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Job Family: Communications Workers
Benchmark Title: Central Office and PBX Installers and Repairers
Central Office and PBX Installers and Repairers test, analyze, and repair telephone or telegraph circuits and
equipment at a central office location using test meters and hand tools. Analyze and repair defects in
communications equipment on customers' premises using circuit diagrams, polarity probes, meters, and a telephone
test set. May install equipment. View report: Summary Details
 
Benchmark Title: Communications Equipment Mechanics/Installers
Communication Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers Install, maintain, test, and repair communication
cables and equipment.
 
Benchmark Title: Frame Wirers, Central Office
Frame Wirers, Central Office connect wires from telephone lines and cables to distributing frames in telephone
company central office, using soldering iron and other hand tools.
 
Benchmark Title: Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers set-up, rearrange, or remove
switching and dialing equipment used in central offices. Service or repair telephones and other communication
equipment on customers' property. May install equipment in new locations or install wiring and telephone jacks in
buildings under construction.
 
Benchmark Title: Telecommunications Line Installers/Repairers
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers string and repair telephone and
television cable, including fiber optics and other equipment for transmitting messages or television programming.
 
 
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Job Family: Power Plant
Benchmark Title: Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers install or repair cables or wires
used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.
Excludes Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay.
 
Benchmark Title: Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
Auxiliary equipment operators work throughout a power plant, operating and monitoring valves, switches, and gauges.
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators control nuclear reactors. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licenses
operators of nuclear power plants. Reactor operators are authorized to control equipment that affects the power of
the reactor in a nuclear power plant. In addition, an NRC-licensed senior reactor operator must be on duty during
each shift to act as the plant supervisor and supervise the operation of all controls in the control room.
 
Benchmark Title: Nuclear Technicians
Nuclear Technicians assist scientists in both laboratory and production activities by performing technical tasks
involving nuclear physics, primarily in operation, maintenance, production, and quality control support activities.
 
Benchmark Title: Power Distributors and Dispatchers
Power distributors and dispatchers, also called load dispatchers or systems operators, control the flow of
electricity through transmission lines to industrial plants and substations that supply residential electric needs.
They monitor and operate current converters, voltage transformers, and circuit breakers. Dispatchers also monitor
other distribution equipment and record readings at a pilot board¨a map of the transmission grid system showing the
status of transmission circuits and connections with substations and industrial plants.
 
Benchmark Title: Power-Generating Plant Operators
Power plant operators control and monitor boilers, turbines, generators, and auxiliary equipment in
power-generating plants. Operators distribute power demands among generators, combine the current from several
generators, and monitor instruments to maintain voltage and regulate electricity flows from the plant. When power
requirements change, these workers start or stop generators and connect or disconnect them from circuits. They
often use computers to keep records of switching operations and loads on generators, lines, and transformers.
Operators also may use computers to prepare reports of unusual incidents, malfunctioning equipment, or maintenance
performed during their shift.
 
Benchmark Title: Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electricians
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay inspect,
test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.
 
 
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Benchmark Title: Electric Meter Installers and Repairers
Electric Meter Installers and Repairers install electric meters on customers' premises or on pole. Test meters and
perform necessary repairs. Turn current on/off by connecting/disconnecting service drop.
 
Benchmark Title: Gas Compressor Operators
Gas Compressor Operators operate steam or internal combustion engines to transmit, compress, or recover gases, such
as butane, nitrogen, hydrogen, and natural gas, in various production processes.
 
Benchmark Title: Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators operate steam, gas, electric motor, or internal combustion engine
driven compressors. Transmit, compress, or recover gases, such as butane, nitrogen, hydrogen, and natural gas.
 
Benchmark Title: Gas Plant Operators
Gas Plant Operatorsdistribute or process gas for utility companies and others by
controlling compressors to maintain specified pressures on main pipelines. They adjust temperature, pressure,
vacuum, level, flow rate, and/or transfer of gas to maintain processes at required levels or to correct problems.
 
Benchmark Title: Gas Pumping Station Operators
Gas Pumping Station Operators control the operation of steam, gas, or electric-motor-driven compressor to maintain
specified pressures on high and low-pressure mains dispensing gas from gasholders.
 
Benchmark Title: Mechanical Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door install, repair, and maintain mechanical
regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves,
and other mechanical governors.
 
Benchmark Title: Meter Readers, Utilities
Meter readers read electric, gas, water, or steam consumption meters and record the volume used. They serve both
residential and commercial consumers, either walking or driving along the designated route. Their duties include
inspecting the meters and their connections for any defects or damage, supplying repair and maintenance workers
with the necessary information to fix damaged meters, keeping track of the average usage, and recording reasons for
any extreme fluctuations in volume.
 
Benchmark Title: Water/Liquid Waste Treatment Plant System Operators
Water treatment plant and system operators treat water so that it is safe to drink. Liquid waste treatment plant
and system operators, also known as wastewater treatment plant and system operators, remove harmful pollutants from
domestic and industrial liquid waste so that it is safe to return to the environment. Water is pumped from wells,
rivers, streams, and reservoirs to water treatment plants, where it is treated and distributed to customers. Liquid
waste travels through customersĂ sewer pipes to liquid waste treatment plants, where it is either treated and
returned to streams, rivers, and oceans or reused for irrigation and landscaping. Operators in both types of plants
control equipment and processes that remove or destroy harmful materials, chemical compounds, and microorganisms
from the water.
 
 
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