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Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

Typical job duties performed with this occupation include:

TASK DUTIES
Trim trees that could be hazardous to the functioning of cables or wires.
Travel in trucks, helicopters, and airplanes to inspect lines for freedom from obstruction and adequacy of insulation.
Test conductors, according to electrical diagrams and specifications, to identify corresponding conductors and to prevent incorrect connections.
String wire conductors and cables between poles, towers, trenches, pylons, and buildings, setting lines in place and using winches to adjust tension.
Splice or solder cables together or to overhead transmission lines, customer service lines, or street light lines, using hand tools, epoxies, or specialized equipment.
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*Note: Not all occupations will have a full list of Task Duties or associated programs

Training for this occupational program or those in a similar family of programs can be located at the following postsecondary institutions in the State of Kansas. Please check with a program advisor at the postsecondary institution for more information on the particular focus of each program listed. Programs nearest the local area appear first. Click on the program to find more information.

INSTITUTION NAME CITY INSTITUTION TYPE PROGRAM TITLE AWARDS HOURS
Pratt Community College Pratt Public ELECTRICAL & POWER TRANSMISSION Associate Degree - AAS 65
Pratt Community College Pratt Public ELECTRICAL & POWER TRANSMISSION Two-year Technical Certificate - CERT 47
Manhattan Area Technical College Manhattan Public ELECTRIC POWER AND DISTRIBUTION Associate Degree - AAS 63
Manhattan Area Technical College Manhattan Public ELECTRIC POWER AND DISTRIBUTION Two-year Technical Certificate - CERT 51