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11-3051.06 - Hydroelectric Production Managers


Manage operations at hydroelectric power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor hydroelectric plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.


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
  • Develop or implement policy evaluation procedures for hydroelectric generation activities.
  • Provide technical direction in the erection or commissioning of hydroelectric equipment or supporting electrical or mechanical systems.
  • Develop or implement projects to improve efficiency, economy, or effectiveness of hydroelectric plant operations.
  • Supervise hydropower plant equipment installations, upgrades, or maintenance.
  • Respond to problems related to ratepayers, water users, power users, government agencies, educational institutions, or other private or public power resource interests.
  • Plan or manage hydroelectric plant upgrades.
  • Plan or coordinate hydroelectric production operations to meet customer requirements.
  • Perform or direct preventive or corrective containment or cleanup to protect the environment.
  • Maintain records of hydroelectric facility operations, maintenance, or repairs.
  • Monitor or inspect hydroelectric equipment, such as hydro-turbines, generators, or control systems.
  • Inspect hydroelectric facilities, including switchyards, control houses, or relay houses, for normal operation or adherence to safety standards.
  • Identify and communicate power system emergencies.
  • Develop or review budgets, annual plans, power contracts, power rates, standing operating procedures, power reviews, or engineering studies.
  • Check hydroelectric operations for compliance with prescribed operating limits, such as loads, voltages, temperatures, lines, or equipment.
  • Supervise or monitor hydroelectric facility operations to ensure that generation or mechanical equipment conform to applicable regulations or standards.
  • Direct operations, maintenance, or repair of hydroelectric power facilities.
Supplemental
  • Operate energized high- or low-voltage hydroelectric power transmission system substations, according to procedures and safety requirements.
  • Negotiate power generation contracts with other public or private utilities.
  • Create or enforce hydrostation voltage schedules.
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
  • 81%
    Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 Public Safety and Security
  • 81%
    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.
 Administration and Management
  • 78%
    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.
 English Language
  • 76%
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 Engineering and Technology
  • 72%
    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.
 Computers and Electronics
  • 72%
    Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 Personnel and Human Resources
  • 72%
    Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 Education and Training
  • 70%
    Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 Mathematics
  • 68%
    Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 Law and Government
  • 65%
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 Design
  • 64%
    Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 Clerical
  • 64%
    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.
 Physics
  • 63%
    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.
 Production and Processing
  • 62%
    Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 Psychology
  • 60%
    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.
 Building and Construction
  • 60%
    Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
 Economics and Accounting
  • 55%
    Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 Customer and Personal Service
  • 55%
    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.
 Telecommunications
  • 54%
    Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
 Geography
  • 52%
    Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
 Chemistry
  • 50%
    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.
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
  • Impulse turbines
  • Reaction turbines
  • Turbine generators
 Power generators
  • Hydraulic power generation equipment
 Power generation control equipment
  • Hydroelectric power generator controls
  • Electrical switch gear
 Fluid and gas regulators
  • Dam water flow controls
 Computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Desktop computers
  • Personal computers
 Hearing protectors
  • Protective ear muffs
 Respiratory protection
  • Protective respirators
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
  • Microsoft ProjectHOT
  • Microsoft OfficeHOT
 Finance accounting and enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP softwareHOT
  • SAP softwareHOT
 Content authoring and editing software
  • Microsoft WordHOT
  • Word processing software
  • Microsoft PowerPointHOT
  • Personnel scheduling software
  • Microsoft ExcelHOT
 Data management and query software
  • Microsoft SQL ServerHOT
  • Microsoft AccessHOT
  • Oracle
  • Structure query language SQL
 Development software
  • VMWareHOT
  • Apache KafkaHOT
  • Microsoft Active Server Pages ASPHOT
 Industry specific software
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS
  • Distributed control system DCS
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA softwareHOT
 Operating environment software
  • Microsoft operating system
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
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Licensing
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Licensing
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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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Germanna Community College
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
John Tyler Community College
Lord Fairfax 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
Thomas Nelson Community College
Tidewater Community College
Virginia Highlands Community College
Virginia Western Community College
Wytheville Community College
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