Electrical technicians are responsible for inspecting, testing, repairing, and maintaining electrical equipment at generating and substations. The work with a variety of tools and equipment to solve electrical problems. They may test and repair equipment such as circuit boards and breakers, control panels, and meters. Because they work with electrical currents, electrical technicians must uphold safety and quality standards to protect their and others' lives on the job.
To become an electrical technician at a generating or substation requires at least a certification and 1-2 years of training. Sometimes they must complete an apprenticeship program. Electrical technicians earn approximately $30.93 an hour. The need for Electrical Technicians grows at a rate of 2% to 4% per year.