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$2,205 per week
Stable

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.

To become an Electrical Distribution Trades Worker

Skills employers are looking for

  • Low and High Voltage

  • Communication Skills

  • Repair

  • Problem Solving

  • Electrical Work

  • Inspection

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