Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay

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What do they do?

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

Also known as:

Apparatus Lineman, Electrical and Instrumentation Technician (E & I Technician), Electrical Maintenance Mechanic, Electrical Technician, Instrument and Control Technician (I & C Technician), Instrumentation and Control Technician (I&C Technician), Lineman, Maintenance Technician, Meter/Relay Technician, Relay Technician, Substation Electrician, Substation Mechanic, Substation Technician, Substation Wireman, Wireman

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 1%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #12 in job growth rate
  • 100

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #9 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (2.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree (11.9%)
  • Associate's degree (25.8%)
  • Some college, no degree (24.9%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (30.6%)
  • Less than high school diploma (4.4%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • 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.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Inspect equipment to locate or identify electrical problems.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Document operational activities.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records.
  • Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
  • Analyze test or performance data to assess equipment operation.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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