Biomass Plant Technicians

Control and monitor biomass plant activities and perform maintenance as needed.

Median Annual Wage: $55,230

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (65%); Post-secondary certificate (24%); Some college, no degree (7%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Related Job Titles: Equipment Operator; Auxiliary Operator; Control Room Operator; Plant Operator; Boiler Operator; Auxiliary Engineer; Biomass Facilitator; Fuel Handler; Fuel Quality Tech; Instrumentation and Controls Technician

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  • Operate valves, pumps, engines, or generators to control and adjust production of biofuels or biomass-fueled power.
  • Operate equipment to start, stop, or regulate biomass-fueled generators, generator units, boilers, engines, or auxiliary systems.
  • Inspect biomass power plant or processing equipment, recording or reporting damage and mechanical problems.
  • Record or report operational data such as readings on meters, instruments, and gauges.
  • Clean work areas to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Measure and monitor raw biomass feedstock, including wood, waste, or refuse materials.
  • Perform routine maintenance or make minor repairs to mechanical, electrical, or electronic equipment in biomass plants.
  • Read and interpret instruction manuals or technical drawings related to biomass-fueled power or biofuels production equipment or processes.

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  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • 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.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Biomass Plant Technicians.

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