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Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.

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Currently Employed: 260

Projected Annual Job Openings: 30

Typical Hourly Wage: $40.69 - $50.47

Typical Annual Salary: $84,600 - $105,000

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Typical education needed for entry: Postsecondary non-degree award

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Inspect and test equipment and circuits to identify malfunctions or defects, using wiring diagrams and testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or ammeters.
  • Prepare and maintain records detailing tests, repairs, and maintenance.
  • Consult manuals, schematics, wiring diagrams, and engineering personnel to troubleshoot and solve equipment problems and to determine optimum equipment functioning.
  • Analyze test data to diagnose malfunctions, to determine performance characteristics of systems, or to evaluate effects of system modifications.
  • Notify facility personnel of equipment shutdowns.
  • Open and close switches to isolate defective relays, performing adjustments or repairs.
  • Construct, test, maintain, and repair substation relay and control systems.
  • Test insulators and bushings of equipment by inducing voltage across insulation, testing current, and calculating insulation loss.
  • Repair, replace, and clean equipment and components such as circuit breakers, brushes, and commutators.
  • Schedule and supervise the construction and testing of special devices and the implementation of unique monitoring or control systems.

tools & technology

  • Ammeters
  • Locking pliers
  • Manlift or personnel lift
  • Ohmmeters
  • Voltage or current meters

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Office suite software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software