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Electrical Linesworkers

ANZSCO ID 342211

Overview

All Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

  • $2,205 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Electrical Linesworkers

  • 6,700 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 95% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Electrical Linesworkers install, maintain, repair and patrol electrical sub-transmission and distribution systems.

Specialisations: Electrical Linesworker (Distribution) , Electrical Linesworker (Transmission) , Railway Traction Line Worker.

You usually need a certificate III in electrical power lines (transmission or distribution) to work as an Electrical Linesworker. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • Installs conductors and aerial equipment, and underground cables and equipment.
  • Installs and maintains equipment associated with electrical supply such as transformers.
  • Attends to electrical breakdowns and emergencies.
  • Maintains poles and associated hardware, and continuity of electrical supply and street lighting.
  • Conducts routine maintenance on the aerial and underground electricity supply network.
  • Conducts low voltage switching operations.
  • Fits pole hardware and cross arms.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate III in electrical power lines (transmission or distribution) to work as an Electrical Linesworker. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Transmission & Distribution VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Electrical Distribution Trades Workers who provide good customer service, are polite and courteous and a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    65% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Mechanical

    61% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  3. Mathematics

    47% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Physics

    46% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  5. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  6. Education and training

    45% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  7. Engineering and technology

    39% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  8. English language

    39% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  9. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  10. Telecommunications

    37% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  11. Technical design

    36% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  12. Transportation

    36% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  13. Psychology

    35% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  14. Computers and electronics

    34% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  15. Building and construction

    32% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  16. Law and government

    31% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  17. Clerical

    30% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    29% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  19. Medicine and dentistry

    24% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  20. Communications and media

    20% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  2. Operation monitoring

    48% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  3. Repairing

    48% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  4. Troubleshooting

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  5. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  6. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  8. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  9. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  10. Time management

    46% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  11. Active listening

    45% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  12. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  13. Equipment maintenance

    45% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  14. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  15. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  17. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  18. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  2. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  4. Multilimb coordination

    54% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  5. Problem spotting

    54% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  6. Control precision

    52% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  7. Static strength

    52% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  8. Finger dexterity

    50% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  10. Oral expression

    48% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  11. Reaction time

    48% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  12. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  13. Colour discrimination

    46% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  14. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  16. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Depth perception

    45% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  18. Balance

    43% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  19. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    89% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    83% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  3. Communicating within a team

    83% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  4. Doing physically active work

    82% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  5. Driving vehicles or equipment

    81% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  7. Training and teaching others

    74% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  8. Working with mechanical equipment

    72% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  9. Coordinating the work of a team

    70% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    70% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  11. Monitoring people, processes and things

    69% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    68% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  13. Checking compliance with standards

    68% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  14. Guiding and directing staff

    68% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  15. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Explaining things to people

    67% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  17. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  18. Documenting or recording information

    64% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  19. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  20. Researching and investigating

    53% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-9051.00 - Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    98% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  3. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    96% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  4. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  5. Health and safety of others

    93% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  6. Work at heights

    92% Important

    Work in high places (e.g., on poles, scaffolding, catwalks, or ladders).

  7. Dangerous conditions

    92% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  8. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    92% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  9. Telephone

    90% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    89% Important

    Wear equipment like breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Contact with people

    85% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Dangerous equipment

    85% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  15. In an open vehicle or equipment

    85% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  16. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  18. Very hot or cold temperatures

    83% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    81% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  20. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    79% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    90% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    67% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Working conditions

    62% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Relationships

    52% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Achievement

    43% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Analytical

    62% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Creative

    33% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-9051.00 - Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers.

All Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

  • $2,205 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Electrical Linesworkers

  • 6,700 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 95% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Electrical Linesworkers install, maintain, repair and patrol electrical sub-transmission and distribution systems.

Specialisations: Electrical Linesworker (Distribution) , Electrical Linesworker (Transmission) , Railway Traction Line Worker.

You usually need a certificate III in electrical power lines (transmission or distribution) to work as an Electrical Linesworker. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • Installs conductors and aerial equipment, and underground cables and equipment.
  • Installs and maintains equipment associated with electrical supply such as transformers.
  • Attends to electrical breakdowns and emergencies.
  • Maintains poles and associated hardware, and continuity of electrical supply and street lighting.
  • Conducts routine maintenance on the aerial and underground electricity supply network.
  • Conducts low voltage switching operations.
  • Fits pole hardware and cross arms.

You usually need a certificate III in electrical power lines (transmission or distribution) to work as an Electrical Linesworker. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Transmission & Distribution VET training pathways.

Employers look for Electrical Distribution Trades Workers who provide good customer service, are polite and courteous and a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    65% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Mechanical

    61% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  3. Mathematics

    47% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Physics

    46% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  5. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  6. Education and training

    45% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  7. Engineering and technology

    39% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  8. English language

    39% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  9. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  10. Telecommunications

    37% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  11. Technical design

    36% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  12. Transportation

    36% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  13. Psychology

    35% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  14. Computers and electronics

    34% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  15. Building and construction

    32% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  16. Law and government

    31% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  17. Clerical

    30% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    29% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  19. Medicine and dentistry

    24% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  20. Communications and media

    20% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  2. Operation monitoring

    48% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  3. Repairing

    48% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  4. Troubleshooting

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  5. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  6. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  8. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  9. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  10. Time management

    46% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  11. Active listening

    45% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  12. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  13. Equipment maintenance

    45% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  14. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  15. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  17. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  18. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  2. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  4. Multilimb coordination

    54% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  5. Problem spotting

    54% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  6. Control precision

    52% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  7. Static strength

    52% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  8. Finger dexterity

    50% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  10. Oral expression

    48% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  11. Reaction time

    48% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  12. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  13. Colour discrimination

    46% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  14. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  16. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Depth perception

    45% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  18. Balance

    43% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  19. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    89% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    83% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  3. Communicating within a team

    83% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  4. Doing physically active work

    82% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  5. Driving vehicles or equipment

    81% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  7. Training and teaching others

    74% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  8. Working with mechanical equipment

    72% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  9. Coordinating the work of a team

    70% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    70% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  11. Monitoring people, processes and things

    69% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    68% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  13. Checking compliance with standards

    68% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  14. Guiding and directing staff

    68% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  15. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Explaining things to people

    67% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  17. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  18. Documenting or recording information

    64% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  19. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  20. Researching and investigating

    53% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-9051.00 - Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    98% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  3. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    96% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  4. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  5. Health and safety of others

    93% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  6. Work at heights

    92% Important

    Work in high places (e.g., on poles, scaffolding, catwalks, or ladders).

  7. Dangerous conditions

    92% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  8. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    92% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  9. Telephone

    90% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    89% Important

    Wear equipment like breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Contact with people

    85% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Dangerous equipment

    85% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  15. In an open vehicle or equipment

    85% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  16. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  18. Very hot or cold temperatures

    83% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    81% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  20. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    79% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    90% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    67% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Working conditions

    62% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Relationships

    52% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Achievement

    43% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Analytical

    62% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Creative

    33% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-9051.00 - Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers.
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