Power Plant Technician III

Students taking this course after completion will have received advanced training at the third level of stationary engineering and a vocational training certificate.The third level (2nd class) stationary engineer course will prepare students to operate and maintain facilities with heating and power plants above the limits of Power Plant Technician II level. Minimum prerequisites for this course required ninth grade reading and math.

What To Expect The Power Plant Technician III worker, (facility maintenance technician) is a third 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. They work inside a single building, such as a public and private schools, municipal facilities, hotels or hospitals, or are responsible for the maintenance of many buildings, such as those in an apartment complex, or college campus. These technicians are often hired as assistants to Senior Power Plant Technicians in power plants such as electric generating plants.


Must have one of the following: Power Plant Technician II course, Third Class Stationary Engineering license, or accepted experience recognized by city, state or federal government.  Students also must be working in the field to be eligible to take this course.