Power House MechanicPrint
POWERHOUSE MECHANICS work on various machinery and equipment in power generating plants. They install, dismantle, overhaul, adjust, maintain, repair, and inspect electrical, mechanical, and steam equipment and their parts such as boilers, turbines, generators, and auxiliary equipment. They also ensure OSHA safety regulations are in place and enforced. Powerhouse mechanics inspect equipment for needed repairs and compliance with technical orders, blueprints, specifications, handbooks, and established procedures.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $60,000 average per year ($28.75 per hour)
- A small occupation (23,200 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow moderately (1.2% per year)
Employers prefer applicants for POWERHOUSE MECHANIC jobs to have a one or two-year diploma in a welding or machinist program, or have a high school diploma or equivalent plus four years of power plant experience. Some states may require certification to weld high pressure steel piping of certain dimensions.