Field Recorder

Maintain records of equipment, materials, and supplies.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Field Recorders do?

Maintains records of equipment, materials, and supplies used in construction, installation, and maintenance of electric-power distribution lines and facilities: Observes operations of field crew, and records data, such as equipment installed or replaced, materials and supplies used, and labor costs. Prepares sketches or enters on drawing type of equipment installed and location of equipment in order that circuit maps and blueprints can be corrected. Prepares and attaches identification tags to equipment, such as transformers and switches removed from service for repair or storage. Prepares and nails metal tags on pole indicating circuit and station in transmission or distribution line. Maintains inventory of equipment in field truck and prepares requisitions for replacement parts, materials, and supplies.

Should I be a Field Recorder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Field Recorder

    Field Recorders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Field Recorder-related education!
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