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Energy Operations


Also known as: Energy Generation Operations, Process Operations Technology

Energy Operation careers cover activities related to increasing energy efficiency (broadly defined), making energy demand response more effective, constructing "smart grids," and other energy efficient activities. Typical duties include operating or maintaining stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes. May also operate equipment, such as steam engines, generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers.


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  • Steamfitter - Pipefitter

  • Fluid Power Mechanic

  • Wind Technician

  • Ethanol Plant Maintenance Technician

  • Electric Motor Technician

  • Powerline Foreman

  • HVAC Mechanic Serviceman

  • Energy Specialist

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Source: Job titles Nebraska Department of Labor
Career description and average wage information Bureau of Labor Statistics

Central Community College
Metropolitan Community College
Northeast Community College
Southeast Community College
Western Nebraska Community College
University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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