Opportunity to consider various career paths which exist in the energy industry. Most industrial facilities rely on skilled craft workers in order to meet production and compliance goals. For example, in power plants, electricians maintain the circuit boards and electronic equipment supporting medium to high voltage infrastructure. Instrument technicians are responsible for calibrating, testing, troubleshooting, reworking, modifying and inspecting facility instrumentation and control components and systems. Mechanical maintenance workers are often times responsible for troubleshooting rotating equipment or other plant maintenance activities. The operations team oversees the entire production process of a given facility.
Search the Internet to find a career opportunity you are interested in the energy industry. Consider the job description for this position. In approximately 400-500 words, discuss this desirable position while considering the following questions/factors:
- What aspects of the job interest you? What type of upward mobility does this job provide? Where do you see yourself five or ten years after you first start the job?
- What are some of the job responsibilities described for this position?
- What types of training or education will prepare you for the job? Once you acquire the job, what type of training or education will prepare you to advance in your position?
- Give an example of a work activity which may require the skill sets of multiple crafts mentioned above.
Justify your answers with evidence and cite your sources.