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LINE INSTALLER AND REPAIRER
Line Installer and Repairer
When it comes to keeping us connected, line installers and repairers make it happen. In this job you’ll install and repair electrical power systems and telecommunications cables, including fiber optics.
Employers usually require an apprenticeship through the company or union organization. Trigonometry and algebra skills can help you get a top-notch job. You may also benefit from an associate degree focused on technology-related jobs in telecommunications and electrical utilities.
You’ll need to be able to communicate complex information effectively to a wide variety of people. The ability to use various technologies and devices to monitor telecom and electrical equipment is also key.
You’ll continue to learn through your apprenticeship, which may last up to three years. You may also have the opportunity to receive various certifications as you move toward a journeyman level.
After three to four years of working as a line worker, you may reach the journey level and be qualified to perform most tasks without supervision. Journey-level line workers may also qualify for higher-level, better-paying positions at other companies.
With many years of experience, you may move up in your company to become a first-line supervisor or trainer.