Summary Power Engineer in Canada
Find key facts and figures about working as a power engineer. The following information is applicable to all Power engineers and power systems operators (NOC 9241).
Power engineers operate and maintain reactors, turbines, boilers, generators, stationary engines and auxiliary equipment to generate electrical power and to provide heat, light, refrigeration and other utility services for commercial, institutional and industrial plants and facilities. Power systems operators monitor and operate switchboards and related equipment in electrical control centres to control the distribution of electrical power in transmission networks. They are employed by power generation plants, electrical power utilities, manufacturing plants, hospitals, universities and government and commercial establishments.
College or apprenticeship
College education or apprenticeship training usually required
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
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- Clean and lubricate machinery and equipment
- Analyze and record instrument readings and equipment malfunction
- Operate equipment in hydro, thermal and nuclear power plants
- Regulate and co-ordinate transmission loads, frequency and line voltage
- Write plant or building operation reports
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