Trolley Wire Installer

Install and maintain electric wires in underground mine.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$34,000 – $82,000

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 a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: 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. 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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