The fundamental job of an outside electrical lineman is to build, install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical power systems. Lineman work from the point of power generation all the way to the residential or commerical meter. A lineman works on both overhead lines and underground vaults.
The electrical lineman job is an exciting, yet challenging job. Lineman are required to climb high on outside towers and poles during all seasons and weather conditions. Since they are frequently working with energized high voltage systems, safety is the number one priority to protect themselves and their co-workers. This program requires integrity, strength and stamina, critical thinking and good judgement.
Electrical Lineman Standards
Electrical Lineman Minimum Qualifications
- Must be 18 years or older
- Must have a high school diploma or GED
- 1,000 hours of ground time with the training agent
Term of Apprenticeship
- Minimum of 6,000 on-the-job training hours
- 144 hours of related/supplemental instruction per year
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