Electrical Distribution Trades Worker

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers ensure individuals and businesses have power. They install, repair, maintain, and monitor electric power distribution networks.

Duties and tasks

  • Completing specialised repair and maintenance
  • Installing needed equipment like conductors, aerial equipment, and cables for electric power distribution networks
  • Maintaining and monitoring electrical power systems
  • Maintaining light poles and streetlights to ensure dependable street lighting
  • Using hydraulic drills and other heavy equipment to assist in day-to-day tasks
  • Working with transformers and other equipment associated with electrical supply

Skills required

  • Ability to put into action complex plans
  • Good listening skills and ability to concentrate on another persons speech
  • Good troubleshooting abilities
  • Keen and clear-headed judgment and decision-making skills
  • Take direction and orders

 Working conditions

Electrical Distribution Trades Works typically work for municipal governments, maintaining a community's electrical power system. Specific workplace conditions may vary from office environments to on-the-ground outdoor labour.

Professional associations / Industry information

Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia 


Engineers Australia Engineers Australia is the national forum for the advancement of engineering 

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