Head Turbine Operator

Supervise the workers in operating the turbine driven generators.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Head Turbine Operators do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating turbine-driven generators in steam-electric generating plant: Reviews work orders from STATIONARY-ENGINEER SUPERVISOR or SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR to determine specified power necessary for allocating load capacity to turbines. Notifies TURBINE OPERATOR to increase or decrease power loads to turbines and to transfer loads when equipment malfunctions. Evaluates reports from TURBINE ATTENDANT and observes recording instrument readings to determine operating status of equipment.


Should I be a Head Turbine Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Drier Operator, Head, Fractionation Operator, Head, Kettle Operator, Head, Mill Operator, Head See More

    How to become a Head Turbine Operator

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