problems in processes and systems. Electrical power-line installers must also be able to solve complex problems.
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Concentrate on a task without being distracted
  • Physical strength and dexterity
  • Identify, analyze, and solve complex problems
  • Commitment to safety, quality, and precision

Education & Training Information

Programs and Opportunities

Community College of Allegheny County - West Hills Center
Program: Electrical Construction Technology
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years
Community College of Allegheny County - West Hills Center
Program: Electrical Distribution Technology
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years
Pierpont Community & Technical College
Program: Applied Process Technology - Energy Systems Operation
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years
Community College of Allegheny County - West Hills Center
Program: Electrical Distribution Technology
Certification: Certificate
Length: 2 Years

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