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 17 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...
Position: HydroelectricPower Plant Manager, Full Time, Permanent Locations: Batesville, AR. Work Hours: 40 hours week Salary: $59,000-$72,000 Benefits: Paid vacation, holiday, sick Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Matching 401k Relocation: Negotiable, DOE. JOB SUMMARY: Northbrook Power Management is recruiting for a full-time Hydroelectric Power Plant Manager to be responsible ...
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 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 Poughkeepsie, NY
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 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 17 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...
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...
JOB SUMMARY: Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. About the Position: This position is located in the Lookout Point Dam Powerhouse Control Room. Lo...
East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. Houston, TX
Job Description: East Kentucky Power is establishing a pool of qualified candidates for the Power Plant Operator at our Cooper Station Power Plant located in Burnside, KY. Qualified applicants should apply by midnight, Thursday, November 20th at http://www.ekpc.coop/jobopportunities.aspx Applications for these positions will be reviewed. Qualfied applicants will be contacted to take aptitude and ...
Waste Management Anderson, CA
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 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...
SSM Health Care Madison, WI, 53706
St. Mary’s currently has an opening for a Power Plant Operator. This position would operate high pressure steam boilers, chillers, generators and all related equipment in the power plant. Record all charts, thermometers and gauge information, interpret readings and make necessary adjustments to maintain normal operations of equipment. Test all water systems to maintain proper quality....
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...
Waste Management Saugus, MA, 01906
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 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 Anderson, CA, 96007
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 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 ...
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...
Xcel Energy Inc Pueblo, CO
Description Summary Works rotating shifts in the control room to ensure the plant operates safely and remains in compliance with plant requirements and governmental regulations. Monitors controls, operates switches, and performs recordkeeping. Communicates with operational staff to start, stop, and adjust equipment as necessary. Controls and monitors various plant systems and communicates with ...
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 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 Frackville, PA, 17931
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Other Possible Location: N/A Job Schedule: N/A Job Shift: 1st Shift Pay: N/A Travel: None Relocation: N/A Employee Referral Amount: 500 Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power production facilities located across...
Waste Management Auburndale, FL, 33823
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 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 Other Possible Location: N/A Job Schedule: N/A Job Shift: 1st Shift Pay: N/A Travel: None Relocation: N/A Employee Referral Amount: 500 Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power production facilities located across...
Job Description Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 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 ...

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Power Plant Technician

Salaries

$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%
(45 Respondents)
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