Just as the faces of OPPD line crews have changed, so have their equipment and vehicles. These photos show line crews from the 1920s and 50s.
Present-day line crews, pictured below, are on the front lines of customer service for OPPD and are often the “face” of the district in the community. Their jobs are still dangerous, but advances in safety help to protect them every day in the field.
Laura King-Homan is the supervisor, Brand and Communication Operations, at Omaha Public Power District. She has nearly 20 years of print journalism and design experience, including the Omaha World-Herald.
You've probably seen them hard at work when you're out driving around: Line technicians do complex work that requires attention to detail and a keen focus on safety, sometimes under demanding conditions.
When former line technician Cody Woodworth decided he wanted a different work-life balance, he changed gears to work as an electric service designer – a role that provides a different approach to serving customers.