Power production plant operators

Role Responsibilities

  • 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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