Technical Officer - Power Generation Maintenance

Technical Officers develop maintenance schedules and undertake project management. They are also responsible for the development of operational procedures and systems, implementation of safe working practices and environmental procedures, management and supervision of others and co-ordination of work activities of individuals and/or teams.

Personal requirements of a power generation technical officer may include:

  • Ability to follow procedures and commitment to safe work practices
  • Good at mechanical and/or electrical activities
  • Able to accept responsibility and make decisions
  • Logical and thorough approach to work

Technical Officer key responsibilities include: 

  • Operate and Monitor Communications Systems
  • Maintain Quality Systems within the Team
  • Monitor and Implement Environmental Plans and Procedures
  • Manage Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Procedures
  • Monitor the Implementation of Enterprises Production/Maintenance
  • Quality Control Procedures
  • Co-ordinate Team Activities
  • Conduct Technical Inspection of Process Plant and Equipment
  • Produce Maintenance Strategies for Generation Production Plant

This job usually requires the completion of a traineeship or apprenticeship in ESI (Electrical Supply Industry Generation). Entry requirements may vary but most employers require Year 10 and some may prefer Year 12. It is possible to cross over into this occupation from related occupations such as electrician and engineering tradesperson - mechanical. However, further part-time study usually at Certificate III level, and on-the-job training offered as an apprenticeship, is required.

There are no suitable traineeships or apprenticeships available in Queensland. Traineeships and apprenticeships are widely available interstate.