An entry-level Electrical Tester receives intensive classroom and on-the-job instruction and training. The trainee is supervised by a Senior Electrical Tester and works as a trainee assisting journey-level electrical workers within the Testing Laboratories in the performance of diagnostic tests, calibration, repair, maintenance, and adjustments on: high and low voltage electrical circuits, equipment and related material; meters, smart-grid systems, conventional and renewable generation resources, control circuits, instruments, relays and related equipment and materials; new locations; and performs related duties. A journey-level Electrical Tester: performs routine calibration tests of meters; makes routine electrical tests of material; assists in testing more complex electric instruments and equipment; tests and replaces electric meters, control and protective relays, instruments, transformers, and other equipment and materials; performs cathodic protection in underground and abovehead structures; performs infrared inspection of high voltage overhead distribution systems; and builds and test circuit boards, removes or replaces components, and tests communication levels, in regard to facility/substation Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Remote Terminal Units (RTU), and other control systems. Journey-level Electrical Testers may also: lead a group of employees engaged in field or laboratory electrical testing; perform the more difficult and advanced functions of electrical testing; and perform related duties.
Education Requirement: Completion of 3 semester units or 4 quarter units in physics, chemistry, electricity, or electronics
The following table was last updated on : September 23, 2021.
The following table was last updated on September 23, 2021.