Motor Room Controller

Control generation and distribution of electrical power.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$48,000 – $93,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Motor Room Controllers do?

Controls generation and distribution of electrical power from in-plant power station to plant facilities, such as rolling mills or machine shops, and maintains equipment in efficient and safe operating condition: Operates switchboard controls and monitors indicating and recording instruments to maintain adequate flow of electric power to current-consuming machinery and processes, and to prevent overloading of electrical generating and distribution equipment. Repairs or replaces defective motor-generator sets, transformers, switchgear, circuitry, and driving motors. Compiles power consumption and equipment performance and repair records.


Should I be a Motor Room Controller?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Control Room Supervisor, Steam Plant Control Room Operator

    How to become a Motor Room Controller

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