Power Plant Technician I


Students taking this course will receive education and training leading to a skilled trade certificate and knowledge that aid them in operating and maintaining facilities with high pressure heating systems.

They will also be prepared to sit for the low pressure boiler operator examination at the city of Detroit or to earn an online trade certification. Prerequisites for this course required ninth grade reading and math.

What To Expect The Power Plant Technician I worker, (facility maintenance technician) is an entry level position. Workers at this level perform general facility maintenance and may be required to operate and maintain low and high pressure heating boilers, refrigeration equipment, and furnaces. They also perform heating and power plant technician duties and general maintenance. These workers maintain and repair machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings. They work on plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating systems. Work Environment General maintenance technicians often carry out many different tasks in a single day. They work at any number of locations, both indoor and outdoor.

Must have taken or currently enrolled in both the following internship classes “INT-B1– Heating internship 1” and “INT-B2 - Heating Internship 2”.