Geothermal Production Managers

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About the Job

Manage operations at geothermal power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor geothermal plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.

It is also Called

  • Site Manager
  • Power Plant Operations Manager
  • Plant Supervisor
  • Plant Operations Engineer
  • Plant Manager
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Operations Manager
  • Mitigation Supervisor
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Geothermal Production Manager
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What They Do

  • Troubleshoot and make minor repairs to geothermal plant instrumentation or electrical systems.
  • Obtain permits for constructing, upgrading, or operating geothermal power plants.
  • Negotiate interconnection agreements with other utilities.
  • Prepare environmental permit applications or compliance reports.
  • Identify opportunities to improve plant electrical equipment, controls, or process control methodologies.
  • Conduct well field site assessments.
  • Monitor geothermal operations, using programmable logic controllers.
  • Record, review, or maintain daily logs, reports, maintenance, and other records associated with geothermal operations.
  • Develop operating plans and schedules for geothermal operations.
  • Select and implement corrosion control or mitigation systems for geothermal plants.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: C.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Achievement, but also value Working Conditions and Recognition in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Education Required

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

Wages

In 2016, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $107,000 with most people making between $65,390 and $160,380

Outlook

0.07%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 6,920 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 6,970 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 5 openings due to growth and about 195 replacement openings for approximately 200 total annual openings.



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