Top Telephone Lineman Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Telephone Lineman. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Telephone Lineman resumes they appeared on. For example, 30.8% of Telephone Lineman resumes contained Telephone Poles as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Telephone Lineman actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Telephone Lineman resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Telephone Poles

high Demand
Here's how Telephone Poles is used in Telephone Lineman jobs:
  • Worked various utility installations on telephone poles.
  • Climb telephone poles-construction and repair.
  • Place, remove and maintain aerial and underground copper and fiber cable as directed, climbing telephone poles to install fiber.
  • Set telephone poles* Shift cables to new poles* Hang new cables* Pole inspections* Run buried cables in trenches and manholes
  • Work as a crew installing new fiber-optic, copper communication line, and support strand to telephone poles.
  • Climb Telephone poles* Operate heavy equipment* Cut down trees* The overall construction of Optic Fiber

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2. RAN

high Demand
Here's how RAN is used in Telephone Lineman jobs:
  • Transport, Install and remove telephone poles and cables.
  • Answer incoming calls, greeting callers, providing information, transferring calls or taking messages as necessary.
  • Placed and removed telephone poles, hardware, and transferred all hardware to new facilities.
  • Installed 10m and 6m strand cable to support various sized telephone cable.
  • Placed and removed aerial and underground cables, steel strand.
  • Place telephone calls or arrange conference calls as instructed.

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3. Fiber Optic

high Demand
Here's how Fiber Optic is used in Telephone Lineman jobs:
  • Job duties included installation of new fiber optic main line for 120 mile project in W.V.
  • Installed both buried fiber optic and conventional cabling in a variety of sizes and types.
  • Experience operating and maintaining Mini Excavator, Residential Fiber Optic drop installation utilizing bucket trucks and telephone pole climbing.
  • Promoted from underground crew member for fiber optic installation infrastructure to business installation technician and then promoted to lineman.
  • Installed new fiber optic backbone and distribution upgrade for broadband capabilities all over western Colorado.
  • Repaired telephone and television cable including fiber optics and kept detailed record of work activity.

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4. Hand Tools

average Demand
Here's how Hand Tools is used in Telephone Lineman jobs:
  • Use of essentially all hand tools and equipment.
  • Use Hand Tools and Drills, Chainsaws and jib rope.Work safely from aloft using proper personal protective equipment.
  • Climb poles to install and repair material, use basic hand tools and power equipment, build poles to specs.
  • Operate motorized equipment, use hand tools, and perform routine maintenance on electrical equipment, machinery, and tools.
  • Use hand tools to connect wires to terminals and to attach and detach various kinds of hardware to cable, etc.
  • Thread conduit ends, connect couplings, and fabricate and secure conduit support brackets, using hand tools.

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5. Osha

average Demand
Here's how Osha is used in Telephone Lineman jobs:
  • Established a safe working area in compliance with OSHA rules.
  • Used protective equipment and followed OSHA protocols, resulting in zero occupational accidents.
  • Pole climbing following OSHA Standard guidelines utilizing necessary safety equipment.
  • Utilized safety practices and procedures according OSHA regulations.
  • Completed all of these tasks in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with all company and OSHA safety regulations.
  • Obtained Smart Grid and Electrical Devices certification, NCCCO Crane certification, 10 hour OSHA and Commercial Driver License permit.

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6. Boom Truck

average Demand
Here's how Boom Truck is used in Telephone Lineman jobs:
  • Operated boom truck/digger in placement of telephone poles
  • Operated rope rig, boom truck, hole digger, forklift, and related equipment in the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Operate class A CDL vehicles as well as company trucks and trailers such as bucket trucks, boom trucks and diggers.
  • Transported, maintained and operated: Digger-derricks, boom trucks, bucket trucks, mini-excavators, back-hoes, pick-ups.
  • Worked above ground on poles or steel towers using climbers, bucket truck and boom truck or other equipment.
  • Skilled in all types of equipment operation including bucket truck, boom truck, forklift, and digger truck.

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7. OLD Poles

low Demand
Here's how OLD Poles is used in Telephone Lineman jobs:
  • Job consisted of setting new poles, removing old poles and wire and pulling in new wire.
  • Performed transfers of cable from old poles to new poles, and removed old cable and poles.
  • Performed safety up-grades, storm recovery work, replaced old poles, and trained new employees.
  • Inspect poles; make up material for new poles as well as retrofitting old poles.
  • Set new poles and removed old poles.
  • Loaded and transported old poles.

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8. Proper Tension

low Demand
Here's how Proper Tension is used in Telephone Lineman jobs:
  • String cables between structures and lines from poles, towers, or trenches and pull lines to proper tension.
  • String cables between structures and lines from poles, towers, or trenches and pull lines to proper tension.

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9. Telephone Cables

low Demand
Here's how Telephone Cables is used in Telephone Lineman jobs:
  • Repaired and installed telephones, inside wiring, pay telephones, key telephone systems, telephone cables, and carrier systems.

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10. Setting Poles

low Demand
Here's how Setting Poles is used in Telephone Lineman jobs:
  • Experience in removing and setting poles, by hand and by derrick.
  • Worked for AT&T and performed all aspects of telephone construction from setting poles to working in manholes.
  • Operate heavy equipment used for setting poles and installing pole or pad mount transformers.
  • Bucket Work, Pole Climbing, Setting Poles -Re-conducting, Distribution Line Work,
  • Ensured safety while working on and setting poles around energized lines.
  • Operated a Digger Derrick truck to dig holes for setting poles.

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11. Heavy Equipment

low Demand
Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Telephone Lineman jobs:
  • Locate and identify utility lines, guiding heavy equipment operators in trenching operations.
  • Installed subscriber service and handled related issues and heavy equipment operations.
  • Operated heavy equipment needed for maintenance in powered systems.
  • Transported and operated various pieces of heavy equipment
  • Operate heavy equipment and machinery.
  • Operate heavy equipment and machinery.

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11 Most Common Skill for a Telephone Lineman

Telephone Poles30.8%
RAN11.5%
Fiber Optic9.6%
Hand Tools7.7%
Osha5.8%
Boom Truck5.8%
OLD Poles5.8%
Proper Tension5.8%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Telephone Lineman

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Telephone Poles
Telephone Poles
30.8%
30.8%
2
2
RAN
RAN
11.5%
11.5%
3
3
Fiber Optic
Fiber Optic
9.6%
9.6%
4
4
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
7.7%
7.7%
5
5
Osha
Osha
5.8%
5.8%
6
6
Boom Truck
Boom Truck
5.8%
5.8%
7
7
OLD Poles
OLD Poles
5.8%
5.8%
8
8
Proper Tension
Proper Tension
5.8%
5.8%
9
9
Telephone Cables
Telephone Cables
5.8%
5.8%
10
10
Setting Poles
Setting Poles
5.8%
5.8%
11
11
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
5.8%
5.8%

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