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Electrical Distribution Trades Worker

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers prepare, install, repair, maintain and patrol electric power distribution networks.

Overview

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers prepare, install, repair, maintain and patrol electric power distribution networks.

Day-to-day

  • installing conductors and aerial equipment, and underground cables and equipment
  • installing and maintaining equipment associated with electrical supply such as transformers
  • attending to electrical breakdown and emergencies
  • maintaining poles and associated hardware, and continuity of electrical supply and street lighting
  • conducting routine maintenance on the aerial and underground electricity supply network
  • conducting low-voltage switching operations
  • fitting pole hardware and crossarms
  • preparing lowand high-voltage cable joints and cable terminations while connecting and installing electrical equipment and overhead lines
  • using heavy plant equipment such as elevated work platforms and portable equipment such as hydraulic drills
  • may undertake substation installation and maintenance, and specialised testing and revenue meter installation.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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$2,205 / week
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Stable
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