Power-Switchboard Operator Salary in United States

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Average Salary for Power-Switchboard Operator in United States

The average salary of a(n) Power-Switchboard Operator in United States is $57,868.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Power-Switchboard Operator in United States is $27.82.

The average bonus of a(n) Power-Switchboard Operator in United States is $1,053.00.

Job Description:

Operates and controls equipment, such as current converters, voltage transformers, and circuit breakers, that regulate flow of electricity through substation of electric power system and over distribution lines to consumers. Records readings of switchboard instruments to compile data concerning quantities of electric power used for substation operation and amounts distributed from station. Talks with load dispatcher and reports amount of electricity received into substation, and to receive switching instructions. Observes switchboard instruments to detect indications of line disturbances, such as grounded, shorted, or open circuits. Pulls circuit breaker switch or pushes buttons to interrupt flow of current in disturbed line preparatory to repair, and to connect alternate circuit to carry load of deenergized lines. Records temperature of transformers at specified intervals. May inspect equipment, such as transformers, pumps, fans, batteries, and circuit breakers to detect defects. May calculate average and peak load conditions from electric recording instrument data and compile periodic report of load variations for system planning purposes. May locate and replace defective fuses and switches, using test lamp and hand tools. May control several remote-controlled substations from central station switchboard. Less

Operates and controls equipment, such as current converters, voltage transformers, and circuit breakers, that regulate flow of electricity through substation of electric power system and over distribution lines to consumers. Records readings of switchboard instruments to compile data concerning quantities... More

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