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How much education do I need to become a power engineer?

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Answer

Power engineers supervise, operate and maintain machinery and boilers that provide steam, power, heat, refrigeration and other utility services to industrial and commercial facilities.

Power engineering is a regulated occupation. Alberta has some special certificate options, such as the Special Boiler Operators certificate, designed to provide people with the 6 months of work experience they need to take the initial 5th Class examination.

As a result, power engineering can be a great fit for those who want to start early and learn on the job.