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Electric Line Foreman
Electric Line Crew Foreman #1167

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Electric Line Crew Foreman #1167

Someone working with electricity on a daily basis has to have a lot of confidence, says this lineman. There is plenty to learn and sometimes it can be overwhelming.

Starting out as a driver for a gas company, this lineman worked his way into the electric side of the company and started an apprenticeship. The apprenticeship program lasted four years and involved on-the-job training. During the four years as an apprentice, he attended classes one night a week for a few hours. The apprenticeship program at an electric company is the most common way to become a lineman.

As a lineman, job assignments include repairing or installing electrical lines and equipment in business and residential areas. This lineman feels he is constantly learning due to new technology and safety guidelines. He enjoys the independence of his job. When he gets into his truck and heads out on a job, he looks forward to the challenges the job may provide. Every job is different, he says, and it is exciting to meet the challenge of a new situation and make everything go smoothly. He knows he can do the job and has confidence in himself to do it safely and correctly.

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