Switch Inspector

Inspect and maintain automatic switches that turn street lights on and off.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $81,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Switch Inspectors do?

Inspects and maintains automatic switches that turn street lights on and off: Climbs pole, using ladder or climbing spurs, and opens switchbox. Examines switch to detect such defects as burned contacts or faulty mercury tubes. Tests switch and circuit to locate short circuits or grounded wires, using test lamp. Repairs or replaces broken or defective parts, using handtools.

Should I be a Switch Inspector?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.

  • Also known as: Switchboard Installer, Wiring Mechanic

    How to become a Switch Inspector

    Most Switch Inspectors have a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:g9qaaa&chl=no+college+%2829%25%29|certificate+%2856%25%29|associate%27s+%2815%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,29,56
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