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Power Plant Operators

Operate machinery to generate electric power.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Well above the statewide median
$41.72 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Below statewide average
Growth rate:  1.1%    Read more about outlook

Education:

High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Operate energy distribution equipment.
  • Operate energy production equipment.
  • Operate pumping systems or equipment.
  • Inspect sustainable energy production facilities or equipment.
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