Installing, repairing, and maintaining high-powered power lines and devices is the main responsibility of a lineman. From the electricity sources, they operate on transmission and distribution lines that connect to specific homes or businesses. Both overhead and subsurface electrical cables and lines can be fixed by linemen. They may also be responsible for installing the meter, scaling poles to fix overhead lines, digging trenches to connect underground lines, and examining power lines for potential damage that has to be fixed or replaced. Typically, a lineman operates for a utility, power, or telecom company. To build, repair, or upgrade power lines, a lineman will collaborate with other experts, including electricians. Good electrical gear expertise and the ability to replace or remove electric lines in risky situations or during significant storms are essential for a professional lineman.
Lineman Job Titles:
- Electrical Lineman
- Journeyman Lineman
Lineman Job Summary:
To join our organization, we’re looking for a lineman with exceptional skills. Running overhead and subterranean electrical wires, setting up energy meters, and checking the wiring and electrical lines for damage and repair are all tasks you will be performing. The duties of a lineman include examining electricity lines and, if necessary, fixing them. You need a lot of lineman expertise and the capacity to work individually to succeed as a lineman. To install, fix, or repair electric lines, you will finally collaborate with a small team of electricians. A superior lineman will possess the knowledge necessary to supply our clients with electricity securely and effectively.
Lineman Job Responsibilities and Duties:
- Putting in transmission and distribution lines to connect power facilities with specific residences or structures.
- Analyzing electrical wiring diagrams for meaning.
- Repairing or maintaining subsurface and overhead electrical wires by digging holes or scaling poles.
- Installing power meters in residences and other structures.
- Changing or fixing parts during checks to stop power failures.
- Removing risks like tree branches and other things from around live power lines.
- Investigating electrical line and cable issues and power failures.
- Responding quickly and effectively to calls for assistance and carrying out maintenance.
- Letting the supervisor know about your progress, any problems, your worries, and any delays.
- Obeying all company and business rules, as well as maintaining high standards for safety.
Lineman Skills and Qualification:
- A high school diploma or equivalent is required
- An equivalent one-year certificate in electrical repair.
- Apprenticeships under a senior lineman can be seen.
- Two years or more of relevant work experience after training.
- Extensive knowledge of climbing apparatus, cranes, aerial lifts, backhoes, tensioners, and pullers.
- Thorough familiarity with the federal safety standards and guidelines
- Understanding of electrical and building regulations, as well as wiring schematics.
- Excellent problem-solving skills.
- A willingness to carry out repairs after hours.
- First aid and CPR training
- Certification for a forklift and a Hilti gun
- Ability to work in situations that are both slightly safe and unpleasant and expose them to environmental elements such as temperature changes, scents, and hazardous compounds
- Capable of lifting loads to 100 pounds
- Capable of working with moderate to intense physical exertion