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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