Electrical Linesworker

Installs, maintains, repairs and patrols electrical sub-transmission and distribution systems. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 4 years
Average pay $98,085
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 2,500

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

Related courses

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Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Cable Jointing
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Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Overhead
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Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Transmission Overhead
Certificate IV in ESI - Network Systems
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