Outstanding place to learn the basics of power generation, steam and chill water distribution.
Power Plant Mechanic (Current Employee) – Norman, OK – December 21, 2016
It's a pretty good gig.
I came in with an industrial maintenance background with production/heavy equipment. And with that, coming into the power plant here was pretty easy to find a good groove working on the pumps, chillers, boilers, sub-stations and the infrastructure throughout. I get the feeling that this is a jumping off point to moving into a position at a larger power plant or more in-depth industrial work, based off of what I've seen and dealt with.
Pay is just OK... And because of that alone, good skilled workers leave. It is probably less than what one would make at a larger power plant on a bigger grid. But still falls within the average of industrial skilled labor pay. Between $40-60k/yr.
It's a good environment, safe, great group of guys, benefits are average, lots of room for honing one's mechanical and electrical skills.
But, once a guy gets really good at the equipment and the process of a power plant it seems like they usually leave... For no other reason than a few dollars per hour difference.
Good environment, lots of education and growth opportunity
Industry average pay at best. On-call time