Telecom Lineman Apprentice

Location: Paoli, IN

Salary Interval: Hourly

Position Description

ElectriCom, a Utility Construction company, was founded in 1960 in Paoli, Indiana. ElectriCom has experienced continuous growth since its inception. The company takes pride in focusing on family values both in the workplace and with its customer base. ElectriCom seeks employees with the ability and desire to work for a progressive company. ElectriCom offers a competitive package for both wages and benefits. Employees who show quality performance will have the opportunity for advancement and further development of skills.

ElectriCom has partnered with Somerset Community College, Workforce Solutions, and the Utility Construction Technician Advisory Committee to offer the Utility Technician Apprenticeship Program through SCC. Training will be provided at both the Somerset SCC Campus and on-the-job training with ElectriCom. Multiple licenses/certifications to choose from: CDL License, OSHA 10-hr certification, Flagger certification, CPR certification. Guaranteed job placement with ElectriCom upon completion!


  • Attend Apprenticeship Trainings at SCC campus.
  • Safely operator a boom truck, climb poles as needed and utilize standard tolls of the trade.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair overhead fiber lines.
  • Read and interpret engineering plans and specifications.
  • Understanding of separation and clearance regulations.
  • Install poles and place wires and cables.
  • Keep detailed record of work activity.
  • Ability to utilize bucket trucks, crawl spaces, ladders, ceilings, tunnels, and trenches to access various installation and construction points as required.
  • Ability to work aloft, either from a ladder, aerial device or by gaffing.
  • Ability to climb numerous telephone poles daily, approx. 20′ in height.
  • Ability to lift and/or pull 100 pounds several times each day.
  • Ability to endure long periods of standing, sitting or walking.
  • Ability to bend, twist, squat, reach above the head several times per day.
  • Ability to communicate professionally with co-workers, homeowners, and customers.
  • Continuous use of both hands to operate hand tools and perform other duties.
  • Ability to work full-time, in an outdoor environment and in all weather conditions.
  • Routine Training as assigned (LMS, OSHA-10 hour, etc.).
  • Roadside Traffic Control.


  • Competitive Benefit Package including Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) w/ Company Contributions & Match
  • 401K w/ Company Match
  • Company Paid Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Company Paid Virtual Doctor Service through Teladoc
  • Company Paid Long-Term Disability
  • Company Paid Short-Term Disability after 3 years employment
  • Additional Voluntary Life Insurance & Voluntary Short-Term Disability
  • Vacation Time/PTO and Paid Holidays
  • Paid weekly
  • Per Diem Eligibility


Position Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record required.
  • Ability to pass DOT physical for Medical Card.
  • Willingness to obtain CDL during program (Employer Paid).

Equal Opportunity Employer

ElectriCom is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, gender, ethnicity, religion, national origin, ancestry, nationality, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or on any other basis prohibited by law (except where an attribute is a bona fide occupational qualification).


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