Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.
- Transformer Repairer
- Switch Gear Technician
- Substation Wireman
- Substation Technician
- Substation Mechanic
- Substation Electrician
- Repairer, Salvager, Parts
- Relay Technician
- Relay Operator
- Set forms and pour concrete footings for installation of heavy equipment.
- Maintain inventories of spare parts for all equipment, requisitioning parts as necessary.
- Test oil in circuit breakers and transformers for dielectric strength, refilling oil periodically.
- Schedule and supervise splicing or termination of cables in color-code order.
- Run signal quality and connectivity tests for individual cables, and record results.
- Schedule and supervise the construction and testing of special devices and the implementation of unique monitoring or control systems.
- Disconnect voltage regulators, bolts, and screws, and connect replacement regulators to high-voltage lines.
- Repair, replace, and clean equipment and components such as circuit breakers, brushes, and commutators.
- Test insulators and bushings of equipment by inducing voltage across insulation, testing current, and calculating insulation loss.
- Analyze test data to diagnose malfunctions, to determine performance characteristics of systems, or to evaluate effects of system modifications.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RC.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Conventional environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Independence and Working Conditions in their jobs.
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
- Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
In 2014, the average annual wage in Washington was $87,480 with most people making between $78,680 and $99,620
During 2012, this occupation employed approximately 240 people in Washington. It is projected that there will be 260 employed in 2022.
This occupation will have about 2 openings due to growth and about 8 replacement openings for approximately 10 total annual openings.
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