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Getting started on a real CAREER
Installing and maintaining electrical power lines is an exciting, rewarding and vital profession … one that SELCAT trains apprentices to master through Outside Lineman apprenticeship, which leads to a real career as a Journeyman Lineman.
Apprenticeship – Get Paid to Get Trained!
SELCAT prepares apprentices for a lifetime profession by providing 7,000 hours of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in just 3-1/2 years – and apprentices earn while they learn!
Each apprentice is also required to complete related instruction and study away from the job, at home and/or in the classroom.
SELCAT apprentices are trained in our state-of-the-art training center, where they learn the most advanced, cutting-edge skills and techniques for Linemen.
SELCAT apprentices also work alongside veteran Journeyman Linemen and learn from the best instructors in the industry. Apprentices are members of high-energy teams that actually work in the field to maintain power lines, substations and other electrical apparatus.
Apprentice Lineman Job Description
Working under the supervision of Journeyman Lineman, apprentices assist in the placement of footings, and the assembling and erection of metal towers, framing and erection of wood poles, installation of hardware, insulators and conductors.
Apprentices perform maintenance work on or near energized distribution conductors, including pole replacement, conductor replacement, changing insulators and cross-arms, changing and installing transformers, capacitors, regulators, switches and other distribution apparatus.
Apprentices perform rubber-glove work on energized primary circuits and hot stick work on distribution and sub-transmission voltages, generally in the 2,400- to 34,500-volt range.
Apprentices also assist in the installation and maintenance of series and multiple street lighting systems, traffic control systems and associated control systems.