Power engineers operate and maintain reactors, turbines, boilers, generators, stationary engines and auxiliary equipment to generate electrical power and to provide heat, light, refrigeration and other utility services for commercial, industrial and institutional buildings and other work sites.
At least a bachelor's degree in engineering and relevant experience is usually required for this position; an advanced degree may be required or preferred as well.
Labour demand and labour supply are expected to be broadly in line for this occupation group over the 2019-2028 period at the national level.
Work takes place in a controlled indoor environment. Working with equipment, machinery, instruments or power/hand tools may be a source of injury. The workplace may be noisy enough to affect hearing. Safety equipment is worn to diminish this risk.