Electric Line Worker Apprenticeship

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*Statistics retrieved from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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What Does an Electric Line Worker Do?

Electric line workers install, remove, maintain, and repair electric overhead and underground distribution, sub-transmission, and transmission systems. They respond to 24 hour call out to restore electric service and ensure safety for protection of public and crews.


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What Are the Working Conditions?

Electric line workers are required to work outdoors in all types of weather and are subject to 24-hour call. Most usually work a 40 hour week, but when severe weather damages power lines, they may work long and irregular hours to restore service.

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How is the Training Structured?

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What are the Application Requirements?

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What Skills Should I Possess?

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Additional Resources

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains information on all occupations. For more information on the Electric Line Worker trade in the United States, visit:


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Sources: Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Position Descriptions,
Apprenticeship in Wisconsin Handbook

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