Hydroelectric Production Managers

Business Management & Administration > Operations Management

Projected Growth: Little or no change

13800+
Projected Job Openings

Medium Preparation Needed

Job Description

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:
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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.

Tasks

    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.

Tools

Turbine generators

Safety glasses

Reaction turbines

Protective respirators

Protective ear muffs

Power transformers

Personal computers

All Tools

Mobile radios

Laptop computers

Impulse turbines

Hydroelectric power generator controls

Hydraulic power generation equipment

Electrical switch gear

Electrical circuit breakers

Desktop computers

Dam water flow controls

Technologies

Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software

Computerized maintenance management system CMMS

Distributed control system DCS

Personnel scheduling software

Skills

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.

Speaking

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Monitoring

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.

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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.

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.

Complex Problem Solving

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

Writing

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

Coordination

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Persuasion

Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Instructing

Teaching others how to do something.

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.

Operation Monitoring

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

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.

Mathematics

Using mathematics to solve problems.

Science

Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Social Perceptiveness

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

Negotiation

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.

Abilities

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

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Occupation Sections

Knowledge

Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Public Safety and Security

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

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

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

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

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Personnel and Human Resources

Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Law and Government

Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

Clerical

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.

Design

Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Physics

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

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Psychology

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.

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