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Hydroelectric Plant Technician Job Description

This sample hydroelectric plant technician job description shows how to use core job roles and tasks to define the main occupation responsibilities for your employee.
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Position Summary:

1) Identify or address malfunctions of hydroelectric plant operational equipment, like generators, transformers, or turbines.

2) Monitor hydroelectric power plant equipment operation performance, adjusting to performance specifications, as necessary.

3) Start, adjust, or stop generating units, operating valves, gates, or auxiliary equipment in hydroelectric power generating plants.

4) Communicate status of hydroelectric operating equipment to dispatchers or supervisors.

5) Implement load or switching orders in hydroelectric plants, in accordance with specifications or instructions.

6) Inspect water-powered electric generators or auxiliary equipment in hydroelectric plants to verify proper operation or to define maintenance or repair needs.

7) Install or calibrate electrical or mechanical equipment, like motors, engines, switchboards, relays, switch gears, meters, pumps, hydraulics, or flood channels.

8) Maintain logs, reports, work requests, or other records of work performed in hydroelectric plants.

9) Maintain or repair hydroelectric plant electrical, mechanical, or electronic equipment, like motors, transformers, voltage regulators, generators, relays, battery systems, air compressors, sump pumps, gates, or valves.

10) Operate high voltage switches or related devices in hydropower stations.

11) Operate hydroelectric plant equipment, like turbines, pumps, valves, gates, fans, electric control boards, or battery banks.

12) Take readings record data like water levels, temperatures, or flow rates.

13) Test repair or replace electrical equipment, like circuit breakers, station batteries, cable trays, conduits, or control devices.

14) Change oil, hydraulic fluid, or other lubricants to maintain condition of hydroelectric plant equipment.

15) Connect metal parts or components in hydroelectric plants by welding, soldering, riveting, tapping, bolting, bonding, or screwing.

16) Cut, bend, or shape metal for applications in hydroelectric plants, using equipment like hydraulic benders or pipe threaders.

17) Erect scaffolds, platforms, or hoisting frames to access hydroelectric plant machinery or infrastructure for repair or replacement.

18) Lift move loads, using cranes, hoists, and rigging, to install or repair hydroelectric system equipment or infrastructure.

19) Perform preventive or corrective containment or cleanup measures in hydroelectric plants to prevent environmental contamination.

20) Perform tunnel or field inspections of hydroelectric plant facilities or resources.

21) Splice or terminate cables or electrical wiring in hydroelectric plants.

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