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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Power Generation client is looking for a Control Room Operator for a power plant located in the Los Angeles, CA area. You need to have 5+ years of power plant operations & maintenance experience. Excellent pay, opportunity, benefits, bonus and some relocation provided for the right candidate. Responsibilities for the Control Room Operator You will be responsible for starting up and shutting down...
Booming Pharmaceutical Manufacturer is hiring an experienced Power Plant Operator for their growing manufacturing operation located in Rochester Hills, MI. The ideal candidate will have a 1st Class Steam License from the City of Detroit, City of Dearborn, or the City of Saginaw, possess previous experience in a large manufacturing, industrial or power generating facility, and be willing and able t...
Description Northrop Grumman is seeking a Power Plant Operator Technician to support the Palmdale, CA facility. Responsibilities will include but not limited to: Operates and maintains stationary engines and mechanical equipment such as steam generators and refrigeration and air conditioning equipment (i.e. Chillers, cooling towers), Cogeneration, absorbers, electric motors, diesel generators, pu...
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies operates 15 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 recognized for our positive impact on the environ...
Education and/or Other Requirements High school diploma or equivalent. Must have extensive experience working with and maintaining commercial/industrial size boilers and chillers. Must obtain certifications for chillers, pumps, boilers, compressions, etc. Required to have UST AB operator certificate and Universal Refrigeration Certification. Summary The Power Plant Operator provides advanced sk...
The McLain Group represents a client, a leader in the commercial nuclear power industry, with an immediate need for a nuclear power plant Work Week Manager in the Southeast. The Work Week Manager is responsible for scheduling and executing mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and controls systems maintenance and testing. Our client offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits and promote...
Perform all work with accord to the mission, vision, and values of Mercy Health Center. Under general supervision performs skilled work relating to the maintenance of all Mercy buildings, properties systems and plant equipment as assigned. Performs proactive maintenance, safety and operational testing and documentation of all designated systems and equipment as assigned. Minimum Qualifications E...
About Enel Green Power: Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGP-NA); a part of Enel Green Power, S.p.A., is a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants in North America with projects operating and under development in 21 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. EGP-NA owns and operates over 90 plants with an installed capacity exceeding 1.9 GW powered by renewable hydropower, wind, g...
IMMEDIATE NEED!!!.........Client involved with the Engineering & Construction of power plant projects is looking for an Electrical Designer for a long term contract assignment. You need 7-15+ years of electrical design experience supporting power plant & other heavy industrial plant projects (process, chemical, cement, pulp & paper, etc..). Our client prefers candidates that are local to the Atlan...
Power Plant Engineer Decatur Memorial Hospital Responsible for operation of hospital utility systems, maintains/operates boilers, generators, chillers, auxiliary equipment,mechanical/electrical/ medical gas systems. Required to have UST AB Operator Cert. & Universal Refrigeration Cert. Full time w/ Benefits. Visit www.dmhcares.com...
Waste Management Saugus, MA
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies operates 15 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 recognized for our positive impact on the environ...
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies operates 15 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 recognized for our positive impa...
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies operates 15 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 recognized for our positive impa...
Waste Management Bridgeport, CT
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies operates 15 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 recognized for our positive impact on the environ...
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 15 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 Lisbon, CT
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 15 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...
Waste Management Poughkeepsie, NY
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies operates 15 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 recognized for our positive impact on the environ...
Assistant Plant Operator - Spruance Power Plant (#15-0053) Richmond, VA
Apply Now ? Apply to this Job Attach your resume By providing us with your information, you agree to become a Bullhorn Reach User, and to our use and disclosure of your information as described by our Privacy Policy. Job Description NAES is among the world's leading providers of comprehensive services to the energy industry. For over 30 years, NAES has specialized in providing services cente...
Power Plant Shift Supervisor - Waste to Energy Plant (#15-0054) Hartford, CT
Apply Now ? Apply to this Job Attach your resume By providing us with your information, you agree to become a Bullhorn Reach User, and to our use and disclosure of your information as described by our Privacy Policy. Job Description NAES is among the world's leading providers of comprehensive services to the energy industry. For over 30 years, NAES has specialized in providing services cente...
BROAD FUNCTION: This position works under supervisory direction in the operation and maintenance of a variety of equipment and facilities that supply, treat, pump, store, distribute water and service customers. Learning is key to this position in order to develop an increased knowledge of treatment process, PLC based control systems, mechanical concepts, meter reading, service, utility work and l...

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