Advanced Electrical, Smart Meter and Instrumentation Technician

Advanced Electrical, Smart Meter and Instrumentation Technician

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in the construction field and troubleshooting? Thrive in hands-on environments and are good with electronics? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Advanced Electrical Smart Meter and Instrumentation Technician training program. 

On the job, you will ...

  • Work with control circuits, peripheral devices, fuses and breakers  

  • Identify different classes and forms of meters  

  • Perform maintenance and installation of meters used to monitor energy in homes and businesses   

  • Install a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) and control atmospheric testing 

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most Electrical Smart Meter and Instrumentation Technician graduates go to work for power or utility companies. Almost all electrical smart meter and instrumentation technician workers work full time, which may include evenings and weekends. 


The credentials you will earn ...

This is the final level of Advanced Training offered in the Advanced Electrical series. In the Advanced Electrical Smart Meter and Instrumentation Technician training program, you will earn industry-recognized credentials from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), as well as becoming CPR-certified.  

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 

  • Complete Job Corps’ Electrical or Facilities Maintenance basic training program 

  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 

  • Be at least 17 years old 

  • Have a positive attendance and progress record 

  • Have a written recommendation from Job Corps center personnel 

  • Have a health clearance at current center 

  • Have a strong work ethic and determination to succeed 

  • Complete an in-person or phone interview 

* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
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Meet your instructors

Bruce Hultman
Bruce Hultman is the Smart Meter and Instrumentation instructor at Oneonta Job Corps Center. He has an Associate of Operational Studies degree from SUNY Delhi in plumbing/heating and electrical construction/maintenance. He spent eight years in an electrician apprenticeship through a local electrical company and later started his own electrical company. Bruce originally joined Job Corps as an Electrical instructor before assuming his current position.