• Power Plant Operator(s) & Supervisors

    Job Locations US-NC
    Requisition ID
    Industrial Maintenance
  • Overview

    Power Plant Operator

    • Control power-generating equipment which may use any one type of fuel, such as coal, nuclear fuel, or natural gas
    • Read charts, meters, and gauges to monitor voltage and electricity flows
    • Check equipment and indicators to detect evidence of operating problems
    • Adjust controls to regulate the flow of power
    • Start or stop generators, turbines, and other equipment as necessary


    Power plant operators control the systems that generate and distribute electric power.

    Power plant operators control, operate, and maintain machinery to generate electricity. They use control boards to distribute power among generators and regulate the output from several generators. They monitor instruments to maintain voltage and electricity flows from the plant to meet consumer demand for electricity, which fluctuates throughout the day.

    Concentration skills. Power plant operators must be careful, attentive, and persistent. They must be able to concentrate on a task, such as monitoring the temperature of reactors over a period of time without being distracted.

    Detail oriented. Power plant operators must monitor complex controls and intricate machinery to ensure that everything is operating properly.

    Dexterity. Power plant operators must use precise and repeated motions when working in a control room.

    Mechanical skills. Power plant operators must know how to work with machines and use tools. They must be familiar with how to operate, repair, and maintain equipment.

    Problem-solving skills. Power plant operators must find and quickly solve problems that arise with equipment or controls.



    • Employee must be able to lift up to 50-60 lbs. Push/pull up to 40 lbs.
    • Employee must be able to squat and bend/twist at waist while gripping tools.
    • Frequent standing, occasional sitting.
    • Employee must be able to concentrate on and organize projects, have problem solving skills, and be able to communicate effectively with co-workers.


    All qualified candidates must be willing to pass a pre-employment physical, pre-employment drug test, and a criminal background check.

    Austin Industrial, Inc. offers a Competitive Wage, Full Benefits, Dental, Vision, Holiday Pay, 401K, and ESOP.


    Austin is an EOE, Drug Free Work Place and participates in E-Verify.


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