Public Utilities — Electrical 2
Electrical workers install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems for public electrical utilities. They can be involved in various stages of the process from the generation of electricity to its transference into homes and businesses. This process is supported by a variety of different types of Electrical Utility Workers including Wiremen, Linemen, Meter Technicians, Hydro Electricians, Substation Wireman, Power Plant Operators, and more.
See the programs listed below to find out what positions may be available.
- Elhurst Mutual Power & Light Company
- Grant County No. 2
- LOTT Clean Water Alliance
- Pacific Power & LU 125 JATC
Apprenticeship Programs Offered:
Step 1: Verify Eligibility
- 18 years of age
- Physically able
- Valid driver’s license
- High School diploma/GED or Vocational School Graduation
- Completed 1 year of algebra (C average or better)
- Relevant education or technical experience
- Pass drug screening
Step 2: Apply
- Submit application during posted openings
Step 3: Start Apprenticeship
- 7,000 hours / 5 years on-the-job training
- Minimum of 144 hours of education completed evenings and weekends
- Start at 80% of current journeyperson’s rate.
- Gain 2-3% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
- Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.