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 re...
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 re...
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 re...
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 18 waste-to-energy facilities and fourindependent 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 rec...
Client located just North West of Macon, GA has an IMMEDIATE NEED for a Power Plant Operator/Technician with 7-10+ years of experience working in a boiler/steam turbine power plant or process plant environment. This is a long term contract position that may turn into a permanent position for the right candidate. Our client is looking for candidates who are in the Griffin, GA area. Responsibilities...
Plant Operator / Technician - Power Generation / Diesel Generator / Maintenance – MiddleBorough, MA (#905-MH524) Power Generation company seeks a Lead Plant Operator for a direct hire position south of Boston, MA. You will need several years experience in operations and maintenance of diesel or gas engine generators. Responsibilities -Perform operation and maintenance of facility equipment at gene...
Plant Operator / Technician - Maintenance / Power Generation / Diesel - Albany, NY (#906-MH524) Great opportunity with Power Generation company seeks a Plant Operator for a day shift direct hire position in Albany, NY area. You will need several years experience in operations and maintenance of diesel or reciprocating engine generators. Responsibilities -Perform operation and maintenance of facili...
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Job Summary 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 n...
UW-Madison, Physical Plant, is recruiting for a Plant Operator Senior at the Walnut Street Plant. Starting pay is $19.298 per hour, plus excellent benefits. This position requires working rotating shifts including holidays and weekends. Anyone with a mechanical background is encouraged to apply. For a complete description of the position, or to apply, visit www.ohr.wisc.edu/COB/CurrentUWEmployment...
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 re...
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 recognized for our positive impact on the environment, and our fa...
NAES Corporation, a leading independent services provider for the power generation and related infrastructure markets for over 30 years, offers facility operations & maintenance, maintenance and construction, technical support, and staffing. A GLOBAL LEADER dedicated to adding value by optimizing facility performance, NAES delivers exceptional performance and outstanding results. Northampton is a...
4000 WWTP OPERATOR CHESTER SEWER DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR CHESTER SEWER DISTRICT GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB Under occasional supervision, operates the Chester Sewer District wastewater treatment plant, following applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards of quality and safety. Maintenance of plant equipment and systems. Performs re...
Plum Energy LLC (“Plum”) is a turnkey provider of liquid natural gas (“LNG”) solutions for use in displacing diesel, heating oil, propane and other fuels in power generation systems, boilers, ovens and heavy-duty vehicles, including mine haul trucks. More specifically, Plum’s personnel have extensive experience providing LNG to mining operations and other industrial customers, assisting with the o...
Job Description: Demo Plant Operator – Electrical and Instrumentation Description: The role of this position is to learn and operate the desired functions of the Pilot and Demo plant with a significant focus on electrical aspects of the facility, including troubleshooting and preventative maintenance of electrical gear. This includes but is not limited to: Be able to develop, test and evaluate mul...
Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Crown Point, Indiana has a vision for healthier communities, but it's our staff who bring it to life. As a member of the Franciscan Alliance, we are a leader in faith-based, integrated healthcare and our mission is to improve the health of the community by healing the body, mind and spirit. Join our team in the following position: PLANT OPERATOR/ STATIONARY ENGINEE...
Heat Plant Operator Heat Plant Operator Swarthmore College is seeking a qualified Heat Plant Operator to maintain and repair all equipment and devices relating to heating, air conditioning and ventilation throughout the college campus. The position requires working with medium pressure boilers and chillers up to 600 tons, as well as equipment with 480v three phase power, high temperature piping an...
CastletonEnergyCenter - New York Plant Operator/Technician SUMMARY: To operate and maintain the plant in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures and State and Federal safety and environmental regulations. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Monitor plant and equipment for dangerous trends or abnormal events. Observe, correct if possible, and report situations that...
NEW FLORENCE, 15944
Our Conemaugh Generating Station in New Florence, PA is a coal-fired, 1700MW plant operated by NRG Energy. Consider these career opportunities with us: Power Plant Operator The qualified candidate will have knowledge of the operation, lubrication and inspection of boilers/turbines/auxiliary systems along with in-depth understanding of the bottom ash and pyrite removal system, pulverizers, the base...
New York University New York City, NY, 10012
Unit Specific Text: SHIFT: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, 11:00pm - 7:00am Position Summary: Monitor and operate combined heat and power plant and chilled water systems and connected equipment controls. Ensure plant operations are performed safely and efficiently; monitor and respond to changes in operating conditions to maintain continuous plant performance; as directed perform ope...

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Power Plant Technician

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$37,440.00 - $94,000.00
Typical Salary for Power Plant Technician
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
28.9%
Associates
26.7%
Bachelor's
17.8%
High School
15.6%
Master's
6.7%
Certification
2.2%
Vocational
2.2%
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