Electrical line installers and repairers
Electrical line installers and repairers install, repair and join electrical transmission and supply cables and related equipment.
Tasks include -
(a) installing and repairing overhead and underground electrical power and electrical traction lines;
(b) making joints in overhead and underground cables;
(c) adhering to safety practices and procedures, such as checking equipment regularly and erecting barriers around work areas;
(d) opening switches or attaching grounding devices to remove electrical hazards from disturbed or fallen lines or to facilitate repairs;
(e) climbing poles or using truck-mounted buckets to access equipment;
(f) identifying defective sectionalizing devices, circuit breakers, fuses, voltage regulators, transformers, switches, relays or wiring, using wiring diagrams and electrical-testing instruments.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Electric cable jointer
- Electric power line worker
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Data and telecommunications cabler - 7422
- Telecommunications line worker - 7422