Control, operate, or maintain machinery to generate electric power. Includes auxiliary equipment operators.
Sample of reported job titles:
Auxiliary Operator, Control Operator, Control Room Operator, Multicraft Operator (MCO), Operations and Maintenance Technician (O & M Technician), Plant Control Operator, Power Plant Operator, Station Operator, Unit Operator
Also see: Biomass Plant Technicians, Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022 wage data
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