Power Plant Operator Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Power Plant Operator interview, here are 26 interview questions and answer examples.

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What is your long-term career goal?

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List of 26 Power Plant Operator Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What is your long-term career goal?

  2. 2.

    What is your greatest strength and how do you feel it will help you in this role?

  3. 3.

    Do you enjoy working with your hands?

  4. 4.

    How do you handle stress and pressure?

  5. 5.

    What do you do when your time schedule or project plan is upset by unforeseen circumstances?

  6. 6.

    What is the temperature steam turns into dry steam?

  7. 7.

    What do you feel is an acceptable work attendance record?

  8. 8.

    Why is coal crushed to a powder before being fed into a boiler?

  9. 9.

    Why does steam have to be heated to the temperature it is, before entering a turbine?

  10. 10.

    Describe a difficult project and how you overcame the challenges.

  11. 11.

    What is your greatest weakness and what steps are you taking to improve?

  12. 12.

    What has been your greatest accomplishment as a Power Plant Operator?

  13. 13.

    Why do you want to leave your current employer?

  14. 14.

    What made you choose a career as a Power Plant Operator?

  15. 15.

    What is your secret to a successful career as a Power Plant Operator?

  16. 16.

    What is your philosophy towards work?

  17. 17.

    What excites you the most about a career as a Power Plant Operator?

  18. 18.

    Why are you the best Power Plant Operator for us?

  19. 19.

    Do you remember your steam tables?

  20. 20.

    How important is safety to you?

  21. 21.

    What is 'lockout- tagout'; or 'lock and tag'?

  22. 22.

    What are the primary differences from a natural gas power plant to a coal power plant?

  23. 23.

    Explain to me why some cooling towers are 300 feet tall, and others look like a 30 by 30 foot cubicle on top of a building?

  24. 24.

    How can you tell the difference between induced draft and forced draft?

  25. 25.

    Where do you think one third of the electricity we generate at this power plant, goes?

  26. 26.

    After we make electricity, why do we increase the voltage before sending it to the grid?