Biomass Power Plant Managers

Manage operations at biomass power generation facilities. Direct work activities at plant, including supervision of operations and maintenance staff.

Median Annual Wage: $92,470

Education: Bachelor's degree (64%); Associate's degree (22%); High school diploma or equivalent (11%)

Projected Growth: Decline (-3% or lower)

Related Job Titles: Operations Manager; Maintenance Supervisor; Maintenance Manager; Plant Manager; Production Supervisor; Operations Supervisor; Fuel Manager; Operations and Maintenance Manager; Production Support Manager; Production Support Supervisor

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  • Review biomass operations performance specifications to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Supervise biomass plant or substation operations, maintenance, repair, or testing activities.
  • Prepare and manage biomass plant budgets.
  • Supervise operations or maintenance employees in the production of power from biomass such as wood, coal, paper sludge, or other waste or refuse.
  • Monitor the operating status of biomass plants by observing control system parameters, distributed control systems, switchboard gauges, dials, or other indicators.
  • Inspect biomass gasification processes, equipment, and facilities for ways to maximize capacity and minimize operating costs.
  • Conduct field inspections of biomass plants, stations, or substations to ensure normal and safe operating conditions.
  • Plan and schedule plant activities such as wood, waste, or refuse fuel deliveries, ash removal, and regular maintenance.
  • Evaluate power production or demand trends to identify opportunities for improved operations.
  • Manage parts and supply inventories for biomass plants.
  • Prepare reports on biomass plant operations, status, maintenance, and other information.
  • Monitor and operate communications systems, such as mobile radios.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Biomass Power Plant Managers.

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Biomass Power Plant Managers.

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