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Electrical line installers and repairers

Electrical line installers and repairers install, repair and join electrical transmission and supply cables and related equipment.

Job Definition

(a) installing and repairing overhead and underground electrical power and electrical traction lines
(b) making joints in overhead and underground cables
(c) adhering to safety practices and procedures, such as checking equipment regularly and erecting barriers around work areas
(d) opening switches or attaching grounding devices to remove electrical hazards from disturbed or fallen lines or to facilitate repairs
(e) climbing poles or using truck-mounted buckets to access equipment
(f) identifying defective sectionalizing devices, circuit breakers, fuses, voltage regulators, transformers, switches, relays, or wiring, using wiring diagrams and electrical-testing instruments

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