The average hourly pay for a Control Room Operator, Power Plant is $33.43.
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Job Description for Control Room Operator, Power Plant
A power plant control operator works in a plant which is dedicated to providing electricity to a particular area. The operator must oversee the electrical grid-lines and ensure that they are functioning properly; when they are not, the operator should work to find a switch for the lines. Sometimes, emergency situations may cause blackouts to occur, so they must be able to stay calm under pressure and follow proper emergency guidelines regarding who should be called, whether maintenance workers o…Read more
Control Room Operator, Power Plant Tasks
- Oversee surveillance, safety and alarm response throughout the facility.
- Review and analyze maintenance and equipment logs.
- Read and record data from instrumentation, including sounding alarms.
- Write reports and documentation about equipment, personnel and activities.
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Skills in Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Gas Turbine and SCADA are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Machine Operation.
Pay by Experience Level for Control Room Operator, Power Plant
An early career Control Room Operator, Power Plant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $23.04 based on 28 salaries. A mid-career Control Room Operator, Power Plant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.34 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Control Room Operator, Power Plant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.94 based on 44 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $39.
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