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    Coal Fired Plant Operator

Coal Fired Plant Operator Apprenticeship Program

The apprentice in this trade will work under the direction of Journeyman and/or Journeyman Board Operator in performing the duties and tasks necessary to run the equipment in the Plant Operations area, namely boilers, turbines, generators, steam systems, cooling systems, air systems, and pulverizers.


Average Salary in New Mexico based on the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Who Can Be a Coal Fired Plant Operator?

Math 130 must be completed. Contact the program directly to inquire about minimum requirements and the application process.

Apprentices will work 12-hour shifts alternating between days and nights and are exposed to large rotating equipment, systems containing hot pressurized fluids, and work in areas where dust respirators and/or cartridge type respirators must be worn. Personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, steel-toe boots, and hard hats must be worn.

Program Sponsor

P.O. Box 227
Waterflow, NM 87421

Jake Arellano
505.598.7970 or 505.566.4077

To obtain general information about registered apprenticeship, please fill out the form below and a representative from the State Apprenticeship Office will contact you by email.

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