Geothermal Production Manager  What They Do

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Geothermal Production Managers Career Video



Manages operations at geothermal power generation facilities. Maintains and monitors geothermal plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.

This career is part of the Business Management and Administration cluster Operations Management pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Supervises employees in geothermal power plants or well fields.
  • Oversees geothermal plant operations, maintenance, and repairs to ensure compliance with applicable standards or regulations.
  • Communicates geothermal plant conditions to employees.
  • Identifies and evaluates equipment, procedural, or conditional inefficiencies involving geothermal plant systems.
  • Performs or directs the performance of preventative maintenance on geothermal plant equipment.
  • Inspects geothermal plant or injection well fields to verify proper equipment operations.
  • Develops or manages budgets for geothermal operations.
  • Selects and implements corrosion control or mitigation systems for geothermal plants.
  • Develops operating plans and schedules for geothermal operations.
  • Records, reviews, or maintains daily logs, reports, maintenance, and other records associated with geothermal operations.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation involves use of protective items such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, a hard hat, or personal flotation devices
  • Exposure to pollutants, gases, dust, fumes, odors, poor ventilation, etc.
  • Conditions are very hot (above 90 F) or very cold (under 32 F)
  • Exposed to hazardous equipment such as saws, machinery, or vehicular traffic more than once a month
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation requires being outside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours
  • Overtime work
  • Rotating shift work
  • Weekend work

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