Power Station Operators 


Power station operators run reactors, turbines, boilers, generators, condensers, and auxiliary equipment in hydro, thermal, and nuclear power plants to generate electric power.


Useful Secondary School subjects: Industrial Arts (Electricity), Math, Physics, Computer Basics, English

Degrees associated with this career: High School Diploma, Certificate, Diploma

Requirements: In general, you need a high school diploma and specialized training. To be a power station operator, you must complete an apprenticeship in stationary or power engineering, or have several years' experience and some high school, correspondence or college courses in stationary or power engineering. You also need certification in the province / territory where you'll work. Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or a community college diploma.

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