Hydroelectric Plant Maintainer

Perform grounds-keeping and plant maintenance tasks.
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Quick Stats


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Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hydroelectric Plant Maintainers do?

Performs grounds-keeping and plant maintenance tasks in hydroelectric generating station: Turns handwheel to open alternate water intake and to close clogged intake preparatory to cleaning water intake screens. Removes accumulated logs, weeds, fish, silt, and driftwood from screen or rack, using crab-hoist, rake, shovel, and water hose. Mows lawn, trims hedges, rakes and burns leaves and refuse, and shovels snow from driveways and sidewalks. Cleans and lubricates equipment. Assists in erecting scaffolds, and disassembling and moving heavy equipment.


Should I be a Hydroelectric Plant Maintainer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to Become a
    Hydroelectric Plant Maintainer

    Most Hydroelectric Plant Maintainers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9mbdaa&chl=no+college+%2878%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|bachelor%27s+%284%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,78,78
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