Chief Substation Operator

Manage staff operating and maintaining electrical and mechanical equipment.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Chief Substation Operators do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating and maintaining electrical and mechanical equipment at electrical substation used to control flow of current through transmission lines: Directs switching operations to drop station voltage load under low frequency conditions in order to determine loss of generator sources, and to resynchronize transmission lines after power separation during emergencies. Inspects equipment, such as control and meter boards, relays, circuit breakers, and transformer lines to ensure operating efficiency. Records instrument readings at designated intervals and completes daily and monthly reports to indicate data, such as current loads, voltage loads, outages, and inspections. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.


Should I be a Chief Substation Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Station Chief, Styrene Operator, Chief, Substation Operator, Chief

    How to Become a
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