Electrical Repairer for Powerhouse, Substation & Relay


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

Education Required

  • Vocational School
  • Associates Degree


Median Annual Salary: $62,170.00
Starting Annual Salary: $48,330.00
Senior Annual Salary: $74,100.00

What Work You'll Do

  • Analyze test data to diagnose malfunctions, to determine performance characteristics of systems, or to evaluate effects of system modifications.
  • Maintain inventories of spare parts for all equipment, requisitioning parts as necessary.
  • Run signal quality and connectivity tests for individual cables, and record results.

Things You Need to Know

  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Abilities You'll Need to Have

Major Skills:
  • Mechanical Aptitude
Additional Skills:
  • Schedule and supervise splicing or termination of cables in color-code order.
  • Set forms and pour concrete footings for installation of heavy equipment