Careers: Utility & Furnace Operator

Careers: Utility & Furnace Operator

This job is right for you if….

You like working in an industrial environment and power utility interests you. 

Fast Facts:

Operators are considered to be skilled technicians in the field and have the ability to problem solve and troubleshoot issues. 

Median Hourly Earnings:


Occupational Group:

  • Skilled Production
  • Trade

Job Types Include:

  • Furnace Operator  
  • Utility Technician 
  • Heat Treat Operator 
  • Induction Furnace Operator

Maine Based Resources To Get Training: Ultility & Furnace Operator

Entry-Level Education 



Currently, there are several vocational trade schools that have specialized classes in industrial skills. 

Maine Community College System


Community Colleges offer programs that may be of interest to prospective Utility / Furnace Operators like a 16-week Boiler Operator Course.

University of Maine- Electrical Engineering


Maine Maritime Academy – Power Engineering Technology
Post-Secondary Education

NCEES Advancing Licensure for Engineers and Surveyors  –Maine.Gov

Professional Training 

HVAC/R Technician