Cable Splicer Program

Learn More About the ALBAT Cable Splicer Technician Apprenticeship Program

Throughout their apprenticeship, Apprentices in the American Line Builders Apprenticeship Training (ALBAT) program are able to earn while they learn, meaning that they get paid while having on-the-job experience in their field of study.

While working toward completing their ALBAT apprenticeship, students are required to attend mandatory related training classes, complete course material and attend several certification and qualification training courses. The training they receive enhance their opportunity for success in the outside electrical construction industry.

Cable Splicing Technicians are responsible for installations, repairs, maintenance and replacement in the outside electrical industry.

Cable Splicer Technician Apprentice will develop skills through employment in the following areas:

Fault Locating and Cable Testing

Cable, finding faults and testing cable on de-energized underground installations using various technologies

Risers and Overhead Connections

Framing of risers, termination of primary underground cable, and connection of both primary and secondary cables to de‐energized distribution system

Switching, Grounding and Circuit Mapping

Identify circuits and other equipment on a circuit map, properly isolate, test, and ground de‐energized underground cables, switch circuits following utility standards

Rubber Kits and Tape Splicing

Splice cables using rubber kits and tape on de‐energized cables in manholes and direct bury

Manhole Work Near Energized Cables

Pull, splice, ground and rack de‐energized cables in energized manholes

Lead Splicing

Splice lead cable in manholes and risers, splice different cables together (lead to XLP or lead to EPR)

The American Line Builders Apprenticeship Training (ALBAT) program is a cooperative labor-management training program funded and administered by American Line Builders Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Fourth and Sixth Districts. In the IBEW Fourth District, ALBAT performs the training for Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. ALBAT serves the IBEW Sixth District in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.

ALBAT’s advantage as an apprenticeship provides the opportunity for individuals seeking highly-skilled, high-paying jobs and for employers seeking to build a qualified workforce. Our programs are built on providing flexible training that combines job-related technical instruction with structured on-the-job learning experiences. We are proud to train the top electricians in the following programs: Cable Splicing, Outside Line, Substation, Traffic Signal, Transmission, and URD (Underground Residential Distribution).