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    Coordinate, regulate, or distribute electricity or steam.

    Distribute and regulate the flow of power between entities such as generating stations, substations, distribution lines, and users, keeping track of the status of circuits and connections. Inspect equipment to ensure that specifications are met, and to detect any defects. Manipulate controls to adjust and activate power distribution equipment and machines. Monitor and record switchboard and control board readings to ensure that electrical or steam distribution equipment is operating properly. Record and compile operational data, such as chart and meter readings, power demands, and usage and operating times, using transmission system maps. Respond to emergencies, such as transformer or transmission line failures, and route current around affected areas. Tend auxiliary equipment used in the power distribution process. Track conditions that could affect power needs, such as changes in the weather, and adjust equipment to meet any anticipated changes. Direct personnel engaged in controlling and operating distribution equipment and machinery, for example, instructing control room operators to start boilers and generators. Prepare switching orders that will isolate work areas without causing power outages, referring to drawings of power systems. Repair, maintain, and clean equipment and machinery, using hand tools. Accept and implement energy schedules, including real-time transmission reservations and schedules. Calculate and determine load estimates or equipment requirements, in order to determine required control settings. Control, monitor, or operate equipment that regulates or distributes electricity or steam, using data obtained from instruments or computers. Coordinate with engineers, planners, field personnel, and other utility workers to provide information such as clearances, switching orders, and distribution process changes.

    Mechanical -- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. Mathematics -- Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications .

    Operation and Control -- Controlling operations of equipment or systems. Operation Monitoring -- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. Management of Personnel Resources -- Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. Repairing -- Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools. Equipment Maintenance -- Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. Troubleshooting -- Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

    Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Wrist-Finger Speed -- The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Reaction Time -- The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears. Manual Dexterity -- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. Time Sharing -- The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). Selective Attention -- The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. Controlling Machines and Processes -- Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. Processing Information -- Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others -- Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information -- Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.