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Some tips that might help you find the job you’re looking for.

More updates are on the horizon, but for now, let’s kick things off with a valuable tip. Whether you’ve recently embarked on a journey as a power engineer or have been immersed in the profession for some time, there’s a common challenge that often arises—finding the perfect job opportunity can be a bit elusive. Perhaps you’re facing difficulties in securing any job at all. Have you considered experimenting with alternative job titles in your search? That’s right, power engineers are known by various names while they’re on the job. These alternative titles encompass roles such as Plant Operator, Process Operator, Assistant Engineer 4th Class, Shift Engineer, Chemical Systems Operator, and more. Below, you’ll discover a compilation of alternative titles that you can explore in your upcoming job search. We’re genuinely excited to see you succeed and are here to cheer you on! Good luck!


  • Power Engineer
  • Operating Engineer
  • Power Boiler Engineer
  • Recovery Boiler Operator
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Building Operator
  • Plant Operator
  • Supervising Power Engineer
  • Building Operations Supervisor
  • Facility Maintenance Engineer
  • Shift Maintenance Engineer
  • Power Engineer 4 / Maintenance Engineer V
  • Power Engineer 3
  • Swimming Pool Operator
  • Process Operator
  • Chiller Operator
  • Compressor Operator
  • Refrigeration Plant Operator
  • Refrigeration Operator
  • Chemical Systems Operator (CSO)
  • Ice Facility Operator – IFO
  • Operations Consultant
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Maintenance Operator
  • Control Room Engineer
  • Control Room Operator
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Shift Engineer
  • Assistant Shift Engineer
  • Assistant Engineer
  • Assistant Engineer, 4th Class
  • Service Engineer
  • Effluent Treatment Operator
  • Wastewater Treatment Operator

Please note that some of these titles require specific combinations of certifications, licenses, and experience.


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Resume Building

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National Occupational Classification (NOC)

NOC 2016 Version 1.0


0714 – Facility operation and maintenance managers

0811 – Managers in natural resources production and fishing

0912 – Utilities managers

9212 – Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

9241 – Power engineers and power systems operators

9243 – Water and waste treatment plant operators


NOC 2021 Version 1.0


70012 – Facility operation and maintenance managers

73201 – General building maintenance workers and building superintendents

80010 – Managers in natural resources production and fishing

90011 – Utilities managers

92011 – Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

92100 – Power engineers and power systems operators

92101 – Water and waste treatment plant operators

93101 – Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing


If you notice that the occupation you currently hold that requires a power engineer certificate/license is not represented accurately or is not included in the example lists of National Occupational Codes (NOC) please let use know. Periodically Labour Canada requests the IPE and other power engineers to collaborate on the NOC in order to maintain its integrity and keep it relevant up to date and accurate to the field of power engineering.


NOC 2023 (NEW)

The 2023 NOC is currently being worked on, and once the details are finalized we will let you know all relevant information.


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