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Biomass Plant Technicians

Also called: Auxiliary Operator, Fuel Handler, Plant Operator

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What they do:
Control and monitor biomass plant activities and perform maintenance as needed.
On the job, you would:
  • Operate biomass fuel-burning boiler or biomass fuel gasification system equipment in accordance with specifications or instructions.
  • Perform tests of water chemistry in boilers.
  • Operate high-pressure steam boiler or water chiller equipment for electrical cogeneration operations.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
Math and Science
  • chemistry
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • 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

Abilities

Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Verbal
  • read and understand what is written

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology
Development environment software
  • National Instruments LabVIEW Hot Technology

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
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