Cable Maintainer

Maintain pressure in oil-filled and gas-filled cables.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cable Maintainers do?

Maintains pressure in oil-filled and gas-filled cables used to transmit high-voltage electricity: Computes amount of oil or gas required for given section of cable, using standard specifications. Pumps oil or gas into cable until specified pressure is attained. Installs relay used to control pressure inside cables. Attaches temporary reservoirs to ends of cable to maintain pressure during installation of cable. Tests cables with manual pressure gauges. Reports cable sheath defects and joint failure for repair.

Should I be a Cable Maintainer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Cable Maintainer

    Most Cable Maintainers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9chaaa&chl=no+college+%2887%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%2810%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,87,87
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