Career outlook for electricity distribution worker
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would look after and fix the power lines that get electricity from power stations to homes, industries and businesses.
You could work in one of three main areas of electricity transmission.
In overhead transmission or lines work, you’d maintain and repair overhead power lines.
As a cable jointer you’d join and repair underground cables. You’d connect customers to the electricity supply network.
Working in electrical fitting you’d install, repair and maintain the high voltage equipment which controls electricity flow.
- Keep equipment in good working order
- Do switching operations
- Install and dismantle equipment such as transmission cables
- Assemble or remove components
- Adjust and configure electrical systems
- Find and diagnose faults
- Inspect and test cables and other equipment
You would need to understand the principles of electricity. You’d follow strict health and safety procedures at all times.
UK employment status
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