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Biomass Power Plant Managers

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

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What they do:
Manage operations at biomass power generation facilities. Direct work activities at plant, including supervision of operations and maintenance staff.
On the job, you would:
  • Manage safety programs at power generation facilities.
  • Review biomass operations performance specifications to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Review logs, datasheets, or reports to ensure adequate production levels and safe production environments or to identify abnormalities with power production equipment or processes.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Business
  • management
  • human resources (HR)
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Resource Management
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job
  • managing your time and the time of other people

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Leadership

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology
Facilities management software
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$105,480
$65,050
$176,070
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