ELECTRICIAN

Construction Lineman

Linemen build and maintain electrical power systems. They do all the work from the point of generation (power plants) all the way to the customer’s meter. The lines may be on overhead structures (up to 300′) or in underground vaults or trenches. They may be in rural and metropolitan areas. Linemen also do work on traffic signals and street lights. The work is varied and exciting.

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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Local 77
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High School diploma/GED
  • High School algebra, math placement test, or equivalent
  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Must pass drug screen test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply online
  • $35 application fee
  • Provide CDL, DD-214, sealed transcripts, proof of math completion, and I-9 Documents: Driver’s license (recommended), official Birth Certificates or passports are acceptable.
  • Complete orientation and aptitude test
  • Interview with Training Committee
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview, testing, work experience, and training
  • Attend safety orientation  

** Providing DD-214 may qualify applicant for interview and waiver of education and testing requirements **

Step 3: Start with local 77
Apprenticeship
  • 7,000 hours / 3½-5 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year through 
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 3-8% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) and required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$30.43 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Local 89
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High School diploma/GED
  • High School algebra, math placement test, or equivalent
  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Must pass drug screen test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply online
  • $35 application fee
  • Provide CDL, DD-214, sealed transcripts, proof of math completion, and I-9 Documents: Driver’s license (recommended), official Birth Certificates or passports are acceptable.
  • Complete orientation and aptitude test
  • Interview with Training Committee
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview, testing, work experience, and training
  • Attend safety orientation

** Providing DD-214 may qualify applicant for interview and waiver of education and testing requirements **

Step 3: Start with local 89
Apprenticeship
  • 7,000 hours / 3½-5 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year through
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 3-8% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) and required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$30.43 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Local 483
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High School diploma/GED
  • High School algebra, math placement test, or equivalent
  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Must pass drug screen test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply online
  • $35 application fee
  • Provide CDL, DD-214, sealed transcripts, proof of math completion, and I-9 Documents: Driver’s license (recommended), official Birth Certificates or passports are acceptable.
  • Complete orientation and aptitude test
  • Interview with Training Committee
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview, testing, work experience, and training
  • Attend safety orientation

** Providing DD-214 may qualify applicant for interview and waiver of education and testing requirements **

Step 3: Start with local 483
Apprenticeship
  • 7,000 hours / 3½-5 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year through
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 3-8% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) and required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$30.43 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAME: NORTHWEST LINE CONSTRUCTORS JATC

 

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Estimated Wage Calculator

All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.

*Contact union local for updated wage information.

GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
*Usage Optional
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.