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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: $26.60
Education & Training: Associate's degree is needed for entry.
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Work Environment: This job often involves:
  • Using e-mail
  • Working with a group or team
  • The importance of being accurate or exact
  • Freedom to make decisions without supervision
  • Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions
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.
  • Listening—Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
  • Monitoring Equipment—Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.
Most Important Knowledge Areas:
  • Mechanical—Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Design—Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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Licensing: No State of Minnesota license requirements are found for this career.
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