A B C
D E F
G H I
J K L
M N O
P Q R
S T U
V W X
Y Z ?
Previous Next DOT Search Contents Link to this Site About

CODE: 85723Buy ONET/DOT: Download or CD-ROM

TITLE: Electrical Powerline Installers and Repairers

DEFINITION: Install and repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. Install insulators, erect wooden poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers. Include cable splicers and trouble shooters. Exclude repairers of transformers and substation equipment, and telephone and telegraph communications workers.

  • TASKS
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • SKILLS
  • ABILITIES
  • WORK ACTIVITIES
  • WORK CONTEXT
  • INTERESTS
  • WORK VALUES
  • CROSSWALKS


    TASKS:

    1. Repairs electrical power cables and auxiliary equipment for electrical power lines.

    2. Installs and repairs conduits, cables, wires, and auxiliary equipment following blueprints.

    3. Splices cables together or to overhead transmission line, customer service line, or street light line.

    4. Splices, solders, and insulates conductors and wiring to join sections of power line, and to connect transformers and electrical accessories.

    5. Tests electric power lines and auxiliary equipment, using direct reading and testing instruments to identify cause of disturbances.

    6. Strings wire conductors and cable between erected poles and adjusts slack, using winch.

    7. Climbs poles and removes and installs hardware, wires, and other equipment.

    8. Opens switches or clamps grounding device to de-energize disturbed or fallen lines to facilitate repairs or to remove electrical hazards.

    9. Replaces and straightens poles and attaches crossarms, insulators, and auxiliary equipment to wood poles preparatory to erection.

    10. Cuts and peels lead sheath and insulation from defective or newly installed cables and conductors prior to splicing.

    11. Cleans, tins, and splices corresponding conductors by twisting ends together or by joining ends with metal clamps and soldering connection.

    12. Tests conductors to identify corresponding conductors and to prevent incorrect connections, according to electrical diagrams and specifications.

    13. Installs watt-hour meters and connects service drops between power line and consumer.

    14. Covers conductors with insulating or fireproofing materials.

    15. Works on energized lines to avoid interruption of service.

    16. Drives conveyance equipped with tools and materials to job site.

    KNOWLEDGE:
    Knowledge elements are ranked by importance.

    75 Mechanical
    Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance

    65 Building and Construction
    Knowledge of materials, methods, and the appropriate tools to construct objects, structures, and buildings

    60 Transportation
    Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including their relative costs, advantages, and limitations

    55 Public Safety and Security
    Knowledge of weaponry, public safety, and security operations, rules, regulations, precautions, prevention, and the protection of people, data, and property

    45 Engineering and Technology
    Knowledge of equipment, tools, mechanical devices, and their uses to produce motion, light, power, technology, and other applications

    45 Design
    Knowledge of design techniques, principles, tools and instruments involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models

    40 Physics
    Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, and applications including air, water, material dynamics, light, atomic principles, heat, electric theory, earth formations, and meteorological and related natural phenomena

    40 Computers and Electronics
    Knowledge of electric circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming

    35 English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

    35 Telecommunications
    Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems

    25 Mathematics
    Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

    20 Foreign Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation

    20 Production and Processing
    Knowledge of inputs, outputs, raw materials, waste, quality control, costs, and techniques for maximizing the manufacture and distribution of goods

    15 Geography
    Knowledge of various methods for describing the location and distribution of land, sea, and air masses including their physical locations, relationships, and characteristics

    15 Communications and Media
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media

    10 Fine Arts
    Knowledge of theory and techniques required to produce, compose, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture

    10 Law, Government and Jurisprudence
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process

    10 Personnel and Human Resources
    Knowledge of policies and practices involved in personnel/human resource functions. This includes recruitment, selection, training, and promotion regulations and procedures; compensation and benefits packages; labor relations and negotiation strategies; and personnel information systems

    10 Chemistry
    Knowledge of the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods

    5 History and Archeology
    Knowledge of past historical events and their causes, indicators, and impact on particular civilizations and cultures

    5 Philosophy and Theology
    Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, and practices, and their impact on human culture

    SKILLS:
    Skills elements are ranked by importance.

    96 Troubleshooting
    Determining what is causing an operating error and deciding what to do about it

    96 Installation
    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications

    92 Repairing
    Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools

    92 Equipment Maintenance
    Performing routine maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed

    92 Testing
    Conducting tests to determine whether equipment, software, or procedures are operating as expected

    79 Problem Identification
    Identifying the nature of problems

    75 Equipment Selection
    Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job

    71 Monitoring
    Assessing how well one is doing when learning or doing something

    71 Judgment and Decision Making
    Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action

    67 Product Inspection
    Inspecting and evaluating the quality of products

    67 Operation and Control
    Controlling operations of equipment or systems

    63 Science
    Using scientific methods to solve problems

    63 Information Organization
    Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information

    63 Solution Appraisal
    Observing and evaluating the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts

    63 Identification of Key Causes
    Identifying the things that must be changed to achieve a goal

    63 Information Gathering
    Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information

    58 Technology Design
    Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs

    58 Operation Monitoring
    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly

    58 Critical Thinking
    Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches

    58 Systems Perception
    Determining when important changes have occurred in a system or are likely to occur

    54 Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

    54 Idea Evaluation
    Evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation

    50 Identifying Downstream Consequences
    Determining the long-term outcomes of a change in operations

    46 Active Learning
    Working with new material or information to grasp its implications

    46 Systems Evaluation
    Looking at many indicators of system performance, taking into account their accuracy

    46 Visioning
    Developing an image of how a system should work under ideal conditions

    46 Learning Strategies
    Using multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things

    42 Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

    42 Operations Analysis
    Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design

    42 Idea Generation
    Generating a number of different approaches to problems

    33 Active Listening
    Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

    33 Service Orientation
    Actively looking for ways to help people

    33 Mathematics
    Using mathematics to solve problems

    29 Management of Material Resources
    Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work

    29 Synthesis/Reorganization
    Reorganizing information to get a better approach to problems or tasks

    25 Time Management
    Managing one's own time and the time of others

    25 Speaking
    Talking to others to effectively convey information

    21 Implementation Planning
    Developing approaches for implementing an idea

    13 Social Perceptiveness
    Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do

    8 Persuasion
    Persuading others to approach things differently

    8 Writing
    Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience

    4 Instructing
    Teaching others how to do something

    4 Negotiation
    Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences

    4 Management of Personnel Resources
    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job

    4 Management of Financial Resources
    Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures .

    ABILITIES:
    Abilities elements are ranked by importance.

    88 Multilimb Coordination
    The ability to coordinate movements of two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the body is in motion

    88 Manual Dexterity
    The ability to quickly make coordinated movements of one hand, a hand together with its arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects

    75 Information Ordering
    The ability to correctly follow a given rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions in a certain order. The things or actions can include numbers, letters, words, pictures, procedures, sentences, and mathematical or logical operations.

    75 Visualization
    The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged

    75 Finger Dexterity
    The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects

    69 Arm-Hand Steadiness
    The ability to keep the hand and arm steady while making an arm movement or while holding the arm and hand in one position

    69 Extent Flexibility
    The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs

    63 Problem Sensitivity
    The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    63 Perceptual Speed
    The ability to quickly and accurately compare letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object

    63 Near Vision
    The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer)

    56 Control Precision
    The ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions

    56 Wrist-Finger Speed
    The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists

    56 Trunk Strength
    The ability to use one's abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing

    50 Time Sharing
    The ability to efficiently shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources)

    50 Written Comprehension
    The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing

    50 Deductive Reasoning
    The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers. It involves deciding if an answer makes sense.

    50 Spatial Orientation
    The ability to know one's location in relation to the environment, or to know where other objects are in relation to one's self

    44 Inductive Reasoning
    The ability to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers to problems, to form general rules or conclusions. It includes coming up with a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together.

    44 Flexibility of Closure
    The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material

    44 Selective Attention
    The ability to concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task over a period of time

    44 Gross Body Coordination
    The ability to coordinate the movement of the arms, legs, and torso together in activities where the whole body is in motion

    44 Depth Perception
    The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from the observer, or to judge the distance between an object and the observer

    44 Far Vision
    The ability to see details at a distance

    44 Speed of Limb Movement
    The ability to quickly move the arms or legs

    38 Gross Body Equilibrium
    The ability to keep or regain one's body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position

    38 Stamina
    The ability to exert one's self physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath

    38 Category Flexibility
    The ability to produce many rules so that each rule tells how to group (or combine) a set of things in a different way.

    38 Mathematical Reasoning
    The ability to understand and organize a problem and then to select a mathematical method or formula to solve the problem

    38 Speed of Closure
    The ability to quickly make sense of information that seems to be without meaning or organization. It involves quickly combining and organizing different pieces of information into a meaningful pattern

    38 Visual Color Discrimination
    The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness

    38 Dynamic Strength
    The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue

    38 Response Orientation
    The ability to choose quickly and correctly between two or more movements in response to two or more signals (lights, sounds, pictures, etc.). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body parts

    38 Memorization
    The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures

    31 Static Strength
    The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects

    31 Originality
    The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem

    31 Explosive Strength
    The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object

    31 Reaction Time
    The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to one signal (sound, light, picture, etc.) when it appears

    25 Dynamic Flexibility
    The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs

    25 Number Facility
    The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly

    19 Rate Control
    The ability to time the adjustments of a movement or equipment control in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a continuously moving object or scene

    19 Peripheral Vision
    The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are focused forward

    19 Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences

    19 Hearing Sensitivity
    The ability to detect or tell the difference between sounds that vary over broad ranges of pitch and loudness

    13 Fluency of Ideas
    The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a given topic. It concerns the number of ideas produced and not the quality, correctness, or creativity of the ideas.

    13 Sound Localization
    The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated

    13 Glare Sensitivity
    The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting

    6 Speech Recognition
    The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person

    6 Auditory Attention
    The ability to focus on a single source of auditory (hearing) information in the presence of other distracting sounds

    6 Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand

    WORK ACTIVITIES:
    Work activities elements are ranked by importance.

    92 Performing General Physical Activities
    Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.

    92 Repairing and Maintaining Electrical Equipment
    Fixing, servicing, adjusting, regulating, calibrating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.

    83 Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
    Inspecting or diagnosing equipment, structures, or materials to identify the causes of errors or other problems or defects.

    83 Handling and Moving Objects
    Using one's own hands and arms in handling, installing, forming, positioning, and moving materials, or in manipulating things, including the use of keyboards.

    71 Operating Vehicles or Equipment
    Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

    71 Monitor Processes, Material, or Surroundings
    Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.

    67 Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
    Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.

    67 Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

    58 Implementing Ideas or Programs
    Conducting or carrying out work procedures and activities in accord with one's own ideas or information provided through directions/instructions for purposes of installing, modifying, preparing, delivering, constructing, integrating, finishing, or completing programs, systems, structures, or products.

    54 Controlling Machines and Processes
    Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

    42 Estimating Needed Characteristics
    Estimating the Characteristics of Materials, Products, Events, or Information: Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities, or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.

    38 Judging Qualities of Things, Services, or People
    Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.

    38 Updating and Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
    Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.

    33 Evaluating Information Against Standards
    Evaluating information against a set of standards and verifying that it is correct.

    33 Analyzing Data or Information
    Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

    33 Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
    Fixing, servicing, aligning, setting up, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

    29 Making Decisions and Solving Problems
    Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.

    25 Processing Information
    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, verifying, or processing information or data.

    21 Drafting and Specifying Technical Devices
    Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to inform others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

    21 Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
    Developing plans to accomplish work, and prioritizing and organizing one's own work.

    17 Documenting or Recording Information
    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.

    13 Communicating With Other Workers
    Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

    8 Performing For or Working With Public
    Performing for people or dealing directly with the public, including serving persons in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

    8 Developing Objectives and Strategies
    Establishing long range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.

    8 Coordinating Work and Activities of Others
    Coordinating members of a work group to accomplish tasks.

    4 Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
    Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

    4 Resolving Conflict or Negotiating with Others
    Handling complaints, arbitrating disputes, and resolving grievances, or otherwise negotiating with others.

    4 Monitoring and Controlling Resources
    Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.

    4 Guiding, Directing and Motivating Subordinates
    Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring subordinates.

    WORK CONTEXT:
    Work context elements are ranked by frequency (F), importance (I), responsibility (R), amount of contact (C), how serious (S), objective vs. subjective (O), automation (A), extent of frustration (E), responsible for health and safety (H), likelihood of injury (L), degree of injury (D) .

    100 (F) Outdoors
    How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Outdoors

    100 (F) Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

    100 (I) Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
    How important is it to be sure that all the details of this job are performed and everything is done completely?

    100 (F) Common Protective or Safety Attire
    How often does the worker wear: Common protective or safety attire, such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard-hat, or personal flotation device?

    94 (F) Hazardous Conditions
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to hazardous conditions? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    88 (S) Consequence of Error
    How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?

    85 (I) Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
    How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?

    81 (F) High Places
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to high places? High Places (e.g., heights above 8 feet on ladders, poles, scaffolding, catwalks, etc.)

    75 (D) Hazardous Conditions
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous conditions, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    69 (F) Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, Poles, etc.
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Climbing ladders, scaffolds, poles, etc?

    69 (F) Standing
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Standing?

    68 (L) Hazardous Conditions
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous conditions while performing this job? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    65 (D) High Places
    If injury, due to exposure to high places, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? High Places (e.g., heights above 8 feet on ladders, poles, scaffolding, catwalks, etc.)

    57 (L) High Places
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to high places while performing this job? High Places (e.g., heights above 8 feet on ladders, poles, scaffolding, catwalks, etc.)

    56 (F) Specialized Protective or Safety Attire
    How often does the worker wear: Specialized protective or safety attire, such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suit, or radiation protection?

    56 (F) Keeping or Regaining Balance
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Keeping or regaining balance?

    50 (F) Hazardous Equipment
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to harardous equipment? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    45 (I) Importance of Being Aware of New Events
    How important is being constantly aware of either frequently changing events (e.g. security guard watching for shoplifters) or infrequent events (e.g. radar operator watching for tornadoes) to performing this job?

    45 (I) Importance of Repeating Same Tasks
    How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?

    44 (F) Hazardous Situations
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to harardous situations? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    44 (F) Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?

    44 (F) Bending or Twisting the Body
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Bending or twisting the body?

    44 (F) Making Repetitive Motions
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Making repetitive motions?

    44 (F) Special Uniform
    How often does the worker wear: A special uniform, such as that of a commercial pilot, nurse, police officer, or military personnel?

    44 (F) Contaminants
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Contaminants (pollutants, gases, dust, odors, etc.)?

    44 (F) Very Hot
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Very hot (above 90 F) or very cold (under 32 F) temperatures?

    42 (E) Frustrating Circumstances
    To what extent do frustrating circumstances ("road blocks" to work that are beyond the worker's control) hinder the accomplishment of this job?

    40 (I) Provide a Service to Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Provide a service to others (e.g., customers)?

    39 (L) Hazardous Equipment
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous equipment while performing this job? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    38 (F) Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Cramped work space that requires getting into awkward positions?

    38 (F) Kneeling, Crouching or Crawling
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Kneeling, stooping, crouching or crawling?

    35 (D) Hazardous Equipment
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous equipment, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    31 (F) Sitting
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Sitting?

    31 (F) Sounds or Noise Levels Are Distracting
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Sounds and noise levels that are distracting and uncomfortable?

    31 (F) Walking or Running
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Walking or running?

    30 (D) Hazardous Situations
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous situations, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    29 (L) Hazardous Situations
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous situations while performing this job? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    25 (H) Responsible for Health and Safety of Others
    How responsible is the worker for others' health and safety on this job?

    19 (F) Indoors
    How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Indoors

    19 (F) Radiation
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to radiation?

    17 (A) Degree of Automation
    Indicate the level of automation of this job.

    14 (R) Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
    How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?

    13 (C) Job-Required Social Interaction
    How much does this job require the worker to be in contact (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) with others in order to perform it?

    13 (O) Objective or Subjective Information
    How objective or subjective is the information communicated in this job?

    11 (L) Radiation
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to radiation while performing this job?

    6 (F) Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People
    How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?

    5 (D) Radiation
    If injury, due to exposure to radiation, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome?

    5 (I) Deal With External Customers
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Deal with external customers (e.g., retail sales) or the public in general (e.g., police work)?

    5 (I) Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment
    How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)

    INTERESTS:
    Interest elements are ranked by occupational interest.

    94 Realistic
    Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

    39 Conventional
    Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

    28 Investigative
    Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

    17 Enterprising
    Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

    11 Social
    Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

    11 Artistic
    Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

    WORK VALUES:
    Work values elements are ranked by extent.

    67 Support-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

    58 Working Conditions-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

    52 Achievement-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

    51 Relationships-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

    47 Independence-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employs to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

    38 Recognition-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

    88 Moral Values
    Workers on this job are never pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong

    75 Security
    Workers on this job have steady employment

    69 Supervision, Technical
    Workers on this job have supervisors who train their workers well

    66 Company Policies and Practices
    Workers on this job are treated fairly by the company

    66 Supervision, Human Relations
    Workers on this job have supervisors who back up their workers with management

    63 Independence
    Workers on this job do their work alone

    59 Compensation
    Workers on this job are paid well in comparison with other workers

    56 Activity
    Workers on this job are busy all the time

    56 Advancement
    Workers on this job have opportunities for advancement

    56 Responsibility
    Workers on this job make decisions on their own

    53 Variety
    Workers on this job have something different to do every day

    53 Achievement
    Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment

    50 Ability Utilization
    Workers on this job make use of their individual abilities

    47 Autonomy
    Workers on this job plan their work with little supervision

    41 Co-workers
    Workers on this job have co-workers who are easy to get along with

    41 Social Status
    Workers on this job are looked up to by others in their company and their community

    41 Working Conditions
    Workers on this job have good working conditions

    38 Creativity
    Workers on this job try out their own ideas

    34 Recognition
    Workers on this job receive recognition for the work they do

    25 Social Service
    Workers on this job have work where they do things for other people

    19 Authority
    Workers on this job give directions and instructions to others

    CROSSWALKS:
    DOT91 (Dictionary of Occupational Titles): 821361030 Line-Erector Apprentice
    821261014 Line Maintainer
    821261026 Trouble Shooter II
    821361010 Cable Installer-Repairer
    821361018 Line Erector
    821261022 Service Restorer, Emergency
    821361026 Line Repairer
    821361038 Tower Erector
    821684022 Trolley-Wire Installer
    829361014 Cable-Splicer Apprentice
    829361010 Cable Splicer
    825381038 Third-Rail Installer
    821361022 Line Installer, Street Railway

    AIM97 (Apprenticeship Information Management): 0281 LINE ERECTOR
    0058 CABLE SPLICER
    0858 TROUBLE SHOOTER II
    0283 LINE MAINTAINER
    0284 LINE REPAIRER
    0056 CABLE INSTALLER-REPAIRER

    CEN90 (1990 Census Occupations): 577 Electrical Power Installers and Repairers
    533 Miscellaneous Electrical and Electronic Equipment Repairers
    527 Telephone Line Installers and Repairers

    CIP90 (Classification of Instructional Programs): 460301 Electrical and Power Transmission Installer, General
    460303 Lineworker

    GOE93 (Guide for Occupational Exploration): 050505 Craft Technology: Electrical-Electronic Systems Installation and Repai
    051004 Crafts: Structural-Mechanical-Electrical-Electronic

    MOC97 (Military Occupational Codes): 2E612 Communications Cable Systems
    31L Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer
    3E031 Electrical Systems
    2E632 Communications Cable Systems
    2E672 Communications Cable Systems
    2E611 Communications Antenna Systems
    3E051 Electrical Systems
    2E631 Communications Antenna Systems
    2E652 Communications Cable Systems
    52G Transmission and Distribution Specialist (Reserve Components)
    2E651 Communications Antenna Systems
    35N Wire Systems Equipment Repairer
    2E671 Communications Antenna Systems
    2813 Cable Systems Technician
    CE Construction Electricians
    5644 Cable Splicing Technician

    OES98 (Occupational Employment Statistics): 85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

    OPM97 (Office of Personnel Management Occupations): 2806 Electrical Line Working
    2810 High Voltage Electrician
    2508 Communications Line Installing and Repairing
    2504 Wire Communications Cable Splicing

    SOC98 (Standard Occupational Classification): 49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers