• Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 65,200
    $41,470 range bar $92,680
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Electrical power-line installers and repairers install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. They may erect poles and light- or heavy-duty transmission towers.

What do they typically do

  • Drive vehicles equipped with tools and materials to job sites
  • Follow safety practices and procedures, such as checking equipment regularly and erecting barriers around work areas
  • Dig holes using augers, and set poles using cranes and power equipment
  • Climb poles or use truck-mounted buckets to access equipment
  • Install, maintain, and repair electrical distribution and transmission systems, including conduits, cables, wires, and related equipment
  • Open switches or attach grounding devices to remove electrical hazards from disturbed or fallen lines or to facilitate repairs
  • Use wiring diagrams and electrical-testing instruments to identify defective sectionalizing devices, circuit breakers, fuses, voltage regulators, transformers, switches, relays, or wiring
  • Test conductors, according to electrical diagrams and specifications, to identify corresponding conductors and to prevent incorrect connections

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.0%
Job Opening 467

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