ESI Systems Operations Technician

Working as an ESI Systems Operations Technician employees undertake remote operation of network equipment and isolation of plant and equipment for work, co-ordinate work activities, and cost estimations. Work also entails the supervision of others.

Summary of Training

  • Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures
  • Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Apply quality systems to work
  • Conduct single energy source isolation procedures for permit to work
  • Maintain quality systems within the team
  • Analyse single protection device operation
  • Operate and monitor supervisory, control and data acquisition systems
  • Respond to a critical incident
  • Monitor and implement environmental site plans and procedures
  • Coordinate network/system
  • Plan a scheduled outage
  • Interpret and analyse multi-operation protection devices
  • Develop H.V. switching programs
  • Plan and organise work
  • Coordinate team activities
  • Implement workplace information system          
  • Lead team effectiveness             
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report
  • Operate manual systems
  • Manage, operate and monitor a gas turbine unit
  • Facilitate workplace communication
  • Operate H.V. condition changing apparatus
  • Conduct operational checks on in-service mechanical plant
  • Apply environmental and sustainable energy procedures
  • Facilitate the use of contingency plans for power generation facilities
  • Carry out operational checks on in-service electrical plant
  • Conduct multiple energy source isolation procedures for permit to work              
  • Coordinate permit to work system
  • Start and run up gas turbine
  • Shut down a gas turbine
  • Perform risk analysis of generation plant
  • Schedule generation
  • Operate and monitor system equipment

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

Job Pathways

Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector

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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Energy & Utilities

Work Type
Analytic & Investigative
Manual & Realistic

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 20/21: 1

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 2/8/2022. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2020, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

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Source: National Skills Commission, 2022. AATIS analysis.

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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2022. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

ESI Systems Operations Technician - UEP40118
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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