Turbine operators control steam-driven turbo generators in electric or nuclear power generating stations. They also start turbines and boiler auxiliary units. The operators adjust throttle and vacuum-breaker valves to regulate turbine speeds. They monitor panel boards to control turbine operations and may stop turbines when malfunctions occur. Workers record instrument readings at specified intervals and may perform minor maintenance of equipment.
Work is typically performed indoors in an industrial setting.
These programs are only open to employees of the training agent registered with the local apprenticeship committee.
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