Powerhouse Mechanic

Install and maintain equipment and parts in power-generating stations.
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Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Powerhouse Mechanics do?

Installs, adjusts, maintains, and repairs electrical and mechanical equipment and parts in power-generating station: Installs equipment. Dismantles and overhauls equipment [MILLWRIGHT 638.281-018; BOILERMAKER I 805.261-014]. Dismantles and repairs auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, compressors, and pipe systems [MAINTENANCE REPAIRER, INDUSTRIAL 899.261-014]. Assists in conducting acceptance and performance tests on new or existing equipment. Fabricates special tools, rigging equipment, and replacement parts for equipment. May install wiring between machinery, switchboards, and control panels [ELECTRICIAN, MAINTENANCE 829.261-018]. May be designated according to type of plant in which maintenance is performed as Diesel-Powerplant Mechanic; Gas-Turbine-Powerplant Mechanic; Geothermal-Powerplant Mechanic; Nuclear-Powerplant Mechanic; Steam-Generating-Powerplant Mechanic.

Should I be a Powerhouse Mechanic?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Diesel-Powerplant Mechanic, Fluid Power Mechanic, Geothermal-Powerplant Mechanic, Nuclear-Powerplant Mechanic See More

    How to become a Powerhouse Mechanic

    Most Powerhouse Mechanics have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:19ckaa&chl=no+college+%2842%25%29|certificate+%2849%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|bachelor%27s+%288%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,42,49
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