Biomass Power Plant Managers

What they do:

Manage operations at biomass power generation facilities. Direct work activities at plant, including supervision of operations and maintenance staff.

On the job, you would:

  • Test, maintain, or repair electrical power distribution machinery or equipment, using hand tools, power tools, and testing devices.
  • Manage parts and supply inventories for biomass plants.
  • Monitor and operate communications systems, such as mobile radios.
  • Compile and record operational data on forms or in log books.
  • Adjust equipment controls to generate specified amounts of electrical power.
  • Supervise operations or maintenance employees in the production of power from biomass such as wood, coal, paper sludge, or other waste or refuse.
  • Shut down and restart biomass power plants or equipment in emergency situations or for equipment maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
  • Review logs, datasheets, or reports to ensure adequate production levels and safe production environments or to identify abnormalities with power production equipment or processes.
  • Review biomass operations performance specifications to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare reports on biomass plant operations, status, maintenance, and other information.

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