Power Generation Plant Operator

Power Generation Plant Operators operate boilers, turbogenerators and associated plant to generate electrical power.
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    Overview

    Power Generation Plant Operators operate boilers, turbogenerators and associated plant to generate electrical power.

    Day-to-day

    • operates power generation plant controls to produce required load
    • monitors operation of power generation plant and interpreting instrument readings
    • authorising procedures to isolate high-voltage and low-voltage electrical apparatus and plant
    • writes reports and maintains records on equipment performance, instrument readings and switching operations
    • carrying out routine operating tests.

    Considerations

    • Working outdoors

    To become a Power Generation Plant Operator

    • You need a certificate III or IV in electrical supply industry (ESI) generation (operations or systems) to work as a Power Generation Plant Operator. Some workers have a diploma or advanced diploma.

      Find a Certificate in ESI Generation