Linemen earn apprenticeship certification
Three journeyman linemen completed their apprenticeship programs sponsored by Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) and were each awarded a Certificate of Completion for the occupation of line installer/repairer, in accordance with the standards established by the United States Department of Labor.
Greg Chamberlain, Jonathan Pauk and Jacob Tiefenthaler, were presented with their certificates by General Manager/CEO Doug Tracy.
“We’re proud of our linemen’s achievement which marks the culmination of long-term technical instruction and on-the-job training,” Tracy said. “The hours and work required for earning this certificate validates their commitment to the profession, and to delivering safe and reliable energy to our members.”
Line installers/repairers also known as line workers, are responsible for installing and maintaining CREC’s complex network of power lines. Their role requires them to work with high voltage electricity, often at great heights and in confined spaces, as well as in challenging weather conditions. Teamwork skills are crucial as linemen must often rely on fellow crew members for their safety.
CREC employs 45 linemen who are responsible for maintaining the co-op’s 5,478 miles of line across St. Charles, Warren, Lincoln and Pike counties in Missouri.