Power Generation Maintenance Electrician

As a four-level curriculum Power Generation Maintenance Electrician provides a basic foundation for skill development in testing, diagnosing, and repairing power generation plant equipment. From reading plant construction drawings, to using test instruments, to hands-on experience in valve installation and shielded metal arc welding, this training is a rich source of knowledge and experience that will give trainees a competitive edge as they grow in their profession.

Topics covered in this program include Power Plant Electrical Systems, Generator Maintenance and Switchgear and Breaker Maintenance.


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Additional Instructor Requirements

In addition to our standard instructor requirements, instructors of this craft must achieve:

  • NCCER certification as an instructor in a related discipline, including: Millwright, Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, Industrial Maintenance E&I, and/or
  • Experience working in a power plant or power-generation facility (Qualified Journey-level Power Plant Maintenance Mechanic/Electrician/I&C Tech)


This exceptionally produced and comprehensive trainee guide covers all the essentials including Tools of the Trade, Fasteners and Anchors, Oxyfuel Cutting, Gaskets and Packing, Craft-Related Mathematics, Construction Drawings, Pumps and Drivers, Valves, Introduction to Test Instruments, Material Handling and Hand Rigging, Mobile and Support Equipment, Lubrication, and SMAW Equipment and Setup. Purchase Materials


NCCER's assessments evaluate the knowledge of an individual in a specific craft area and provide a prescription for upgrade training when needed. All assessments are based upon the NCCER Curriculum and have been developed in conjunction with subject matter experts from the industry. Click the assessment title below to open its specifications.
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Subject Matter Experts

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are a vital part of NCCER's Curriculum development process. SMEs are construction and maintenance professionals who have journey-level experience and have experience teaching their trades to others. Click below to view a list of SMEs who contributed to the development of this series.

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