Cable Jointer (Occupation Code : 671302)

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Description

Joins insulated electric power cables installed in underground conduits and trenches and prepares cable terminations for connection to electrical equipment and overhead lines. NOTE: This occupation is listed as a trade.

Tasks

Identifying defective sectionalizing devices, circuit breakers, fuses, voltage regulators, transformers, switches, relays, or wiring, using wiring diagrams and electrical-testing instruments.

Climbing poles or using truck-mounted buckets to access equipment.

Creating splices, or joints, in runs of cable by connecting two or more cables together.

Connecting the insulation and/or sheathing that surrounds a cable.

Maintaining and repairing existing runs of cable.

Performing tests and checks of conductors and insulators, locating and repairing faults.

Assisting in digging trenches and ditches for runs of underground cable.

Alternate Occupation Names

Mains Layer and Jointer

Technical Cable Jointer

Electric Cable Jointer

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