Steam Plant Operator

Steam Plant Operators (also known as Power Engineering Technologists) are responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of machinery and boilers and produce heat, steam, power and refrigeration.

Key Skills IconKey skills

  • Mechanical and electrical aptitude
  • Good vision, hearing, manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints

Working Conditions IconWorking conditions

  • Environments with high-noise levels and confined spaces
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Shift work, weekends, holidays and emergency overtime

Is it a good fit? IconCareer potential*

  • Power Engineer, 5th and 4th Class
  • Power Engineer, 3rd Class
  • Power Engineer, 2nd Class
  • Power Engineer, 1st Class

*May require additional education.

Related or similar careers

  • Building Operator
  • Gas Plant Operator
  • Landfill Gas Plant Operator
  • Occupational Health and Safety Advisor

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Average SAIT graduate employment rate (2017)*
*Power Engineering Technology


Average salary (Alberta)*


Median SAIT graduate salary (2017)*
*Power Engineering Technology

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