Power Plant Operating Engineer Third Class

ASOPE® offers an opportunity to obtain a Power Plant Operating Engineer – Third Class license. A list of qualifications that are required to receive your Power Plant Operating Engineer - Third Class license are outlined below. Requirements include being the minimum age of 19 years old, a high school diploma/GED or equivalent, and two years or one year time in grade as a Facility Operating Engineer – Second Class may be used for the 2 years’experience for Power Plant Operating Engineer Third Class.

If all qualifications are met, you will be required to schedule an exam. The exam consists of a wide range of curriculum including, but not limited to, power plant basic instrumentation, power plant basic combustion and combustion equipment, and power plant basic steam generator fittings and accessories and equipment. Upon completion of the Facility Operating Engineer - Third 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 Power Plant Operating Engineer - Third Class license, please contact the ASOPE® national office.

Qualifications

  • Minimum age - 19
  • Education - High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Interactive Plant Operations CD-Rom or Web based Training or equivalent plant operations training
  • Experience - Two years or One year time in grade as a Facility Operating Engineer 2nd class may be used for the 2 years experience for Power Plant Operating Engineer 3rd class
  • Examination - Written (Oral or Practical when necessary)
  • Maximum Prime Mover Horsepower (Unsupervised) - 1500
  • Maximum Boiler Size (Unsupervised) HP - 400 BHP / LP - Unlimited BHP
  • Maximum Refrigeration or Air Conditioning (Unsupervised) - 600 ton

Curriculum at the Minimum:

  • Power Plant Safety
  • Power Plant Basic Steam Generator Construction
  • Types of Steam Generators
  • Power Plant Basic Steam Generator Water Chemistry
  • Power Plant Basic Condensate and Feedwater Treatment and Equipment
  • Power Plant Basic Steam Generator Combustion Air and Flue Gas System and Equipment
  • Power Plant Basic Steam Generator Fuel System and Equipment Power Plant Basic Water-Steam Heating System
  • Power Plant Basic Steam Generator Fittings and Accessories and Equipment
  • Power Plant Basic Instrumentation
  • Power Plant Compressed Air System
  • Power Plant Basic Combustion and Combustion Equipment
  • Power Plant Basic Steam System to Steam Accessories
  • Power Plant Basic Electricity
  • Power Plant Basic Math-Science
  • Power Plant Basic Steam Turbine Construction
  • Power Plant Basic Condenser and Circulating Water System and Equipment
  • Power Plant Basic Air Conditioning
  • Power Plant Basic Environmental Equipment