If you are looking to begin a CAREER in the outside line construction field and are wanting a well rounded education this is the place for you.  Our apprenticeship is an earn while you learn program.  At this time we have an unprecedented amount of work to be scheduled in Kansas involving all aspects of the line trade. This will create many opportunities to train with some of the best lineman in the nation. You will also attend classes for more detailed instruction in such topics as pole climbing, electrical theory, and transformer theory. Upon completing our program our young journeyman travel all over the nation working wherever and whenever they choose. If you are looking for the training that will put you in command of your future this is it.

For more information about outside construction lineman apprenticeship visit Southwestern Line Constructors.


Job Description


An apprentice lineman works under the supervision of journeyman lineman and assists many essential tasks on power distribution systems:

Construction (de-energized distribution systems)

  • Placement of footings
  • Assembly and erection of metal towers
  • Framing and erection of wood poles
  • Installation of anchors, guys, insulators and conductors
  • Assembly and erection of steel and wood substations
  • Installation and connection of busses, grounds, switches, circuit breakers, transformers, regulators, and other related equipment
  • Installation and splicing of underground cables and related equipment

Maintenance (energized distribution systems)

  • Pole and conductor replacement
  • Changing insulators and cross-arms
  • Changing and installing transformers, capacitors, regulators, switches and other distribution devices
  • Rubber glove work on energized primary circuits
  • Hot stick work on distribution and sub-transmission voltages (generally in the 2,400 to 34,500 volt range)

Additional tasks

  • Installation and maintenance of series and multiple street lighting systems, traffic control systems, and associated control systems

The term of apprenticeship shall be 7,000 hours of on-the-job training and may require more than three and one half years to complete in view of possible employment lapses.

Each apprentice shall be required to complete three years of related instruction away from the job. Time spent in related instruction, at home and/ or in the classroom shall be in addition to the 7,000 hours of on-the-job training, and is not considered hours of work.



To meet minimum qualifications for apprenticeship, applicants must:

  1. A) Complete the online application start page and remit application fee for each area you’re applying to ($30.00/area).

    B) Complete online portions of application and work history (CDL and medical card to be uploaded online) and mail official sealed high school transcripts or GED to the office . Opened transcripts/GED scores will not be accepted even if offical. *Please note you are responsible for attending interviews in each area you apply to and for transporting yourself to and from each interview.*

  2. Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  3. If you are a veteran and wish to receive consideration for such training/experience, a copy of your military discharge (DD214) must be submitted.
  4. Provide any other documentation or information such as letters of recommendation, personal merit reference, achievement awards, etc. that you would like the AJATC to consider.
  5. Prior to being indentured, applicants selected from the pool of interviewed applicants will be required to provide results of a physical examination and drug test as determined by the AJATC.
  6. *Birth certificate, social security card, driving record are NOT required and will not be kept on file as part of your submission. **Southwestern Line Constructors is not responsible for returning items submitted. ***Application fees are for processing, and are non-refundable.

The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or age, except the applicant must meet the minimum age requirement. The AJATC does not, and will not, discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability because of the disability of such individual. The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under applicable law and lawful regulations issued thereunder.

Applicants who meet all basic requirements will be interviewed by the AJATC. Apprentices will be selected in order of their final ranking.

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Topeka, Kansas 66618

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