Power Generating Plant Operator Job Description


Responsible for the operations portion of power plants. Monitors and operates process control equipment, including valving, packaging, and engineering. Interprets plant procedures.

Primary responsibilities

  • Control and monitor boilers, turbines, generators, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Distribute power among generators.
  • Regulate output from generators.
  • Start and stop generators.
  • Oversee plant operations.
  • Alter amount of electricity output.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot operating equipment.
  • Load and unload trucks and railcars.
  • Oversee forktruck operations.
  • Perform general housekeeping.
  • Ensure plant adheres to safety and environmental rules.
  • Conceptualize, design, and implement plant improvement projects.
  • Identify process deviations and perform root cause/corrective action.
  • Conduct area inspections and audits.
  • Perform calibration check of scale accuracy at the beginning of each work shift.
  • Control and operate equipment such as loaders, drills, tractors, trucks, crushers, excavators, fork lifts, bulldozers and cranes.
  • Handle material and cargo.
  • Perform preventive and routine maintenance.
  • Use scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Observe gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Replenish inventory as needed.
  • Hire, train, and supervise employees.
  • Devise schedules and shifts.

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