Power Systems and Power Station Operators (7352)
The following characteristics concern the occupation of
Power Station Operators (7352.2)
Power station operators run reactors, turbines, boilers, generators and other related equipment in electrical generating stations and substations.
Note: The codes in brackets and under the Aptitudes heading are for career development specialists. Under the Interests heading, the code is in upper or lower case letters depending on the degree of importance.
Objective persons enjoy working with tools, equipment, instruments and machinery. They like to repair and/or fabricate things from various materials according to specifications and using established techniques. Objective persons are interested in finding out how things operate and how they are built.
Methodical persons like to have clear rules and organized methods to guide their activities. They prefer working under the direction or supervision of others according to given instructions, or to be guided by established policies and procedures. Methodical persons like to work on one thing until it is completed. They enjoy following a set routine and prefer work that is free from the unexpected.
Innovative persons like to explore things in depth and arrive at solutions to problems by experimenting. They are interested in initiating and creating different ways to solve questions and present information. They enjoy scientific subjects. Innovative persons prefer to be challenged with new and unexpected experiences. They adjust to change easily.
Near vision (V2)
Work activities are performed near the worker. The scope of the visual field is broader than in Close visual acuity (1).
Not relevant (C0)
Colour discrimination is not relevant in the performance of the work.
Verbal interaction (H2)
Work activities involve communication with colleagues, clients and/or the public on a regular basis.
Sitting, standing, walking (B3)
This level involves work activities in combinations and varying degrees of Sitting (1) and Standing and/or walking (2).
Upper limb co-ordination (L1)
Work activities involve co-ordination of upper limbs.
Work activities involve handling loads of 5 kg but less than 10 kg.
Examining and evaluating data; frequently presenting alternative action in relation to the evaluation.
Speaking - Signalling (P6)
Talking with and/or signalling people to convey or exchange information; giving assignments and/or directions to helpers.
Starting, stopping, controlling and adjusting machines and equipment designed to fabricate and/or process objects or materials. Operating machines involves minimal set up and adjustment as the work progresses. Controlling equipment involves observing gauges, dials and other indicators, and turning valves and other devices to control factors such as temperature, pressure, flow of liquids, speed of pumps and reactions of materials.
Regulated inside climate (L1)
A normal controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.
Equipment, machinery, tools (H3)
Working near or with equipment, instruments, machinery or power/hand tools that may be a potential source of accident or injury.
Exposure to electrical circuitry, high tension wires, transformers or other equipment that may be a potential source of electrical shock.
Exposure to ionizing radiation such as X-rays and radioactive substances or non ionizing radiation such as radio frequencies and infrared, ultraviolet or visible light that may affect health adversely.
Work that produces sufficient noise - constant or intermittent - to cause marked distraction or possible loss of hearing.
* Environmental conditions
For some occupations in this group, Hazards H4 (Electricity) and H5 (Radiation) may also apply.