Powerhouse Electrician

Repair and maintain electrical equipment in generating stations.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$45,000 – $84,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Powerhouse Electricians do?

Repairs and maintains electrical equipment in generating station or powerhouse: Tests defective equipment to determine cause of malfunction or failure, using voltmeters, ammeters, and related electrical testing apparatus. Notifies plant personnel of necessary equipment downtime requiring changes from normal generating and transmission equipment operation to maintain uninterrupted service. Repairs and replaces equipment, such as relays, switches, supervisory controls, and indicating and recording instruments. Tests and repairs switchboard and equipment circuitry, interpreting wiring diagrams to trace and connect numerous wires carrying current for independent functions. Cleans and repairs brushes, commutators, windings, and bearings of generators, motors, and converters. May test and maintain transmission equipment, performing such duties as oiling circuit breakers and transformers [ELECTRICIAN, SUBSTATION].


Should I be a Powerhouse Electrician?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Electrician Apprentice, Powerhouse, Electrician, Powerhouse, Powerhouse Electrician Apprentice

    How to become a Powerhouse Electrician

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