Chief Hydroelectric-Station Operator

Manage staff operating and controlling hydroelectric generating equipment.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Chief Hydroelectric-Station Operators do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating and controlling hydroelectric generating equipment: Analyzes defective operation and directs HYDROELECTRIC-STATION OPERATORS to adjust equipment to minimize interruptions of power demands. Inspects equipment and initiates maintenance repair orders. Notifies WATERSHED TENDER when subnormal speed of generating units requires adjustment of reservoir floodgates to increase pressure of water which rotates water wheels. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.


Should I be a Chief Hydroelectric-Station Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Chief Hydroelectric Station Operator, Chief Operator, Hydroformer, Hydroelectric Station Chief See More

    How to Become a
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