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.
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.
Kansas City Power & Light Kansas City, MO, 64126
Job Description KCP&L, a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Plains Energy Incorporated, is a leading regulated provider of energy-related products and services for homes, businesses, industries, and municipalities in the Kansas City metropolitan area and surrounding region. JOB DESCRIPTION This position is posted to create a pool of candidates for the Journeyman Lineman-Splicer /Lone Lineman Spli...
Southern Company Atlanta, GA, 30301
Distribution Lineman/Apprentice Lineman – Mississippi Power Company Mississippi Power Company currently has openings for Distribution Lineman/Apprentice Lineman throughout our service territory. These positions will be based out of our 3 main divisions – Coast Division, Pinebelt Division and Meridian Division. Interested applicants will be able to identify the work location of interest (“divisio...
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) - Williton, ND Our people are the heart of our organization and we employ more than 2,000 individuals across multiple Midwest states. Go to jobs.ba...
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 The journeyman lineman is responsible for live maintenance bare hand/hot stick pro...
Description SUMMARY/GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF JOB: The Electrician performs general maintenance and repair of facility electrical systems and equipment requiring practical skill and knowledge at a Journeyman level. The incumbent installs, maintains, and repairs equipment for the generation, distribution, or utilization of electric energy. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & JOB FUNCTIONS: Performs a variety of el...
Description SUMMARY/GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF JOB: The Electrician performs duties necessary to maintain in good repair all high voltage electrical and peripheral low voltage systems and equipment. Perform general maintenance and repair of facility electrical systems and equipment requiring practical skill and knowledge at a Journeyman/Lineman levels. The incumbent installs, maintains, and repairs ...
Highly-motivated; like challenge; collaborative; committed to delivering high quality work… Did we describe you? Read on… Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utilities. We are an industry leader that is designing new and innovative ways to meet our customer’s needs. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who enjoy the challenge of working on ...
TelForce is recruiting for Outside Plant Aerial Linemanboth Entry & Journeyman- Power & Telco. Lineman jobs include placing, rearranging and removing poles, lines, open wire, drop and block wire. As a lineman, you’ll install lines and cables including fiber. You'll work outside as part of a team performing installation, maintenance and repair on facilities. Overtime is typically available. We will...
Aerial Lineman and Underground trencher/backhoe Operator Experience for both positions is a plus, but not necessary. We are willing to train. Must have a good driver’s license and be able to pass a drug test. Local and year round work. Good pay. Call (812)897-3279 or email resume to ***** Posting provided by:...
Recruiter to contact: Mike Wade Distribution A-Class Linemen Needed in Roanoke Rapids,NC Must be Journeyman level Linemen to apply. Distribution Energized primary line experience required. Glove work experience on 19.9kv circuits. Must have Class A CDL license Re-conductor work, pole change outs, energized KV circuits Pole climbing experience required, must have own tools. Competitive wage...
LOCATION: Cheyenne, WY PRIMARY FUNCTION: Provides new overhead and underground electric service to customers. Performs work in construction and maintenance of overhead and underground primary and secondary lines. REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Electric Operations Supervisor ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Install and connect overhead and underground services and transformers. Erect and set poles, pull wir...
SR. LINEMAN (JOB #IRC2853) Henderson, KY Minimum 5 years of related experience and a minimum of 620 hours (6 months) of industrial electricity or electronics education from a state approved industrial vocational or a recognized accredited technical school; or, a combination of experience & education equal to 5 years. Travel within service area, out of town overnight, and overtime work is require...
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Company Confidential Denton, MD, 21629
Apprentice Lineman Immediate opening for Apprentice Lineman in Chestertown District Office. High school diploma or G.E.D. required. Must have or be able to obtain a Maryland Class A Restricted or equivalent drivers license. Must reside within a 27 mile radius of office located at 611 Morgnec Rd., Chestertown. For additional information and application visit our website: www.choptankelectric.co...
CoServ Has the following job opportunities: - Cashier - Lineman - System Operator - Engineering Project Mngr - Design Tech - Gas Construction Tech Trainee - Director of Engineering Gas - Gas Service Tech Contract only For more job opportunities, information, application form and complete job descriptions log on to www.coserv.com. Contact us at 940.321.7800 X: 7556. Must reference job ...
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 te...
Pike Electric Company Anderson, SC, 29626
Class A Lineman is a skilled position in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead distribution systems. This position works at various locations. The position may also be required to travel to another state depending on customer demands. Duties & Responsibilities: •Work safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized overh...
Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. Omaha, NE, 68102
IES Commercials is accepting applications for a Journeyman Lineman Description - Journeyman Lineman Utility Line Division Requires employee to have required hand tools with them at all times. Be able to work in extreme temperatures in outside conditions. Repetitive use of arms, hands and fingers. Be able to bend, stoop, squat, crawl, climb, kneel, balance, push, pull and reach overhead. Listen a...
Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. Grand Island, NE, 68802
IES Commercial is accepting applications for Journeyman Linemen in the Utility Line Division Description - Journeyman Lineman Requires employee to have required hand tools with them at all times. Be able to work in extreme temperatures in outside conditions. Repetitive use of arms, hands and fingers. Be able to bend, stoop, squat, crawl, climb, kneel, balance, push, pull and reach overhead. List...
Pike Electric Company Carrollton, GA, 30112
Class C Lineman is an entry level lineman position in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead distribution systems. This position works at various locations. The position may also be required to travel to another state depending on customer demands. Duties & Responsibilities: •Work safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-en...
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Maintenance Electrician Apprentice
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Maintenance Electrician Apprentice
Works with general supervision of senior electricians by installing, maintaining, and repairing low voltage electrical wiring.
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Learns to test electrical systems by observing and conducting inspections and testing procedures.
Accurately documents any action taken to maintain, repair or replace any electrical issues.
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