A power technician monitors power generating equipment such as boilers, turbines, generators, or reactors, using control boards. They start and stop generators, as needed, to control power output. They perform maintenance on auxiliary equipment such as pumps, fans, compressors, condensers, feedwater heaters, and filters. They open and close valves and switches in sequence to start or shut down auxiliary units, and they regulate equipment operations and conditions, such as water levels, based on instrument data or from computers.
Degree Type: Associate Degree
Field: Applied Technology
County: Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, CaldwellVisit Link:
Classes offered at Austin Community College.
Critical thinker, problem solver, trainable, independent, trained in circuit switches, boilers, condensers, heat exchangers, and pumps