Power Transformer Repairer

Repair power transformers used in electric generating stations.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Power Transformer Repairers do?

Repairs power transformers used in electric generating stations and substations to step-up voltage of current being fed out over high-voltage power lines or to step-down voltage of incoming current prior to being fed to lower voltage distribution lines or electric equipment: Drains and filters transformer oil. Loosens bolts to free transformer cover, laminations, coils, and other internal and external parts. Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR 921.663-010 to raise heavy transformer components and subassemblies. Dismantles lamination assembly preparatory to cleaning and inspection. Conveys defective coils to coworker for rewinding. Climbs into transformer case, cleans inner surfaces with scrapers and solvent, and examines case for defects, such as cracked weldments. Reassembles transformer, using new and reconditioned parts as specified. Operates pump to fill reassembled transformer with oil. May work at site of transformer installation. May wind replacement coil.

Should I be a Power Transformer Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Power Transformer Repairer

    Most Power Transformer Repairers 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:9tgaaa&chl=no+college+%2854%25%29|certificate+%2840%25%29|associate%27s+%286%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,54,54
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