Trolley Wire Installer
Install and maintain electric wires in underground mine.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Trolley Wire Installers do?
Installs and maintains electric wire in underground mine to provide power source for mine locomotives: Drives dinkey engine equipped with tools and materials to underground job site. Operates pneumatic drill to bore hanger holes in top of tunnel. Inserts and secures trolley wire hanger in roof holes. Strings transmission cable from hanger to hanger, using wrench. Repairs damaged wire and hangers. Relocates transmission cables which are no longer used to other areas of mine.
Should I be a Trolley Wire Installer?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
Also known as:
Line Installer, Trolley, Toll Patrolman, Wire Stretcher
How to become a Trolley Wire Installer
Most Trolley Wire 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.
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