Electric Power Industry

Electric Power is a huge industry in the U.S. with excellent, long-term career security and earning potential.

What Does An Electrical Lineworker Do?

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What Does An Electrical Lineworker Do?

After graduating and starting your career, you will be answering the call to power our nation, operating, maintaining, and constructing a safe and reliable electrical grid.

Every day will be filled with new challenges and responsibilities, including:

  • Maintaining, operating, and constructing high-voltage lines and equipment
  • Working in elevated positions, using the most up-to-date safety equipment
  • Operating heavy equipment such as cranes, boom trucks, and digger derricks
  • Being a first responder to restore power after natural disasters and incidental outages
  • Building the smart grid and intelligent grid of the future

Start your 15-week training now -- learn about the Electrical Lineworker Program (ELP)

Safety Comes First

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Safety Comes First

Today, all the tools, procedures, and safety gear exist for those working in the electrical industry to enjoy long and rewarding careers.

  • Comprehensive OSHA regulations.
  • Formalized training and standardized procedures.
  • Insulated tools, gear, and equipment.
  • Advanced climbing gear, including fall-arresting SuperSqueeze.
Following Procedures will keep you safe.
Most accidents are the result of Taking shortcuts.
— Joe Mcmahon,
NLC instructor
Following Procedures will keep you safe.
Most accidents are the result of Taking shortcuts.
— Joe Mcmahon,
NLC instructor
Joe Mcmahon

Start your 15-week training now -- learn about the Electrical Lineworker Program (ELP)

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

NLC Electrical Lineworker Program graduates have many career options with utility companies, including:

  • Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers
  • Meter Readers, Utilities
  • Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, & Relay
  • Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators
  • Wind Turbine Service Technicians
  • Signal & Track Switch Repairers
  • Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Workers
  • Plant & System Operators, All Other
  • Electricians
  • Solar Photovoltaic Installers
  • Helpers—Electricians
  • First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers
  • Crane and Tower Operators
  • Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers

Career Advancement Opportunities

Many graduates who work with utility companies go on to become:

  • Crew Leader
  • Superintendent
  • Project Director
  • Safety Officer
  • Training Director
  • Company President
I am Very impressed WITH the knowledge and skillset of NLC grads.
— Steve Fiek, Supervisor,
Rochester Public Utilities
Steve Fiek
I am Very impressed WITH the knowledge and skillset of NLC grads.
— Steve Fiek, Supervisor,
Rochester Public Utilities

Build the Future with Renewable Energy Opportunities

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Build the Future with Renewable Energy Opportunities

Solar and wind generation continues to expand the nation's power grid each year, adding more than 17,000 job opportunities by 2026*** in these occupations:

  • Wind Turbine Technician
  • Solar Voltaic Installer
  • Substation/Relay Technician
  • Telecommunications Specialist

Start your 15-week training now -- learn about the Electrical Lineworker Program (ELP)