Powerhouse, substation and relay repairer
National average salary: $38.48 per hour
Primary duties: Powerhouse, substation and relay repairers are responsible for checking, testing, repairing or maintaining electrical systems and equipment used in generating stations, in-service relays and substations. They also create and maintain records detailing repair, maintenance and tests. They may also consult schematics, manuals and engineering personnel to troubleshoot and fix equipment issues.
Requirements: Most employers prefer candidates who have taken courses in electronics at a technical school or community college. Courses usually cover DC and AC electronics, microcontrollers and electronic devices. In addition to technical education, workers are usually required to undergo training on specific types of equipment.