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                                                       Careers in Energy

          Engineering                        ment.  Oversee  installation,  operation,  and   Industrial Machinery Mechanics   Production Careers
                                                                                   Repair,  install,  or  adjust  manufactur-
                                             equipment  repairs.  Can  identify  efficiency
             An  engineer  is  someone  who  likes  to   opportunities  in  commercial  and  industrial   ing  equipment.  May  take  machinery  apart   Production workers in energy are mostly
         solve  problems.  They  can  help  make  the   facilities and calculate estimates of savings.   when there is a problem and repair or replace   employed  in  power  plants,  often  combin-
         nation’s electricity usage more efficient and                          broken  equipment.  As  demand  for  energy   ing  the  duties  of  operators  and  technicians.
         more reliant on clean fuels.        Nuclear Engineers                  increases, new employment opportunities can   Due to their high technical skills and union
                                                Conduct research on nuclear energy and   arise for machinery mechanics that can repair,   contracts, these workers can earn double the
         Architects                          nuclear waste disposal. They work on prob-  install, or maintain wind farms and pipeline   salary  of  what  their  counterparts  in  other
             Plan  and  design  structures  like  homes,   lems related to how nuclear energy is used,   distribution systems.  industries earn.
         offices, theaters, factories, and other buildings.  and how to dispose of nuclear waste.
                                                                                Installation, Maintenance, and Repair   Chemical Equipment Operators
         Civil Engineers                     Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators  Helpers                       Operate  equipment  to  control  chemi-
             use  engineering  to  plan  and  design   Run or maintain equipment that provides   Assist maintenance workers with instal-  cal changes or reactions during a production
         construction projects, like roads, bridges, air-  utilities  to  building  such  as  power  plants,   lation,  maintenance,  and  repair  work.  May   process. May work on devulcanizers, steam-
         ports, water and sewage systems, and other   schools, hospitals, and residential buildings.   supply  tools  or  clean  work  areas.  Some   jacket kettles, or reactor vessels.
         facilities.                                                            workers  may  be  employed  in  the  energy
         Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Installation and repair      industry  in  maintaining  and  repairing   Chemical Plant and System Operators
                                                                                                                      Operate  systems  of  machines  that
                                                                                plumbing,  heating,  or  residential  and  com-
         Technicians                         Careers                            mercial  electrical  systems  to  make  use  of   control entire chemical processes.
             Work  under  the direction  of engineers.                          solar-derived hot water.
         Design, build, or repair electrical equipment,   Installers  and  repairers  are  essential  to           Gas Plant Operators
         like  circuitry  or  components. As  companies   the energy industry. They install, inspect, test,   Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay   Distribute or process gas for utility com-
         look  for  ways  of  reducing  utilities  costs,   and  repair  electrical  or  mechanical  equip-  Electrical and Electronics Repairers  panies by controlling compressors to maintain
         new employment opportunities may arise for   ment.                        Inspect   and   maintain   electrical   specified pressures on gas pipelines.
         engineering technicians who can recommend   Control and Valve Installers and   equipment  in  power  generating  stations,
         solutions for improving production efficiency.  Repairers              substations, and in-service relays. This occu-  Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
                                                                                                                      Operate or control nuclear reactors. May
         Electrical Engineers                   Install, repair, and maintain devices that   pation  can  be  involved  in  solar  installation   start  and  stop  equipment,  monitor  controls,
                                                                                and maintenance.
             use  engineering  to  research,  design,   regulate processes in buildings. This includes             and record data. use emergency procedures
         develop,  or  test  electrical  equipment  and   things such as electric meters, gas regulators,   Solar Photovoltaic Installers  when necessary.
         systems.  May  oversee  the  manufacturing   thermostats, and safety valves.  Install  and  maintain  solar  photovoltaic
         or  installation  of  systems.  Talents  may  be   Electrical and Electronics Repairers of   systems on roofs which convert energy from   Petroleum Pump System and Refinery
         applied to connecting wind farms and solar   Commercial and Industrial Equipment  the sun into electricity for homes and busi-  Operators
         panels to the grid. Career specialties include   Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic   nesses. Pv Power Systems engineers drive the   Operate  systems  that  refine  petroleum.
         energy  engineers  and  photo-voltaic  (solar   equipment such as industrial controls, trans-  development  and  implementation  of  highly   May  specialize  in  certain  types  of  systems,
         cell) systems engineers.            mitters, or antennas.              efficient grid-connected systems for Concen-  gauging or testing oil in storage tanks, or reg-
                                                                                trated Pv technologies. Electrical Engineers   ulating the flow of oil into pipelines.
         Electronics Engineers               Electrical Power-Line Installers and   can be LEED-certified and work on sustain-
             use  engineering  to  research,  design,   Repairers               able projects or with an architectural firm.  Source: O*NET Online —
         develop,  or  test  electronic  components  and   Install  and  fix  cables  and  wires  that
         systems for commercial, military, or scientific   are  used  in  electrical  power  or  distribution   Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and
         use. May design electronic circuits for things   systems. May put up poles and transmission   Repairers
         like telecommunications or aerospace controls.  towers, identify and fix defects.  Directly supervise the activities of workers
                                                                                who maintain or repair various machines, equip-
         Industrial Engineering Technicians   Heating, Air Conditioning, and    ment, vehicles, or buildings. May be employed
             Work  under  the  direction  of  indus-  Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers  in electrical generation facilities to coordinate
         trial  engineers  to  design  processes  to  make   Work  on  heating,  cooling,  and  ventila-  the activities of inspectors, machine setters and
         better use of resources at work sites. Design   tion  systems  in  home  and  office  buildings.   operators, and plant operators.
         the layout of an industrial or manufacturing   May  repair  or  install  HvAC  equipment. As
         workplace to make production more efficient.  demand for energy-efficient equipment grows,   Wind Turbine Service Technicians
                                                                                   Inspect, adjust, or repair wind turbines.
         Mechanical Engineers               HvAC mechanics can become involved in the   They may correct electrical, mechanical, and
             use  engineering  principles  to  design   installation  and  maintenance  of  small  scale   hydraulic problems.
         tools,  engines,  and  other  mechanical  equip-  renewable technologies.

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