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Light Rail Overhead Contact Systems Lineperson
3 to 4 years
Red Seal

Light rail overhead contact systems linepeople build and maintain lighting systems, electrical track switch systems, contact conduct systems, and aerial feeder systems. These linespeople test and repair conductors, switches, transducers, air compressors, track gauges, hydraulic presses, voltmeters, ammeters, puller-tensioner machines, and hoisting equipment within the light rail system.

Certification Requirements
  • The Light Rail Overhead Contact Systems Lineperson apprenticeship consists of 8,000 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must complete 120 hours of in-class technical training.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • A person with at least 8,000 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and, if successful, becomes certified as a journeyperson in this trade.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 12 or equivalent.

In-Class Training
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.