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 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...
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...
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...
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...
Waste Management Jewett City, CT, 06351
Job Description 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 ...
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 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 ...
Waste Management Penacook, NH, 03303
Job Description 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 ...
Waste Management Spokane, WA, 99224
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: None Relocation: N/A 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 gen...
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 ...
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...
POWER PLANT OPERATOR Company Carson Energy Group Location Sacramento, CA Position Type Full Time Experience Unspecified Education Unspecified Power Plant Operator needed for 180 MW Sacramento Power Plant. Cogen/Power plant experience beneficial. Pay based on experience, $60 to $80K per year + benefits. Send resume and salary history to: Carson Energy Group, 5000 83 St. Sacramento, CA 95826 F...
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...
Boeing Renton, WA
Requisition Number1400009386en Requisition Number1400009386en1400009386en Requisition Number:Requisition Number: 1400009386en-6 Primary Location:Primary Location: Renton, Washington, United States Other Locations:Other Locations: Seattle;Washington;United States-Kent;Washington;United States-Everett;Washington;United States-Auburn;Washington;United States-Puyallup;Washington;United States-Rent...
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...
Requisition Number 1400009386en Requisition Number: 1400009386en-4 Primary Location: Auburn, Washington, United States Other Locations: Seattle;Washington;United States-Kent;Washington;United States-Everett;Washington;United States-Auburn;Washington;United States-Puyallup;Washington;United States-Renton;Washington;United States- Job: Aircraft Manufacturing Job Level: Individual Contributor S...
Requisition Number 1400009386en Requisition Number: 1400009386en-3 Primary Location: Everett, Washington, United States Other Locations: Seattle;Washington;United States-Kent;Washington;United States-Everett;Washington;United States-Auburn;Washington;United States-Puyallup;Washington;United States-Renton;Washington;United States- Job: Aircraft Manufacturing Job Level: Individual Contributor ...
Requisition Number 1400009386en Requisition Number: 1400009386en-1 Primary Location: Seattle, Washington, United States Other Locations: Seattle;Washington;United States-Kent;Washington;United States-Everett;Washington;United States-Auburn;Washington;United States-Puyallup;Washington;United States-Renton;Washington;United States- Job: Aircraft Manufacturing Job Level: Individual Contributor ...

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Power Plant Technician

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Associates
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