Electric Utility Practice IV Line Worker

Line Worker (Section 01):  Supervised practical applications of electrical overhead line worker job duties in a setting under direct supervision of FirstEnergy personnel. Emphasis on line equipment, hot line tools, power industrial trucks, and transmission (including wood pole, steel pole, ladder, and tower climbing).  Bucket, Pole Top, and Self Rescue will also be reviewed.  Safety topics include:  Spill Response, Live Line Tools, Hazardous Communications, and Accident Prevention Handbook review.

Substation Worker (Section 02):  This course is the fourth and final semester in a four part series providing the student with the knowledge and skills to work safely and competently in a supervised or unsupervised capacity.  The fourth semester is the culmination of prior courses with the introduction of advanced knowledge and skills related to Motor Operates Air Brake Switch, electronic recloser controls, SF6 gas breakers, ACB maintenance, OCB timing and travel tests, calibration of various substation equipment, PT testing, phasing, switching procedures and the performance of energized primary work.  The work activities in this final semester will be performed in a crew setting and will require continuous team work with fellow students.



This course is for both Line Worker (typically Section 01) and Substation Worker (typically Section 02).  Students should ensure they are enrolled in the correct Section relevant to his/her specialization.