Install and maintain telephone and telegraph and electrical power lines.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Line Maintainers do?
Installs, maintains, and repairs telephone and telegraph and electrical power lines between installations of industrial plant: Directs workers in setting poles. Climbs poles and installs hardware, lightning arresters, telephone repeaters, telephone and telegraph wires, and other equipment [LINE INSTALLER-REPAIRER]. Installs electrical power cables and auxiliary equipment [LINE ERECTOR]. Makes repairs and replacements to maintain lines. May be designated according to area of operations as Line Maintainer, District.
Should I be a Line Maintainer?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
Also known as:
Line Maintainer, District, Line Maintainer, Section, Line Maintenance, Relay Man, Toll Line Mechanic
How to become a Line Maintainer
Most Line Maintainers 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.
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