The primary role of a Lineman is to install, maintain and repair high-powered electrical lines and systems. A Lineman works on both transmission and distribution lines that originate from a power plant and extend to individual buildings or homes. Those working as a Lineman, sometimes referred to as an electrical Lineman or even groundman, run and repair both overhead and underground electrical cables and wires. Daily responsibilities of a Lineman might include inserting underground lines, installing meters, climbing poles to repair overhead lines or inspecting power lines for possible repair or replacement.
A Lineman will work mainly for power utility companies, energy companies or telecommunications companies. They typically report to managers or supervisors who ensure that electrical lines in a given area are installed and working properly. The most recent information provided by the Bureau of Labour Statistics shows that the projected job growth for Linemen is 6% YoY through 2024. The expansion of cities and towns and the accompanying demand for electrical lines to be run to new homes and businesses, as well as the repair and replacement of aging equipment, are among the factors scheduled to play a part in the growth in job opportunities for those seeking to become a Lineman.
Distribution Lineman course is NSQF Level 4, Government of India recognized certificate course by Power Sector Skill Council of India (PSSC) under the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC).
This job requires skills in reading, writing and communication, ability to plan and prioritize, quality consciousness, safety orientation, physique to sustain strenuous conditions, ability to use fingers, hands and feet with ease to complete the assigned task (Dexterity), high precision and sensitivity to problem solving and sensitivity towards safety for self and equipment.
Immense opportunities lie in all power generation, power distribution, large construction, telecommunications, heavy industries as well thousands of SME organisations.