Geothermal Production Managers
SOC: 11-3051.02

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Alternate Titles:

  • Decommissioning Well Site Manager
  • Geothermal Operations Engineer
  • Geothermal Operations Manager
  • Geothermal Plant Manager
  • Geothermal Production Manager
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Mitigation Supervisor
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Plant Manager
  • Plant Operations Engineer
  • Plant Supervisor
  • Power Plant Operations Manager
  • Site Manager


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

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

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Conduct well field site assessments.
  • Select and implement corrosion control or mitigation systems for geothermal plants.
  • Communicate geothermal plant conditions to employees.
  • Troubleshoot and make minor repairs to geothermal plant instrumentation or electrical systems.
  • Record, review or maintain daily logs, reports, maintenance, and other records associated with geothermal operations.
  • Prepare environmental permit applications or compliance reports.
  • Obtain permits for constructing, upgrading, or operating geothermal power plants.
  • Perform or direct the performance of preventative maintenance on geothermal plant equipment.
  • Negotiate interconnection agreements with other utilities.
  • Monitor geothermal operations, using programmable logic controllers.
  • Identify opportunities to improve plant electrical equipment, controls, or process control methodologies.
  • Identify and evaluate equipment, procedural, or conditional inefficiencies involving geothermal plant systems.
  • Develop operating plans and schedules for geothermal operations.
  • Develop or manage budgets for geothermal operations.
  • Supervise employees in geothermal power plants or well fields.
  • Oversee geothermal plant operations, maintenance, and repairs to ensure compliance with applicable standards or regulations.
  • Inspect geothermal plant or injection well fields to verify proper equipment operations.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Dataloggers
  • Desktop computers
  • Diesel-powered generators
  • Forklifts
  • Laptop computers
  • Large volume water pumps
  • Material moving cranes
  • Mobile radios
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Personal computers
  • Programmable logic controllers PLC
  • Data entry software
  • Datalogging software
  • Infostat RIMBase
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Personnel scheduling software


  • management


    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020