Diesel Plant Operating Engineer First Class

ASOPE® offers an opportunity to obtain a Diesel Plant Operating Engineer - First Class license. A list of qualifications that are required to receive your Diesel Plant Operating Engineer - First Class license are outlined below. Requirements include a minimum age of 18 years old (legal adult), a high school diploma (or GED equivalent), and 4 years minimum experience as an engineer in charge of operations and maintenance of marine or stationary multiple diesel engine plants.

If all qualifications are met, you will be required to schedule an examination. The exam consists of a wide range of curriculum including, but not limited to, synchronization and load control, stopping and starting procedures, monitoring engine operation, and plant local and remote control systems. This examination will be part written test and part multiple choice with 100 questions. Upon completion of the Diesel Plant Operating Engineer - First Class license exam, an ASOPE® representative will notify of a "pass" or "fail" status. If failed, you will be offered additional opportunities to retake the exam. Please review our Failed Test Procedures to learn more.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Diesel Plant Operating Engineer - First Class license, please contact the ASOPE® national office.

Qualifications

  • Minimum age - Adult
  • Education - High School Diploma / GED or Equivalent
  • Experience - Four years as Engineer in Charge of operations and maintenance of marine or stationary multiple diesel engine plants
  • Exam - Part Written Part Multiple Choice (100 questions)

Curriculum at the Minimum:

  • Switchgear
  • Synchronizing and Load Control
  • Voltage Control and Excitation
  • MW and MVARS
  • Governor Characteristics
  • Stopping and Starting Procedures
  • Excitation Systems Cooling
  • Monitoring Engine Operation
  • Operating Guidelines
  • Control Systems
  • Protection Devices
  • Station Service A.C. Power Supply
  • D.C. Power Supply
  • Station Battery
  • Plant Local and Remote Control Systems
  • Maintenance Planning
  • Electrical Generation, Distribution and Transmission Safety
  • General Maintenance Practices
  • Environmental Regulations