Careers: Utility & Furnace Operator
Utility & Furnace Operator
This job is right for you if….
You like working in an industrial environment and power utility interests you.
Operators are considered to be skilled technicians in the field and have the ability to problem solve and troubleshoot issues.
What They Do:
Operate or tend heating equipment other than basic metal, plastic, or food processing equipment. Includes activities such as annealing glass, drying lumber, curing rubber, removing moisture from materials, or boiling soap.
- keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
They Do Well At Jobs That Need:
- Attention to Detail
- Self Control
- Stress Tolerance
Median Hourly Earnings:
Job Types Include:
- Furnace Operator
- Utility Technician
- Heat Treat Operator
- Induction Furnace Operator
Maine Based Resources To Get Training: Ultility & Furnace Operator
Currently, there are several vocational trade schools that have specialized classes in industrial skills.
- Beal University – Bangor, ME
- Northeast Technical Institute – Bangor, ME
- Northern Penobscot Tech Region – Lincoln, ME
- Southern Aroostook Vocational – Staceyville, ME 04777
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.
- Northern Maine Community College – Presque Isle, Maine
- Central Maine Community College – Auburn, Maine
- Eastern Maine Community College – Bangor, Maine
- Kennebec Valley Community College – Fairfield and Hinkley, Maine
- Southern Maine Community College – South Portland, Maine
- Washington County Community College – Calais, Maine
- York County Community College – Wells, Maine
University of Maine- Electrical Engineering
Maine Maritime Academy – Power Engineering Technology
NCEES Advancing Licensure for Engineers and Surveyors –Maine.Gov
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