Hydroelectric Plant Technician Career

Job Description: Monitor and control activities associated with hydropower generation. Operate plant equipment, such as turbines, pumps, valves, gates, fans, electric control boards, and battery banks. Monitor equipment operation and performance and make necessary adjustments to ensure optimal performance. Perform equipment maintenance and repair as necessary.


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Hydroelectric Plant Technician Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$55,340

Median Hourly Wage

$26.61*

Total Employed Nationally

11,970


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.