Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, & Relay


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

Also called: Relay Technician, Substation Electrician, Substation Technician, Wireman

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
    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

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Fluke Corporation FlukeView Forms
  • OMICRON Test Universe
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office

Education:

    certificate after high school
    associate's degree

Work-Environment:

The largest employers of electrical and electronics installers and repairers were as follows:
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment 61,300%
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 23,100%
Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers 17,200%
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment 11,500%
Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles 11,000%

Pay:

The median annual wage for electrical and electronics installers and repairers was $57,890 in May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $32,640, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $91,840.
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay $80,200
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment $60,340
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment $58,110
Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers $42,840
Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles $35,590
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