1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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4988-11 Power Generation Plant Operator

Operates boilers, turbo generators and associated plant to generate electrical power.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • operates plant controls to produce required load
  • monitors operation of power generation plant and interprets instrument readings
  • authorises procedures to isolate high voltage and low voltage electrical apparatus and plant
  • writes reports and maintains records on equipment performance, instrument readings and switching operations
  • carries out routine operating tests
  • cleans and services equipment and plant
  • coordinates the activities of assistant power plant operators
  • may train other staff
  • may control automated power plant

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