Wood Pole Treater

Treat underground portion of transmission poles with chemical preservative.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wood Pole Treaters do?

Treats underground portion of transmission poles with chemical preservative after installation: Digs around base of pole to expose area susceptible to decay, using pick and shovel. Scrapes dirt and other residue from pole surface and chips away decayed wood, using handtools. Paints dressed area with preservative solution, using brush. Wraps treated portion of pole with waterproof paper, fastening paper with hand stapler. Refills hole and packs earth firmly around base of pole, using shovel.

Should I be a Wood Pole Treater?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Plywood Builder

    How to become a Wood Pole Treater

    Most Wood Pole Treaters 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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