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8161 POWER-PRODUCTION PLANT OPERATORS
 


    Power-production plant operators operate and monitor machinery and equipment which produce electric or other power and control its distribution.

    Tasks include -

    (a) operating and monitoring coal-, oil- or natural-gas-fired steam-power-generating plant;

    (b) operating and monitoring nuclear-fuelled steam-power- generating plant;

    (c) operating and monitoring hydroelectric-power-generating stations;

    (d) operating and monitoring other power generating plant, such as solar, tidal, geo-thermal or wind energy;

    (e) controlling power output and distribution of electricity from power stations;

    (f) performing related tasks;

    (g) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Operator, electric power plant

  • Operator, hydroelectric power plant

  • Operator, nuclear power plant

  • Operator, solar power plant


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.