EXAMPLES OF JOB TITLES:
- Apprentice cable assembler – electrical network
- Electrical inspection inspector
- Electrical cable installer – electrical network
- Construction line operator – power lines
- Power line installer
- Power line technician
- Cable splicer – electrical network
Power line and cable assemblers perform some or all of the following duties:
- Installing, maintaining and repairing electrical distribution and transmission systems, including overhead and underground electrical lines and cables, insulators, conductors, surge arresters, circuit breakers, transformers, Other associated equipment, and investigate the cause of the outages;
- Mount and maintain steel, wood or concrete poles and pylons as well as cables;
- Splicing, welding and isolating conductors and related cables, using splicing tools and appropriate electrical equipment and tools;
- Verifying and testing overhead and underground electrical lines and cables, as well as auxiliary equipment, with electrical testing equipment;
- Climbing in ladders or using hydraulically operated nacelles to carry out work at heights in pylons and pylons, or work in confined spaces such as trenches and tunnels to install power lines and As well as other ancillary equipment;
- Installing and maintaining street lighting systems;
- Communicate with other workers to coordinate the preparation and execution of the work.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A high school diploma is usually required.
- Learning as a three- or four-year lineman as part of a provincial program
- or more than four years of experience in this trade, as well as specialized training in electrical technology, in a school or industrial environment, are usually required for electrical and cable assemblers.
- A certificate of qualification for power line technicians is mandatory in Prince Edward Island and British Columbia and is offered, although voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon.
- The certificate of qualification for linemen is offered, although voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Ontario.
- Skilled Power Technicians Can Get Red Seal
- The experience provides access to supervisory positions.
- The Red Seal allows for interprovincial mobility.