The outside lineman is responsible for the distribution and transmission of high voltage power from the generation system to substations or occupancies. This is done either on poles or underground, in all kinds of weather. Their work requires good physical strength and the ability to work in a team effort.
Outside Power Lineman: School consists of an initial eight-week session with two additional eight-week sessions during on-the-job training. The classes are held eight hours a day, five days a week, at the Electrical Training Centers in Anchorage and Fairbanks. There is a total of 960 hours of class-related training.