You've got the power! Geothermal power, that is, if you choose to become a geothermal production manager. These professionals ensure that power plant worksites run smoothly, efficiently, and safely. Geothermal power is a sustainable energy source that uses heat from the earth's core to power a generator, and produce electricity. It's a growing source of renewable, clean energy, with most geothermal power plants concentrated in the western United States. Production managers at geothermal power plants supervise employees, develop policy, and make sure that everyone involved is informed about production and any safety issues they should be aware of. They're also responsible for checking equipment constantly, so potentially dangerous malfunctions and inefficiencies can be nipped in the bud. For repairs, geothermal production managers are required to oversee maintenance and ensure compliance with all standards and regulations. Qualifications for this career vary from on-the-job experience, to an associate's degree, or training in a vocational school, depending on the specific job and employer.
What they do:
Manage operations at geothermal power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor geothermal plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.
On the job, you would:
Supervise employees in geothermal power plants or well fields.
Oversee geothermal plant operations, maintenance, and repairs to ensure compliance with applicable standards or regulations.
Communicate geothermal plant conditions to employees.
Engineering and Technology
product and service development
human resources (HR)
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
manufacture and distribution of products
Safety and Government
public safety and security
thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
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
communicate by speaking
listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
notice when problems happen
use rules to solve problems
choose the right type of math to solve a problem
add, subtract, multiply, or divide
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Data entry software
Electronic mail software
some college or certificate after high school usually needed
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Green jobs have created this new and emerging type of work that wasn't around before.
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