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POWER PLANT OPERATOR CAREER INTERVIEW QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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INTERVIEW QUESTION [1]: WHAT ARE THE MAIN JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF POWER PLANT OPERATOR EMPLOYEE?

Answer[1]: power plant operator responsibilities are to control or maintain auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, fans, compressors, condensers, feedwater heaters, filters, or chlorinators, to supply water, fuel, lubricants, air, or auxiliary power; monitor power plant equipment and indicators to detect evidence of operating problems; take regulatory action, based on readings from charts, meters and gauges, at established intervals; open and close valves and switches in sequence to start or shut down auxiliary units; record and compile operational data by completing and maintaining forms, logs, or reports; make adjustments or minor repairs, such as tightening leaking gland and pipe joints; regulate equipment operations and conditions, such as water levels, based on instrument data or from computers; inspect records or log book entries or communicate with plant personnel to assess equipment operating status; start or stop generators, auxiliary pumping equipment, turbines, or other power plant equipment as necessary; control power generating equipment, including boilers, turbines, generators, or reactors, using control boards or semi-automatic equipment; clean, lubricate, or maintain equipment, such as generators, turbines, pumps, or compressors, to prevent failure or deterioration; communicate with systems operators to regulate and coordinate line voltages and transmission loads and frequencies; adjust controls to generate specified electrical power or to regulate the flow of power between generating stations and substations; collect oil, water, or electrolyte samples for laboratory analysis; control generator output to match the phase, frequency, or voltage of electricity supplied to panels; place standby emergency electrical generators on line in emergencies and monitor the temperature, output, and lubrication of the system; examine and test electrical power distribution machinery and equipment, using testing devices; replenish electrolytes in batteries and oil in voltage transformers, and reset tripped electric relays; receive outage calls and request necessary personnel during power outages or emergencies.

INTERVIEW QUESTION [2]: WHAT ARE THE SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POWER PLANT OPERATOR EMPLOYEE IN ORDER TO SUCCESS IN HIS WORK?

Answer[2]: Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly, Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times, Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems, Talking to others to convey information effectively, Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

INTERVIEW QUESTION [3]: DESCRIBE THE ABILITIES YOU HAVE IN ORDER TO WORK WITH US AS POWER PLANT OPERATOR?

Answer[3]: I have the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences, apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense, communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand, combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events), tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

INTERVIEW QUESTION [4]: WHAT ARE THE KNOWLEDGE ELEMENTS YOU OBTAINED FROM YOUR EDUCATION, TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE WOULD SUPPORT YOUR POWER PLANT OPERATOR CAREER?

Answer[4]: The Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance, relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions, circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming, the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar, the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

INTERVIEW QUESTION [5]: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE (NEEDED POWER PLANT OPERATOR OR YOUR) WORK STYLE?

Answer[5]: My work style matching exactlty what cashier job requires by: being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks, being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations, being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace, being honest and ethical, being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

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