Biomass Power Plant Managers
SOC: 11-3051.04

Description:

Manage operations at biomass power generation facilities. Direct work activities at plant, including supervision of operations and maintenance staff.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Alternate Titles:

  • Biomass Plant Manager
  • Biomass Power Plant Manager
  • Biomass Power Plant Superintendent
  • Biomass Production Manager
  • Demand Generator Manager
  • Fuel Manager
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • O and M Supervisor
  • Operations and Maintenance Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Plant Manager
  • Production Supervisor
  • Production Support Manager
  • Production Support Supervisor


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    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
  • Food Production
  • 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
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Test, maintain, or repair electrical power distribution machinery or equipment, using hand tools, power tools, and testing devices.
  • Manage parts and supply inventories for biomass plants.
  • Monitor and operate communications systems, such as mobile radios.
  • Compile and record operational data on forms or in log books.
  • Adjust equipment controls to generate specified amounts of electrical power.
  • Supervise operations or maintenance employees in the production of power from biomass such as wood, coal, paper sludge, or other waste or refuse.
  • Shut down and restart biomass power plants or equipment in emergency situations or for equipment maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
  • Review logs, datasheets, or reports to ensure adequate production levels and safe production environments or to identify abnormalities with power production equipment or processes.
  • Review biomass operations performance specifications to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare reports on biomass plant operations, status, maintenance, and other information.
  • Prepare and manage biomass plant budgets.
  • Plan and schedule plant activities such as wood, waste, or refuse fuel deliveries, ash removal, and regular maintenance.
  • Operate controls to start, stop, or regulate biomass-fueled generators, generator units, boilers, engines, or auxiliary systems.
  • Inspect biomass gasification processes, equipment, and facilities for ways to maximize capacity and minimize operating costs.
  • Evaluate power production or demand trends to identify opportunities for improved operations.
  • Supervise biomass plant or substation operations, maintenance, repair, or testing activities.
  • Monitor the operating status of biomass plants by observing control system parameters, distributed control systems, switchboard gauges, dials, or other indicators.
  • Conduct field inspections of biomass plants, stations, or substations to ensure normal and safe operating conditions.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Biomass boilers
  • Bubbling fluidized bed boilers
  • Circulating fluidized bed boilers
  • Cooling towers
  • Desktop computers
  • Heat recovery steam generators
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Radial stackers
  • Steam boilers
  • Steam turbines
  • Water samplers
  • Wood feed systems
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software
  • Distributed control systems DCS software
  • Employee scheduling software
  • Inventory control software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word


  • management


    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020