Lineworker Appreciation Month 2023
Electricity is a vital part of our everyday lives, and our lineworkers have devoted themselves to bringing it to our communities, no matter what. When the lights flicker in a storm and we huddle, warm and dry, to wait out the weather, there is a lineworker who is gearing up to head towards trouble – ready to face the elements in order to keep our communities safe and connected.
Our lineworkers are our heroes behind the lines. Because of their expertise and dedication, we’re able to bring you the reliable energy your life demands. Whether you’re turning on your lights, booting up your computer, or charging your electric vehicle...
9 million miles of wire are in service across the United States.
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Do you meet challenges head-on?
Do you love problem-solving for the good of your community?
As a lineworker, you’ll get to work outside using specialized tools and equipment to construct and maintain crucial infrastructure in our state.
You will also be our first line of defense in times of trouble – restoring power after outages with your crew – a family of likeminded heroes.
During your apprenticeship, you'll receive all the training you need to become a skilled lineworker - ready to keep your community powered no matter what. Think of it like your superhero origin story.
Before the invention of poles, lineworkers used to install lines on trees.
"There are some things that you take for granted until it's missing, like power! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. We truly appreciate you and wish you health, wellness and safety." - The Carters
The lineworking profession started in the 1840s.
"My family and I are so grateful to your dedication and determination to be the best at what you do! So, please know that you are very much appreciated and we hope that you and your families are healthy and safe during such critical times." - The Marlins
There are over 100,000 lineworkers currently working in the U.S. – 6,100 are female.
"The work you do is hard and demanding, but it's done well and I want you to know I appreciate it! Thank you so much!" - Creg Z.