Public Utilities — Electrical 3
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.
Apprenticeship Programs Offered:
- Hydro Electrician
- Hydro Mechanic
- Combustion Turbine Specialist
Step 1: Verify Eligibility
- 18 years of age
- Physically able
- Valid driver’s license
- High School diploma or GED
- High School algebra (or equivalent) with C average
Step 2: Apply
- Submit application online during posted openings
- Pass National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC) test for the electrical industry
- Complete interview
- Placed in pool of qualified applicants
- Ranked based on qualifications, interview, and test score
Step 3: Start Apprenticeship
- 6,000 – 8,000 / 3 – 4 years on-the-job training
- Minimum of 144 hours of education completed evenings and weekends
- Start at 75% of current journeyperson’s rate.
- Gain 2-4% 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.