Feeder Switchboard Operator

Operate switchboards to control distribution of electric powers.
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Salary Range
$48,000 – $93,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Feeder Switchboard Operators do?

Operates switchboard to control distribution of electric power over feeder circuits between generating station and substations of electric power system: Selects and moves control switches as directed by LOAD DISPATCHER to cut in and cut out feeder circuits. Observes control-board indicators to detect circuits automatically cut off due to line disturbances and turns controls to cut in spare feeder to carry load of cutoff circuit. Tags switches of feeders automatically cut off to warn next operator of defective lines. Records readings of meters indicating temperature of transformers and voltage and frequency of electricity in feeders.


Should I be a Feeder Switchboard Operator?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Generator-Switchboard Operator, Power-Switchboard Operator, Switchboard-Operator Helper

    How to Become a
    Feeder Switchboard Operator

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