Street Railway Line Installer

Install and maintain street-railway electrical and related equipment.
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Salary Range
$34,000 – $82,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Street Railway Line Installers do?

Installs, inspects, and maintains street-railway electrical and related equipment, such as poles, feeder cables, trolley wires and supports, and high-tension lines, following blueprints, manuals, and work orders: Replaces worn or broken poles and straightens leaning poles, securing pole in position in ground with guy wires, using block and tackle. Cuts faulty sections from overhead wires and splices in new wire, anchoring severed ends with block and tackle while new wire and splicing fixtures are being installed. Installs clinch ears that connect trolley wire to supporting cross cables, and switches that throw trolley pole from one trolley wire to another, using hammer and clinching iron. Installs running boards that carry trolley wires under overhead crossings by clamping boards to beams or girders. Strings cable from pole to pole with assistance of ground crew. Tests electrical installations, using various testing devices.

Should I be a Street Railway Line Installer?

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

  • Also known as: Line Installer, Street Railway

    How to Become a
    Street Railway Line Installer

    Most Street Railway Line Installers 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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