CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electricians

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Utilities
Job Family: Power Plant
Benchmark Title: Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electricians
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays. Construct, test, maintain, and repair substation relay and control systems.
 
Inspect and test equipment and circuits to identify malfunctions or defects, using wiring diagrams and testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or ammeters.
 
Consult manuals, schematics, wiring diagrams, and engineering personnel in order to troubleshoot and solve equipment problems and to determine optimum equipment functioning.
 
Notify facility personnel of equipment shutdowns.
 
Open and close switches to isolate defective relays; then perform adjustments or repairs.
 
Prepare and maintain records detailing tests, repairs, and maintenance.
 
Analyze test data in order to diagnose malfunctions, to determine performance characteristics of systems, and to evaluate effects of system modifications.
 
Test insulators and bushings of equipment by inducing voltage across insulation, testing current, and calculating insulation loss.
 
Repair, replace, and clean equipment and components such as circuit breakers, brushes, and commutators.
 
Disconnect voltage regulators, bolts, and screws, and connect replacement regulators to high-voltage lines.
 
Schedule and supervise the construction and testing of special devices and the implementation of unique monitoring or control systems.
 
Run signal quality and connectivity tests for individual cables, and record results.
 
Schedule and supervise splicing or termination of cables in color-code order.
 
Test oil in circuit breakers and transformers for dielectric strength, refilling oil periodically.
 
Maintain inventories of spare parts for all equipment, requisitioning parts as necessary.
 
Set forms and pour concrete footings for installation of heavy equipment.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Utilities
Job Family: Power Plant
Benchmark Title: Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electricians
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
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.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Telecommunications Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
 
Physics Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
 
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.
 
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Utilities
Job Family: Power Plant
Benchmark Title: Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electricians
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
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.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Utilities
Job Family: Power Plant
Benchmark Title: Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electricians
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
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.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
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.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Utilities
Job Family: Power Plant
Benchmark Title: Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electricians
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-the-Job Training Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
 
Required Level of Education Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)
 
On-the-Job Training Over 4 years, up to and including 10 years
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 4 years, up to and including 10 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Utilities
Job Family: Power Plant
Benchmark Title: Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electricians
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Apparatus Lineman
Control Technician
Corrosion Control Fitter
Electrical and Instrumentation Technician (E & I Technician)
Electrician
Generating Station Mechanic
Generator Mechanic
Heavy Equipment Technician
Instrument Mechanic
Instrument and Control Technician (I & C Technician)
Lineman
Meter / Relay Technician
Motor Room Controller
Operations and Maintenance Technician
Power Maintenance Technician
Power Transformer Repairer
Powerhouse Electrician
Powerhouse Electrician Apprentice
Powerhouse Mechanic
Protective Relay Technician
Relay Operator
Relay Technician
Repairer, Salvager, Parts
Substation Electrician
Substation Mechanic
Substation Technician
Substation Wireman
Switch Gear Technician
Transformer Repairer
Wireman
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Utilities
Job Family: Power Plant
Benchmark Title: Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electricians
 
 
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