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Electrical Power Line and Cable Workers

Other titles : cable repairer - electric power systems, line installation - electric power systems, line repairer - electric power systems

Details

Description :

Electrical power line and cable workers construct, maintain and repair overhead and underground electrical power transmission and distribution systems. They are employed by electric power generation, transmission and distribution companies, electrical contractors and public utility commissions.

Main duties :

  • install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical distribution and transmission systems including overhead and underground power lines and cables, insulators, conductors, lightning arrestors, switches, transformers and other associated equipment;
  • erect and maintain steel, wood or concrete poles, towers and guy wires;
  • splice, solder and insulate conductors and related wiring to connect power distribution and transmission networks using splicing tools, related electrical equipment and tools;
  • inspect and test overhead and underground power lines and cables and auxiliary equipment using electrical test equipment;
  • climb ladders or operate hydraulic buckets when working aloft on poles and towers, or work in confined spaces such as trenches and tunnels to install power lines and cables and associated equipment;
  • install and maintain street lighting systems;
  • communicate with other workers to co-ordinate the preparation and completion of work assignments.

Regions where this career
has the best propspects:

  • Montréal
  • Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Nord-du-Québec
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Côte-Nord
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Laval

Training

Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)

 

Montage de lignes électriques

(Training program available in French only)

Program length: 1 year

Program Objectives

Acquérir les compétences nécessaires à la compréhension des notions et des principes essentiels à la pratique du métier de monteur ou monteuse de lignes électriques. Développer les compétences relatives aux techniques et aux procédés utilisés en montage de lignes électriques, particulièrement pour la distribution d'énergie mais aussi pour son transport, de même qu'en installation de câbles de télécommunications. Développer les compétences requises pour la construction et la préparation des supports, l'installation de conducteurs et d'appareillage de même que pour l'entretien des installations. Développer les compétences nécessaires à une intégration harmonieuse au milieu scolaire et au monde du travail.

Educational organizations offering the program