Geothermal Technicians

realistic interests repair electrical system instrumentation power plant equipment record data technician installation correct malfunctions

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What they do:
Perform technical activities at power plants or individual installations necessary for the generation of power from geothermal energy sources. Monitor and control operating activities at geothermal power generation facilities and perform maintenance and repairs as necessary. Install, test, and maintain residential and commercial geothermal heat pumps.
On the job, you would:
  • Monitor and adjust operations of geothermal power plant equipment or systems.
  • Prepare and maintain logs, reports, or other documentation of work performed.
  • Identify and correct malfunctions of geothermal plant equipment, electrical systems, instrumentation, or controls.


Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical
  • design

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • physics
  • chemistry

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design


Basic Skills

  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • reading work related information

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


Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Visual Understanding

  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • see hidden patterns


  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time

Hand and Finger Use

  • keep your arm or hand steady


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software

  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology In Demand

Analytical or scientific software

  • ClimateMaster GeoDesigner
  • WaterFurnace International Ground Loop Design PREMIER

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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