Lineman (technician)

person who constructs and maintains electrical, distribution, or telecommunications lines

A lineman (American English) or linesman (British English, not to be confused with linesman (soccer)), is a trained tradesman who builds and maintains power distribution and telephone networks and their infrastructure, such as supporting poles and pylons.

A Lineman repairing a damaged power line.

The word lineman/linesman refers to those who work in generally outdoor installation and maintenance jobs. Those who install and maintain electrical wiring inside buildings are electricians.