Electrical Power Line Mechanic
Electric Power Line Mechanics (a.ka. lineworkers) build and maintain the nation's electric grid. Virtually no aspect of modern life is untouched by the work done by the nations lineworkers.
In addition, lineworkers hold a critical position as one of the first responders after accidents or storms disrupt the electrical grid. When natural disasters strike or accidents occur, lineworkers swiftly mobilize to assess the damage, identify hazards, and restore power to affected areas. Working tirelessly in challenging conditions to repair downed power lines, replace damaged equipment, and ensure the safety of the general public.
Being an electric power line mechanic requires a unique blend of technical skill, resilience, tenacity, and empathy. If you're up for the challenge, you'll be rewarded with a fulfilling and long-term career.
Our Electrical Power Line Mechanic pre-apprenticeship program gives you a competitive edge when applying for high-paying jobs in the electric utility and telecommunications industries.
Our instructors have years of industry experience and know exactly what knowledge and skills you'll need to be successful. You'll be ready for the workforce in approximately nine months!
- Safety Policies and Procedures
- Pole Climbing Techniques
- Hardware, Conductors and Transformers
- Underground Materials and Equipment
- Personal Protective Equipment and Insulating Protective Equipment
- Aerial and Underground Construction, Maintenance and Repair
- Bucket Truck and Digger-Derrick Truck Operation
- Service and Meter Installation
- Commercial Motor Vehicle Operation
Instructors have decades of field experience and teach using a primarily hands-on approach to skill development.
You'll learn how to build, maintain and repair systems in the nation’s electric grid.
This program is offered at two campuses with both day and evening schedules available! Select your preferred campus below for more detailed information!
Certifications & Credentials:
- OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Certification
- American Heart First Aid/CPR Certification
- Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), A Class
- Class D Level Certification for Pole Climbers
College Credit Hours:
The Ohio Department of Higher Education — One-Year Option
The One-Year Option was established by Ohio House Bill 59 and allows graduates from Ohio Technical Center 900 or greater hour programs to earn a block of technical credit toward an Associates of Technical Studies.
As a graduate of our EPLM program, you may be approved for 30 semester hours of technical credit towards an Associate of Technical Studies in Building and Industrial Technology.
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