Power Plant Operator

Top Power Plant Operator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Power Plant Operator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Power Plant Operator resumes they appeared on. For example, 20.6% of Power Plant Operator resumes contained Steam Turbine as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Power Plant Operator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Power Plant Operator resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Steam Turbine

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Here's how Steam Turbine is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Operated a conventional Thermal Power Plant utilizing Mitsubishi Steam Turbines.
  • Lead Board Operator for a two on one gas and steam turbine operated 525 MW power generating facility.
  • Assisted on the Steam Turbine side; adjusting load, bringing up and taking down various turbines.
  • Work rotating shifts operating and maintaining LM 6000 gas turbines, with Dresser Rand Steam turbines.
  • Perform any and all on-line/off-line procedures on gas/steam turbine (i.e., bleed and feed).
  • Rated at 511 MW utilizing 2 501F Siemens gas turbines and one Toshiba steam turbine.
  • Steam coal feed main boilers, 2- 40 Megawatt steam turbine generators for electrical distribution.
  • Plant consists of 4 Solar Taurus 60 Gas turbines and 1 Dresser Rand steam turbine.
  • Field Operator Operated 6 power boilers3 steam turbines 9 gas turbines Switching in 5 switch yards
  • Operate GE 7FA gas turbine and GE Steam Turbine in a one-on-one combined cycle configuration.
  • Operate and maintain all Power Plant associated equipment including all Boilers and Steam turbines.
  • Operate 10 electric generators 5 are steam turbine and 5 are diesel generators.
  • Operated steam turbines, pumps, boilers, all other auxiliary equipment.
  • Commissioned two 55 MW Fuji steam turbines.
  • Steam turbine driven York Chillers.
  • Distributed output from steam turbines to generators to maintain proper voltage and synchronization in the delivery of electrical transmission using synchroscope.
  • Operate 7 chilled water units with 5 steam turbine and 2 are electric with a total of 24,300 tons.
  • Operate and maintained fifty megawatt power plant cogeneration utilizing fluidized bed for heat source as well as gas and steam turbine.
  • Waste Heat Recovery Boiler at 317 KPPH, Any one or combination of three General Electric megawatt steam turbines on site.
  • Operated and maintained 800 PSI superheated steam turbine generator used for the production of 8 megawatts of electricity.

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2. Boilers

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Here's how Boilers is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Shift supervisor, operations of boilers, turbines, generators along with associated auxiliary equipment.
  • Maintained stock of spare parts for power plant equipment, specifically the two Foster and Wheeler boilers and auxiliary systems.
  • Maintained and operated steam side of power plant along with three package boilers, and small co-generation plant.
  • Operate equipment, such as steam engines, generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers.
  • Coordinated with Plant Operators for start up or shut down of boilers and turbines for generational needs.
  • Contracted and oversaw heating plant boilers conversion to duel fuel and main yard heating plant stack replacement.
  • Administrated daily maintenance on valves, pumps, boilers, evaporators, turbine, and MOV valves.
  • Oversee the operation of two 1.2 meg turbines along with two additional waste heat boilers 125 psi
  • Qualified to run Boiler Chemistry on three pulverized coal drum type boilers and one CFB.
  • Operate and maintain boilers, chillers, pumps, valves, and steam transmission system.
  • Operated nuclear power reactors and boilers using knowledge of process, and following safety procedures.
  • Control power-generating equipment, such as boilers, turbines, generators, and reactors.
  • Operate & maintain support systems for two combustion UV-40 boilers.
  • Operated power generating equipment, including boilers, turbines.
  • Maintain and repair boilers and plant equipment.
  • Perform tasks such as equipment checks, such as on pumps, cooling towers, boilers, coal conveyer belts.
  • Operated and maintained seven Waukesha power generator sets, boilers and chillers.
  • Supervised 10-15 personnel within the boilers division.
  • Perform water chemistry for the boilers, makeup, feedwater,potable and non potable water systems, and cooling towers.
  • Maintained and checked boiler system every hour Pulled coal from boiler pits Fixed boilers when not operating correctly

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3. Plant Operations

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Here's how Plant Operations is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Assisted in ongoing plant operations to ensure reactor power demands and maintenance needs were expeditiously met without hindering overall power requirements.
  • Managed communications systems for all nuclear reactor plant operations; performed troubleshooting, maintenance, and material replacement where needed.
  • Acquired a keen understanding of the steam generation phase and its related auxiliaries for power plant operations.
  • Aided in the streamlining of plant operations to mitigate waste and ensure compliance with EPA standards.
  • Served as first point of contact for on-site field operators during power plant operations and outages.
  • Mentor and trained new power plant operators and apprentices in safe plant operations and procedures.
  • Oversee small company's IT systems used to manage and monitor the plant operations.
  • Coordinated work between labor groups to ensure plant operations, efficiency and safety.
  • Verified divisional compliance with power plant operations, maintenance, and safety procedures.
  • Conducted hands-on training in all aspects of plant operations and system repairs.
  • Maintain Reverse Osmosis system, water chemistry and overall plant operations.
  • Plant Operations Responsibilities: Operate and maintain high-pressure steam boilers.
  • Power plant operations- Load sharing/paralleling, Load Banking, all inspections pre/post/running, accurate records keeping, and maintenance.
  • Power Plant Operator - Maintain and recovered generating power plant operations through the reading of meters and gauges.
  • Key Achievements: * Qualified Engineering Watch Supervisor for critical and shutdown plant operations.
  • Manage all boilers and associate auxiliary equipments and maintain all plant operations.
  • Power Plant Operations & Maintenance, QIT, Ibeno, Nigeria.
  • Performed tagouts, plant operations casualty response, and fire response.
  • Developed and implemented SOPs for plant operations.
  • Fire, operate and maintain high pressure boilers Perform water and chemical testing Monitor and record plant operations

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4. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Follow safety procedures and company policies for equipment operation.
  • Ensured adherence to safety procedures.
  • Full knowledge of routine procedures, operating systems, safety procedures, and fire safety.
  • Demonstrated proficiency while training junior personnel in defining and explaining technical data, blueprints, data analysis, and safety procedures.

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5. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Performed/supervised corrective and preventative maintenance actions and testing of propulsion plant systems during both shipyard overhaul and operational conditions.
  • Performed duties and supervised plant mechanics conducting preventative maintenance or repairs on generator sets and plant ancillary equipment.
  • Perform maintenance on reactor support systems in accordance with Technical Manuals and Preventative Maintenance requirements.
  • Performed routine and preventative maintenance on all equipment relative to power plant operations.
  • Communicated with outside resources Prepared and administered preventative maintenance work orders.
  • Minimized damage and repair costs through careful management and preventative maintenance.
  • Perform minor maintenance repairs and preventative maintenance on plant equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance as scheduled and complete required reports.
  • Developed and established equipment operational and preventative maintenance procedures.
  • Perform various preventative maintenance items as assigned.
  • Prepared and administered preventative maintenance work orders.
  • Performed scheduled preventative maintenance of equipment.
  • Served as power plant operator that planned, monitored and performed preventative maintenance throughout the campus and satellite locations.
  • Operated and provided preventative maintenance on one of two steam propulsion plants on board the USS Ponce.
  • Lubricate various valves and make minor repairs and adjustments for preventative maintenance to ensure proper function.
  • Perform daily mechanical inspections and preventative maintenance; check inventories and recommend supplies as needed.
  • Write and supervise the use of quality control packages for preventative maintenance and corrective repairs.
  • Power Plant Condition Monitoring, Repair, Preventative Maintenance, and Operations.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and minor repairs where needed.
  • Suggested and contributed to the modification of the installation of bearings for the sootblowers for easier preventative maintenance practices.

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6. Air Compressors

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Here's how Air Compressors is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Operate, maintain, and repair boilers, chillers, air compressors, generators, and all auxiliary machinery.
  • Operate vacuum pumps and systems, air compressors for various styles including screw compressors and reciprocating compressors.
  • Monitor and meet Mill demands for compressed air by operating and maintaining air compressors.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on equipment cooling towers, air compressors, pumps, fans.
  • Maintained and monitored Chillers, Boilers, Cooling Towers, and Air Compressors.
  • Adjusted the number of boilers and air compressors online as conditions warranted.
  • Maintain plant air compressors and air dryers for soot blowing air.
  • Air Compressors Champion 15 HP WTS.
  • Maintained accurate accountability for auxiliary equipment including air compressors, cooling water pumps and centrifuges.
  • heat recovery steam generators, gas turbines, natural gas compressors, air compressors, and other auxiliary equipment.
  • Maintained turbo air compressors (Joy and Sulliar).
  • Maintained boiler, pumps, steam turbine, air compressors and boiler water chemistry.ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCELogger, Burney, California
  • Provide maintenance for alfa-laval centerfudges, air compressors, boiler water chemistry.

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7. Auxiliary Equipment

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Here's how Auxiliary Equipment is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Managed and completed necessary maintenance on propulsion machinery, turbo generators, auxiliary equipment, and outside machinery.
  • Dispatched orders or instructions to personnel through radio-telephone or intercommunication systems to coordinate auxiliary equipment operation.
  • Operate and maintain auxiliary equipment by monitoring and adjusting systems for Power Generation Department.
  • Operated boilers, turbines and auxiliary equipment within specifications.
  • Operate auxiliary equipment on a rotating basis
  • Set & control boilers & auxiliary equipment throughout the plant to maintain temperature & pressure for industrial heating & manufacturing process.
  • Operated pumps, motors, valves, fans, dampers and auxiliary equipment associated with the station primary systems.
  • Operated and maintained a 13,000 LB/HR Cleaver Brooks auxiliary package boiler including all associated auxiliary equipment and controls.
  • Controlled and maintained auxiliary equipment, such as fans, pumps, compressors and condensers.
  • Trained new employees on operational procedures for boilers, water systems, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Monitor and maintains portable or stationary high pressure boilers and all auxiliary equipment.
  • Operate and maintain pumps, water systems, and power plant auxiliary equipment.
  • Operate steam generating boilers, turbines and auxiliary equipment.
  • Operate auxiliary equipment on an as needed basis.
  • Assisted in preventive and corrective maintenance to primary and auxiliary equipment.
  • Plant Operator Jenbacher engines and auxiliary equipment.
  • Operated boilers, turbines, and associated auxiliary equipment during normal, startup, shut down, and emergency conditions.
  • Operate and inspect all dam structures, generation and auxiliary equipment, switchyard, switchboard, and water release equipment.
  • Control and monitor boilers, turbines, generators, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Operate & perform preventive maintenance on Auxiliary equipment for Toshiba 58 mw output; 46 mw export waste to energy plant.

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8. Emergency Situations

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Here's how Emergency Situations is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Performed reactor operators in emergency situations, in accordance with emergency operating procedures.
  • Responded to emergency situations and helped coordinated any related functions.
  • Initiated corrective actions and ordered plant shutdowns in emergency situations.
  • Ensured timely response in Emergency situations.
  • Handle tenant service calls for urgent and emergency situations of any nature.

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9. Control Room

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Here's how Control Room is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Operated control room for boilers and turbine generator sets before and after computerization retrofit.
  • Perform job as required by the shift leader and/or control room operator to maintain equipment operation in normal.
  • Monitor all main motor control rooms, take water samples and conduct all boiler chemistry test.
  • Operate valves in conjunction with plant operation and Control Room Technicians' guidance.
  • Logged control room activities and changes; reported changes to Watch Engineer.
  • Control room operation of a 60-megawatt co-generation, combined cycle power plant.
  • Have gained considerable experience with DCS and all control room operations.
  • Assist control room operator in the production of generating electrical power.
  • Assisted the control room operator inside 300 megawatt power plant.
  • Execute switching orders prepared by the Control Room Operator.
  • Complete daily plant reports when control room operator.
  • Control room operator, Qualified for all J.I.T.
  • Qualified as Control Room Operator.
  • Operate the steam power plant,up and down the demand in generation electric.monitoring all parameter in control room.
  • Control Room Experience in Start-ups, Shut-downs, Steady-State Operations, and Causalty Control steps and procedures.
  • Power Plant and Zero Discharge Plant Control Room Operator Perform duties as an outside operator effectively.
  • Control Room/ Auxiliary Equipment Operator for 2 x 44.5 Mw.
  • Handle control room operator backfill.
  • Monitor outside equipment and Inform Control Room operator of any unusual conditions Perform water chemistry tests, periodic maint.
  • Control Room Operator -Support boilers and equipment startup and shutdown.

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10. Chillers

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Here's how Chillers is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Operate and maintain 5 Chillers supporting HVAC systems to maintain temperature and humidity at correct levels for comfort and infection control.
  • Performed a wide variety of maintenance activities on all Plant equipment including boilers, turbines, chillers and associated plant equipment.
  • Check oil and grease level in plant equipment; perform maintenance that include punching tubes on both boilers and chillers.
  • Maintain all auxiliary equipment in the plant, water analysis on boilers and chillers, plant tag out on equipment.
  • Performed preventive maintenance and repairs in the plant boiler rooms including cooling towers, chillers, pumps and motors.
  • Maintain proper chill water, condenser water temperature and pressure as well as electrical demand on chillers.
  • Operate and maintain Centrifugal Chillers and Generating Equipment, pumps and motors associated with the Power Plant.
  • Maintain water treatment for Boilers, Chillers, Cooling Towers, and Heating Loops.
  • Performed routine maintenance on Boilers, Chillers and all central plant equipment.
  • Operate gas fired boilers, chillers, and related auxiliary equipment.
  • Handled the operation of boilers, chillers and related equipment.
  • Operate and maintain 2-500-ton chillers including 4-50-hp pumps.
  • Operate York 400 ton chillers and cooling towers.
  • run generators and chillers other support equipment
  • Operate, maintain and troubleshoot feed pumps, chemical pumps, 150 psi boilers and 70 ton carrierchillers.
  • Operated and maintained stationary boilers, gas tubines, heat recovery units and chillers to provide utilities for buildings
  • Operate and maintain: Chillers by various manufacturers sized from 125 to 1200 tons.
  • Operate and Maintain 4 - 750 ton Trane Chillers.
  • Repair and operate three 13,000 pph Cleaver Brook Boilers as well as three 700 ton McQuay magnetic bearingless centrifugal chillers.
  • Operate seven Trane 2 stage centrifugal, 2 Trane steam absorption chillers.

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11. Water Treatment Plant

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Here's how Water Treatment Plant is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator Lead Supply Chain Management Storekeeper
  • Chill water system hydraulics and operated 2 water treatment plants for a crew of over 5000.
  • Control and maintain water treatment plant to ensure sufficient make up water.
  • Maintained and operated the water treatment plant.
  • Operated water treatment plant supporting mill process, firewall and dematerialized water systems.
  • Assessed chemical usage of laboratories and Water Treatment Plant and reported to shift supervisor.

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12. MW

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Here's how MW is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Practiced communication and teamwork to operate and maintain a nuclear power plant under extremely stressful conditions.
  • Operated Company gas turbine generator units (10MW) and reheat boilers at Naval Training Center and the Naval Station.
  • Oversee the daily operation of a 130 MW natural gas power generation plant and all auxiliary systems.
  • Monitor all power systems, auxiliary systems and critical components of a 50 MW geothermal power plant.
  • Worked in a team as a power plant operator to monitor an 800MW unit.
  • Supplied SGP-Austria and bleed and extraction and condensing turbine generator of 23.5 MW.
  • Operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair a 3MW extraction turbine.
  • Direct technical operations of four gas fired units totaling 1000 MW.
  • Perform Operation of GE and ABB 50MW Power Generating plant.
  • Operated and maintained 1200 MW power plants.
  • Play active role in fostering teamwork.
  • Operate one combine cycle GE LM2500 Gas Turbine (28MW ea.)
  • Maintained and operated a 5 MW cogeneration facility.
  • Assisted start up engineers in start up and commissioning of Solana solar 280mw generating station.
  • Commissioned two 1.2 MW Solar Gas turbines with Rentech waste heat recovery boilers.
  • Combined Cycle CRO of a 300 MW Siemens combined cycle power plant.
  • Operated and maintained 16 W rtsil 2.8mw natural gas engines and generators.
  • Maintain 5.5 Mw Solar Turbine Genset* Maintain gas compressors and related equipment.
  • Maintain and rebuild 9, 1MW Waukesha 7042GL engines and switchgear.
  • Worked in Brand New Fluidized Bed Combustor Power Plant 50 MWs.

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13. Water Samples

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Here's how Water Samples is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Test water samples for chemical balance on the Kipper Boiler System and maintain the correct balance according to the State Codes.
  • Analyzed and tested water samples from boiler and supply water systems.
  • Take water samples to conduct boiler water treatment test.
  • Analyzed water samples and added chemicals as required.
  • Gather water samples and lab analysis.

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14. Control Systems

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Here's how Control Systems is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Maintained and operated automatic boiler control systems, calibrated pressure and temperature sensing devices.
  • Performed maintenance to include lubricating, changing filters, changing belts, pumps/valves/fans, and troubleshooting control systems for this equipment.
  • Operate Delta V, DCS, Mark VII control systems.
  • Trained to operate and troubleshoot various AC and DC control systems and electrical power distribution systems, 24Vdc through 24,000Vac.
  • Operated shipboard electrical and reactor control systems during plant startup, shutdown, and normal steaming operations including shipyard overhaul.
  • operate control systems for waste water treatment department.

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15. Water Systems

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Here's how Water Systems is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Checked chemistry of all plant water systems and took corrective action to bring any deviation from specified limits back into range.
  • Operate & monitor operation of generating equipment, chilled water systems, & steam systems.
  • Blow down of boilers and other hot water systems throughout the plant.
  • Tested and maintained water systems for boiler water chemistry control.
  • Operate and Maintain deareator and feed water systems for boiler operations.

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16. Trouble Shooting

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Here's how Trouble Shooting is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Trouble shooting issues to maintain production, and write work orders on equipment that is not operating correctly.
  • Trained all 5 plant mechanics on maintenance, repairs and trouble shooting generator sets and other plant equipment.
  • Perform rounds, readings, trouble shooting of equipment and provide detailed daily logs of work areas.
  • Used schematics, drawings, and blueprints in technical settings for planning, maintenance and trouble shooting.
  • Provide ongoing reports, trouble shooting, and diagnoses of any problems associated with the scrubber.
  • Performed preventive maintenance and trouble shooting procedures as needed.
  • Developed extensive trouble shooting and problem solving skills.

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17. Plant Systems

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Here's how Plant Systems is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Operated the electrical power distribution systems required for sustained operation and safety of key reactor plant systems.
  • Worked with various phases of plant systems including coal/fly ash, coal handling, cooling systems fuel oil/gas and electric distribution/production.
  • Inspected, monitored and adjusted Power Plant systems for silo filling and material management with PLC's.
  • Worked by learning plant systems.
  • operated air compressors on the site performed preventive and corrective maintenance of all plant systems air water steam.

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18. DCS

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Here's how DCS is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Operate the plant and all associated equipment through the DCS system to ensure operation within specified parameters.
  • Operated the DCS process panel as Board Operator.
  • Monitor DCS controls Stage/Operate auxiliary pumps.
  • Mark V Gas turbine controls Bailey Infi 90 DCS.

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19. Water Heaters

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20. Heat Exchangers

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Here's how Heat Exchangers is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Directed repairs on valves, pumps, heat exchangers and saved the Navy over $100,000 in contractor costs.
  • Operate the plant water treatment equipment including filters, RO unit, heat exchangers and chemical feed systems.
  • Operated and maintained marine boilers, pumps, forced draft blowers, and heat exchangers.
  • Work on heat exchangers and chemical systems.
  • maintain proper temperature of heat exchangers for oil and vacuum of the turbins.

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21. PSI

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Here's how PSI is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Maintain Electro-Hydraulic Controlled Oil Systems operating at 1600 PSI for the control of High/Low Pressure Steam Stop and Control Valves.
  • Experience working with General Electric Steam Generators with pressures of 3500 PSI and 3600 RPM with temperatures of 1000 Degrees.
  • Used DPSI PMC program for preventive maintenance schedules, work orders, purchasing, inventory, and work request.
  • Monitored and operated two 1200 PSI steam boilers, a 45 MW turbine generator, and associated equipment.
  • Steam pressure reducing valves - plant running at 125 psi.
  • Maintain 250PSI for steam on Kipper Boiler.
  • Operated 600 and 1200 PSI steam boilers.
  • Monitor steam demand, header pressure at 230 psi and prv reducing stations throughout property.
  • Position: Machinist Mate/ Boiler Technician/ Power Plant Operator Maintained and operated 800 psi steam pressures boiler room equipment and auxiliaries.

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22. Diesel Engines

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Here's how Diesel Engines is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Performed preventive maintenance on plant equipment including CAT diesel engines as required by U.S. Army and machinery manual recommendations.
  • Started CAT diesel engines as needed for supplemental power or to remove gas turbine for service.
  • Oversee all Aspects of 8 SAKR Power Generation Systems with Mitsubishi S16R V-16 Diesel Engines.
  • Started and stopped diesel engines for power generating demands.
  • Operated and maintained two Cooper Superior 945 horsepower diesel engines producing 600KW for Wastewater Management Facility Operations.
  • Control and monitor the operation of diesel engines connected to generators.Keep accurate readings of fluid levels.
  • Have basic knowledge of disassembly and assembly of parts for diesel engines and steam boiler

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23. Detect Signs

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24. Safe Operation

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Here's how Safe Operation is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Identify and report unsafe operations to Supervisor immediately.
  • Become qualified on terrain, grades, curves, and grade crossings in assigned territory to ensure safe operation of train.
  • Completed fire prevention safety training to ensure safe operations of the plant and minimize personnel injury and equipment damage.
  • Ensured the safe operation of submarine nuclear propulsion, electric generating plant, and associated auxiliary support systems.
  • Adhered to strict procedures to ensure safe operation of a nuclear power plant and its subsystems.
  • Performed daily and routine inspection (rounds) and safe operation of all equipment.
  • Performed rounds and readings to insure the safe operation of all power plant equipment.
  • Ensured safe operation of plant equipment used in construction and maintenance activities.
  • Led continual training on pressurized water reactor design and safe operation.
  • Use of all plant implemented programs to ensure safe operation.
  • Trained plant operators in the safe operation of plant equipment.
  • Maintain safe operation of geothermal power plant -Preventative and corrective maintenance
  • Inspected safe operation of pumps, compressors, motors, cooling towers and heat exchangers.

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25. Hvac

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Here's how Hvac is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Team on HVAC, Building & Equipment Maintenance Provide Facility and Patient Valuable Security Assist in Safety & Emergency Preparedness Implementation
  • Traveled with Team in Indiana and Michigan to record, document, all HVAC Equipment for Preventive Maintenance Programs.
  • Monitored power plants throughout the campus and satellite locations and all building system HVAC, Fire and Security.
  • Perform various aspects of preventive maintenance and troubleshooting on HVAC systems; 300 to 1500 tons.
  • Repair and install HVAC systems blood bank and pharmacy.
  • Performed visual inspections and diagnosed problems with HVAC system.
  • Operate and Maintain all HVAC equipment.
  • Target Center Arena Developed and deployed an electronic preventive maintenance program for HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems.

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26. Mechanical Equipment

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Here's how Mechanical Equipment is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Assisted in troubleshooting all plant mechanical equipment and electrical systems.
  • Developed skills in the electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • Operate or maintain stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes.
  • Repair and installation of mechanical equipment, steam and water piping, and fire bricking.
  • Power plant operator for all electrical and mechanical equipment, navigational Locks and Fishways, and ladder systems.
  • Operate and repair all mechanical equipment including chillers cooling towers and air handlers etc..

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27. Electrical Systems

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Here's how Electrical Systems is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance tasks incidental to the operation of mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Used complex schematics and blueprints to perform intricate maintenance and repair of electrical systems associated with nuclear reactors, i.e.
  • Performed operation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems.

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28. Loto

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Here's how Loto is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Perform correct (LOTO) lock out tag out procedures for maintenance and I & E Technicians.
  • Progressed to Operations department at Station; also on LOTO list.
  • Worked as confined space coordinator and assistant LOTO supervisor during outages.
  • Perform LOTO of equipment for maintenance and valve operations.
  • Perform Lock out Tag out (LOTO) isolation for equpiment maintenance.

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29. Caterpillar

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Here's how Caterpillar is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Direct responsible to operate and maintain 13- units of 3600 series, 4.62 MW bunker fired Caterpillar Diesel Engine Generator.
  • Provide maintenance and troubleshooting for MEP PU 810A, Caterpillar 3456 engines, Caterpillar SR4B generators and distribution systems.
  • Operated a Caterpillar 950 front end loader, a 9,000 pound fork lift, and Bobcat skid loader daily.
  • Assisted in the overhaul of Caterpillar Diesel engines both 8 and 12 cylinders and running the Power plant.
  • Performed preventive and breakdown maintenance on Caterpillar G3516, G3520, and G3616 landfill gas generators.
  • Assist in the repair and maintenance at multiple site on 3616 Caterpillar engines.
  • Prime movers consisted of 9 Caterpillar 3606 1.5 megawatt generator sets.
  • Operate and maintain two 1.5 MW caterpillar diesel gen-sets.

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30. Water Pumps

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Here's how Water Pumps is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Perform preventive maintenance on the boilers, feed water pumps, condenser pumps, cooling towers and diesel generators.
  • Maintained cooling towers; ran generator tests; took readings and maintained water pumps, chillers and boilers.
  • Check all water pumps and control valves.
  • Double Pass Condenser, Centrifugal water pumps, Deearting Feed Tank, Steam driven feed pumps, Rotary and Reciprocating Pumps.
  • Repair, replace, install motors & controls to condensate & feedwater pumps, softeners, & boilers.
  • service generators, maintain building, replace water pumps, made sure village had power

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31. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Followed operating procedures according to OSHA regulations.
  • Performed safety inspections (OSHA and company standards) and routine maintenance on tools and equipment used.
  • Operate and maintain all plant equipment and conditions to comply with OSHA and other safety regulations.
  • Set up and wrote the plants lock out tag out procedures according to OSHA Regulations.
  • Updated air compressor control systems to meet OSHA breathing air regulations.
  • Ensured Compliance with all JCAHO, NFPA, NEC, OSHA, and EPA requirements.
  • Follow and adhere to the safety protocols and complete all training as set by OSHA and company standards.
  • Performed lock-out tag-outs as reguired by OSHA.

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32. PLC

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Here's how PLC is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Install electrical conduit, panels, cable terminations, PLC, VFD and Cimplycity systems.
  • Worked with PLC's and VFD 's.

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33. Proper Operation

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Here's how Proper Operation is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Monitored and responded to alarms and unusual conditions to ensure proper operation of equipment.
  • Operated 3300 kW Cooper-Bessemer Diesel Generators and trained personnel in their proper operation.
  • Performed preventive maintenance to maintain proper operation of the equipment.
  • Perform detailed inspections of operating equipment for proper operation.
  • Tested and inspected machinery to verify proper operation.
  • Prepare Standing Operating Procedures and formal training to ensure proper operation of facilities and control of power production and water release.
  • Prepared written reports and logs for ongoing projects, machinery condition and proper operation of equipment.
  • Assigned to ensure the proper operation of the plant while maintaining the highest level of safety.
  • Operated, maintained, and repaired electrical systems and trained personnel in their proper operation.
  • Observe auxiliary equipment across all units for proper operation, read instruments and record data.
  • Test and monitor density, and PH to ensure proper operation of FGD equipment.
  • Check and read gauges, meters, and charts to insure proper operation.
  • Monitor plant equipment to ensure proper operation and record daily logs.
  • Perform checks and took required reading to insure proper operation.
  • Check daily logs to determine proper operation of equipment.
  • Maintain power plant facility and equipment.Monitor equipment regularly to ensure proper operation, as well as perform regular inspections.
  • Power Plant Operator and maintenance Responsibilities Assure safe and proper operation of a power plant, switchyard and associated control structures.

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34. Efficient Operation

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Here's how Efficient Operation is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Perform walk down inspection on boiler equipment for efficient operation, take logs & coordinate with control room on combustion burnout.
  • Assisted in the safe and efficient operation of the power plant and supporting systems.
  • Prepare and recommend operating procedures for the safe and efficient operation of the plants.
  • Performed all operations associated with the safe and efficient operation of the power plant.
  • Collaborated with departments to ensure smooth work flow and efficient operations.
  • Job description: Maintain safe and efficient operation of major fossil fuel fired electric generating station.
  • Monitored status of all plant systems and proofread the outside operator log sheets to ensure the most efficient operation.

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35. Reverse Osmosis

low Demand
Here's how Reverse Osmosis is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Experienced at Overhauling of ion exchange plant and reverse osmosis (RO) unit.
  • Clean and restore reverse osmosis units.
  • Operate and maintain demineralized anion/cation and reverse osmosis system.
  • Water purifying reverse osmosis systems and de-ionized water systems.
  • Experienced in the operations and maintenance of purifying systems such Demineralizers, CDI, and Reverse Osmosis.
  • Operate and perform routine maintenance on a reverse osmosis, mixed bed type demineralizer.
  • Operated Reverse Osmosis units, Cation mix beds, and prefiltration.

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36. Hrsg

low Demand
Here's how Hrsg is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Perform water chemistry analysis on HRSG, auxiliary boiler, and cooling tower systems.
  • Experience operating a 10 MW GE gas turbine, gas compressor, and HRSG.
  • Job Title: MOPS/JOURNEYMAN - Gas Turbine/HRSG/Steam Turbine Generator Combined Cycle Power Plant Operator.
  • Operate water tube boilers such as, Riley and HRSG.
  • heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) providing steam to a BBC waste heat (steam) turbine.
  • Operate and maintain two Aalborg HRSGS.
  • Gas Turbine with Vogt HRSG.
  • Returned to Hunlock Creek for boiler degrease and steam BlowsAfter boiler Explosion on HRSG one due to closed stack damper
  • Operated 3 MW gas turbine and HRSG.Aided in the installation of "Saturn GS 1500" including all ancillary equipment.

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37. Heavy Equipment

low Demand
Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Installed industrial machinery or heavy equipment.
  • Performed PM's, serviced and operated heavy equipment such as CAT, D9's.
  • Operate and maintain heavy equipment.
  • Job responsibilities included operating and maintaining conveyor system and related equipment, runningheavy equipment, and some hourly service on equipment.
  • Operated heavy equipment which included the excavator, front end loader, fork lift, lull operator and bull dozer.

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38. Fuel Oil

low Demand
Here's how Fuel Oil is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Control Room Operator of the recovery and power boilers, burning black liquor, bark, gas and fuel oil.
  • Conduct fuel oil transfer throughout the power plant via pumps, valves, flow meter etc.
  • Start Up, Shutdown, and Operate Fuel Oil, Natural Gas and Wood Gas Boilers.
  • Performed water chemistry, testing and lubricating oil and fuel oil sampling.
  • Operate and Maintain Heavy fuel oil & Lube Oil purifiers.
  • Maintained inventory and testing of all fuel oil and tanks.
  • Supervised Fuel Oil and Water testing Lab.
  • Fuel oil & bark handling.
  • Read electrical meters looked for oil-gas-air-or fuel oil leaks and smell for anything out of the norm.
  • Maintained equipment such as: coal belts, train rails, fuel oil tanks and the fly ash handling system.
  • Coordinate Heavy fuel oil transfer (Bunkering) and Overhauling of Wartsila Engines at various engine hours.
  • Administered the replenishment of freshwater, reserve feedwater, fuel oil supply and storage tanks.

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39. Water Softeners

low Demand
Here's how Water Softeners is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Maintain Domestic Water Systems, Water Softeners for Sterilizers and RO Systems for surgery and Power Plant DA/Boiler steam.
  • Performed operation, maintenance and regeneration of cation and anion resin bed vessels, and water softeners.
  • Monitored power plant operations, Maintained test boilers, cooling towers and water softeners to appropriate levels.
  • Performed tests on boiler water, condensate return, and water softeners while maintaining correct chemical levels.
  • Maintain, operate and repair power plant equipment, chillers, de-aerating feed tanks, boilers and water softeners.
  • General maintenance of coal pulverizer pneumatic valves, steam traps, water softeners.
  • Operate and maintain boilers, Trane chillers, air compressors, water softeners, dealkalizer and all related equipment.

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40. Scada

low Demand
Here's how Scada is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Operated Wolf Creek Hydro Electric Power Plant and Dam locally and operated Laurel Power Plant and Dam via SCADA remote control.
  • Qualified and experienced to operate the SCADA remote control panels as well as local control panels at the dam.
  • Operate and maintain machinery throughout 2 different plants located on The University of Oklahoma campus through SCADA computer systems.
  • Maintained SCADA system parameters, calibrated readings and adjusted alarm points as necessary.
  • Plant operations are monitored using a SCADA and GDACS DCS/HMI system.
  • Created generator load and shed schedule utilizing SCADA application.
  • Monitor water levels and machinery temperatures from SCADA.
  • Help build and maintain electric distribution SCADA system.
  • Monitored, SCADA systems, DCS, and HMI.
  • Gas Compressor and Refrigeration general maintenance SCADA system monitoring of Caterpillar 3520 Generators.
  • Monitored control board and regulated equipment, according to procedures and information obtained from recording and indicating instruments "SCADA".

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41. Westinghouse

low Demand
Here's how Westinghouse is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Assisted plant engineers, General Electric and Westinghouse engineers in boiler, turbine, and condenser inspections and repair.
  • Supervised daily operations of combined cycle power plant facility comprised of Westinghouse steam turbine and two gas turbines.
  • Drafted a regular maintenance program for Westinghouse nuclear power plant.

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42. Water Levels

low Demand
Here's how Water Levels is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Regulate equipment operations and conditions, such as water levels, based on instrument data or from computers.
  • Monitor and regulate water levels and temperatures, oil consumption, and steam gauges for efficient steam generation.
  • Maintain records of fuel, oil and water levels including loading, transfers and usage.
  • Maintained proper water levels in systems expansion tank.

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43. Major Repairs

low Demand
Here's how Major Repairs is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Perform minor repairs to equipment including packing adjustments/replacement, gasket and filter replacements etc - Coordinate with contractors performing major repairs.
  • Have made major repairs on condensate pumps and have operational experience with feed water and condensate pumps.

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44. Support Equipment

low Demand
Here's how Support Equipment is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Inspected aeronautical and support equipment for corrosion and various other discrepancies.
  • Monitor and control the operation of high pressure boilers turbines and support equipment.
  • Work scope is full operation of electrical switchgear, generator paralleling, pump operation, compressors, and plant support equipment.

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45. Oil Levels

low Demand
Here's how Oil Levels is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Power plant Operator/Mechanic: Responsible for monitoring and reading steam pumps, turbines, maintain oil levels for pumps.
  • Check oil levels in gear boxes and bearings and fill as needed.
  • Check various equipment temperatures, vibrations and oil levels.
  • Logged readings and maintained oil levels on compressors.
  • Performed preventive maintenance on all of the equipment, Checked all equipment for proper oil levels, pressures, temperatures.

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46. Control Board

low Demand
Here's how Control Board is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Operate or control power generating equipment including generators by using control boards.
  • Control power generating equipment, including boilers, turbines, generators, or reactors, using control boards or semi-automatic equipment.
  • Monitor and record switchboard or control board readings to ensure that electrical or steam distribution equipment is operating properly.
  • Use control boards to distribute power among generators and regulate the output from several generators.
  • Used control boards, semi-automatic equipment.
  • Operated or controlled powergenerating equipment, including boilers, turbines, generators, using control boards.

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47. Equipment Operation

low Demand
Here's how Equipment Operation is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Investigate and report any anomalies, take corrective action to maintain efficient equipment operation.
  • Monitor equipment and maintain records of equipment operational status.
  • Investigated changes in instrument reading and equipment operations.
  • Certified in most heavy equipment operation.
  • Regulated equipment operations and conditions.
  • Created daily reports of equipment operational concerns and communicates those to peers in operations, maintenance, and management.

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48. Chemical Analysis

low Demand
Here's how Chemical Analysis is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Carried out all routine water chemical analysis testing and operate/monitor continuous emissions monitoring systems.
  • Performed chemical analysis, electrical troubleshooting task, inspections and overall system improvement task.
  • Monitored chemical analysis as required.
  • Handled and transferred bulk chemicals and performed chemical analysis and chemical control on steam, cooling and condensate systems.
  • Performed steam plant water chemical analysis to maintain COGEN and CEF plant chemistry within specifications.
  • Performed chemical analysis on all water systems when plant chemists not on shift.
  • Perform standard chemical analysis of boiler water samples and treat accordingly.
  • Perfomried chemical analysis and adjusted chemical feed as required.
  • Perform boiler water and cooling water chemical analysis (ie.TDS.PH, Conductivity, Alkalinity).
  • Perform Chemical Analysis on Boiler & Makeup Feedwater Monitor plant and auxiliary equipment to include Balance of Plant electrical distribution

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49. Pipe Joints

low Demand
Here's how Pipe Joints is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Make adjustments or minor repairs such as tightening leaking gland and pipe joints; report any needs for major repairs.

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50. Abnormal Conditions

low Demand
Here's how Abnormal Conditions is used in Power Plant Operator jobs:
  • Anticipate and handle irregularities in operation or abnormal conditions.
  • Report abnormal conditions to plant manager and direct maintenance staff to resolve the condition.
  • Submit work orders for needed maintenance and report any abnormal conditions.
  • Assist in various switching orders under normal and abnormal conditions.
  • Correct and report all abnormal conditions.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Power Plant Operator

Steam Turbine25%
Boilers19.7%
Plant Operations8%
Safety Procedures6.5%
Preventative Maintenance6%
Air Compressors4.9%
Auxiliary Equipment3.9%
Emergency Situations3.7%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Power Plant Operator

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Steam Turbine
Steam Turbine
20.6%
20.6%
2
2
Boilers
Boilers
16.2%
16.2%
3
3
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
6.6%
6.6%
4
4
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
5.4%
5.4%
5
5
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
4.9%
4.9%
6
6
Air Compressors
Air Compressors
4%
4%
7
7
Auxiliary Equipment
Auxiliary Equipment
3.2%
3.2%
8
8
Emergency Situations
Emergency Situations
3.1%
3.1%
9
9
Control Room
Control Room
2.5%
2.5%
10
10
Chillers
Chillers
2.3%
2.3%
11
11
Water Treatment Plant
Water Treatment Plant
2.2%
2.2%
12
12
MW
MW
1.8%
1.8%
13
13
Water Samples
Water Samples
1.6%
1.6%
14
14
Control Systems
Control Systems
1.6%
1.6%
15
15
Water Systems
Water Systems
1.5%
1.5%
16
16
Trouble Shooting
Trouble Shooting
1.2%
1.2%
17
17
Plant Systems
Plant Systems
1%
1%
18
18
DCS
DCS
0.9%
0.9%
19
19
Water Heaters
Water Heaters
0.9%
0.9%
20
20
Heat Exchangers
Heat Exchangers
0.9%
0.9%
21
21
PSI
PSI
0.9%
0.9%
22
22
Diesel Engines
Diesel Engines
0.9%
0.9%
23
23
Detect Signs
Detect Signs
0.8%
0.8%
24
24
Safe Operation
Safe Operation
0.8%
0.8%
25
25
Hvac
Hvac
0.8%
0.8%
26
26
Mechanical Equipment
Mechanical Equipment
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
Electrical Systems
Electrical Systems
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Loto
Loto
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Caterpillar
Caterpillar
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Water Pumps
Water Pumps
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
Osha
Osha
0.6%
0.6%
32
32
PLC
PLC
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Proper Operation
Proper Operation
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
Efficient Operation
Efficient Operation
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Reverse Osmosis
Reverse Osmosis
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Hrsg
Hrsg
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Fuel Oil
Fuel Oil
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Water Softeners
Water Softeners
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Scada
Scada
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
Westinghouse
Westinghouse
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Water Levels
Water Levels
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Major Repairs
Major Repairs
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Support Equipment
Support Equipment
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Oil Levels
Oil Levels
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Control Board
Control Board
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Equipment Operation
Equipment Operation
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Chemical Analysis
Chemical Analysis
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Pipe Joints
Pipe Joints
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
Abnormal Conditions
Abnormal Conditions
0.4%
0.4%

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