Individuals working in this trade construct and maintain overhead and underground power lines and related equipment.

What do Powerline Technicians do? 

  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical distribution and transmission systems.
  • 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 related electrical tools.
  • Inspect and test overhead and underground power lines and cables and associated 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.

For further details about this occupation, please see the High School to Apprenticeship handbook, or find it on this website under “Resources.” More information can also be found at http://tradeupsask.ca/electrical-power-line-and-cable-workers.