Powerline Technician

So, you think you might want to be a Powerline Technician?

Want to be in a position where you control the power? Check out a career as a Powerline Technician.

Job Description

Powerline Technicians construct, maintain and repair overhead and underground electrical power transmission and distribution systems. They erect and maintain steel, wood, fibreglass, laminate and concrete poles, structures and other related hardware. They install, maintain and repair overhead and underground powerlines and cables, and other associated equipment such as insulators, conductors, lightning arrestors, switches, transformers and lighting systems. They splice, solder and terminate conductors and related wiring to connect power distribution and transmission networks.

Powerline Technicians work in BC’s Resource Sector and are employed by electric power generation, transmission or distribution companies, electrical contractors and public utility commissions. In larger utilities, Powerline Technicians may also specialize in one of the following areas: transmission lines, overhead or underground distribution systems, communication networks and electrical power stations.

Look below to find out which sectors of BC’s economy you can work in if you pursue this trade.

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