"Anybody who has wanted a job upon graduation has gotten a job." - Ron Estabrook, instructor
The Utility Technician field employs people involved with the generation, distribution, or use of electrical or gas utilities. These workers should have a mechanical aptitude along with knowledge of mathematics, computers, electronic equipment, and map and schematic reading. Upon completion of the diploma program, participants may choose a specific utility trade, or continue their education by completing an associate’s degree in Powerline Technician or Natural Gas Technician.
Utility Technician jobs are projected to be high in demand in the next five years due to retiring workers in the utility industry and natural gas. Prospects are greatest for those who can work indoors or outdoors, operate heavy equipment, monitor machine operation, and demonstrate proper safety procedure.
What/Where the jobs are
Utility companies, electric transmission, substation and distribution companies, wind technician, cable and phone installation, railroad maintenance, water technician, interstate transmission pipelines, meter readers, cities and municipalities.
Utility Technician Diploma (1-year)
Powerline Technician AAS (2-year)
Natural Gas Technician AAS (2-year)
Ron Estabrook (Gasline Tech) Ronald.Estabrook@iavalley.edu
Michael Hembry (Powerline Tech) Michael.Hembry@iavalley.edu
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