• Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electrical and Electronics Repairers
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 82,500
    $39,570 range bar $104,060
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Powerhouse, substation, and relay electrical and electronics repairers inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.

What do they typically do

  • Open and close switches to isolate defective relays, performing adjustments or repairs
  • Construct, test, maintain, and repair substation relay and control systems
  • Test insulators and bushings of equipment by inducing voltage across insulation, testing current, and calculating insulation loss
  • Notify facility personnel of equipment shutdowns
  • Analyze test data to diagnose malfunctions, determine system performance characteristics, or evaluate effects of system modifications
  • Consult manuals, schematics, wiring diagrams, and engineering staff to troubleshoot and solve equipment problems and to determine best equipment functioning
  • Prepare and maintain records detailing tests, repairs, and maintenance
  • Inspect and test equipment and circuits to identify malfunctions or defects, using wiring diagrams and testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or ammeters

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.2%
Job Opening 101

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Electrical and Instrumentation Technician (E and I Technician), Electrical Technician, Instrument and Control Technician (I and C Technician), Instrumentation and Control Technician (I and C Technician), Relay Technician, Substation Electrician, Substation Mechanic, Substation Technician, Wireman
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