Power is critical for not only keeping the lights on but also because power is the lifeblood of all mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems. Power engineers are the professionals who keep power systems in hospitals, refineries, schools, and numerous other facilities running smoothly. In Canada, we rely on power engineers as much as we do on doctors, police, and teachers, but most people don’t know it. At TFM, we are helping to educate the next generation of power engineers. Below we’ll tell you about 4th class power engineers and how TFM can help you get started in this critical career. Keep reading to find out more!
What Does a 4th Class Power Engineer Do?
In British Columbia, a 4th class power engineer is responsible for operating and maintaining power equipment in various facilities. These facilities may include industrial plants, schools, hospitals, commercial buildings and more. One of the most significant advantages of a 4th class power engineering career is the opportunity to work alongside numerous industries in a wide range of facilities, like those mentioned previously.
4th class power engineers may work in a managerial role as a facility’s Chief Engineer or under the supervision of another power engineer. However, even while working under a supervisor, 4th class power engineers are vital for the smooth operation of many facilities’ power equipment. Those who decide to enter into this career must have a solid understanding of thermodynamics, safety regulations, and electrical and mechanical systems. Some typical responsibilities a 4th class power engineer will have includes:
- General repairs
- Maintenance of facility systems, building automation systems, HVAC, plumbing systems etc
- Daily inspection of refrigeration/ boiler equipment
- Maintain records and trends of equipment and system conditions
- Communicate the necessity of maintenance or repairs that require contractors to the supervisor
- Coordinate work with other departments
- Adhere to all health and safety policies, procedures, and regulations
- And more
Power engineering is a high-demand career in Canada that is in increasing need of newly certified engineers. At TFM, our team of highly experienced instructors is here to help you jump-start your career as a 4th class power engineer. Next, we’ll tell you how TFM can assist you in joining the power engineering field.
How TFM Can Help You Get Started in Power Engineering
At TFM Consultants International, we proudly provide the next generation of power engineers with the knowledge and experience they need to thrive in this rewarding industry. Our teaching facility enables students to attain the hands-on training they need to become 4th class power engineers. Whether you’re interested in joining our 4th Class Power Engineering program or one of our other courses or seminar, TFM’s courses are taught in a casual, open-to-discussion environment. Our instructors utilize real-time demonstrations, up-to-date lecture materials, and industry-relevant presentations to ensure you are fully equipped to pass your certification exam. So if you’re ready to register for TFM’s 4th class power engineering course, don’t hesitate; classes fill up quickly!
Take Your First Step Towards Your 4th Class Power Engineering Career Today!
Since 1997, TFM has trained hundreds of facility technicians, including boiler and refrigeration operators and power engineers. Our accredited programs are recognized across the industry as some of the best courses offered in Canada. Contact us today to learn more about enrolling in our 4th class power engineering program or becoming a certified power engineer!