Cable Puller

Pull lead-sheathed electrical cables for electric power systems.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cable Pullers do?

Pulls lead-sheathed electrical cables for electric power systems through ducts: Pushes long, flexible, steel ribbon or rods through duct. Attaches wire to rod or fish tape and pulls wire through duct. Attaches wire to cable and pulls cable through duct by hand or using winch. May pull ball or mandrel through duct to ensure clear passage for cable.

Should I be a Cable Puller?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Bone Char Puller, Cable Armorer, Cable Placer, Cable Respooler, Cable Spooler, Door Puller, Felt Puller, Kiln Puller

    How to become a Cable Puller

    Cable Pullers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Cable Puller-related education!
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