Talk to the hiring manger about your greatest accomplishment in your career. Don't be afraid to brag about yourself a little bit! It's definitely a good thing to show that you take pride in your work.
"As a Power Plant Operator, I feel that my greatest accomplishment was completing vocational school while working full time. It was a very loaded schedule for me but feel that it gave me the best hands on experience for learning how to focus and handle a large workload."
Tell the hiring manager what makes you stand out from the crowd. It can be difficult to talk highly of yourself, but this is definitely the time to do it. Talk about any special accolades, education or skills that set you apart from other candidates.
"I believe that I am the best Power Plant Operator for you because I have taken the Plant Operator and Power Plant Maintenance exams. I passed both with flying colors and have proven reading comprehension, mechanical assembly, mathematics and mechanical skills. I also have a top-notch ability to interpret tables and graphs."
Display to the hiring manager that you are able to explain basic concepts in a simple to understand manner. Your answer should be concise but accurate.
"After we make electricity, we increase the voltage before sending it to the grid in order to ensure that we do not lose power in the transmission lines."
Discuss with the hiring manager where you feel you could improve and what you are currently doing, or plan to do, in order to gain these skills. When you talk about your 'greatest weakness' do be sure to discuss skills that are not a complete deal breaker for gaining the position.
"I feel that my greatest weakness is in my advanced skills within Excel. I have attended an Excel for beginners course and have registered for the Intermediate Skills level course which begins this May."
When was the last time that you had a very difficult project to complete? Talk to the hiring manager about your ability to successfully handle these types of situations.
"I have overcome many difficult challenges in the workplace and often have challenging projects on the go. The most recent project that I can recall working on was my participation in a plant-wide audit. The challenges faced included co-operation from all staff, accuracy of data and the analysis of our findings. I took the project on as a learning opportunity and kept an open mind. This allowed me to successfully complete the project without becoming overwhelmed."
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A power plant operator is responsible for operating and controlling various power-generating and power-distributing equipment such as generators, water turbines, nuclear reactors, and boilers. As part of their job, power plant operators also inspect and maintain equipment, adjust controls, and read meters and gauges. Electric shocks, burns, and falls from height are some of the occupational hazards of working as a power plant operator.
A high school diploma or equivalent is the minimum educational qualification required to find an entry-level job as a power plant operator. For higher positions, employers will only consider applicants who have at least an undergrad degree related to this field or a vocational certificate.
At your interview, the interviewer will ask you questions to assess your knowledge of the job as well as your knowledge of security procedures. In this field, security protocol takes precedence and prospective employers will want to ensure that you are familiar with this aspect of the job. At Mock Questions, you will find a long list of commonly asked questions at these interviews as well as tips on how to answer these questions. Going through these questions and answers will help you be better prepared for your upcoming interview.