Transformer Repairer

A transformer is a piece of equipment that is used to transfer and control the flow of electricity from one location to another. Transformers are complex devices that monitor and alter the level of electrical voltages that are allowed to pass at any given time. They are designed so that electricity can flow as safely and effectively as possible and they are also used to transmit electricity for specific purposes and needs. The professionals who work on transformers ensure that they are in top working order at all times. Transformer repairers are also commonly referred to as “transformer repair technicians.” According to the website www.careerplanner.com a transformer repairer is a person who is responsible for tending to the wiring inside and around an electrical transformer. A transformer repairer is also in charge of inspecting maintaining and repairing transformers that are either malfunctioning or in need of maintenance. In order to complete their job effectively transformer repairers must have the technical skills to disassemble and reassemble transformers replace the oil inside of a transformer and replace andor fix parts of a transformer that are either old or not functioning properly. The educational steps to becoming a transformer repairer include completing high school or obtaining a GED and either graduating from an associate’s degree program or finishing an apprenticeship. The website www.simplyhired.com states that transformer repairers earn an average yearly salary of $42000.

Education Required: High School Diploma & Apprenticeship
Avg Salary: $42000
High Salary: $45000
Low Salary: $39000
Tasks: Diagnoses problems with transformers.
Removes and replaces worn or broken parts.
Adheres to all electrical safety standards.
Uses welding and soldering equipment.
Also Called: Electrician
Electrical Technician
Transformer Technician
Electrical Contractor
Additional Resources: http://www.careerplanner.com/Job-Descriptions/Transformer-Repairers.cfm
http://www.occupationalinfo.org/onet/85714c.html
http://www.simplyhired.com/a/salary/search/q-Transformer+Repair