Power Plant Jobs - Types of Power Plant Jobs
There are many different types of power plant jobs available, and each power plant will have a number of different types of employees working within it at a given time. Part of the reason these jobs are so great is that they can cater to a large variety of educational levels, from unskilled to trade school to degrees from universities. They are also never outsourced, because the employees must be at the actual job site. This increases the job security of employees, and ensures that there is always work available. Here, we’ll go over some of the different types of jobs in this field, and the benefits attached to them.
One of the most common types of power plant jobs is the plant technician. These employees are in charge of monitoring and controlling all the various aspects of a power plant, from boilers to turbines to generators, as well as auxiliary machines that are used in the process indirectly. Power plant technicians distribute power among the various machines, combine current from multiple machines, and keep a careful eye on their measuring instruments to ensure that everything is running efficiently but safely. In the event of a change in power requirements, power plant technicians start or stop generators in order to get the desired amount of current.
Power plants also make extensive use of electrical engineers, in order to produce and maintain a variety of electrical equipment. Not to be confused with electronic engineers, electrical engineers are responsible for everything from lighting and wiring systems to producing and testing various designs. Electrical engineers are one of the most common power plant jobs, because each plant utilizes a number of different types of mechanical and electrical equipment that require constant maintenance.
Other types of power plant jobs include transmission operators, linemen, and switchmen. While these jobs may not be inside the plant itself, power plants frequently employ various those with electrical and power related skills to set up networks through which electricity can be distributed. Because of the rapidly growing nature of the electrical industry, there are many new jobs being created all the time. Power plants are required virtually anywhere that is experiencing human expansion, and due to the economy’s recovery there are many new communities that require power. This relatively fast expansion is causing a dramatic influx of power related jobs, with openings for people of virtually any skill level.
Electrical Medium Voltage Lineman
To undertake a variety of tasks relating to medium voltage distribution in the large-scale solar industry. The job will involve inspecting and working closely with medium voltage subcontractors, Duke Energy and multiple utility companies, construction man
|Chapel Hill||STRATA SOLAR||Not Specified||Mar 07||
Power Plant Operator - Electrical
Provide safe operations, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of production equipment, instruments, and other equipment to provide power and steam to a 24/7 Paper Mill operations. Will also provide electrical skills, including but not limited to, wirin
|Mobile||Kimberly-Clark||Not Specified||Mar 07||
Electrical Engineer I
AECOM is seeking a Electrical Engineer I for a position in our Overland Park, KS location
|Overland Park||AECOM||Not Specified||Mar 07||
Electrical Engineer - Power
Our Green Bay and Appleton, WI offices are currently seeking Power Distribution Leadership professionals.
|Appleton||Jacobs||Not Specified||Feb 15||
Associate Transmission System Operator
FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that
|Akron||First Energy||Not Specified||Feb 08||
System Operator I, II or Senior
Responsible for the real time operation of the Association transmission assets in a safe and reliable manner. This position is tasked with the authority and responsibility to operate the Tri-State transmission system in such a manner as to comply with al
|Westminster||Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.||Not Specified||Feb 08||
Associate Transmission System Operator
This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FEU] Transmission System Operators ensure the reliable delivery of electricity to consumers. From the company's state-of-the-art control centers, System O
|Akron||First Energy||Not Specified||Jan 31||
Maintenance Planner - Electrical
The Production Planning job family is responsible for planning, scheduling, and organizing the efficient maintenance, operation and performance of work assignments. Coordinates with various departments to achieve optimum utilization of operations and main
|Richland||AECOM||Not Specified||Jan 27||
To organize and direct construction work on site required to serve member villages with electrical energy through a diesel generation and distribution system.
|Anchorage||Alaska Village Electric Cooperative||Not Specified||Jan 25||
Distribution Lineman Apprentice
Performs a variety of duties related to the installation, operation, repair, and maintenance of overhead and/or underground distribution systems, transmission facilities, and street light systems to provide continuous and dependable electric service to cu
|Oklahoma City||OGE Energy Corp.||Not Specified|