Electrical Lineworker Program

The objective of the Electrical Lineworker Program (ELP) is to provide the opportunity for students to embark on a meaningful and rewarding career in the electrical line work industry. This is accomplished by providing training methods that have proven to be extremely effective in preparing students to be highly successful employees. During the 16-week program, students will be trained in three educational areas: Academic Training, Field Training as well as Certifications & Skills. Student/Teacher ratios during the field training environment are 16:1.

What is the career path?

What will you do?

  • Provide assistance to line crew by providing tools and equipment
  • Make work area safe
  • Drive equipment to job site
  • What skills do you need?
  • Teamwork
  • Be comfortable with heights
  • Able to drive heavy commercial vehicles
  • Listen and follow directions
  • Come to work on time

What will you do?

Alternating Current / Direct Current

Climb Poles

String Cable

Install transformers and other pole top equipment

Identify defective devices such as fuses, switches, and wires

Lay underground cable

Inspect and test power lines

What skills do you need?

Apply knowledge learned during training to work environment

Define how the various parts of the distribution system interact and diagnose how any changes or

malfunctions in its parts will affect the system

Solve problems involving limited options by applying common sense understanding such as selecting the

correct cutting tool or proper size wire for a job

Listen to and understand customers’ needs

Understand mechanical relationships in practical situations such as understanding leverage, how pulleys work

and the direction gear arrangements turn

Visualize length, width, thickness, height or depth and the differences among shapes, widths or lengths

  • Over the age 18 (20+ preferred)
  • Willing and able to work in adverse and inclement weather conditions (heat/humidity, cold, light rain, etc.)
  • Able and willing to work extended hours and away from home if needed depending on work assignments and/or storm restoration (opportunity for overtime)
  • Able to carry 50 lbs. or more for extended periods of time
  • Able to earn WorkKeys or WIN Level Silver (4)
  • Drug free and be willing to submit to a pre-program drug screen and periodic random drug screening
  • Willing to refrain from the use of drugs or alcohol that may impair your ability to work safely
  • Willing to submit to a background check that verifies your education, driving records, and criminal history
  • CDL Course is separate from the ELP program but is highly recommended.