Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
On the Job
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers work on cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. They may put up poles and transmission towers. They identify and fix defects.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites.
- Travel to work sites to perform installation, repair or maintenance work.
- Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
- Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
- Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
- Confer with coworkers to coordinate work activities.
- Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
- Align equipment or machinery.
- Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems.
- Assemble mechanical components or machine parts.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Exposure to high places.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
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