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Arkansas ( Top 10% )
median annual wage
median hourly wage
  • Help maintain a safe work environment
  • Build and maintain electric lines
  • Help with troubleshooting and restoration of power outages as needed
  • Monitor work areas or procedures to ensure compliance with safety procedures
  • Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning
  • Control power supply connections
  • Climb equipment or structures to access work areas
  • Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites
  • Build transformer banks
  • Operate bucket and digger trucks safely and efficiently
Brantley Jarrell
Substation & Transmission Technicians
High School
Arkadelphia High School
Where I Trained
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation
What I earned
Certificate of Proficiency in Industrial Maintenance

"I am part of a team that is much bigger than just me. Every day, we do our best to provide reliable power to the communities that we all come from, and every day is different."

"You also have to understand that working with electricity can be a hazardous job, and safety has to be your first concern. Electricity can’t be heard, seen or smelled, but you have to be aware of it at all times. If you fail to follow safety guidelines, you could seriously injure or kill yourself or those you work with. They become your family, and you are responsible for their lives."

As a lineman, Blake restores power to people's homes and businesses. It takes time to repair outages, but he likes being able to fix the problem and get people back to living their lives and doing their jobs.

Arkansas Job Outlook
Average annual job openings
Number of jobs by 2028
Expected growth from 2024 to 2026