What it’s like to be a Foreperson
The foreperson of the crew works with, supervises and/or trains line department personnel, contracted subcontractors, as well as warehouse personal. They work to complete overhead and underground electrical construction and maintenance projects through job briefings, oversight of personnel, scheduling job related outages and working with a variety of department for system damage repairs. A Foreperson must understand the installation and maintenance of the electrical transmission and distribution systems, have knowledge of utility safety rules, and requirements at the local, state and federal level.
Education: Becoming a Foreperson will take time. First, learn the trade through a trade school. Next, accrue on the job experience and supervisory skills. Throughout the apprentice and journeyman process it is important to continue learning and obtaining certifications.
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