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Lineman Apprenticeship Program

Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light- or heavy duty transmission towers.


Average Salary in New Mexico based on the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Who Can Be a Lineman?

Must be 18 years of age or older, have a High School Diploma/GED, have a valid Driver's License, and be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the job: adhere to safety practices and procedures such as checking equipment regularly and erecting barriers around work areas; test conductors according to electrical diagrams and specifications to identify corresponding conductors and to prevent incorrect connections; open switches or attach grounding devices to remove electrical hazards from disturbed or fallen lines or to facilitate repairs; climb poles or use truck-mounted buckets to access equipment; drive vehicles with tools and materials to job sites. Abilities include but are not limited to arm-hand steadiness, multilimb coordination, near vision, problem sensitivity, and oral comprehension.

*Individual program requirements may vary, such as pass a placement exam, posses a NM Commercial Driver's License (CDL), have reliable transportation, letters of reference, pass drug screening, pass a physical, etc. Contact the program directly to inquire about minimum requirements and the application process.

Program Sponsor

Central NM Electric Coop.
P.O. Box 669
Moriarty, NM 87035

David Berryman
(505) 847-1065

City of Farmington
101 Browning Parkway
Farmington, NM 87401


Luke Lugenbeel
(505) 599-8332

Continental Divide Electric
200 E. High Street
P.O. Box 1087
Grants, NM 87020


Donna Venable
(505) 285-6656

PNM Albuquerque
4200 Edith Blvd NE, MS ES62
Albuquerque, NM 87107


Michael Prescott

Springer Electric Cooperative, Inc.
408 Maxwell Ave.
P.O. Box 698
Springer, NM 87747


David Balizan
(575) 483-2421

To obtain general information about registered apprenticeship, please fill out the form below and a representative from the State Apprenticeship Office will contact you by email.

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