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 PLANT OPERATORS The University of Wisconsin Parkside is seeking qualified candidates for two (2) Power Plant Operator Senior openings. These are responsible positions in a large, complex Heating and Chilling Plant, operating boilers and boiler controls, water chillers and auxiliary equipment, performing testing and preventative maintenance and repairs. Starting salary is $19.298/hour and inc...
Electric Power Plant Operator The Wells Public Utilities of Wells, MN, population 2,338, is seeking a qualified applicant for a position in the city's diesel power plant. Duties will also include other related public utility work as assigned. Mechanical experience and power plant operator experience desired. Preference will be given to candidates with water or wastewater experience. This is a full...
SEEKING INDIVIDUALS WITH MECHANICAL EXPERIENCE UW-Madison, Physical Plant, has openings for Power Plant Operator Seniors. Starting pay is $19.298 per hour, plus excellent benefits. This position requires working rotating shifts including some holidays and weekends. For a complete description of the position, or to apply, visit ohr.wisc.edu/COB/CurrentUWEmployment.html Or contact Stephanie Holze...
We have an immediate need for a Power Plant Operator/HMI Technician JOB DESCRIPTION The successful candidate will fill the role of consultant, designer, and liaison to project and service departments in the area of operator display, or human machine interface (HMI) systems geared toward optimizing situation awareness in a power plant control rooms. He/She will work closely with customer represen...
POWER PLANT OPERATOR Bay Valley Foods Pittsburgh Factory The Pittsburgh Factory of Bay Valley Foods, the supplier of choice and industry leader in private label food products, is accepting applications for Power Plant Operators. Successful candidates will have previous experience operating and maintaining typical power plant equipment including; turbine generators, air compressors, feed water ...
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...
Minnkota Power Houston, TX
Job Description: Power Plant Operator Trainee Minnkota Power is seeking qualified applicants for an Operator Trainee at our Milton R. Young Power Plant near Center, ND. The Milton R. Young Station is a two-unit coal-fired power plant, providing a stable energy source for our cooperative member-owners. The station is located 35 miles from Bismarck, North Dakota, a growing and progressive city wit...
Minnesota City Jobs Saint Paul, MN, 55102
Job Posting Benefits Supplemental Questions The Wells Public Utilities of Wells MN, population 2,338, is seeking a qualified applicant for a position in the city’s diesel power plant. Duties will also include other related public utility work as assigned. Mechanical experience and power plant operator experience desired. Preference will be given to candidates with water or wastewater experience...
POWER PLANT OPERATOR SENIOR Job Duties: This position is in a large and highly complex Heating & Chilling Plant. Under the general supervision of the Power Plant Superintendent, the Power Plant Operator-Senior is responsible for the following: operation and maintenance of the entire plant in a safe and efficient manner, operating boilers and boiler controls to properly maintain steam pressure, ...
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 ...
Waste Management Chaffee, NY, 14030
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Other Possible Location: N/A Job Schedule: N/A Job Shift: Rotating Hours Pay: N/A Travel: Moderate 16-40% Relocation: N/A Job Summary Manage the Landfill Gas to Energy Facility to maximize production, while ensuring safe work practices, environmental compliance, timely maintenance, compliance with contracts, an...
Waste Management Chaffee, NY
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Other Possible Location: N/A Job Schedule: N/A Job Shift: Rotating Hours Pay: N/A Travel: Moderate 16-40% Relocation: N/A Job Summary Manage the Landfill Gas to Energy Facility to maximize production, while ensuring safe work practices, environmental compliance, timely maintenance, compliance with contracts, and coordination wi...
Waste Management Heiskell, TN
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Other Possible Location: N/A Job Schedule: N/A Job Shift: Rotating Hours Pay: N/A Travel: Moderate 16-40% Relocation: N/A Job Summary Manage the Landfill Gas to Energy Facility to maximize production, while ensuring safe work practices, environmental compliance, timely maintenance, compliance with contracts, and coordination wi...
Waste Management Lewisville, TX
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Other Possible Location: N/A Job Schedule: N/A Job Shift: Rotating Hours Pay: N/A Travel: Moderate 16-40% Relocation: N/A Job Summary Manage the Landfill Gas to Energy Facility to maximize production, while ensuring safe work practices, environmental compliance, timely maintenance, compliance with contracts, and coordination wi...
Mississippi Baptist Health Systems Jackson, MS, 39201
POSITION SUMMARY Routinely makes decisions that affect the entire hospital regarding air conditioning, heating and electrical distribution. Is responsible for operating all power plant equipment at optimum efficiency with little or no down time except for extreme conditions. Performs minor maintenance functions to keep the plant operational. Performs all other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFIC...
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 54701 Ho...
Company Description: Scientech is a global provider of commercial power instrumentation, electrical components, specialty hardware, process control systems, and proprietary database solutions aimed at improving safety, plant performance and reliability as well as reducing costs. Scientech offers products and services for the nuclear, fossil, and renewable generating markets. Title: M&D Analyst (...
Baptist Memorial Health Care Germantown, TN, 38138
Overview and Responsibilities: Operates boiler, chiller, building automation, & utility systems. Performs preventive & corrective maintenance of equipment to ensure safety, reliability, & functionality in accordance with established policies & procedures. Responsible for the Energy Management functions and Power plant operations. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Experience Min...
Sisters of Providence Health System Springfield, MA, 01105
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 ...
Job Description Position Summary Perform diverse duties to operate boilers and auxiliary equipment in order to control the steam supply that heats the hospital and outlying buildings, as well as fulfill the requirements of various departments. Essential Duties Perform pressure vessel firing operation and other incidental duties. Regulate size of flame and operate boiler controls adjusting for...

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