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 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...
PIC is looking for Power Plant Operators that hold a Massachusetts 2nd Class Stationary Engineers License for possible contract work coming up. We are also looking for Boiler Water Chemistry Operators and Massachusetts Licensed Master Electricians. This project is located south of Boston. Apply online (www.picworld.com) or send resumes to ***** for immediate consideration....
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...
Aerotek Houston, TX
Job Description: National Renewable Energy Company is seeking an Inside Operator for their landfill gas power generating facility in Newport Beach, California. The Plant Operator will be supporting the operations of a 10 MW Steam Plant. They will oversing and supporting the operations and maintenance activities of the boilers and steam engine. Qualified candidates will posses at least 5 years of...
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...
Power Generation service organization is seeking an experienced Combined Cycle Plant Operations and Maintenance Technician for direct hire career opportunity in College Park, MD. Candidate will be responsible for the safe and reliable start-up, operation and continuous monitoring of boilers, electric generators, chillers, steam distribution system, steam turbines, and other equipment. 12 hour rota...
Shift Supervisor - Power Plant , Middletown, OH Directs the facility’s heat recovery, steam and electrical power generation plant, and the continuous emissions monitoring system. Directs and coordinates activities of all crew members during a shift. Navy Nuclear Engineering Watch Supervisor (3365), E-6, E-7 would be a good fit. below is a sample of the 12 hour work schedule. Position supervisors ...
PROENERGY IS currently seeking a POWER PLANT TECHNICAN who will be required to operate, maintain and repair equipment such as gas turbine engines, generators, air compressors, motors, and pumps. this position requires the ability to learn and perform as a multi-craft skilled technician and plant operator. Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two year College or technical school; two to f...
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...
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...
Marten Transport Fond du Lac, WI
**Job Duties:**Under the general supervision of the Buildings & Grounds Supervisor, this position operates the Power Plant as the only employee on shift; functions independently during periods when the Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds is unavailable. Duties include:* Use emergency Power Plant operation procedures* Fire gas and oil boilers to assure maximum efficiency* Adjust boiler controls t...
City of Russell Russell, KS
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...
Energy Future Holdings MONAHANS, TX
Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings, formerly TXU Corp., is the largest competitive power generation business in Texas. Its operations also include mining, wholesale marketing and trading, and development. Luminant has more than 15,400 megawatts of generation, including 2,300 MW fueled by nuclear power and 8,000 MW fueled by coal. The company is one of the largest purchasers of wind-g...
Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings , formerly TXU Corp., is the largest competitive power generation business in Texas. Its operations also include mining, wholesale marketing and trading, and development. Luminant has more than 15,400 megawatts of generation, including 2,300 MW fueled by nuclear power and 8,000 MW fueled by coal. The company is one of the largest purchasers of wind-...
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...

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