Electrical Linespersons perform a variety of tasks associated with electrical distribution systems. They install, repair and operate networks and should have knowledge of electrical systems and operations.
- Starting salary: $46,000 P/A Senior salary: $83,000 P/A Average salary: $60,000 P/A Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience and employer Employment level: 13,300 as of November 2012 (Projected employment levels in 2017 of 13,700)
Average weekly hours: Average weekly hours worked for a full time Linesperson (Electrical) is 39.9 hours per week.
Employment by region:
The top three regions for employment as a Linesperson (Electrical) include:
- QLD: 32.2%
- NSW: 28.7%
- VIC: 17.5%
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Employment for Linespersons (Electrical) has risen by a rate of 65.3% over the past 5 years and is expected to grow slightly through 2017.
Total employment growth over the past 5 years for male and female, employed part-time and full-time is 1,300
Gender (including full time and part time)
The percentage of males and females working full time and part time are:
- Male Full Time: 96.3%
- Male Part Time: 1.8%
- Female Full Time: 1.9%
- Female Part Time: 0.0%
Other relevant information
- Ensure that electrical supplies and public lighting are maintained.
- Fix electrical equipment and overhead lines.
- Install and provide maintenance on aerial equipment and underground cables and wires.
- Perform low and high-voltage cable joints and terminations.
- Plan the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment such as conductors and transformers as well as the hardware associated with electrical supply.
- Repair damages or failures of electrical materials.
- Use a variety of equipment including elevated platforms and drills, wires, cables, etc. while maintaining health and safety standards.
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Manual Agility
- Problem Solving Abilities
- Strong Attention to Detail
Electrical Linespersons typically work Mondays to Fridays but may be required to work evenings or weekends if maintenance or installations are scheduled or if an emergency arises. They must do some light travelling to installation and operating electrical sites.
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