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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Lead Lineman/Lineman First Class for construction, maintenance, and construction of overhead power lines in Hampton Roads area. Top pay with medical and pension benefits. Inquiries please call Rudy Middleton at 757-434-7160....
GROUNDMAN/APPRENTICE LINEMAN/JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN positions at San Patricio Electric Cooperative, Inc., 402 E. Sinton Sinton, TX 78387 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 s...
City of Denton Denton, TX, 76201
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions THIS OPENING WILL BE FILLED AS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS DEPENDING ON CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS. Click the job title for the full job description of each position. Lineman I (Apprentice) Lineman II Lineman III Lineman IV Key Responsibilities: Click the job title for the full job description of each poition: Lineman I (Apprentice) Line...
Journeyman Lineman I. JOB OBJECTIVE A. Basic Function of position Responsible for overhead/underground distribution, sub transmission, construction, maintenance and service work assigned to him.Work with the substation and metering personnel. Perform all duties of a journeyman lineman B. Reporting Relationships Under the direct supervision of the Line Foreman C. External Contacts Member/Pub...
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...
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, ND Our people are the heart of our organization and we employ more than 2,000 individuals across multiple Midwest states. Go to jobs.basinel...
To apply for the position, please visit our website at www.pacificorp,com and reference # 141291. As a Journeyman Lineman you will install, maintain and repair all transmission and distribution electrical systems and associated equipment, both overhead and underground, while utilizing line trucks, aerial boom, lifts and wire pulling equipment. Maintenance of lines and services will require pole c...
SUMMARY: Constructs and maintains all electric power lines. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Follows National Electric Safety Code. Operates power line equipment. Constructs new power lines for new construction projects. Reconstructs existing power lines when updating is required. Climbs poles and hangs transformers. Transfers loads ...
Powder River Energy Corp. (PRECorp) is Wyoming’s largest electric distribution cooperative serving the 5 northeastern counties with residential and commercial electric service is currently seeking a Journeyman Lineman in our Wright location. Applicants must have completed a High school education or equivalent. Must be able to present one of the following as proof of Journeyman Lineman status: Depa...
Basin Electric Power Cooperative is now hiring for the following: Journeyman Lineman - Williston TSM (DOT Qualified) (2) Tracking Code 216413-914 Job Description The journeyman lineman is responsible for live maintenance bare hand/hot stick procedures on BEPC 115 kV, 230 kV and 345 kV transmission lines. Wood pole, steel pole and lattice tower up to 500 kV constructions safely and efficiently...
WL Plastics is now hiring for the following position: Production Lineman for Night Shift Duties include: *Packing of HDPE Pipe Starting at $13.50 or up DOE. 12 hour Shift work with unique schedule. We offer: *401k *medical *dental *vision *paid vacation *monthly bonus *wellness program Must be able to pass background check, drug test and capacity test. Great entry level position wit...
A 1st class / Journeyman lineman. Power line construction Repair, maintenance, and construction of distribution power lines in Virginia Beach, Virginia and surrounding areas. For further information on wages, job description, etc. please contact: Walter Manning phone: 252-495-4828 e-mail: ***** fax: 252-946-9197...
Lineman, Operators & Ground Hands Come Join our Elite Team! Paid Holidays, Sick Time, Vacation, Benefits, & 401K. 40-60 hrs per week. Class a CDL permit required. Call 325-716-7264 or email ***** or Call 432-270-8338 or email ***** Posting provided by:...
Home of your dream job BASIN ELECTRIC POWER COOPERATIVE 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. "Apprentice Substation Electrician (TSM) – Williston, ND • Journeyman Substation Electrician (TSM) – Williston, ND • Journeyman Lineman – Williston, ND • Lab Technicia...
APPRENTICE LINEMAN West River Electric Association, Inc. has an opening for an Apprentice Lineman position at its Enning Outpost in Enning, South Dakota. This candidate must be able to perform construction, maintenance and repair work on overhead and underground distribution systems, transmission lines, substations, and related facilities. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Minimum q...
Xcel Energy Inc Roswell, NM
Description Are you fit and ready to work hard at a challenging but rewarding job? Do you want to build a long-term career in a stable industry at a company that’s committed to treating you with respect, training you well and ensuring your safety? A field or skilled labor job at Xcel Energy could be the opportunity you’re looking for. Xcel Energy is seeking to hire an apprentice or journeyman li...
Xcel Energy Inc La Crosse, WI
Description We are looking for one or more Advanced Step/Journeyman Lineman to be located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Primary responsibilities consist of but are not limited to installation, maintenance and removal of overhead and underground distribution conductors and equipment. Must be able to climb poles, work on energized conductors and equipment, perform hot stick work on energized high volta...
Xcel Energy Inc Golden, CO
Description Are you fit and ready to work hard at a challenging but rewarding job? Do you want to build a long-term career in a stable industry at a company that is committed to treating you with respect, training you well and ensuring your safety? A field or skilled labor job at Xcel Energy could be the opportunity you are looking for. We are looking for a talented and experienced Journeyman Li...
Xcel Energy Inc Maple Grove, MN
Description We are looking for one or more Journeyman lineman to join our team at the Maple Grove Service Center in Maple Grove, MN. ***NOTE: This position requires an online assessment prior to being considered for an interview so please read the following instructions carefully. Summary As a lineman you will perform the duties of lineman classification involving all facets of line constructi...
Xcel Energy Inc Evergreen, CO
Description We are looking for a talented and experienced Journeyman Lineman to join the Xcel Energy team in Evergreen, Colorado! In this position you will perform all duties of the lineman classification that involve overhead and underground electric distribution systems. You will need to be self-motivated, work well with others and possess a positive attitude. A strong commitment to work safely...

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Maintenance Electrician Apprentice

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$16,640.00 - $49,920.00
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Education / Training

High School
36%
Some College Coursework Completed
26%
Associates
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Certification
6%
Some High School Coursework
2%
Bachelor's
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