Projected Growth: Little or no change
Projected Job Openings
Medium Preparation Needed
Your job is to Manage operations at hydroelectric power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor hydroelectric plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.
Common job titles of Hydroelectric 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.
28.95% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.
21.28% said they needed a Associate's Degree.
Monitor or inspect hydroelectric equipment, such as hydro-turbines, generators, or control systems.
Maintain records of hydroelectric facility operations, maintenance, or repairs.
Direct operations, maintenance, or repair of hydroelectric power facilities.
Inspect hydroelectric facilities, including switchyards, control houses, or relay houses, for normal operation or adherence to safety standards.
Supervise or monitor hydroelectric facility operations to ensure that generation or mechanical equipment conform to applicable regulations or standards.
Check hydroelectric operations for compliance with prescribed operating limits, such as loads, voltages, temperatures, lines, or equipment.
Plan or coordinate hydroelectric production operations to meet customer requirements.
Operate energized high- or low-voltage hydroelectric power transmission system substations, according to procedures and safety requirements.
Create or enforce hydrostation voltage schedules.
Supervise hydropower plant equipment installations, upgrades, or maintenance.
Develop or review budgets, annual plans, power contracts, power rates, standing operating procedures, power reviews, or engineering studies.
Respond to problems related to ratepayers, water users, power users, government agencies, educational institutions, or other private or public power resource interests.
Develop or implement projects to improve efficiency, economy, or effectiveness of hydroelectric plant operations.
Provide technical direction in the erection or commissioning of hydroelectric equipment or supporting electrical or mechanical systems.
Develop or implement policy evaluation procedures for hydroelectric generation activities.
Identify and communicate power system emergencies.
Negotiate power generation contracts with other public or private utilities.
Perform or direct preventive or corrective containment or cleanup to protect the environment.
Plan or manage hydroelectric plant upgrades.
Protective ear muffs
Personal computersAll Tools
Hydroelectric power generator controls
Hydraulic power generation equipment
Electrical switch gear
Electrical circuit breakers
Dam water flow controls
Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
Computerized maintenance management system CMMS
Distributed control system DCS
Personnel scheduling software
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.
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.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Teaching others how to do something.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Using mathematics to solve problems.
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Quality Control Analysis
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Management of Financial Resources
Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
Management of Material Resources
Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written 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
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
Arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Information Ordering