Trouble Shooter II

Locate sources of electric power line disturbance or failure.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$34,000 – $82,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Trouble Shooter IIs do?

Locates source of electric power line disturbance or failure and replaces or repairs defective equipment and accessories: Proceeds to troubled sector as directed by DISPATCHER, SERVICE OR WORK or joins line crew under supervision of LINE SUPERVISOR. Tests power lines and auxiliary equipment to identify defective voltage regulators, transformers, switches, and related accessories causing line disturbances, such as voltage fluctuations, using direct reading and recording electrical testing instruments. Climbs poles and towers to repair or replace overhead conductors, switches, transformers, fuses, and related equipment, using precautionary work methods and insulated tools, ladders, and platforms when working on or near energized circuits. Opens switches to deenergize disturbed or fallen lines to facilitate repairs or to remove electrical hazards. May repair street-light circuitry. May locate and correct electrical trouble in building circuits. May install watt-hour meters and connect service drops between power line and consumer. May patrol power lines and periodically telephone dispatcher’s office for trouble assignments. May respond to fire alarms to disconnect power from buildings and extinguish fires on power poles or other utility property.


Should I be a Trouble Shooter II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Radio Interference Trouble Shooter

    How to become a Trouble Shooter II

    Most Trouble Shooter IIs 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:9hkaab&chl=no+college+%2858%25%29|certificate+%2831%25%29|associate%27s+%2810%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,58,58
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