Discover your career path

Feeder Switchboard Operator

Operate switchboards to control distribution of electric powers.

What does a Feeder Switchboard Operator do?

Operates switchboard to control distribution of electric power over feeder circuits between generating station and substations of electric power system: Selects and moves control switches as directed by LOAD DISPATCHER to cut in and cut out feeder circuits. Observes control-board indicators to detect circuits automatically cut off due to line disturbances and turns controls to cut in spare feeder to carry load of cutoff circuit. Tags switches of feeders automatically cut off to warn next operator of defective lines. Records readings of meters indicating temperature of transformers and voltage and frequency of electricity in feeders.