Geothermal Technicians

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.

Median Annual Wage: $37,220

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (56%); Post-secondary certificate (32%); Some college, no degree (7%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Mechanical Technician; Maintenance Technician; Operations Technician; Maintenance Mechanic; Control Operator; Operator Technician; Control Room Operator (CRO); Instrument and Controls Technician (I & C Technician); Instrumentation, Control, and Electrical Technician (I C & E Technician); Instrumentation and Electrical Technician (I & E Technician)

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More Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Careers

  • Monitor and adjust operations of geothermal power plant equipment or systems.
  • Adjust power production systems to meet load and distribution demands.
  • Collect and record data associated with operating geothermal power plants or well fields.
  • Prepare and maintain logs, reports, or other documentation of work performed.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Geothermal Technicians.

  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Geothermal Technicians.

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