CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Utilities
Job Family: Power Plant
Benchmark Title: Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers. Adhere to safety practices and procedures, such as checking equipment regularly and erecting barriers around work areas.
 
Open switches or attach grounding devices to remove electrical hazards from disturbed or fallen lines or to facilitate repairs.
 
Climb poles or use truck-mounted buckets to access equipment.
 
Place insulating or fireproofing materials over conductors and joints.
 
Install, maintain, and repair electrical distribution and transmission systems, including conduits, cables, wires, and related equipment, such as transformers, circuit breakers, and switches.
 
Identify defective sectionalizing devices, circuit breakers, fuses, voltage regulators, transformers, switches, relays, or wiring, using wiring diagrams and electrical-testing instruments.
 
Drive vehicles equipped with tools and materials to job sites.
 
Coordinate work assignment preparation and completion with other workers.
 
Inspect and test power lines and auxiliary equipment to locate and identify problems, using reading and testing instruments.
 
String wire conductors and cables between poles, towers, trenches, pylons, and buildings, setting lines in place and using winches to adjust tension.
 
Test conductors, according to electrical diagrams and specifications, to identify corresponding conductors and to prevent incorrect connections.
 
Replace or straighten damaged poles.
 
Install watt-hour meters and connect service drops between power lines and consumers' facilities.
 
Attach cross-arms, insulators, and auxiliary equipment to poles prior to installing them.
 
Travel in trucks, helicopters, and airplanes to inspect lines for freedom from obstruction and adequacy of insulation.
 
Dig holes, using augers, and set poles, using cranes and power equipment.
 
Trim trees that could be hazardous to the functioning of cables or wires.
 
Splice or solder cables together or to overhead transmission lines, customer service lines, or street light lines, using hand tools, epoxies, or specialized equipment.
 
Cut and peel lead sheathing and insulation from defective or newly installed cables and conduits prior to splicing.
 
Clean, tin, and splice corresponding conductors by twisting ends together or by joining ends with metal clamps and soldering connections.
 
Pull up cable by hand from large reels mounted on trucks.
 
Lay underground cable directly in trenches, or string it through conduit running through the trenches.
 
Cut trenches for laying underground cables, using trenchers and cable plows.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Utilities
Job Family: Power Plant
Benchmark Title: Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Utilities
Job Family: Power Plant
Benchmark Title: Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Utilities
Job Family: Power Plant
Benchmark Title: Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Utilities
Job Family: Power Plant
Benchmark Title: Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Email software Electronic mail software
 
Inventory management software Inventory management software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
 
Word processing software Word processing software
 
Air compressors Air compressors
 
Air hammers Pneumatic hammer
 
All terrain vehicles ATV All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled
 
Allen wrenches Hex keys
 
Ammeters Ammeters
 
Arc suppression blankets Electrical insulators
 
Arrow boards Traffic signals
 
Asbestos gloves Protective gloves
 
Augers Augers
 
Awls Awls
 
Backhoes Backhoes
 
Bashlin belts Safety harnesses or belts
 
Bench vises Bench vises
 
Block and tackle equipment Blocks or pulleys
 
Boats Recreational motorboats
 
Bolt cutters Bolt cutters
 
Braces and bits Form tools or toolbits
 
Breathing protection equipment Mask or respirators filters or accessories
 
Buck saws Saws
 
Bucket trucks Articulating boom lift
 
Cable benders Conduit benders
 
Cable cutters Wire or cable cutters
 
Cable strippers Stripping tools
 
Cant hooks Lifting hooks
 
Capstan hoists Hoists
 
Chain jacks Jacks
 
Chain saws Power saws
 
Clamp-on multimeters Clamp On Multimeter
 
Climbing hooks Grab hooks
 
Climbing spikes Safety shoes
 
Comealongs Pullers
 
Compression tools Lug crimping tool dies
 
Concrete drills Power drills
 
Conductive clothing Hazardous material protective apparel
 
Continuity meters Circuit tester
 
Crowbars Pry bars
 
Current leakage meters Voltage or current meters
 
Digging spades Spades
 
Digital dynamometers Dynamometers
 
Digital recording amp meters Voltage or current meters
 
Digital voltmeters DVM Voltage or current meters
 
Drill bits Drill bits
 
Dump trucks Dump trucks
 
Ear plugs Ear plugs
 
Elbow pullers Pullers
 
Electric drills Power drills
 
Electric screw guns Power screwguns
 
Explosive actuated spiking tools Electrical power sensors
 
Face shields Facial shields
 
Fall arrest harnesses Safety harnesses or belts
 
Files Files
 
Fire blankets Fire blankets
 
Fire extinguishers Fire extinguishers
 
Fire retardant clothing Fire retardant apparel
 
Fish tapes Fish tape
 
Flares Flares
 
Fuse pullers Fuse pullers
 
Gas drills Power drills
 
Gin poles Blocks or pulleys
 
Ground rod drivers Pneumatic hammer
 
Ground testers Electrical resistance or conductance sensors
 
Grounding devices Grounding hardware
 
Hacksaws Saws
 
Hammer drills Power drills
 
Hammers Hammers
 
Hand benders Conduit benders
 
Hand lines Lifts
 
Hand reamers Reamers
 
Hand saws Saws
 
Hard hats Hard hats
 
Hydraulic benders Conduit benders
 
Hydraulic cutters Wire or cable cutters
 
Hydraulic drills Power drills
 
Hydraulic presses Hydraulic press frames
 
Hydraulic tampers Tampers
 
Infrared guns Heat tracing equipment
 
Insulated cable cutters Wire or cable cutters
 
Insulated gloves Protective gloves
 
Insulated knives Utility knives
 
Insulated pliers Linemans pliers
 
Insulated skinning knives Utility knives
 
Insulated wrenches Specialty wrenches
 
Insulator testers Voltage or current meters
 
Jackhammers Pneumatic hammer
 
Jumper clamps Cable clamps
 
Keyhole saws Saws
 
Knockout punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
 
Ladders Ladders
 
Laser printers Laser printers
 
Leather gloves Protective gloves
 
Levels Levels
 
Lifelines Lifelines or lifeline equipment
 
Lifting slings Slings
 
Light pickup trucks Light trucks or sport utility vehicles
 
Line tracers Circuit tracers
 
Load break tools Circuit breakers
 
Material handling aerial devices Platform lift
 
Measuring wheels Measuring wheels for distance
 
Megohmmeters Megohmmeters
 
Needlenose pliers Needlenose pliers
 
Non-metallic NM cable locators Detection apparatus for non metallic objects
 
Nut drivers Nut drivers
 
Nylon strap wrenches Strap wrenches
 
Ohmmeters Ohmmeters
 
Optical power meters Fiber optic test sources
 
Oscilloscopes Oscilloscopes
 
Overhead hoists Hoists
 
Peaveys Lifting hooks
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Phase rotation meters Phasemeters
 
Picks Picks
 
Pike poles Extension pole
 
Pipe wrenches Pipe wrenches
 
Plumb bobs Plumb bobs
 
Pneumatic drills Pneumatic drill
 
Pole belts Safety harnesses or belts
 
Pole jacks Jacks
 
Portable generators Gas generators
 
Potential testing meters Potentiometers
 
Power benders Conduit benders
 
Power borers Boring tools
 
Power chippers Power chippers
 
Power reel trailers Flatbed trailers
 
Power washers Pressure or steam cleaners
 
Punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
 
Radial boom derrick trucks Telescoping boom lift
 
Ratchet cutters Wire or cable cutters
 
Reel jacks Cable reels
 
Robotic arms Pick or place robots
 
Running grounds Grounding devices or assemblies
 
Saber saws Power saws
 
Safety boots Safety boots
 
Safety goggles Goggles
 
Scaffolding Scaffolding
 
Screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Shovels Shovels
 
Skid steer loaders Skid steer loaders
 
Sledgehammers Hammers
 
Slip joint pliers Slip or groove joint pliers
 
Snowmobiles Snowmobiles or snow scooter
 
Socket wrench sets Socket sets
 
Soldering irons Soldering irons or guns
 
Static discharge sticks Grounding devices or assemblies
 
Telescoping boom trucks Telescoping boom lift
 
Tension machines Cable reels
 
Time domain reflectometers Reflectometers
 
Torque wrenches Torque wrenches
 
Toxic gas detectors Gas detectors
 
Trenchers Trenching machines
 
Truck-mounted cranes Conventional truck cranes
 
Two way radios Two way radios
 
Utility knives Utility knives
 
Water pumps Water pumps
 
Welding tools Welding tools
 
Wheel chocks Wheel chocks
 
Wheeled bulldozers Wheel bulldozers
 
Winches Winches
 
Wire crimpers Wire lug crimping tool
 
Wire cutters Wire cutters
 
Wire tongs Tongs
 
Wire tuggers Winches
 
Wood chisels Wood chisels
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Utilities
Job Family: Power Plant
Benchmark Title: Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Utilities
Job Family: Power Plant
Benchmark Title: Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Aerial Lineman
Cable Inspector
Cable Installer Repairer
Cable Installer-Repairer
Cable Layer
Cable Splicer
Cable Splicer Apprentice
Cable Splicer Assistant
Cable Tester
Cableman
Climber
Electric Installer
Electric Power Line Repairer
Electric Powerline Examiner
Electric Serviceman
Electric Utility Lineworker
Electrical High Tension Tester
Electrical Line Worker
Electrical Lineman
Electrical Lineworker
Emergency Man
Emergency Service Restorer
Emergency Worker
Ground Crew Lines Person
Ground Crew Linesman
High Tension Tester
Hiker
Hot Stick Man
Hot Stick Worker
Installer
Journeyman Lineman
Line Builder
Line Crewman
Line Erector
Line Erector Apprentice
Line Foreman
Line Inspector
Line Installer
Line Maintainer
Line Mechanic
Line Patrolman
Line Repairer
Lineman
Lineman Apprentice
Linesman
Lineworker
Mechanic
Overhead Line Worker
Patrolman
Pole Climber
Power Line Installer
Power Line Lineman
Power Lineman
Power Lineworker
Radio Interference Trouble Shooter
Relay Man
Relay Worker
Service Crew Leader
Service Man
Splicer
Street Railway Line Installer
Third-Rail Installer
Tower Erector
Trolley Wire Installer
Trouble Lineman
Trouble Shooter
Underground Conduit Installer
Underground Electrician
Utility Lineman
Utility Locator
Wire Chief
Wire Stretcher
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Utilities
Job Family: Power Plant
Benchmark Title: Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
 
 
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