NOS are a benchmark of the knowledge and abilities needed to be competent in a particular occupation. Developed by current job incumbents, NOS are a collection of the individual competencies that make up the whole picture of an occupation.
Power Station Operators operate power generating equipment such as boilers, turbines and generators to convert the power created from primary energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, and water) into electricity. Power station operators monitor and control equipment and auxiliary systems from both the station floor (aka field) and control room(s) to ensure the equipment and systems are operating safely, efficiently, reliably and within the prescribed limits to meet regulatory requirements, achieve productivity and efficiency goals, and provide reliable electricity.