fossil-fuel power plant operator




Fossil-fuel power plant operators operate and maintain industrial equipment, such as generators, turbines and boilers, that provides electricity produced from fossil fuels like natural gas or coal. They ensure the safety of operations and that the equipment complies with legislation. They may also work in combined cycle power plants which use heat recovery systems to recover exhaust heat from one operation and activate steam turbines.

Alternative label

  • heat recovery power plant production operator

  • generator operator

  • fossil-fuel power plant boiler operative

  • power station worker

  • turbine operator

  • power station operator

  • gas-fired power plant operator

  • LNG-fired power plant operator

  • generator worker

  • fossil-fuel power plant boiler operator

  • turbine operative

  • coal-fired power plant operator

  • combined cycle power plant operator

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

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Optional skills and competences

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