Complaint Inspector

Inspect and locate causes of defective electric services.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Complaint Inspectors do?

Inspects and locates cause of defective electric service on customer’s premises and repairs wiring and connections: Examines interior wiring, switches, fuses, circuit breakers, light sockets, and connections to appliances to detect irregularities or defects. Repairs or replaces defective or worn parts. Tests voltage on wire to meter to determine overload or underload [VOLTAGE TESTER] and recommends new wiring arrangement to correct inadequacies. Examines and repairs broken lines from distribution pole to building or requests LINE REPAIRER or TROUBLE SHOOTER II to examine and repair connections and outside wiring if trouble cannot be located within building. May make minor repairs to appliances and report major defects to ELECTRICAL-APPLIANCE SERVICER.

Should I be a Complaint Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Complaint Inspector

    Most Complaint Inspectors 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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