Cable Installer-Repairer

Install and repair underground conduits and cable systems.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$34,000 – $82,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cable Installer-Repairers do?

Installs and repairs underground conduit and cable systems used to conduct electrical energy between substations and consumers: Installs and repairs conduits following blueprints. Pulls cables through ducts [CABLE PULLER]. Splices cables together or to overhead transmission line, customer service line, or street light line [CABLE SPLICER]. Installs and repairs transformers, fuse boxes, bus bars, relays, and other electrical equipment in manhole and underground substations [UNDERGROUND REPAIRER] according to wiring diagrams and specifications. Reinsulates or replaces worn cables and wires. Tests electric cables and equipment wiring to detect broken circuits or incorrect connections, using test lamp, voltmeter, ammeter, and thermocouple indicator.

Should I be a Cable Installer-Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Cable Installer Repairer, Cable Repairer, Conduit Installer, Reel Cart Operator, Underground Conduit Installer

    How to become a Cable Installer-Repairer

    Most Cable Installer-Repairers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9hkaab&chl=no+college+%2858%25%29|certificate+%2831%25%29|associate%27s+%2810%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,58,58
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