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Apprenticeship, Cable Splicer

Apprenticeship Program

Cable Splicer Apprentice

Hiring Process

Candidates must successfully complete and score competitively on:

  • Cable SplicerWritten application and a review of their complete driving record
  • Written test on algebra, some elementary mechanics, electrical theory, mechanical reasoning, and worker attributes
  • Working test demonstrating knowledge of tools and electrical equipment and the ability to perform work functions
  • Oral panel interview
  • Reference check - three work related references of your choice will be contacted
  • Pre-employment physical - (A medical examination of the candidate to determine whether he/she can perform the mental and physical functions of the job.)
  • Background check - (Includes criminal history, driving record, education, and employment verification.)
Cable Splicer Overview & Expectations
  • Cable Splicer Apprentices are in a four-year (8,000 hour) apprenticeship preparing to perform physically demanding work in confined areas such as: locating and repairing electrical faults underground in vaults and in tunnels.
  • Cable Splicers learn to splice, terminate and maintain low and high voltage power cables in an underground network distribution system.
  • Apprentices also learn to install and maintain conductors, transformers, network protectors, relays, switches, and related electrical equipment.
  • Cable Splicer Apprentices attend at least 144 hours of Related Supplemental Instruction one evening a week throughout the school year for 4 years.
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