These are some of the many activities of a Journeyman Lineman, activities which you will master in the course of your apprentice training. You will learn, in addition to electrical work, elements of foundation construction, welding, heavy equipment operation, surveying, first aid, CPR, rigging and other skills. Mastery of the lineman’s trade makes you a very self-reliant individual.
Haul poles, towers and materials
Over various terrain with heavy equipment, rigging and old-fashioned ingenuity
For poles, anchors and foundations: dig trenches for underground systems using powered equipment and manual tools
Construct concrete foundations for towers
Assemble and erect towers
Linemen climb wood poles to 125 feet, steel poles to 200 feet, and steel towers to 500 feet, or whatever heights may be required
String, splice, sag and deadend wires and cables
Install new wires and cables
Overhead, underground and on poles in circuits energized from 110 volts to 34,500 volts and higher, with proper use of protective clothing and equipment
In new and on existing construction, without service interruption
Install electrical service lines
To customer facilities
Install street lights and traffic signals
Repair electric facilities
Under stormy weather conditions
Align poles and towers
With a surveyor’s transit
Operate line construction equipment
The work of a lineman is hard and it is risky.
But it is also challenging. If you enjoy working outdoors; if you want a diversified non-routine job where you use both your head and your hands; if you can accept the challenge of lineman’s work, then join the Apprentice Training Program. And earn the rewards.
NEAT has a proud tradition of Building Careers in the Outside Electrical Industry. Take the first step.