Switchboard Operator Assistant

Compile gauge readings.
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Salary Range
$48,000 – $93,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Switchboard Operator Assistants do?

Compiles gauge readings and performs other tasks as directed by SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR in electric-generating plant: Records gauge and meter readings on switchboard and panelboards at specified intervals. Opens and closes switches to regulate generation and flow of electric power. Cleans and oils mechanical and electrical equipment and reports malfunctions, such as meter fluctuations, abnormal sounds, and overheating. May assist in performing tests to diagnose and locate cause of equipment malfunction. May work in substation that distributes and generates electric power and be designated Substation Operator Helper, Generation.


Should I be a Switchboard Operator Assistant?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Power-Plant Assistant, Switchboard and Control Room Operator

    How to Become a
    Switchboard Operator Assistant

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