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Home » Career Mentor » Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers
Career Mentor Details of "Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers"

Name of The Profession

Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers

Who is a Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers and what does he/she do?

Power Plant Operators, Distributors, & Dispatchers start as helpers and then receive tremendous practical training in handling power plant operations like monitoring boilers, generators, turbines for generating electricity, etc to be fully operational. Like mechanical engineering, power plant operations combine physical & material sciences for application in manufacturing and mechanical systems. Like mechanical engineers, power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers are required to understand core principles in many disciplines including mechanics, thermodynamics, material sciences, and properties of structures in different forms.

Operators normally work in a controlled room where they control various auxiliary and main units in power plants. Dispatchers monitor and control the flow of electricity from one place to another. Apart from power transmission, they handle power losses occurred on the ay along with emergency services like power failure or breakdown, voltage fluctuations, etc.

Qualifications Required

M.Eng. degree in mechanical engineering or even an accredited BSc degree in mechanical engineering. Apart from bachelors, high school graduates are also preferred for entry-level operator, distributor, and dispatcher positions. Candidates with strong mathematics and science skills with college level courses or prior experiences are also preferred.

Where can I go and study to become a Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers?

       India

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad.

       UK

  • University of Kentucky
  • UK Centre for Materials Education

       USA

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Northwestern University (McCormick)
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California Santa Barbara

Where can I work as a Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers?

  • Heavy engineering industries like turbine manufacturing, automobiles, air crafts,
  • Hardware related companies
  • Small scale industries which prepare arts for heavy industries like winding machines, spare parts for automobiles, parts for electrical devices, etc
  • Government agencies
  • Research & Innovation Labs

Potential earning capacity per annum:

The salary package of the power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers could be somewhere around rs symbol 1.8 Lac p.a. (Approx).
 
 
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