Power-Line Installer and Repairer

Lineman

What They Do

-Cut trenches for laying underground cables, using trenchers and cable plows.
- Pull up cable by hand from large reels mounted on trucks.
- Inspect and test power lines and auxiliary equipment to locate and identify problems, using reading and testing instruments.

Wages

Average in PA-$71,320
Make between $50,810 and $95,900

Education

This job requires vocational school.
NorthEastern Joint Apprenticeship & Training has an Apprenticeship program in PA

Outlook

-1.5% annual growth
-190 job openings per year

Things to Know

Mechanical
Customer and Personal Service
Physics