Powerhouse Mechanic Helper

Assist Powerhouse Mechanics in maintaining power-generating equipment.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Powerhouse Mechanic Helpers do?

Assists POWERHOUSE MECHANIC in maintaining and repairing power-generating equipment: Lubricates automatic recording instruments, changes recording charts, and refills ink containers. Removes instruments from panelboards for repairs, and reinstalls them when repairs are completed, using handtools. Carries or handtrucks tools and equipment to work areas. Removes nuts and bolts from machinery being disassembled for repairs. Holds parts in place for workers performing repair work. Returns tools to toolroom. Constructs scaffolds. Removes rust and scale from inside of boilers, using wire brush. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title. May be designated according to plant in which work is performed as Diesel-Powerplant-Mechanic Helper; Gas-Turbine-Powerplant-Mechanic Helper; Geothermal-Powerplant-Mechanic Helper; Nuclear-Powerplant-Mechanic Helper; Steam-Generating-Powerplant-Mechanic Helper.


Should I be a Powerhouse Mechanic Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • How to Become a
    Powerhouse Mechanic Helper

    Most Powerhouse Mechanic Helpers 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:9paaaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%2820%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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