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Power Distributor / Plant Operator

3

Statewide
Job Postings
429th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
Not Available

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$30.32 - $44.98

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$32.33 - $45.59

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Power Distributor / Plant Operator - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 3 job postings for the occupation of Power Distributor / Plant Operator in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Power Distributor / Plant Operator. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

Top 3 Specialized Skills

There are not any certifications requested by Indiana employers for this occupation.
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Top 3 Certifications

There are not any certifications requested by Indiana employers for this occupation.
To view certifications requested for this occupation on a national level, go to mynextmove.com

What Power Distributor / Plant Operator Do:

Coordinate, regulate, or distribute electricity or steam.

Common Job Activities:

  • Respond to emergencies, such as transformer or transmission line failures, and route current around affected areas.
  • Prepare switching orders that will isolate work areas without causing power outages, referring to drawings of power systems.
  • Control, monitor, or operate equipment that regulates or distributes electricity or steam, using data obtained from instruments or computers.
  • Direct personnel engaged in controlling or operating distribution equipment or machinery, such as instructing control room operators to start boilers or generators.
  • Coordinate with engineers, planners, field personnel, or other utility workers to provide information such as clearances, switching orders, or distribution process changes.
  • Monitor and record switchboard or control board readings to ensure that electrical or steam distribution equipment is operating properly.
  • Distribute or regulate the flow of power between entities, such as generating stations, substations, distribution lines, or users, keeping track of the status of circuits or connections.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure that specifications are met or to detect any defects.
  • Record and compile operational data, such as chart or meter readings, power demands, or usage and operating times, using transmission system maps.
  • Manipulate controls to adjust or activate power distribution equipment or machines.
  • Implement energy schedules, including real-time transmission reservations or schedules.
  • Calculate load estimates or equipment requirements to determine required control settings.
  • Track conditions that could affect power needs, such as changes in the weather, and adjust equipment to meet any anticipated changes.
  • Tend auxiliary equipment used in the power distribution process.
  • Repair, maintain, or clean equipment or machinery, using hand tools.

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