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Transmission Planning Technician

Transmission planning technicians perform technical and analytical work to assist transmission planning engineers.

Transmission planning technicians provide technical and analytical support to transmission planning engineers in preparation for power system analysis studies, reports, and budgets. They also update computer models and perform general administrative work.

Median Hourly Salary: $25.80
Education & Training: Associate's degree is needed for entry.
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Work Environment: This job often involves:
  • Having face-to-face discussions
  • Working with a group or team
  • Frequent decision-making
  • The importance of being accurate or exact
  • Meeting strict deadlines
Most Important Skills:
  • Reading—Reading work-related information.
  • Thinking Critically—Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
  • Controlling Quality—Testing how well a product or service works.
  • Monitoring Equipment—Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.
  • Coordinating with Others—Changing what is done based on other people's actions.
Most Important Knowledge Areas:
  • Computers and Electronics—Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics—Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Mechanical—Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Customer and Personal Service—Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Engineering and Technology—Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
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Licensing: No State of Minnesota license requirements are found for this career.
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