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High-end Earners in
North Carolina ( Top 10% )
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  • Electrical linemen go by many names. They are also called linemen, electric linemen, line installers and repairers, lineworkers and power line technicians. They regularly work high off the ground and around high-voltage electricity, so the job is considered dangerous.
  • Transmission lineman bring power to the pole, and they are the ones who climb 100 feet off the ground. Distribution lineman, who bring the power from the pole to the customer, usually only climb around 50 feet off the ground. Either may work on buried power lines.
  • Much of the work is done outdoors — good news for anyone who doesn’t want a desk job — and regardless of weather conditions.
  • Climb equipment or structures to access work areas
  • Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites
  • Operate bucket and digger trucks safely and efficiently
  • Build transformer banks
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