Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

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Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers prepare, install, repair, maintain and patrol electric power distribution networks.

Fun facts

  • Decline Future Growth
  • 2486 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 95% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 1% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by electrical distribution trades workers. A few are listed below:

  • installing conductors and aerial equipment, and underground cables and equipment
  • installing and maintaining equipment associated with electrical supply such as transformers
  • attending to electrical breakdown and emergencies
  • maintaining poles and associated hardware, and continuity of electrical supply and street lighting
  • conducting routine maintenance on the aerial and underground electricity supply network
  • conducting low-voltage switching operations
  • fitting pole hardware and crossarms
  • preparing low- and high-voltage cable joints and cable terminations while connecting and installing electrical equipment and overhead lines
  • using heavy plant equipment such as elevated work platforms and portable equipment such as hydraulic drills
  • may undertake substation installation and maintenance, and specialised testing and revenue meter installation

Specific occupations

  • Technical Cable Jointer
  • Electrical Linesworker (Distribution)
  • Electrical Linesworker (Transmission)
  • Railway Traction Line Worker