A lineman is responsible for the installation, repair and maintenance of overhead and underground electrical power lines and auxiliary equipment. This includes work from power plants to the meters of customers homes. Additionally, a lineman digs trenches for the installation of underground lines, install meters, climb poles to repair overhead lines and inspect power lines for possible repair or replacement. A Lineman usually works for utility companies, energy companies or telecommunications companies.
A high school diploma as well as the successful completion of a four-year apprenticeship is required to become a lineman. Successful lineman possess excellent problem-solving, troubleshooting and organizational, and analytical skills.
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