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    Auxiliary Equipment Operators, Power

    Control and maintain auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, fans, compressors, condensers, feedwater heaters, filters, and chlorinators, that supply water, fuel, lubricants, air, and auxiliary power for turbines, generators, boilers, and other power-generating plant facilities

    Tends portable or stationary high pressure boilers that supply heat or power for engines , turbines, and steam-powered equipment. Opens and closes valves and switches in sequence upon signal from other worker to start or shut down auxiliary units. Tightens leaking gland and pipe joints and reports need for major equipment repairs. Cleans and lubricates equipment and collects oil, water, and electrolyte samples for laboratory analysis to prevent equipment failure or deterioration. Assists in making electrical repairs. Reads gauges to verify that units are operating at specified capacity, and listens for sounds warning of mechanical malfunction. Replenishes electrolyte in batteries and oil in voltage transformers and resets tripped electric relays.

    Mechanical -- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    Operation and Control -- Controlling operations of equipment or systems. Operation Monitoring -- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. Equipment Maintenance -- Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. Troubleshooting -- Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

    Control Precision -- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Controlling Machines and Processes -- Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).