Line Mechanic

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
MidAmerican Energy Company
Industries
O*Net Code
49-9051.00
Rapids Code
0283
Req. Hours
106000
State
DC
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

3 skill sets | 84 total skills | 106000 total hours
Pre-Apprenticeship Phase - 44000 req. hrs
Demonstrates ability to measure and adjust climbing equipment to ensure proper fit.
2000 hrs
Demonstrates ability to inspect, put on, and adjust climbing equipment.
2000 hrs
Demonstrates approved procedures for sharpening, testing, and gauging gaffs.
2000 hrs
Demonstrates approved procedures and safe work practices for ascending and descending a pole using approved climbing and fall restraint equipment.
2000 hrs
Demonstrates approved procedures for safe tying – on and off of a pole.
2000 hrs
Demonstrates approved procedures for adjusting the length of a safety strap while in position on a pole.
2000 hrs
Demonstrates ability to maneuver around a pole.
2000 hrs
Demonstrates safe procedures for planning a climbing job.
2000 hrs
Demonstrates approved procedures for installing a cross arm.
2000 hrs
Demonstrates the skills and techniques necessary to distinguish exposed live parts and circuits form other parts of electric equipment.
2000 hrs
Demonstrates the skills and techniques necessary to determine the nominal voltage of exposed live parts and circuits.
2000 hrs
Demonstrates the skills and techniques necessary to determine the minimum approach distances corresponding to the voltages to which the apprentice will be exposed.
2000 hrs
Demonstrates the ability to determine and select the proper special precautionary techniques when working around exposed energized live parts or circuits. (i.e., PPE, insulating or shielding materials, and insulating tools).
2000 hrs
Demonstrates ability to measure and adjust climbing equipment to ensure proper fit.
2000 hrs
Assists crews or qualified people to set or remove poles.
2000 hrs
Assists in installing transformers on poles, platforms and pad. Load and unloads all forms or electric transmission and distribution materials and assists in installation.
2000 hrs
Keeps stock of construction materials in truck or on job as instructed.
2000 hrs
Will demonstrate ability to drive company truck to and from job sites.
2000 hrs
Cleans and maintains truck, mechanized equipment, regulator stations, town border stations, pole yards, substation yards, and construction sites.
2000 hrs
Aids and assists in patrolling overhead and underground circuits on foot, by air, or as otherwise directed to inspect as routine patrol or for damage due to storm, electrical failure, and sabotage.
2000 hrs
Operates winch line and boom and any other mechanical driven equipment to perform any operation for which equipment is suited. Operates power-driven crane, digger, trencher, plow, backhoe, or any piece of power-driven equipment to which the apprentice is assigned.
2000 hrs
Performs restoration and clean-up.
2000 hrs
Phase I - 80000 req. hrs
Using proper tools, safety equipment, and procedures, demonstrates complete pole top rescue, from pole to ground, including Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
1000 hrs
Demonstrate ability to locate, identify inspect and operate safety features and override devices found on various types of bucket trucks and perform bucket rescue.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate ability to make-up a set of blocks and a hand-line for truck storage.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate ability to make an eye splice and back splice in a rope.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate ability to tie the following knots, bowline, bowline on a bight, square knot, timber hitch, half hitch and clove hitch.
1000 hrs
Identifies various underground materials and uses, splice body, elbow, pothead, elbow arrestor, fault indicators etc.
1000 hrs
Identifies various overhead materials and uses, cut-out, arrestor, pin and bell insulator, etc.
1000 hrs
Identifies insulinks and crimpits and what size wire each connects.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates safe procedures for climbing a pole, climb above a cross arm and descend the opposite side of the pole.
1000 hrs
Identifies a lineman’s hand tools and uses, voltage test equipment, rope blocks, chain jacks, hot hoist, presses and miscellaneous equipment.
1000 hrs
Identifies overhead and underground conductors, neutrals, grounds, guys and miscellaneous equipment.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates ability to build a guy wire and install on a pole using preform make-ups.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates ability to install a #6 ground wire on a pole.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates safe procedure to climb.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates safe work procedures for operating a chain saw.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates inspection and safe operation of a Backhoe.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates inspection and safe operation of a trencher.
1000 hrs
Identifies proper P.P.E for chosen tasks.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates ability to trace out a circuit in a switch book, identify components.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates how to test a manhole and perform manhole rescue.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates ability to install shoring and explain soil types.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates ability to look up selected construction in the Standards Book.
1000 hrs
Identifies hazards associated with components of an underground and overhead transformer.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates ability to build a block & tackle and a 1/2'” hand-line.
1000 hrs
Identifies transformers using name plates.
1000 hrs
Identifies major working parts of a digger derrick; locates and utilizes a lift capacity chart for a digger derrick. Demonstrates safe operation of a digger derrick controls, manual or remote.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates how to set up and safe operation of a Duct Dog.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates how to set-up and safe operation of a rear lot line machine.
1000 hrs
Explains the components and trace through an underground loop.
1000 hrs
Identifies and explain the usage of selected rigging components (slings, sheaves, pulleys, etc.)
1000 hrs
Demonstrates the P.P.E for secondary work and show how to inspect and test class II gloves.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates the ability to hang an overhead service wire on a house knob from a ladder and sag service wire on a pole; connect service.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates the checks that must be done before a 120/240 meter can be set on a residential service. Selects the correct electric meter and completes the service order.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates the ability to connect a residential 120/240 underground service at the meter base and in a pad-mounted transformer or secondary pedestal.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates how to identify the neutral at the weather-head if it is unmarked.
1000 hrs
Explains the color markings as they relate to voltage on 3 phase services.
1000 hrs
Phase II - 106000 req. hrs
Using proper tools, safety equipment, and procedures, demonstrates complete pole top rescue, from pole to ground, including CPR.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates ability to locate, identify inspect and operate safety features and override devices found on various types of bucket trucks and perform bucket rescue.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates safe work practices for installing a set of 8’ double cross arms.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates safe procedures for taking voltage reading, current readings and 3 phase rotation.
1000 hrs
Identifies underground and overhead conductor sizes.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates ability to terminate a piece of underground cable with a primary elbow.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates ability to construct and install a 100 watt street light on a mast arm using a bucket truck.
1000 hrs
Identifies, inspects, sets up, and safely operates a pole jack.
1000 hrs
Identifies delta and/or wye primary systems.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates approved procedures and safe work practices for installing a single-phase transformer using a boom truck.
1000 hrs
Identifies equipment used and explain how to do rigging for stringing in a 3 phase primary line.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates how to use company computerized Field View or like mapping.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates how to use company Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs).
1000 hrs
Demonstrates how to use secondary fault locating equipment to locate a bad secondary wire.
1000 hrs
Explains the use of an autotransformer and show how to properly install autotransformer.
1000 hrs
Explains why we parallel secondary wires and show safe procedures to connect up.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates how to parallel the secondary coils of a transformer with a secondary voltage rating 120/240 so the transformer may be used in a 120/208 3 phase bank.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates approved procedures and safe climbing practices for removing a single phase transformer on a de-energized, grounded, rear lot primary line.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates top tie and side tie for aluminum conductor and copper conductor.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates the use of the Hastings transformer tester.
1000 hrs
Explains the use of shoring and benching an excavation.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates how to troubleshoot a part power call.
1000 hrs
Identifies the different colored seals used by MidAmerican Energy Company (MEC) and what they mean.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates how to troubleshoot a 3 phase meter for voltage and full power on all legs of service using present MEC meters.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates ability to frame and set a pole to MEC construction standards.
1000 hrs
Demonstrates ability to trouble-shoot a street light.
1000 hrs

Technical Instruction

Pre-Apprenticeship Instruction: Module 1
NJATC Pre-work
# | 144 hrs
Building a Foundation in Mathematics
# | 144 hrs
DC Theory
# | 144 hrs
Lineman and Cableman Guidebook
# | 144 hrs
Lineworker Rigging Practices
# | 144 hrs
Underground Distribution
# | 144 hrs
NJATC Safety Handbook
# | 144 hrs
Phase 1: Modules 2-10
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
Standard Operating Procedures
# | 160 hrs
The Guidebook for Lineman and Cableman
# | 160 hrs
NJATC Safety Handbook
# | 160 hrs
Bucket rescue
# | 160 hrs
Pole top rescue pre-work
# | 160 hrs
Pole top rescue
# | 160 hrs
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
Standard Operating Procedures
# | 160 hrs
Manufacturers Operating Manual
# | 160 hrs
National Joint Apprenticeship Committee (NJATC) Safety Handbook
# | 160 hrs
The Guidebook for Lineman and Cableman
# | 160 hrs
Equipment operation
# | 160 hrs
Digger truck
# | 160 hrs
Bucket truck
# | 160 hrs
Trencher
# | 160 hrs
Skid loader
# | 160 hrs
Forklift
# | 160 hrs
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
Standard Operating Procedures
# | 160 hrs
Overhead Electric Distribution Construction Standard
# | 160 hrs
The Guidebook for Lineman and Cableman
# | 160 hrs
NJATC Safety Handbook
# | 160 hrs
Hauling poles
# | 160 hrs
Aligning poles
# | 160 hrs
Inspecting poles
# | 160 hrs
Installing and removing anchors
# | 160 hrs
Setting and removing poles
# | 160 hrs
Unloading poles
# | 160 hrs
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
Standard Operating Procedures
# | 160 hrs
Lineworker Rigging Practices
# | 160 hrs
The Guidebook for Lineman and Cableman
# | 160 hrs
Terminations and Splices Theory
# | 160 hrs
NJATC Safety Handbook
# | 160 hrs
Live-Line Work Practices Textbook
# | 160 hrs
Hot Sticks Textbook
# | 160 hrs
Check rotation
# | 160 hrs
Knots, ropes and slings
# | 160 hrs
Test equipment
# | 160 hrs
Tools of trade and application
# | 160 hrs
Use of blocks and slings
# | 160 hrs
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
Standard Operating Procedures
# | 160 hrs
Underground Electric Distribution Construction Standard
# | 160 hrs
Construction Standards
# | 160 hrs
Terminations and Splices Theory
# | 160 hrs
NJATC Safety Handbook
# | 160 hrs
The Guidebook for Lineman and Cableman
# | 160 hrs
Underground Distribution Textbook
# | 160 hrs
Introduction to underground power cables
# | 160 hrs
Underground cable safety
# | 160 hrs
Materials and tools
# | 160 hrs
Underground installation
# | 160 hrs
Cable preparation
# | 160 hrs
Elbows
# | 160 hrs
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
Standard Operating Procedures
# | 160 hrs
Underground Electric Distribution Construction Standard
# | 160 hrs
Terminations and Splices Theory
# | 160 hrs
Underground Distribution Textbook
# | 160 hrs
The Guidebook for Lineman and Cableman
# | 160 hrs
Cable terminations
# | 160 hrs
Cable splicing
# | 160 hrs
Grounding cables
# | 160 hrs
Pulling cables
# | 160 hrs
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
OSHA 10 Training
# | 160 hrs
Required compliance training
# | 160 hrs
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
Standard Operating Procedures
# | 160 hrs
Overhead Electric Distribution Construction Standard
# | 160 hrs
Electric Service Manual
# | 160 hrs
The Guidebook for Lineman and Cableman
# | 160 hrs
Installing secondary and services
# | 160 hrs
Single phase metering including class 320
# | 160 hrs
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
Secondary work
# | 160 hrs
The Guidebook for Lineman and Cableman
# | 160 hrs
Secondary gloving
# | 160 hrs
Secondary gloving (hot)
# | 160 hrs
T & D Videos – Secondary Work
# | 160 hrs
Phase 2: Modules 11-16
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
Standard Operating Procedures
# | 160 hrs
Overhead Electric Distribution Construction Standard
# | 160 hrs
Underground Electric Distribution Construction Standard
# | 160 hrs
Distribution Construction Standard
# | 160 hrs
General Switching Procedures
# | 160 hrs
System Switching
# | 160 hrs
The Guidebook for Lineman and Cableman
# | 160 hrs
AC Theory
# | 160 hrs
Distribution Volume I Textbook
# | 160 hrs
NJATC Safety Handbook
# | 160 hrs
Underground Distribution Textbook
# | 160 hrs
Personal Protective Grounding for Worker Safety
# | 160 hrs
General Line Maintenance
# | 160 hrs
Switching-All-Grounding
# | 160 hrs
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
Standard Operating Procedures
# | 160 hrs
Overhead Electric Distribution Construction Standard
# | 160 hrs
Electric Service Manual
# | 160 hrs
The Guidebook for Lineman and Cableman
# | 160 hrs
Install and remove primary and secondary framing
# | 160 hrs
Phasing and installation of line jumpers
# | 160 hrs
Stringing, splicing, sagging, dead-ending
# | 160 hrs
Transfer conductors, primary and secondary
# | 160 hrs
Tying in new lines, low and high voltage
# | 160 hrs
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
Standard Operating Procedures
# | 160 hrs
Overhead Electric Distribution Construction Standard
# | 160 hrs
Transformation for Lineworkers
# | 160 hrs
AC Theory
# | 160 hrs
Distribution Volume I Textbook
# | 160 hrs
Install and remove multi-phase transformers and all associated equipment
# | 160 hrs
Install and remove single phase transformers and all associated equipment
# | 160 hrs
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
Standard Operating Procedures
# | 160 hrs
Overhead Electric Distribution Construction Standard
# | 160 hrs
AC Theory Textbook
# | 160 hrs
The Guidebook for Lineman and Cableman
# | 160 hrs
Transformation for Lineworkers
# | 160 hrs
Install and remove regulators, reclosers, capacitors and all associated equipment
# | 160 hrs
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
Standard Operating Procedures
# | 160 hrs
Overhead Electric Distribution Construction Standard
# | 160 hrs
Construction Standards
# | 160 hrs
The Guidebook for Lineman and Cableman
# | 160 hrs
Rubber gloves and sleeves – single phase
# | 160 hrs
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
Standard Operating Procedures
# | 160 hrs
Overhead Electric Distribution Construction Standard
# | 160 hrs
Construction Standards
# | 160 hrs
Hot Sticks Textbook
# | 160 hrs
The Guidebook for Lineman and Cableman
# | 160 hrs
Introduction to hot sticking
# | 160 hrs
Phase 3: Modules 17-19
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
Standard Operating Procedures
# | 160 hrs
Electric Service Manual
# | 160 hrs
Live-Line Work Practices
# | 160 hrs
Hot Sticks Textbook
# | 160 hrs
The Guidebook for Lineman and Cableman
# | 160 hrs
Transformation for Lineworkers
# | 160 hrs
Three Phase Services
# | 160 hrs
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
Standard Operating Procedures
# | 160 hrs
Overhead Electric Distribution Construction Standard
# | 160 hrs
Electric Service Manual
# | 160 hrs
The Guidebook for Lineman and Cableman
# | 160 hrs
Three Phase Metering
# | 160 hrs
PT & CT Metering
# | 160 hrs
Self-Contained Metering
# | 160 hrs
Consolidated Safety Rulebook
# | 160 hrs
Standard Operating Procedures
# | 160 hrs
The Guidebook for Lineman and Cableman
# | 160 hrs
Hot Sticks Textbook
# | 160 hrs
Live-Line Work Practices Textbook
# | 160 hrs
Rubber Gloving Three Phase
# | 160 hrs
Three Phase Hot Sticking
# | 160 hrs