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Hydroelectric Plant Technicians

What they do:
Monitor and control activities associated with hydropower generation. Operate plant equipment, such as turbines, pumps, valves, gates, fans, electric control boards, and battery banks. Monitor equipment operation and performance and make necessary adjustments to ensure optimal performance. Perform equipment maintenance and repair as necessary.
On the job, you would:
  • Identify or address malfunctions of hydroelectric plant operational equipment, such as generators, transformers, or turbines.
  • Monitor hydroelectric power plant equipment operation and performance, adjusting to performance specifications, as necessary.
  • Start, adjust, or stop generating units, operating valves, gates, or auxiliary equipment in hydroelectric power generating plants.


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People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.


You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • IBM Lotus Notes
  • Microsoft Outlook
Industrial control software
  • Distributed control systems DCS software
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel


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