Utility Line Service Training Program | BridgeValley

 

 

Utility Line Service Training Program

BridgeValley’s Utility Line Service Maintenance program is for applicants who have a strong work ethic and good communication skills. This program combines academic instruction and hands-on experience on the technology fueling today’s utility industries.  Skills upon program completion include Pole Climbing with fall protection, pole-top rescue, aerial lift rescue, operation of a material handler bucket truck, operation of a digger derrick, rigging, chain saw safety, rope knots and slings, CDL Class A Pintle Hook, OSHA 30, First Aid and CPR, Heavy Equipment (Skid Steer, Backhoe, Mini Excavator), and single and three-phase transformers.
 

Why BridgeValley?

The Utility Line Service Maintenance Training Program is designed to provide students with apprenticeship opportunities with BridgeValley’s energy partners. Successful students may be placed into On the Job Training (OJT) opportunities for 16 weeks with partner companies, such as Pike Electric, Lee Construction, 5-Star Electric, Nichols Construction, CST Utilities, River City Electric, Team Fishel, AEP, and Davis H. Elliot.  This On-the-Job Training opportunity will occur during the D-200 and D-300 online classes.
 
Courses include:
  • Safety Equipment and Practices
  • Electric Distribution Fundamentals
  • Emergency Response
  • Electrical Equipment Installation
  • Troubleshooting Electrical Circuits
  • Pole Climbing
Course Schedule:
  • Monday through Thursday; 8am-6pm
  • Huntington: beginning in March, 2022
  • Montgomery: beginning in May, 2022
 

Requirements:

  • Be a minimum of 19 years of age,
  • Successfully complete a pre-assessment to gauge physical agility and fear of heights,
  • Pass a drug screening,
  • Possess Class A CDL Learner’s Permit,
  • Complete a Department of Transportation Physical,
  • Have a valid unrestricted driver’s license for a minimum of two years, and
  • Be eligible to obtain a Class A CDL license.
 

Career Outlook:

In West Virginia, Electric Power-Line Installers and Repairers have a median income of $65,500 (pay ranges from $39,600 to $78,200). Telecommunication Line Installers and Repairers have a median income of $64,900 (pay ranges from $26,200 to $78,400).
 
(Note: The median salary data is supplied by Economic Modeling Specialists International, compiled from 90+ data sources; updated quarterly to ensure the most precise regional figures. Median salary figures represent all career postings in BridgeValley service region.)
 
Financial Aid may be available for those who qualify

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304.205.6773
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