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Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, & Relay

Also called: Relay Technician, Substation Electrician, Substation Technician, Electrical and Instrumentation Technician (E & I Technician)

Where in the Army? In the Army: Construction Engineering Technician; Power Generation Equipment Repairer; Prime Power Production Specialist

What they do:
Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.
On the job, you would:
  • Construct, test, maintain, and repair substation relay and control systems.
  • Inspect and test equipment and circuits to identify malfunctions or defects, using wiring diagrams and testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or ammeters.
  • Consult manuals, schematics, wiring diagrams, and engineering personnel to troubleshoot and solve equipment problems and to determine optimum equipment functioning.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • design
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Fluke Corporation FlukeView Forms
  • OMICRON Test Universe
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
associate's degree
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Find Certifications Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$69,720
per year, on average
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