Job Definition

  • operating, monitoring and inspecting various types of energy generating power plants
  • operating and controlling power generating systems and equipment including boilers, turbines, generators, condensers, and reactors in hydro, thermal, coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear power plants to generate and distribute electrical power
  • controlling start-up and shut-down of power plant equipment, controlling switching operations, regulating water levels and communicating with systems operators to regulate and coordinate transmission loads, frequency and line voltages
  • taking readings from charts, meters and gauges at established intervals, troubleshooting and performing corrective action as necessary
  • completing and maintaining station records, logs and reports, and communicating with other plant personnel to assess equipment operating status
  • cleaning and maintaining equipment such as generators, boilers, turbines, pumps, and compressors in order to prevent equipment failure or deterioration

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    Educational level

    • Semi-skilled