Geothermal Production Managers

Business Management & Administration > Operations Management

Projected Growth: Little or no change

Projected Job Openings

Medium Preparation Needed

Job Description

Your job is to Manage operations at geothermal power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor geothermal plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.

Common job titles of Geothermal Production Managers include:

Experience and Education

Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

  • 47.61% said they needed a Some College Courses.

  • 18.91% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.


    Identify and evaluate equipment, procedural, or conditional inefficiencies involving geothermal plant systems.

    Oversee geothermal plant operations, maintenance, and repairs to ensure compliance with applicable standards or regulations.

    Communicate geothermal plant conditions to employees.

    Supervise employees in geothermal power plants or well fields.

    Record, review, or maintain daily logs, reports, maintenance, and other records associated with geothermal operations.

    Develop operating plans and schedules for geothermal operations.

    Develop or manage budgets for geothermal operations.

    Monitor geothermal operations, using programmable logic controllers.

    Inspect geothermal plant or injection well fields to verify proper equipment operations.

    Perform or direct the performance of preventative maintenance on geothermal plant equipment.

    Conduct well field site assessments.

    Troubleshoot and make minor repairs to geothermal plant instrumentation or electrical systems.

    Identify opportunities to improve plant electrical equipment, controls, or process control methodologies.

    Obtain permits for constructing, upgrading, or operating geothermal power plants.

    Prepare environmental permit applications or compliance reports.

    Negotiate interconnection agreements with other utilities.

    Select and implement corrosion control or mitigation systems for geothermal plants.


Programmable logic controllers PLC

Personal computers

Multi-line telephone systems

Mobile radios

Material moving cranes

Large volume water pumps

Laptop computers

All Tools


Diesel-powered generators

Desktop computers



Data logging software

Infostat RIMBase

Personnel scheduling software


Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.


Talking to others to convey information effectively.


Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Management of Personnel Resources

Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Systems Analysis

Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Systems Evaluation

Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Management of Financial Resources

Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

Quality Control Analysis

Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Management of Material Resources

Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.


Using mathematics to solve problems.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Learning Strategies

Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.


Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.


Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.


Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.


Teaching others how to do something.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Operation Monitoring

Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.


Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension

Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression

Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity

Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning

Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension

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