List of Career Duties Under Utilities Business Sector


Chief Operating Engineer Career Duties

  • Direct coordinates operation of major generating plant of electric power system
  • Direct coordinates periodic plant inspections to evaluate condition of equipment
  • Prepare work orders for major maintenance or repairs
  • Review daily operating reports and other records to make sure specified operating characteristics in control of steam electric power generating equipment
  • Confer with personnel, like Switchboard Operator utilities 952.362-034 to diagnose equipment malfunctions during emergencies directs activities to restore normal operation or to shutdown malfunctioning unit
  • Notify Load Dispatcher utilities 952.167-014 of shutdown or major changes in power output of unit preparatory to transfer of load to other units
  • Cooperate with Superintendent, Tests utilities 184.167-218 and Safety Inspector utilities 821.367-014 in routine and special tests and plant inspections to improve operations maintain safe working conditions
  • May prepare operating budget
  • May perform personnel activities of department, like recruitment, hiring, and training.

Chief Order Dispatcher Career Duties

  • Coordinate and supervises activities of Work-Order-Sorting Clerks utilities engaged in routing and scheduling orders for installation and removal of gas meters & installation of main extensions service connections
  • May direct service connection construction crews to areas or zones to equalize work loads
  • May assign trucks to transport crews to job sites
  • May order materials from storeroom
  • May maintain records assist in preparation of reports.

Chief Power Dispatcher Career Duties

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in maintenance extension of power-distribution facilities, adjustment of customer complaints, and other activities concerned with distribution of electrical energy from substations to customers of electric power company
  • May be designated Superintendent, Overhead Distribution utilities , Superintendent, Underground Distribution utilities .

Chief Relay Tester Career Duties

  • Supervise coordinates activities of Relay Testers utilities engaged in testing, adjusting, and repairing relays, meters, capacitors, and other parts of electric power-distributing equipment
  • Schedule periodic tests of all operating equipment
  • Direct workers in installation of equipment
  • Prepare diagrams drawings of new installations
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Chief Service Dispatcher Career Duties

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of Dispatchers, Service utilities engaged in receiving reviewing service calls, performing duties as described under Supervisor clerical Master Title
  • May make investigations tabulations concerning trends, causes and effects of factors necessitating service calls.

Chief Substation Operator Career Duties

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating and maintaining electrical mechanical equipment at electrical substation used to control flow of current through transmission lines
  • Direct switching operations to drop station voltage load under low frequency conditions in order to define loss of generator sources and to resynchronize transmission lines after power separation during emergencies
  • Inspect equipment, like control meter boards, relays, circuit breakers and transformer lines to make sure operating efficiency
  • Record instrument readings at designated intervals and completes daily monthly reports to indicate data, like current loads, voltage loads, outages, and inspections
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Coal equipment Operator Career Duties

  • Operate locomotives and bulldozers and controls conveyor systems to transport pile coal for use in boilers of generating plant
  • Operate locomotive to haul coal car over unloading bins
  • Push lever of car shaker or car turner to empty coal from car into bins
  • Start and controls conveyor that transfers coal to from bins, bunkers, and storage pile
  • Operate bulldozers and front-end loaders to shape compact coal storage pile to minimize possibility of spontaneous combustion
  • Lubricate adjusts conveyor systems, bulldozers, and other coal-moving equipment
  • May loosen frozen coal in gondolas, using steam hose or blowtorch
  • May collect coal samples for laboratory tests
  • May tend crusher that reduces size of coal
  • May operate tugboat to move position barges for unloading
  • May read meters record weight of coal in logbook.

Coal Sampler Career Duties

  • Collect coal samples from hopper cars or coal bunkers preparatory to testing
  • Insert specified size of pipe in car or bunker, using sledgehammer, to facilitate gathering coal sample
  • Dump coal from pipe into container records sample source
  • Carry sample to testing laboratory.

Coal transport and mill Operator Career Duties

  • Tend equipment that pulverizes coal conveys it to storage bins or boiler feed hoppers
  • Signal Drier Operator utilities to send dried coal to mill and closes switch to set mill in operation
  • Move levers to adjust automatic mechanism that controls feed rate of coal into pulverizing mill
  • Tend conveyors or pneumatic bulk-conveyor system to move pulverized coal to storage bins or boiler feed hoppers
  • Clean, oils, and makes minor adjustments to machinery.

Complaint Inspector Career Duties

  • Inspect and locates cause of defective electric service on customers premises and repairs wiring connections
  • Examine interior wiring, switches, fuses, circuit breakers, light sockets and connections to appliances to detect irregularities or defects
  • Repair or replaces defective or worn parts
  • Test voltage on wire to meter to define overload or underload [Voltage Tester utilities ] recommends new wiring arrangement to correct inadequacies
  • Examine and repairs broken lines from distribution pole to building or requests Line Repairer utilities or Trouble Shooter utilities Ii to examine and repair connections outside wiring if trouble cannot be located within building
  • May make minor repairs to appliances report major defects to Electrical-Appliance Servicer any industry .

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