Lineman Jobs

Lineman Overview


Linemen work to build and maintain power and telephone lines. Those employed in this field are in charge of ensuring there is an uninterrupted flow of power to civilian centers, and they repair lines in the event of a storm or collapse. Linemen are also responsible for the maintenance and removal of power transformers and other electrical equipment. These professionals work outdoors, usually high in the air.

Lineman Educational Requirements


A high school diploma or GED is all that is required to become a Lineman. Previous experience is helpful but usually not required, and Linemen are given extensive on-the-job training once they are hired. Tolerance of heights is an absolute requirement as is attention to detail. A Lineman must ensure the equipment is well maintained for their own safety. The ability to work under pressure and to maintain a calm attitude when working in a dangerous environment is a must. Many Linemen work in pairs, so a good team attitude is beneficial.

Lineman Job Market


As the population grows, Linemen will be needed to construct and run power lines to new population centers. Due to the high pay and low entry requirements, competition for Linemen positions is intense. There are an estimated 114,500 Linemen currently employed in the United States with another 49,900 job openings. The number of employed Linemen is projected to grow by 9 percent by 2022. Similar positions include Line Installer jobs.

Lineman Salary


Working as a Lineman is a hazardous job that often requires traveling away from home. Because of this, the job is very lucrative, with an average hourly entry wage of around $29 an hour. The median pay is roughly $32 an hour, and more experienced Linemen make up to $43 an hour. The median annual salary is $64,000, with some companies paying Linemen up to $93,000. The standard pay is based upon employer and location although most companies will pay better than many other jobs.
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Basin Electric has an opening for Journeyman Lineman Job Description The journeyman lineman is responsible for live maintenance barehand/hotstick procedures on BEPC 115 kV, 230 kV and 345 kV transmission lines. Wood pole, steel pole and lattice tower up to 500 kV construction safely and efficiently maintain BEPC electric power transmission lines that serve our members, participants and customers....
Traer Municipal Utilities is taking applications for an opening for a Journey Lineman. Duties include electrical construction, operation, maintenance, repair of overhead and underground electric distribution system and meter reading. Requirements include; a high school diploma, a valid CDL and completion of a formal powerline technical program for utility line workers or equivalent experience. Sal...
Electrician/ Catenary Lineman DESCRIPTION: New Jersey Transit Railroad division currently has openings for electricians and Catenary Lineman that have a high school diploma. The position requires working throughout the New Jersey Transit Railroad System as assigned, working overtime when available and work in close proximity to high voltage and moving trains. *Work on heavy wire under high tension...
We currently have the following needs for Class A Linemen: Distribution: ASAP-6+ months in the greater Washington D.C. Metro area $32.00/hr $100.00 per diem (for those who qualify) 50+ hours per week *Entire crews will be considered Transmission: ASAP-6+ months in along the central east coast (NC, VA, WV, TN, MD) $32.00/hr $100.00 per diem (for those who qualify) 50+ hours per week Substation: (Mu...
Traer Municipal Utilities is taking applications for an opening for a Journey Lineman. Duties include electrical construction, operation, maintenance, repair of overhead and underground electric distribution system and meter reading. Requirements include; a high school diploma, a valid CDL and completion of a formal powerline technical program for utility line workers or equivalent experience. Sal...
NewToday.jpg Apprentice Lineman I needed at Tideland EMC, Grantsboro. High school diploma or equivalency required. Entry level position requiring no line construction experience. Must be able to communicate effectively and work well with others. Must have or can obtain a valid NC CDL license, Class A. Apprentice must demonstrate competencies through assessment and job evaluation in order to progre...
Basin Electric seeks to be an employer of choice. We want YOU to choose Basin Electric. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, we also offer an incredible benefits package. Home of your dream job * Alarm Monitor/Service Dispatcher * Assistant Construction Inspector * Electrical Engineer II * Instrument II * Journeyman Lineman * Journeyman Substation Electrician * Operator Technician * Security...
JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN OR HOT APPRENTICE Journeyman pay range - $41.56/hour - $44.21/hour Hot Apprentice pay range - $35.74/hour - $39.78/hour Emerald People's Utility District seeks a Journeyman Lineman or Hot Apprentice (5th step or above) to join our line crew. Requirements include performing all duties involving the construction and maintenance of Emerald's electric lines and services. We are a sm...
HOME OF YOUR DREAM JOB Basin Electric seeks to be an employer of choice. We want YOU to choose Basin Electric. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, we also offer an incredible benefits package. Find your dream Job here: Journeyman Lineman - Williston TSM (DOT Qualified) Tracking Code 216413-914 Job Description Live line maintenance using Barehand/Hot Stick procedures on BEPC 115kV, 230kV and...
CoServ Has the following job opportunities: - Cashier - Lineman - Director of Retail Programs - Sr. System Operator - Project Manager 2 - Revenue Recovery Analyst 1 - Construction Project Manager 3 - Engineering - Tech, Project Mngr., DesignTech - Gas - Service Tech, Systems Engineer, Engineer Tech, Engineering Director For more job opportunities, information, application form and complete job des...
Company Confidential Paducah, KY, 42003
WANTED: Exp. CATV Lineman. Local work. Call Rick at 812-228-0552....
Home of your dream job Basin Electric seeks to be an employer of choice. We want YOU to choose Basin Electric. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, we also offer an incredible benefits package. Find your dream job here: • Alarm Monitor/Service Dispatcher • Assistant Construction Inspector • Electrical Engineer II • Instrument II • Journeyman Lineman • Journeyman Substation Electrician • Oper...
Lineman is responsible for · Building, repairing and maintaining poles, cables, and their supports; and conduits for cables. · The running of fiber optic cable in the comp space, in underground infrastructure · Working in manholes · ISP work · Maintaining the safety of the crew · Responsible to train the entry level Lineman to progress to a higher level Lineman · Daily record keeping (Fiber route...
ELECTRIC UTILITY LINEMAN TRAINEE Pioneer Electric Cooperative seeks an individual to train for a lineman trainee position in the Urbana area. Applicants must be a high school graduate or equivalent. Additional vocational training in related field helpful. Truck driving experience and familiarity with use of hydraulic equipment desirable. Routine work could call for heavy lifting, pulling, consider...
Journeyman Lineman Bozeman, MT Closes: 8/5/2014 SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION Builds and maintains electrical distribution and transmission lines. DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS · All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics · Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy’s values, mission, and strategi...
Come join our growing company! We specialize in excavating underground electric and terminating transformers as well as building risers for electric cooperatives and also utility companies. Experience recommended: Underground electrical, hot work, building risers. Operating trenchers, backhoe's, and trackhoe's. We are also hiring for a general laborer. Job details: Exposing buried lines, reeling o...
WL Plastics is hiring for the following position: Production Lineman For day and night shifts. Starting at $13.00 or up depending on experience. We offer: 401k Medical Dental Vision We drug test. Apply in person at: 2075 North Pyrite Road Mills, WY 82644 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. EOE...
Home of your dream job Basin Electric seeks to be an employer of choice. We want YOU to choose Basin Electric. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, we also offer an incredible benefits package. Find your dream job here: · Alarm Monitor/Service Dispatcher – Bismarck, ND · Assistant Construction Inspector – Bismarck, ND · Apprentice Mechanic/Operator (TSM) – Wheatland, WY · Journeyman Lineman...
HOME OF YOUR DREAM JOB Basin Electric seeks to be an employer of choice. We want YOU to choose Basin Electric. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, we also offer an incredible benefits package. Find your dream Job here: * Journeyman Lineman (TSM - Logan, ND) Tracking Code 216462-914 * Journeyman Lineman (TSM - Mandan, ND) Tracking Code 216464-914 * Journeyman Lineman - Williston TSM (DOT Qua...
Groundman/Apprentice Lineman/Journeyman Lineman position at San Patricio Electric Cooperative, Inc., 402 E. Sinton, Sinton. These positions are responsible for building, maintaining, and repairing overhead and underground power distribution lines. Prepares vehicles for construction or maintenance projects. Drives and operates bucket truck, digger, trencher and forklift to frame and set poles, lay...

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Maintenance Electrician Apprentice

Salaries

$16,640.00 - $49,920.00
Typical Salary for Maintenance Electrician Apprentice
(72 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

High School
36%
Some College Coursework Completed
26%
Associates
16%
Vocational
12%
Certification
6%
Some High School Coursework
2%
Bachelor's
2%
(50 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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