Power Plant Operator Jobs

Power Plant Operator Overview


A power plant operators are in charge of overseeing the day-to-day operations of a power plant. They must operate the equipment that produces electricity as well as implement and oversee solutions to any problems that might arise. A power plant operator handles maintenance, troubleshooting and safety issues. A low level of education is required, and the career provides relatively adequate compensation. Power plant operators often work with environmental companies to find alternative forms of energy as well as more energy efficient methods of power production.

Power Plant Operator Education Requirements


Only a high school diploma is required to become a power plant operator. However, long-term, on-the-job training is usually provided. An operator would not start out in their position but would work their way up from an entry level job. An eye for detail and critical thinking abilities are essential. Due to the sometimes dangerous nature of the work, it is important to be well trained in safety procedures and communication skills.

Power Plant Operator Job Market


The job availability for power plant operators is expected to drop by 11 percent by 2022. Despite the significant drop, roughly 1,290 jobs are still expected to open annually because of upward movement and replacement. Both prior experience working in a power plant and keeping an eye on new facilities can be beneficial in obtaining a job. All types of power plants, from hydroelectric to nuclear, employ power plant operators.

Power Plant Operator Salary


A power plant operator makes an average hourly rate somewhere between $23 an hour to as high as $44 an hour depending upon place of employment and experience. Annual wages can reach $88,000 per year on top of benefits and bonuses.
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Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 18 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power production facilities located across the United States. By generating clean, renewable energy, we are leading the way in reducing America's dependence on traditional fuels. We've been nationally r...
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Other Possible Location: N/A Job Schedule: N/A Job Shift: 1st Shift Pay: N/A Travel: None Relocation: N/A Employee Referral Amount: 500 Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 18 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power production facilities located across the United State...
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 18 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power production facilities located across the United States. By generating clean, renewable energy, we are leading the way in reducing America's dependence on traditional fuels. We've been nationally r...
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management with corporate offices in Hampton, New Hampshire, operates 18 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power production facilities located across the United States. By generating clean, renewable energy, we are leading the way in reducing America's depende...
Requires experience operating steam turbines to generate electricity and experience operating large boilers to include start up/shutdown. Military experience in this field is a plus. Requires working any days or hours. Proficient verbal and written communications skills. Drug test, physical, background check, work references are required. Benefits include medical, life, short term disability, pe...
Description SUMMARY / GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF JOB: The incumbent is responsible for performing predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance on electrical power generation systems and sub-systems. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & JOB FUNCTIONS: • Performs repairs, maintenance and adjustments to electrical systems from 24 volts DC to 4160 volts AC. • Disassembles repairs and reassembles electrical compon...
Description SUMMARY/GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF JOB: The incumbent is responsible for performing predictive/preventive/corrective maintenance on electrical systems and components on the control systems of the engines and on power production and distribution components (i.e.: electrical alarm and protection systems, circuit breakers, generators and associated power plant electrical equipment). ESSENT...
A Compliance Electrical Engineer/ Specialist are needed for a leading electrical power utility with operations in the Southern Plains States. The Compliance Engineer is responsible to ensure that the company is producing power in a manner consistent with NERC reliability standards. A few primary duties will include coordinating field testing of protection, turbine, as well as excitation systems, a...
Waste Management Saugus, MA, 01906
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power production facilities located across the United States. By generating clean, renewable energy, we are leading the way in reducing America's dependence on traditional fuels. We've ...
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power production facilities located across the United States. By generating clean, renewable energy, we are leading the way in reducing America's dependence on traditional fuels. We've ...
Waste Management Auburndale, FL, 33823
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power production facilities located across the United States. By generating clean, renewable energy, we are leading the way in reducing America's dependence on traditional fuels. We've ...
Waste Management Black Rock, CT, 06605
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power production facilities located across the United States. By generating clean, renewable energy, we are leading the way in reducing America's dependence on traditional fuels. We've ...
Waste Management Yardley, PA, 19067
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power production facilities located across the United States. By generating clean, renewable energy, we are leading the way in reducing America's dependence on traditional fuels. We've ...
Waste Management Frackville, PA, 17931
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Other Possible Location: N/A Job Schedule: N/A Job Shift: 1st Shift Pay: N/A Travel: None Relocation: N/A Employee Referral Amount: 500 Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power production facilities located across...
Waste Management Penacook, NH, 03303
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Other Possible Location: N/A Job Schedule: N/A Job Shift: 1st Shift Pay: N/A Travel: None Relocation: N/A Employee Referral Amount: 500 Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power production facilities located across...
Waste Management Saugus, MA, 01906
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power production facilities located across the United States. By generating clean, renewable energy, we are leading the way in reducing America's dependence on traditional fuels. We've ...
Mercy Healthcare Springfield, MA
Performs a variety of tasks in the Power Plant to include operating hot water generators, chillers, oil and water pumps, cooling towers, keeping assigned areas clean and monitoring the energy management systems for the safe operation of the hospital. Power Plant Operators (grandfathered prior to September 2005): High school diploma or equivalent required. Power Plant Operator Class 2 (hired after ...
Mercy Medical Center Springfield, MA
Job Details: Performs a variety of tasks in the Power Plant to include operating hot water generators, chillers, oil and water pumps, cooling towers, keeping assigned areas clean and monitoring the energy management systems for the safe operation of the hospital. Power Plant Operators (grandfathered prior to September 2005): High school diploma or equivalent required. Power Plant Operator Class 2...
State of Michigan Coldwater, MI, 49036
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions Operates and maintains stations, engines and mechanical equipment such as steam and electric engines, air compressors, generators, motors and steam boilers to provide utilities such as light and power for state owned buildings. Required Education and Experience: Education Educational level typical acquired through completion of high school. Expe...
Power Plant Operator Description: Operates and evaluates all power plant equipment for efficiency and safety.Adjusts gauges and dials, reads temperatures, and records output. Performs maintenance as needed. Requirements: Good understanding of working with boilers. Good mechanical background with understanding of air-conditioning Contact: People Services Address: Eau Claire, WI Hours: ...

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