|Field of Study:||Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
|Description:||Power Engineering Technologists are highly trained and specialized people who operate and maintain the energy components of power plants, industries, commercial and large residential buildings, hospitals and schools. The technologist's work involves monitoring, adjusting, analyzing and solving problems with power boilers, compressors, refrigeration chillers, pumps and other related equipment. They may also assist Mechanical Engineers in the planning and design of power plant systems and operations.
Day to day responsibilities can include conducting visual inspections and tests to ensure safety and optimum performance, ensuring that provincial and federal regulations are adhered to, and being available to respond to emergency situations. From an energy management perspective, Technologists investigate opportunities to save energy/fuel costs and the implementation of modern innovative technologies to achieve these savings in a safe and sustainable manner is vital.