Summary Power Engineer in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "power engineer" was moved from the group Power engineers and power systems operators (NOC 9241) to the group Power engineers and power systems operators (NOC 92100).
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 92100).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
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 buildings and other work sites. 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. Apprentices are also included in this unit group.
College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
advertised in Canada
- Co-ordinate maintenance activities of trade contractors
- Complete and maintain station records, logs and reports
- Instruct apprentices
- Read electrical schematics, blueprints and other technical diagrams
- Analyze and record instrument readings and equipment malfunction
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