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Biomass Plant Technicians
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Control and monitor biomass plant activities and perform maintenance as needed.

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Currently Employed: 270

Projected Annual Job Openings: 30

Typical Hourly Wage: $30.18 - $36.71

Typical Annual Salary: $62,800 - $76,400

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Operate high-pressure steam boiler or water chiller equipment for electrical cogeneration operations.
  • Operate biomass fuel-burning boiler or biomass fuel gasification system equipment in accordance with specifications or instructions.
  • Operate valves, pumps, engines, or generators to control and adjust production of biofuels or biomass-fueled power.
  • Operate equipment to heat biomass, using knowledge of controls, combustion, and firing mechanisms.
  • Operate equipment to start, stop, or regulate biomass-fueled generators, generator units, boilers, engines, or auxiliary systems.
  • Inspect biomass power plant or processing equipment, recording or reporting damage and mechanical problems.
  • Record or report operational data, such as readings on meters, instruments, and gauges.
  • Assess quality of biomass feedstock.
  • Clean work areas to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Measure and monitor raw biomass feedstock, including wood, waste, or refuse materials.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Fire tube boilers
  • Front end loaders
  • Grinding mills
  • Hammer mills
  • Intake structures

Technology:
  • Development environment software
  • Inventory management software
  • Office suite software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software