Substation Electrician: A description for the substation electrician job

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Substation Electrician – Inspects, tests, and maintains substation electrical equipment, for example oil circuit breakers and transformers: Inspects and tests equipment to detect malfunctioning and determine resistance and load, using voltmeter and ammeter. Tests insulators and bushings of equipment for power leakage by imposing specified voltage on insulation through testing apparatus and calculating insulation loss. Tests oil in circuit breakers and transformers for dielectric strength [TRANSFORMER TESTER (power industry)]. Repairs or rebuilds oil circuit breakers, transformers, and lightning arrestors by replacing worn parts. Disconnects voltage regulators for removal by other workers by loosening bolts and screws and connects replacement regulator to high-voltage line. Periodically replenishes oil in circuit breakers and transformers not needing repair. Inspects switches before repairing or replacing equipment to ensure power cutoffs. Does not repair electrical machinery, for example generators and converters [ELECTRICIAN, POWERHO– USE (power industry)]. May also set forms and pour concrete footings for heavy equipment installation. May also paint, repair, and maintain substation buildings.

Job industry: power industry

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