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11-3051.04 - Biomass Power Plant Managers


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


Key Facts
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Bright Outlook
1
Career Details
Green Job
Career Details
Current Employment
173,400
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Forecasted Employment
167,000
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Change in Employment
-6,300
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Change in Employment %
-3.7%
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Tasks
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Tasks
The tasks listed below can be performed to prepare you for a career in this field.
Core
  • Manage parts and supply inventories for biomass plants.
  • Monitor and operate communications systems, such as mobile radios.
  • Supervise operations or maintenance employees in the production of power from biomass, such as wood, coal, paper sludge, or other waste or refuse.
  • 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.
  • Prepare reports on biomass plant operations, status, maintenance, and other information.
  • Prepare and manage biomass plant budgets.
  • Plan and schedule plant activities, such as wood, waste, or refuse fuel deliveries, ash removal, and regular maintenance.
  • Inspect biomass gasification processes, equipment, and facilities for ways to maximize capacity and minimize operating costs.
  • Evaluate power production or demand trends to identify opportunities for improved operations.
  • Supervise biomass plant or substation operations, maintenance, repair, or testing activities.
  • Conduct field inspections of biomass plants, stations, or substations to ensure normal and safe operating conditions.
  • Manage safety programs at power generation facilities.
Supplemental
  • Test, maintain, or repair electrical power distribution machinery or equipment, using hand tools, power tools, and testing devices.
  • Compile and record operational data on forms or in log books.
  • Adjust equipment controls to generate specified amounts of electrical power.
  • Shut down and restart biomass power plants or equipment in emergency situations or for equipment maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
  • Operate controls to start, stop, or regulate biomass-fueled generators, generator units, boilers, engines, or auxiliary systems.
  • Monitor the operating status of biomass plants by observing control system parameters, distributed control systems, switchboard gauges, dials, or other indicators.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Knowledge
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Knowledge

The items listed below are organized into sections that contain knowledge useful for pursuing a career in this field. Each section also contains a "Percentage of Importance" statistic that shows how relevant an item is to the occupation.
 Mechanical
  • 86%
    Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 Engineering and Technology
  • 82%
    Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 Production and Processing
  • 81%
    Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 Administration and Management
  • 81%
    Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 Personnel and Human Resources
  • 77%
    Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 Public Safety and Security
  • 74%
    Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 Clerical
  • 72%
    Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 Education and Training
  • 72%
    Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 Mathematics
  • 71%
    Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 Computers and Electronics
  • 69%
    Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 Chemistry
  • 67%
    Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
 English Language
  • 67%
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 Design
  • 64%
    Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 Physics
  • 64%
    Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
 Economics and Accounting
  • 63%
    Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 Building and Construction
  • 62%
    Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
 Customer and Personal Service
  • 57%
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 Psychology
  • 57%
    Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 Transportation
  • 56%
    Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 Law and Government
  • 53%
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 Communications and Media
  • 53%
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Tools
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Tools
The tools listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Engines
  • Steam turbines
 Power generators
  • Heat recovery steam generators
 Boilers
  • Biomass boilers
  • Bubbling fluidized bed boilers
  • Circulating fluidized bed boilers
  • Steam boilers
 Sampling equipment
  • Water samplers
 Computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Desktop computers
  • Personal computers
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Technology
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Technology
The technologies listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Business function specific software
  • Inventory control software
  • Microsoft OfficeHOT
 Content authoring and editing software
  • Microsoft WordHOT
  • Microsoft PowerPointHOT
  • Employee scheduling software
  • Microsoft ExcelHOT
 Industry specific software
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS
  • Computer aided design CAD softwareHOT
  • Distributed control system DCS
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Certifications
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Certifications
The certifications listed below are useful to pursue if you are interested in a career in this field.
 Advanced
 Unknown
 Core
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Licensing
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Licensing
The licensing information below is organized into sections and is useful for pursuing if you are interested in a career in this field.
No specific licensing information is listed for this occupation in the area you have selected.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
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Brightpoint Community College
Eastern Shore Community College
Germanna Community College
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Laurel Ridge Community College
New River Community College
Northern Virginia Community College
Paul D. Camp Community College
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Rappahannock Community College
Southside Virginia Community College
Tidewater Community College
Virginia Highlands Community College
Virginia Peninsula Community College
Virginia Western Community College
Wytheville Community College
Jobs
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Civil/Structural Plant Expansion Project Manager/Construction Manager Advantage Point Group, Inc. Fri, 15 Jul 2022 15:02:42 GMT | 24 days ago Brookings, SD 57006 The plant is under continuous improvement and multiple ongoing expansion projects. Perfect for people with some experience with architectural drawings, biomass,…
Commerce Specialist 2 State of Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:15:10 GMT | 30+ days ago Lacey, WA Energy facilities of any size that exclusively use alternative energy resources (wind, solar, geothermal, landfill gas, wave or tidal action, or biomass energy)…
Process Engineer (Hybrid) S & B Engineers and Constructors Wed, 13 Jul 2022 16:46:03 GMT | 26 days ago Houston, TX Participates in plant start-ups. Analyzes client requirements and designs process and plant facilities. Develops Process engineering requirements for the design…
Forms and Records Analyst 3 /In-Training State of Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council Mon, 08 Aug 2022 23:03:28 GMT | 9 hours ago Lacey, WA Energy facilities of any size that exclusively use alternative energy resources (wind, solar, geothermal, landfill gas, wave or tidal action, or biomass energy)…
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Manager, Energy Storage (Remote USA) ICF Wed, 25 May 2022 23:24:51 GMT | 30+ days ago Fairfax, VA 22031 As an IE/OE Consultant, you will utilize your deep energy storage experience along with our IE/OE advisory services group and in broader power markets, proven…
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Fuel Yard Manager - National Energy of McBain (Michigan) New National Salvage & Service Corporation Tue, 09 Aug 2022 05:11:15 GMT | 3 hours ago McBain, MI Familiarity with power plant construction and operations is an asset. Experience in biomass fuel yard operations. Implement and comply with the combustion plan.
Energy Facility Siting Specialist State of Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council Mon, 13 Jun 2022 14:30:15 GMT | 30+ days ago Lacey, WA Prepares written contractor evaluation reports and facility audit reports for review by the EFSEC manager. Reports to the EFSEC siting and compliance manager,…
Development Manager Wind RWE Tue, 09 Aug 2022 03:03:18 GMT | 5 hours ago Austin, TX Experience as a project development manager in wind industry or relevant industry is preferred. Working with other staff regarding off-take of power, project…
Auxiliary Operator PIC Group Inc. Thu, 04 Aug 2022 16:15:49 GMT | 4 days ago South Boston, VA 24592 5+ years’ experience in a power plant control room environment. Interprets data in comparison with established standards or sound power plant practices.
Project Engineer - Electrical & Instrumentation (E&I) HoSt Fri, 22 Jul 2022 22:57:39 GMT | 17 days ago Vancouver, WA 98663 Supporting the project manager(s) with a focus on selection of electrical components, load lists, wiring schedules, control panels, Scada, PLCs, etc.;
Electrical, Controls, and Instrumentation Plant Services Specialist WIN Waste Innovations Wed, 03 Aug 2022 19:11:03 GMT | 5 days ago Morrisville, PA 19067 10+ years of experience in refuse and/or biomass fired power plants or related process industry with at least 5 years of direct project management experience.
Development Manager Wind RWE Renewables Americas LLC Mon, 08 Aug 2022 22:52:29 GMT | 9 hours ago Austin, TX Experience as a project development manager in wind industry or relevant industry is preferred. Working with other staff regarding off-take of power, project…
Environmental Planner 4 State of Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council Tue, 21 Jun 2022 20:28:52 GMT | 30+ days ago Lacey, WA Energy facilities of any size that exclusively use alternative energy resources (wind, solar, geothermal, landfill gas, wave or tidal action, or biomass energy)…
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR Consumers Energy Wed, 03 Aug 2022 07:27:38 GMT | 6 days ago Grayling, MI Ensure the cleaning and maintenance of plant facilities and grounds. Provide input to the plant's operating budget relative to maintenance activities and…
Operations Manager - Weed Powerhouse Roseburg Forest Products Co. Mon, 11 Jul 2022 17:46:45 GMT | 28 days ago Weed, CA 96094 Monitor biomass fuel supplies and modify recipes to maximize boiler output. Manage daily operations and maintenance planning for the Weed cogeneration plant and…
Engineering Senior Project Manager FUEL TECH INC Wed, 13 Jul 2022 20:26:59 GMT | 26 days ago Warrenville, IL 60555 A clear understanding of power plant equipment and operations. Makes field visits as required to observe work, review progress, resolve issues and attend…
Energy System & Kiln Superintendent West Fraser Mon, 25 Apr 2022 23:41:20 GMT | 30+ days ago Riegelwood, NC 28456 Maximize generation and maintain efficient operation of all plant processes associated with the power plant. A minimum of five years of operations experience in…
Investments Manager RWE Renewables Americas LLC Thu, 12 May 2022 16:53:19 GMT | 30+ days ago Austin, TX To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent. Lead investment decision processes, derive investment recommendations and prepare and deliver presentations…
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Payroll Manager Gemma Power Systems Wed, 29 Jun 2022 00:21:43 GMT | 30+ days ago Glastonbury, CT 06033 Gemma is looking for an experienced Payroll Manager to oversee the timely preparation and processing of nationwide multi-frequency payroll.
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Counsel, Litigation and Procurement RWE Renewables Americas LLC Fri, 10 Sep 2021 16:55:24 GMT | 11 months ago Chicago, IL To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent. To provide legal support for RWE Americas’ renewable energy business teams in connection with our businesses…
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