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Line Maintainer

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Cobra Energy Services
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Time-Based Skills

13 skill sets | 113 total skills
Management - 225 req. hrs
Periodic Maintenance Programs
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
Demonstrate an understanding of one’s personal values
Demonstrate effectiveness in oral and written communications
Maintain a good professional appearance
Planning Work Requirements - 225 req. hrs
Use Wiring diagrams, schematics, specification sheets, drawings, staking sheets, and one-line diagrams
Determine type and size of electrical system and material requirements under 600 volts
Determine type and size of electrical system and material requirements over 600 volts
Use inspection and maintenance forms and automated products
Coordinate protective devices
Publications - 50 req. hrs
Manufactures Operating Instructions
Manufactures Maintenance Instructions
National Electric Code
Lineman’s and Cable man’s Handbook
Safety Rules and Practices - 500 req. hrs
Supervisory Responsibilities
Hazardous Communications i.e., Right to know, MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet). Asbestos awareness
Apply shop rules and regulations
Identify safe and unsafe practices when working with electricity
Identify and demonstrate proper personal safety procedures, i.e. clothing, jewelry, personal grooming
Identify techniques and practices of fire prevention
Demonstrate safe use of tools and related power equipment
Apply techniques of lifting and climbing with ladders
Apply Basic CPR techniques
Demonstrates safe use of Lockout/Tagout SOP
Red Do Not Operate Tag
Switching Procedures and Switching Packages
Demonstrates safe use of Bucket and Auger Truck Operations
Rubber Personal Protective Equipment i.e., Voltage Ratings, Care, Testing, and Usage
Hotline Tools i.e., Usage and Care
Confined Space Identification, Testing, Entry Requirements
Conduct Safety Meeting/Tailgate briefing
Electrical Fundamentals - 500 req. hrs
Identify electrical terms and symbols
Electrical principals of DC circuits
Electrical principals of AC circuits
Construct basic electrical circuits
Compute for voltage, current, resistance, and power
Measure for electrical properties in circuits and components
Transformer theory
Compute load balance
Tools and Equipment - 500 req. hrs
Hot line tools
Rubber personal protective equipment
Pole trailer
Cable reel jacks
Hand lines
Block and tackle
Chain hoists
Portable power tools
Volt multimeter
Clamp-on amp meter
Phase rotation meter
Frequency meter
High voltage phase testers
Cable fault locators, low voltage
High potential DC tester
Special Equipment - 500 req. hrs
Potential transformers
Current transformers
Voltage regulators
Air, oil, vacuum, and gas switches
Underground Switching Equipment
Overhead Distribution Systems - 2500 req. hrs
Load and unload poles
Transport poles
Frame poles
Set utility poles
Install guys
Install overhead line conductors
Install anchors
Install conductor support devices
Install transformers
Install protective devices i.e., cutouts, lightning protection
Install High Voltage Switches
Install armor rod
Install grounding set
Install service drops
Install laterals
Inspect poles
Isolate system faults
Splice de-energized overhead conductors
Perform transformer connections
Perform overhead switching
Overhead Transmission Systems - 1000 req. hrs
Install guys
Frame Poles
Set transmission poles
Install overhead conductors
Install anchors
Install conductor support devices
Install armor rod
Install grounding set
Underground Distribution System - 1000 req. hrs
Install direct buried cable
Install underground duct systems
Install underground cable in duct
Install transformers on pads
Install grounding sets on live and dead front transformers
Splice high voltage underground cable using pre-form kits
Terminate high voltage underground cable
Perform high potential DC test on underground cable
Troubleshoot underground cables for faults
Trace underground cables with cable test set
Isolate system faults
Fabricate load break elbows
Troubleshoot pad mount transformers
Distribution Systems, 600 Volts or less - 180 req. hrs
Install service entrance
Install meter base
Install grounding systems
Install grounding equipment
Read service meters
Lighting Systems - 160 req. hrs
Install street light fixtures
Install LED fixtures
Troubleshoot lighting systems
Grounding Systems: OSHA 1910.269(m)(3) and (n)(5), (n)(6), (n)(7) - 160 req. hrs
Install and remove primary distribution system grounds
Install and remove transmission system grounds

Technical Instruction

First Year - 155 req. hrs
Wooden Pole Climbing Techniques
Math and Electrical Theory
Job Briefing
Intro to Transmission
Intro to Distribution Construction
General Safety 1
Intro to the Power Grid
Intro to Grounding
Construction Specifications
Equipment Operation
Intro to Transformers
Ropes and Knots
Intro to Hot Sticks
Online Supplemental Training
Second Year - 126 req. hrs
Watt-Hour Meters
Electrical Theory Review
Fuse Coordination
General Safety 2
Grounding Principles and Equipotential Grounding
Electrical Instruments and Applications
Sagging Line Conductors
Line Construction
Intro to Transmission
Hazardous Energy Control Procedures
Personal Protective Equipment
Working on or Near Exposed, Energized Equipment
Online Supplemental Training
Third Year - 116 req. hrs
Special Equipment
Cover-up Procedures for Pad Mounted Equipment
Cover-up Procedures for Overhead Equipment
Special Live Line Tools
Electrical Theory Review
Safety 3
Intro to Troubleshooting
Minimum Approach Distance
System Protection Coordination
Transformer Review
Supplemental Online Training

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