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Becoming an Electrical Linesworker
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Becoming an Electrical Linesworker

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Installs, maintains, repairs and patrols electrical sub-transmission and distribution systems. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 3 - 4 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,474
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,800

What does an Electrical Linesworker do?

  • installing conductors and aerial equipment, and underground cables and equipment
  • installing and maintaining equipment associated with electrical supply such as transformers
  • attending to electrical breakdown and emergencies
  • maintaining poles and associated hardware, and continuity of electrical supply and street lighting
  • conducting routine maintenance on the aerial and underground electricity supply network
  • conducting low-voltage switching operations
  • fitting pole hardware and crossarms
  • preparing low- and high-voltage cable joints and cable terminations while connecting and installing electrical equipment and overhead lines
  • using heavy plant equipment such as elevated work platforms and portable equipment such as hydraulic drills

Specialisations

  • Electrical Linesworker (Distribution)
  • Electrical Linesworker (Transmission)
  • Railway Traction Line Worker

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