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As the job title suggests, working as a power steam engineer is all about keeping power running in big industrial and commercial facilities. Efficiency and safety are your two biggest responsibilities. Your duties include supervising, operating and maintaining machinery and boilers that provide steam, power, heat, refrigeration and other utility services. Many mills are automated to improve efficiency and safety. These automated systems are often the responsibility of power steam engineers.
In some mills, senior power steam engineers work in control rooms. They need to be able to analyze problems and take action to keep a mill running smoothly and safely. More junior power steam engineers may find themselves spending most of their time on the mill floor monitoring and adjusting equipment.
Finishing high school is your first step on the road to becoming a power steam engineer. After that you will need to complete a college training program.
Vibration analysts are described more formally as non-destructive testers and inspection technicians. They test forestry machinery and infrastructure using radiographic, ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current and other testing equipment.
If you follow this career path, you probably have an affinity for quality control, maintenance and safety. You will spend time evaluating the condition of a range of machines by understanding vibration data and how machines perform.
Whatever your day brings, you’ll know that every time you head into work, you can look forward to being happy with the lifestyle you’ve earned.