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Electrical Lineworker

Explore high demand energy careers responsible for power delivery.

What Lineworkers Want You to Know

Lineworkers are involved in the construction of overhead and underground power distribution systems. Learn construction and maintenance activities associated with power distribution systems and work with equipment involved in the process, including line trucks, cranes, aerial devices, pulling and tensioning equipment.

Requirements
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Have a CDL permit  
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Maintain <270 lbs. weight
  • Be nicotine and drug free
  • Electrical Lineworker Apprentice Certification (ELAC) through a technical college is highly desirable
  • Pass pre-employment testing including CAST (Construction and Skilled Trade Test) and a physical abilities assessment.
Salary Estimate

Electrical Lineworker Apprentice

$45,000

Journeyman Lineworker

$84,000

Crew Leader

$90,000

Electrical Lineworker Apprentice Certification (ELAC) are offered at these technical colleges:

Atlanta Technical College

Coastal Pines Technical College

Georgia Piedmont Technical College

North Georgia Technical College

South Georgia Technical College

Southern Regional Technical College

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“You gain confidence and knowledge by doing different types of work.”

Heidi Wease, Georgia Power Lineworker