Segments in this Video

Power Plant Worker: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:48)


Joey Turner uses simple terms to explain how electricity is generated from coal. His job is to remove contaminants from the water in the coal-fired power plant.

Power Plant Worker: Career Beginnings (01:06)

Turner received a biology degree from WSU. While working at a bank, his cousin encouraged him to apply for a job at the power plant where he worked.

Power Plant Worker: Keys for Success (02:28)

Turner talks about the importance of clear communication and teamwork throughout all departments.

Power Plant Worker: Education and Certification Requirements (00:00)

In addition to a two year degree in a science related field, Turner lists the training courses that are required for a new hire at a power plant.

Power Plant Worker: Workplace Atmosphere (02:02)

Turner contrasts working in the lab with working on a unit where it is hot and loud. A typical day is 8 hours, though there are occasionally twelve and sixteen hour shifts.

Power Plant Worker: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:40)

Have integrity and positivity to make yourself stand out in today's competitive job market. Turner suggests researching your field and avoiding negativity on social media.

Power Plant Worker: A Day on the Job (02:11)

After arriving at 7:00 am, Turner attends a briefing before going to the job site to check for safety hazards. He discusses the job duties of various personnel.

Power Plant Worker: Industry Goals and Services (00:23)

The industry goals are to produce reliable and affordable electricity while keeping worker health and safety in mind.

Power Plant Worker: Industry Challenges (01:03)

Turner discusses the challenges of keeping current with EPA regulations and industry goals for future CO2 emission levels.

Power Plant Worker: Looking at the Future (00:42)

Turner says the future of coal power plants depends largely on market prices and the advancement of carbon capture.

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Power Plant Worker—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a power plant worker? In this Career Q&A video interview, Joey Turner talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success working at a power plant. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 14 minutes

Item#: BVL166155

ISBN: 978-1-64481-297-6

Copyright date: ©2018

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