WHAT DOES AN ELECTRICAL LINEWORKER DO?

An electrical lineworker performs a variety of tasks in diverse situations and areas. A lineworker may be climbing poles or operating aerial lift devices to work on overhead lines 25 to 200 feet above the ground, while the next day they may be working on a substation, or digging trenches to string underground electric cable. Lineworkers work outside in all kinds of weather. Severe weather or accidents can knock out power to a community, and lineworkers may be needed at any hour to restore the power.

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INTERESTED IN A CAREER AS A LINEWORKER, NOW WHAT?

It’s a good idea to do some research before pursuing the career of an electrical lineworker. Schools like Northwest Lineman College have resources for those who are considering this field of work. You can also request a brochure or talk with an admission consultant before deciding which school is right for you. Another option are local apprentice programs. The 104 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) offers an apprentice program right here in New Hampshire.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE NHEC LINEWORKER SCHOLARSHIP?

Applicants who have been accepted into a line school or apprentice program must be a member of New Hampshire Electric Co-op or live with a parent/guardian who is a member.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, hold a valid driver’s license and possess a high school diploma or a GED certificate.