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

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Currently Employed: 34

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $39.39 - $61.48

Typical Annual Salary: $81,900 - $127,900

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: 5 years or more

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Review logs, datasheets, or reports to ensure adequate production levels and safe production environments or to identify abnormalities with power production equipment or processes.
  • 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.
  • Compile and record operational data on forms or in log books.
  • Shut down and restart biomass power plants or equipment in emergency situations or for equipment maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
  • 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.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Batching plants or feeders
  • Extendable conveyors
  • Fire tube boilers
  • Steam engines
  • Steam generators

Technology:
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Inventory management software
  • Office suite software
  • Presentation software
  • Word processing software

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