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Hydroelectric Production Managers

Also called: Maintenance Supervisor, Operations Supervisor, Plant Manager, Power Plant Supervisor

What they do:
Manage operations at hydroelectric power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor hydroelectric plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.
On the job, you would:
  • Direct operations, maintenance, or repair of hydroelectric power facilities.
  • Identify and communicate power system emergencies.
  • Maintain records of hydroelectric facility operations, maintenance, or repairs.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Business
  • management
  • human resources (HR)
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Industrial control software
  • Distributed control systems DCS software
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Email software

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$93,940
per year, on average
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