A power plant operator takes notes on the current output in the control room

Power Generation Plant Operator

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

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.

Occupation snapshot
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Apprenticeships may be available

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

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