Ever dreamed of an outdoor office? You’re in luck – we’re hiring lineworkers! In the video below, you can hear firsthand what our crews have to say about working with AEP Ohio.

Learn more and apply today by at the AEP Career site. You can see what positions we have posted, plus set up alert notifications that will e-mail you the moment a position matching your career goals and qualifications is listed. (Please note that Line Mechanic-D is the entry-level opportunity within the lineworker job family.)

The following three documents highlight the career path of a lineworker, including educational requirements,  pre-employment testing and total reward benefit insight.

Lineworkers
Transmission positions
Careers at AEP

209 responses to “Become an AEP Ohio Lineworker

  1. Could you please send me some information about becoming a substation electrician or lineman. Do you start off as an apprentice or do you need to go to school first?
    Thank you.
    Brett Richards

    1. Thanks for your question, Brett. I have passed your contact info along to the appropriate party. You should hear from a representative soon with more information about becoming a substation electrician or lineman.

      1. Do you guys have an apprenticeship program, I have been looking for information and can not seem to find any.. Thank you.

        1. Hi Parry. You’ll want to apply for a Line Mechanic-D position. That’s the entry-level opportunity in the lineworker job family. Good luck!

          1. Hi Ryan. All information about the apprenticeship can be found on the PDFs here or at AEP.com/careers. Good luck to you!

          2. Hi, could you connect me to a source to get me on the quickest path to becoming an apprentice?

        2. Hey I haven’t had any luck since I’ve been applying for quite awhile for the lineman position I just took the assessment test 3 weeks ago and passed just seeing what I can do to help my chances of getting hired

          1. Hi Chris. Congratulations on passing your test. It doesn’t appear that AEP Ohio has any entry-level lineman positions are currently available. You can keep an eye on posted positions at AEP.com/Careers as new positions could be added daily. I would also encourage you to set up alert notifications that will e-mail you the moment a position matching your career goals and qualifications is listed.

      2. Hello I am interested in becoming a lineman, I was wondering if I could talk about a hiring manager to ask some questions.

        1. Hi Wyatt. I’ve sent your information to our Human Resources department. Someone will reach out to you soon.

      3. I have been applying for AEP for years now . I have been an electrician for an underground coal mine for years now . So I do have electrical experience. I’m interested in the lineman position .. do I have to do a apprenticeship program?. Could u send me info on this ..

        1. Hi Jonah. We do offer on-the-job training and have a few line mechanic positions currently available. You can see the full list of job opportunities at AEP.com/Careers or sign up for notifications when new positions are added.I will also send your information to our Human Resources department to contact you next week.

      4. I am interested in a career as a Line Mechanic, but wanted a little more information on growth opportunities from the Line Mechanic-D position and more specifics on what the job/apprenticeship entails. Thank you

          1. I am also interested in the same information. Could you forward the information to me as well.

          2. Hi Jacob. Any info on becoming a lineworker is now available on AEP.com/careers. The Line Mechanic-D position is the entry-level job into the field. Thanks for your interest — good luck!

      1. Hi Stephen. I’ve forwarded your information to our human resources team. You should hear back from someone early next week. In the meantime, you can check out available job postings at AEP.com/Careers. Any “Line Mechanic – D” listing is an entry level line position.

  2. I’m a Lineman from a different Utility and my high school senior nephew from Columbus has shown some interest in the career. What does AEP offer for lineman apprenticeship programs and what information can I pass to him?

    1. Hi Dennis. We’re so glad to hear your nephew is interested in this career! I’ve passed your info along to our Human Resources team and someone should be in touch with you soon with more information.

      1. Hi
        Was wondering if going to lineman school would increase my chances of getting hired, I passed your preassessment about 5 years ago, I recently applied and was notified I could do the preassessment for a Wheeling Wv position and when I got their the instructor told me it was good for life, and that I did not need to take it again but I never heard from anyone. If someone could please call and let me know if they show I passed the preassessment and what I need to do to increase my chance of getting hired as an apprentice lineman.
        Thank you

        1. Hi Stephen. I passed your message to our Human Resources department and someone is going to call you. Thanks for letting us know. Good luck!

          1. There is 2 openings in Ohio is there any human resource people who could get ahold of me and tell me what I need to do in order to increase my chances of becoming an apprentice lineman

          2. Hi Chris. The job posting should outline the requirements for an entry-level line mechanic position. If you have a high school diploma and can pass the CAST assessment then you’re well on your way! Good luck.

    2. Hi I’m looking to further my education as a lineman. I attended 2 years at the Wayne county schools career center taking power line tech. I pursued different opportunities as a tree climber but would really love to get back into line work. I climb and have all my own gear just looking to get into an apprenticeship. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

      1. Hi Chance. Happy to hear you’re interested. Check out AEP.com/careers — that should have all the info you need about a career as a lineworker, including open positions. Good luck!

  3. I am interested and want to know how to get into the lineman apprenticeship program at AEP and was wanting more information on how to do so.

    1. Glad you’re interested, Wyatt! Someone from Human Resources should be in touch with you soon. Thanks and good luck.

  4. I would like some information on the AEP programs/training required to begin a career as a lineworker. Thank you in advance for your help.

        1. Hi Dalton. Glad you’re interested! I sent your info to our Human Resources team so you should expect an email soon. Good luck to you!

      1. Hi Trevin. All information is included in the documents included on this page, and on AEP.com/careers. We appreciate your service!

  5. Hello, like others I am very interested in the lineman apprentice program. Am looking for a career change. Any info you could pass along would be wonderful. Thanks.

    1. No problem, Brian. Thanks for asking. I sent your info to our Human Resources team and someone will reach out to you.

      1. Hello I’m a maintenance technician right now but I’d love to be a lineman can you please help me

        1. Thanks for your question, Jason. I have passed your contact info along to the appropriate party. You should hear from a representative soon with more information about becoming a lineman.

  6. Hello, just like a lot of the others I am curious what is required to join the lineman apprenticeship program. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

    1. Glad you’re interested, Hunter! I’ve passed your info on to our Human Resources team and you should hear from someone soon. Thanks for inquiring!

  7. Hi. I have been working in the IBEW union for over a year now, waiting to get into the apprenticeship program. I am also interested in learning what the process is to become a lineman through AEP. Is there an apprenticeship program? If you could please provide details I’d appreciate it.

    Thanks,
    Chase Meyer

    1. Chase, I’d be happy to! A member of our Human Resources team will be in touch with you soon. Thanks for asking!

  8. Do you need to go to lineman school or could I jump right into an apprenticeship? Looking to change career paths.

    1. Good question, Chris. I have forwarded it to our Human Resources team and they will email you an answer shortly. Thanks for writing!

  9. Hello, I just graduated from High school and looking to get into the electrical lineman trade. I have done research and am interested in your apprenticeship program. Any help will be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Jordan simonelli

    1. Glad to hear you’re interested, Jordan! I have sent your info on to our Human Resources department and they will be sure to reach out to you with more information soon. Good luck!

  10. Hello, I just graduated from High school and looking to get into the electrical lineman trade. Someone who works at AEP suggested I reach out to you. I am interested in an apprenticeship program.
    Thanks,
    Andrew DeLoye

    1. Congratulations on your graduation, Andrew! Glad to hear you’re interested in a possible career as an electrical lineman. We can definitely help — I’ve forwarded your name and info to Human Resources so someone will be in touch with you soon. Good luck! Hope to see you soon as an apprentice!

  11. Hi!
    Like many others here in looking for a career change. I’m currently a CM for a tower company and looking for something closer to home. I’m very interested on programs that you have involving line work. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

    1. Hi Thomas. Thanks for your message. I have passed your information along to our Human Resources group so you should hear from someone shortly. Good luck!

  12. Hello! I’m interested in becoming a lineman. Any information that could be provided regarding your apprenticeship program would be greatly appreciated.
    Jayden Hammond

  13. I looking to learn more about your apprenticeship, I currently do fiber work has a Groundman. But have been looking in to you for awhile

    1. Thanks for asking, Wyatt. Our Human Resources department now has your info so you should hear from one of our representatives very soon. Have a great day!

    1. Hi Cody. I sent your contact info to our Human Resources group so they should be able to provide more info about the apprenticeship program. Expect to hear from someone soon. Good luck and have a nice day!

  14. Could you please send me some information about becoming a power lineman. Do you start off as an apprentice or do you need to go to school first?
    Thank you.

    – Xavier Ortiz

    1. Hey Xavier. Glad you’re interested. I passed your info on to Human Resources so they will be in touch with you soon. Good luck!

  15. I have been looking into the electrical lineman trade and substation electrician and am interested in opportunities for apprenticeships. I would appreciate any information. Thank you.

    1. Hey Dalton. Thanks for writing — good question. I am sending this to our Human Resources group and they will be in touch with you soon.

    1. Matt, thanks for your question! Human Resources now has your info so you can expect an email from them soon with an answer to your question.

  16. Hello,
    I’m not really sure exactly how you get started with a career in becoming a lineman or even working for AEP. Any recommendations or info on becoming a lineman?

    1. Hi Austin. Thanks for writing. I have passed your info on to our Human Resources group so a representative will be in touch with you shortly to talk about your question. Good luck!

    2. I am considering moving to ohio in the canton area within the next year and wanted to know if there were any positions available for Groundman in the Overhead Distribution department in the near area?

      1. Hi Matthew. You can keep an eye on job listings, or sign up to receive notifications when new positions are posted at AEP.com/Careers.

  17. Hello, I am interested in becoming a lineman, or getting a job at AEP. I have no experience but would like to know how or where I could get my foot in the door in this kind of work.

    1. Hi Ryan! Thanks for inquiring. I just passed your info on to a Human Resources rep so you should have some answers soon. Good luck!

  18. Hello, I’m really looking for a career change and have been wanting to get into line work with AEP. I have no line experience and would like to know more on getting to be a lineman.

    1. Hey Dakota. We appreciate your interest in becoming an AEP Ohio lineworker! I have sent your info to Human Resources so you will hear from someone soon. Good luck!

  19. Hello AEP,

    I would like some information about apprenticeships that might be available at AEP, especially to become a lineman.

    Regards,

    Raoul

    1. Glad you’re interested, Raoul. I have sent your information to our Human Resources group so someone will be in touch with you shortly. Thanks for writing!

        1. Hi Corey! We’re glad you’re interested. Please feel free to check out our job openings at AEP.com/careers and apply to any that fit your skills and interest. Good luck!

  20. Hello I am interested in becoming a lineman do you offer any apprenticeship programs? If so could you send me more information on how to get started

    1. Hi Jay. Happy to send you some information. Our Human Resources team now has your contact info so you will hear from someone soon. Thanks for checking in.

    1. Hi Jayden! Congrats on your graduation. I sent your contact info to our Human Resources department so you should hear from someone soon. Good luck!

  21. Hello, I am very interested in the AEP Line repair apprentice program. Currently a sales Manager for major retailer and looking for a long term career to transition over to.

      1. Hi Bill! Thanks for inquiring. I will pass your email address on to our Human Resources group so you will hear from someone soon. Have a nice day!

  22. Hey! I’m interested in becoming a lineman. Could I get information on apprenticeship programs AEP might have. Thanks!

    1. Hi Nate. I’m passing on your info to our Human Resources group. You should hear from someone soon. Good luck!

      1. I am a senior this year and looking into becoming a lineman. Can you please send any information that AEP might have on schooling or apprenticeship programs?

        Thank you,
        Sean Linkie

        1. Hey Sean! Good luck to you! Yes, I will be happy to send your info to our Human Resources team. You should hear from a representative soon.

  23. Hi, I’m interested in becoming a lineman. Could you give me some information for apprenticeships the are offered by AEP?

    1. We sure can, Garrett. Human Resources now has your contact info so you should hear from someone shortly. Good luck.

  24. Hello, I’m interested in starting a apprenticeship with AEP Ohio. I have recently got out of the the United States Marine Corp. I just need the appropriate information on how to start this all.

    1. Hey Jordan. I have sent your info to Human Resources and you should hear from someone soon. Good luck and thank you for your service!

  25. Hello, I’m interested in becoming a lineman apprentice. Could I get information on any apprenticeship programs AEP has available?

    1. Hi Adam. Thanks for your interest! I’ve sent your contact info to our Human Resources team so you should hear from someone soon.

  26. I would like more information on Substation Electrician training and Linesman training. I am currently an electrician.Thank You

    1. Thanks for inquiring, Hunter! I sent your email address to our Human Resources team so they should reach out to you soon with more information. Good luck!

    1. Hi Nick! Thanks for asking. Our Human Resources team now has your email so you will hear from someone shortly.

  27. Hello my name is John, I am currently a senior in high school in central Ohio. I am interested in becoming an AEP lineman and curious where I can find more information.

    1. Thanks for asking, John! I have sent your information to our Human Resources group so you will hear from someone soon. Good luck to you!

  28. Hello, I was curious how to become a lineman? Do you have to go to school first or can you start out as an apprentice? Thank you!😊

  29. Would like some information on starting a career as a line worker. Are any certifications or training needed to start working or are you trained while working? Any info would be appreciated, thank you.

    1. Hey Matt! Thanks for asking. I sent your info on to our Human Resources team so you should hear from someone soon.

    1. Thanks for asking, Jon. Our Human Resources team now has your email address so you will receive a message pretty soon. Good luck and have a great weekend.

    1. Hi David! Happy to hear you’re interested. I’ve sent your info to the Human Resources group and you should hear from someone soon.

      1. I am interested in becoming a lineman. I would like to know how to try to get into an apprenticeship. Thank you

    2. I am 23 years old. Looking for a career change. Always been drawn towards lineman work. Just curious to know if you guys have an apprenticeship program that I could join or not. If you do I’d be very interested! Thanks in advance!

      1. Hi Paul! I just sent your info to our Human Resources group so you’ll hear from someone soon about your questions. Thanks for your interest!

  30. i am very interested in becoming a linemen, and i’m looking into getting an apprenticeship, and or going about getting the education to become one.

    1. Thanks for inquiring, Marcus. Human Resources now has your info and an email should be headed your way soon. Good luck!

  31. Hi I am currently looking to make a career change and am interested in the Lineman apprenticeship program. If I could get any information on this it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    1. Hi Bryan. Good news, the info is now posted on the site! You should see all three relevant documents right here.

    1. Hi Seth! You’ll want to go to the AEP.com/careers page. Apply for a Line Mechanic-D position — that’s the entry-level opportunity within the lineworker job family. Good luck!

  32. Hi,I’d like to see what I need to do to begin a career as a apprentice lineman. Thanks in advance for the help!

    1. Hi Joseph. All the info you need to know is contained in the documents here. If you’re interested, go to AEP.com/careers and apply for a Line Mechanic-D position — that’s the entry-level job in the lineworker family. Good luck!

  33. Hi my name is Roger and I too would like to know more about the apprenticeship linemen or substation electrician.

    Thank you in advance for the info!

    1. Hi Roger. All relevant info is included in the documents below and also on AEP.com/careers. Good luck to you and have a great day!

    1. Hello Joe. We’re glad you’re interested! All the info you need to know is contained in the documents here. Go to AEP.com/careers and apply for a Line Mechanic-D position — that’s the entry-level job for a lineworker. Best of luck to you!

    1. Hello Austin,
      Thanks for reaching out and we’re glad you’re interested! All the info you need to know is contained in the documents here. Go to AEP.com/careers and apply for a Line Mechanic-D position — that’s the entry-level job in the lineworker family. Good luck!

    1. Hi Ryan,
      Thanks for reaching out and we’re glad you’re interested! All the info you need to know is contained in the documents here. Go to AEP.com/careers and apply for a Line Mechanic-D position — that’s the entry-level job in the lineworker family. Good luck!

    1. Hello George,
      Thanks for your interest! All the info you need to know is contained in the documents here. If you’re interested, go to AEP.com/careers and apply for a Line Mechanic-D position — that’s the entry-level job for a lineworker. Best wishes to you!

  34. How do I apply for your apprenticeship program to become a lineman? I live in Canton ,Ohio. I am 18 years old and a high school graduate with honors.

    1. Hello James,
      Congrats on graduating with honors! That’s quite an accomplishment. All the info you need to know is contained in the documents here. If you’re interested, go to AEP.com/careers and apply for a Line Mechanic-D position — that’s the entry-level job in the lineworker family. Good luck!

    1. Hello Todd,
      That’s great! All the info you need to know is contained in the documents here. If he’s interested, go to AEP.com/careers and apply for a Line Mechanic-D position — that’s the entry-level job in the lineworker family. Good luck to your son!

    1. Hey David! Be sure to check out the documents now linked on this page — they include everything you need to know. You can also go to AEP.com/careers. Good luck!

    1. Hey Luke! We recently posted all relevant information in the documents on this page. So you should be all set! You can also go to AEP.com/careers for additional details. Good luck!

  35. I’m looking to start a career in electrical line work. Do you guys offer an apprenticeship program that does schooling as well?

    1. Glad you’re interested, Westin! You should apply for a Line Mechanic-D position — that’s the entry-level opportunity in the lineworker job family. Good luck and have a nice day.

    1. Hi Jared! Glad you’re interested! All relevant info is now posted on this site. You may also want to check out AEP.com/careers. Good luck!

  36. Hi, I am very interested in becoming a lineman! I currently do work on coal fired boilers and have been in multiple AEP coal fired power plants and have industrial experience. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

    1. Hi Wyatt! Glad to hear you’re interested. I’d recommend checking out AEP.com/careers. There is a lot of great information there and you can also apply for any jobs that suit your skills. Good luck to you!

  37. How long is the typical response time on a submitted job application. It’s been almost a month and I haven’t heard anything.

    1. Hi Kyle. Yes, apprentices are AEP employees so they receive many benefits, including health insurance. Learn more and apply at AEP.com/careers.

  38. Currently, I am studying for the CAST exam. Specifically to become a lineman. I was wondering what index score is within hiring parameters for AEP? Also, if I attain beginners CDL before hire would that expedite the process of a hire? Any help on this matter is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    1. Good questions, Keith. Having a valid CDL license would make you a more viable candidate for a lineworker job but it’s not a requirement for a beginner-level position. Having a beginner’s permit is also helpful but it wouldn’t expedite the hiring process. As for the CAST test, at AEP we report results only as Pass or Fail. We don’t provide our required index score. Good luck!

    1. Good question, Ethan. No you don’t need any experience — you just need a high school diploma and you have to pass the CAST assessment. Go to AEP.com/careers and check out a Line Mechanic-D job opportunity to learn more information about applying. Good luck!

  39. Hi I’m a senior in high school, will graduate in May, and I’m interested in becoming a lineman. Can you provide me with more information on the apprenticeship program?

    Thanks

  40. Hi I was wondering if I could have more information on becoming a lineman and attending lineman school. Thank you for your time.

    1. Hi Dakota. Glad you’re interested! For more information, please review the PDFs on this site or go to AEP.com/careers. These should have everything you need. Good luck!

  41. Hello!

    I am interested to transition from Telecommunications Technician to Lineman wit AEP in Columbus, Ohio. I have a good friend who is currently employed as one of your Lineman and the position comes highly recommended. How might I best position myself to be hired or to receive an apprenticeship with AEP.

    Thank you for your time!
    PJ

    1. Hi PJ! Glad you’re interested. I recommend heading to AEP.com/careers and checking out the info available there about applying for a position. Good luck to you!

    1. Hi Mike! Glad you’re interested. Please check out AEP.com/careers for all the info you need to know.

    1. Glad you’re interested, Josh! More information is available at AEP.com/careers. You’ll want to apply for a Line Mechanic-D entry-level position. Good luck!

  42. Hey I was looking to get more information on becoming a AEP lineman, is there anywat i can get some?
    Thanks,
    Jake

    1. Hey Jake! You bet. Please go to AEP.com/careers and there’s a bunch of info there. The PDFs on this page also include other things you need to know. Good luck!

  43. Hi! I’m interested in the apprenticeship and process of becoming a linemen. Any information would be great! Thanks!

    1. Hi Matthew. I encourage you to review the PDFs listed here and also check out AEP.com/careers. They have all sorts of information about the requirements for becoming a lineman. Good luck!

    1. Hi Drew. Glad you’re interested. You’ll want to check out AEP.com/careers for info — applying for a Line Mechanic-D position is the entry-level position available. Good luck!

  44. I am very interested in the powerline field. I was wondering if there were any apprenticeships around my area available.

    1. Hi Tanner. Happy to hear that you may be interested in joining our team. You can search for open positions in your area at AEP.com/Careers. Line Mechanic D is an entry level line position.

  45. Hello,
    I am interested in working with AEP as a line mechanic -d. I have searched the jobs and do not see any positions available in the Columbus Ohio area. I registered to receive job posting updates as well. Does this position become available often? I would really like to speak with someone about starting as a line mechanic -d. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
    Joseph Kaya

    1. Hi Joseph. I confirmed with Human Resources and, sure enough, right now there are no Line Mechanic-D openings in Columbus. They also said that could change tomorrow so please continue to check back. I’m told you’re registered to receive job posting updates, which is excellent. Thanks for dropping us a note — good luck!

  46. Hi,
    I am interested in becoming a lineman. Although there are currently no openings, is it possible for me to speak with someone and get a better understanding of the day to day responsibilities?
    Thanks,
    Nicole Everetts

    1. Hi Nicole. Happy to hear you’re interested! I sent your email address to our Human Resources team and they said someone would be in touch shortly. Have a nice day!

  47. Hello, I’m interested in becoming a lineman. Is there training I can complete through AEP. Thanks

    1. Hello Cy, the information is in the links under the article. You’ll want to look for a line mechanic D opening, that is the entry-level. Best wishes to you!

  48. Hello, as everyone else stated, I am also interested in becoming a lineman for AEP and looking for info on how to do so!

    1. Hi Max! Glad you’re interested. AEP.com/careers has all the info you need to know about becoming a lineman. Specially, you will want to look for Line Mechanic-D jobs since that is the entry level position. Good luck!

  49. I have applied for several Lineman Mechanic -D jobs at AEP. I got an email to take the CAST test a few weeks ago, which I took and passed. I graduated from Lineman School a few months ago. I also graduated from a vocational electrician school. I have been working for an electric company for over two years. My dream is to be a lineman at AEP. When will I hear something back from AEP? I am hoping for an interview. Thanks

    1. Sounds like you’re on the right track, Thomas! If you applied for a position through our website then you should expect to receive a response soon. Good luck and congratulations!

      1. Hi- I had an interview several weeks ago. They said I would hear back the next week. But I have not heard back. Will I get a response from AEP regarding my interview? Also, how long are the results from the CAST test good ? thanks…

        1. Hi Thomas! Thanks for checking in. I sent your message to our Human Resources team and someone will respond to you shortly. Good luck!

          1. I never see any jobs for Wheeling WV AEP on the AEP Careers/Job site. Does Wheeling post elsewhere? I live near Wheeling and have completed Lineman School and have a CDL. Thanks

          2. Hi Thomas. Yes, all AEP jobs — including any in Wheeling — will be posted on the AEP Careers site, so you may want to check back in. Good luck.

  50. Where can I get information on becoming a apprentice linemen. Im 19 years old. Had some stuff happen at the career school that took my path to becoming one away. Have had this dream since sophomore year and I’m ready to achieve it with everything it takes to become one. Iv had a strong passion for this job and it’s so difficult to get into when you come from a poor family to get into school. 🙁 please help

    1. Hi Joe. I’ve sent your information to our human resources team. You should hear back from someone early next week. In the meantime, you can check out available job postings at AEP.com/Careers. Any “Line Mechanic – D” listing is an entry level line position.

  51. I am a senior in high school and am looking to become a lineman. I would like to receive some more information and have a few questions answered.

    1. Glad you’re interested, Jacob. If you haven’t already, please be sure to check out AEP.com/careers. The site has lots of important information about what you need to do if you want to become a lineman. Good luck!

    1. Hi Omar. Congrats on your CDL! Be sure to go to AEP.com/careers for info on getting into line work. You may want to apply for a Line Mechanic-D position — that’s the entry-level job in the field. Good luck!

  52. I am interested in becoming a lineman. But I don’t know where to start. If you all just offer on-site apprenticeship or if a trade school is required.

    1. Hi Jacob! Thanks for reaching out. I sent your message to our Human Resources team and someone will respond to you shortly.

    1. Hi Chandler. Thanks for reaching out. Our human resource team attempted reaching out to you, however your email was undeliverable. Please provide your full name, what test you took, when and where it was taken and someone will be in touch.

    1. Glad you’re interested, Matthew! You can apply for an entry-level lineworker position (Line Mechanic-D) at AEP.com/careers. Good luck!

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