Geothermal Production Manager

Also called: Decommissioning Well Site Manager, Geothermal Operations Manager, Geothermal Plant Manager, Geothermal Product Manager, Geothermal Production Manager

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Geothermal production managers manage operations at geothermal power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor geothermal plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.

 

  • 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.
  • Identify and evaluate equipment, procedural, or conditional inefficiencies involving geothermal plant systems.
  • Perform or direct the performance of preventative maintenance on geothermal plant equipment.
  • Inspect geothermal plant or injection well fields to verify proper equipment operations.
  • Develop or manage budgets for geothermal operations.
  • Select and implement corrosion control or mitigation systems for geothermal plants.
  • Develop operating plans and schedules for geothermal operations.
  • Record, review, or maintain daily logs, reports, maintenance, and other records associated with geothermal operations.
  • Monitor geothermal operations, using programmable logic controllers.
  • Conduct well field site assessments.
  • Identify opportunities to improve plant electrical equipment, controls, or process control methodologies.
  • Prepare environmental permit applications or compliance reports.
  • Negotiate interconnection agreements with other utilities.
  • Obtain permits for constructing, upgrading, or operating geothermal power plants.
  • Troubleshoot and make minor repairs to geothermal plant instrumentation or electrical systems.
Work Context
  • Telephone — 100% responded "Every day".
  • Electronic Mail — 100% responded "Every day".
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 96% responded "Every day".
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 96% responded "Every day".
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 83% responded "Very high responsibility".
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 75% responded "Every day".
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 75% responded "A lot of freedom".
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Work Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
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Detailed Work Activities
  • Evaluate potential of products, technologies, or resources.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
  • Direct green energy production operations.
  • Communicate green energy production information.
  • Maintain green energy production plant equipment.
  • Maintain operational records for green energy processes or other environmentally-sustainable activities.
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Knowledge

Mechanical
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Administration and Management
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Production and Processing
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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Skills

Critical Thinking
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring
  • Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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Abilities

Oral Comprehension
  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Deductive Reasoning
  • The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Social Orientation
  • Self Control
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Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
  • Datalogging software
  • Infostat RIMBase
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office Hot Technology
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