Power Systems Technician

Power Systems Technicians (Electrical Linesworker) work as post trade line workers performing work associated with the installation and maintenance of transmission, distribution, rail and/or cable jointing overhead and/or underground lines and cables (which may be live). There are four specific options: Live Line Transmission, Live Line Distribution, Live Line Rail Traction and or installation and maintenance of Specialised Underground Cables.

Personal requirements of a Power Systems Technician may include:

  • Ability to problem solve
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Good maths and science
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Attention to detail

Power Systems Technicians may complete the following tasks:

  • Implement and monitor the organisational OHS polices, procedures and programs
  • Implement and monitor environmental and sustainable energy management polices and procedures
  • Contribute to coordinated HV live line work
  • Promote team effectiveness
  • Maintain energised high voltage distribution overhead electrical apparatus (glove)
  • Maintain energised high voltage distribution overhead electrical apparatus (stick)

This job requires an electrical traineeship or apprenticeship (with a qualification such as Certificate IV in ESI Power Systems).