Geothermal Technicians

OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION

Perform technical activities at power plants or individual installations necessary for the generation of power from geothermal energy sources. Monitor and control operating activities at geothermal power generation facilities and perform maintenance and repairs as necessary. Install, test, and maintain residential and commercial geothermal heat pumps.

SKILLS & REQUIRED SKILL LEVELS
Core Skill Levels Required:
  • Operation Monitoring: 4
  • Operation and Control: 3.75
  • Troubleshooting: 3.75
  • Monitoring: 3.62
  • Repairing: 3.62
  • Quality Control Analysis: 3.25
  • Equipment Maintenance: 3.25
Supplemental Skill Levels Required:
  • Installation: 3.12
  • Coordination: 3.12
  • Reading Comprehension: 3.12
  • Mathematics: 3.12
  • Critical Thinking: 3.12
  • Systems Analysis: 3
  • Systems Evaluation: 3
  • Active Learning: 3
  • Active Listening: 3
  • Time Management: 3
  • Speaking: 3
  • Writing: 3
  • Judgment and Decision Making: 3
  • Complex Problem Solving: 2.88
  • Equipment Selection: 2.88
  • Instructing: 2.62
  • Service Orientation: 2.38
  • Management of Personnel Resources: 2.25
  • Persuasion: 2.25
  • Social Perceptiveness: 2.25
  • Learning Strategies: 2.25
  • Negotiation: 2.12
  • Science: 2
  • Management of Material Resources: 1.75
  • Operations Analysis: 1.62
  • Technology Design: 1.5
  • Management of Financial Resources: 1.38
  • Programming: 1.12
CORE TASKS
  • Identify and correct malfunctions of geothermal plant equipment, electrical systems, instrumentation, or controls.
  • Monitor and adjust operations of geothermal power plant equipment or systems.
  • Identify equipment options, such as compressors, and make appropriate selections.
  • Perform pre- and post-installation pressure, flow, and related tests of vertical and horizontal geothermal loop piping.
  • Collect and record data associated with operating geothermal power plants or well fields.
  • Determine whether emergency or auxiliary systems will be needed to keep properties heated or cooled in extreme weather conditions.
  • Prepare and maintain logs, reports, or other documentation of work performed.

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