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11-3051.06 - Hydroelectric Production Managers

Manage operations at hydroelectric power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor hydroelectric plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.

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  • Direct operations, maintenance, or repair of hydroelectric power facilities. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise or monitor hydroelectric facility operations to ensure that generation or mechanical equipment conform to applicable regulations or standards. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Check hydroelectric operations for compliance with prescribed operating limits, such as loads, voltages, temperatures, lines, or equipment. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Create or enforce hydrostation voltage schedules. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop or review budgets, annual plans, power contracts, power rates, standing operating procedures, power reviews, or engineering studies. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify and communicate power system emergencies. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect hydroelectric facilities, including switchyards, control houses, or relay houses, for normal operation or adherence to safety standards. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain records of hydroelectric facility operations, maintenance, or repairs. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor or inspect hydroelectric equipment, such as hydro-turbines, generators, or control systems. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Negotiate power generation contracts with other public or private utilities. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate energized high- or low-voltage hydroelectric power transmission system substations, according to procedures and safety requirements. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform or direct preventive or corrective containment or cleanup to protect the environment. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan or coordinate hydroelectric production operations to meet customer requirements. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan or manage hydroelectric plant upgrades. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Respond to problems related to ratepayers, water users, power users, government agencies, educational institutions, or other private or public power resource interests. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise hydropower plant equipment installations, upgrades, or maintenance. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop or implement projects to improve efficiency, economy, or effectiveness of hydroelectric plant operations. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop or implement policy evaluation procedures for hydroelectric generation activities. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide technical direction in the erection or commissioning of hydroelectric equipment or supporting electrical or mechanical systems. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Circuit breakers — Electrical circuit breakers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ear muffs — Protective ear muffs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Generator control or protection panels — Hydroelectric power generator controls See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hydraulic generators — Hydraulic power generation equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power supply transformers — Power transformers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respirators — Protective respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Substation load control switchgears — Electrical switch gear See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Turbine engines — Impulse turbines; Reaction turbines; Turbine generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios — Mobile radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water level regulator — Dam water flow controls See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Calendar and scheduling software — Personnel scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Microsoft Access See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Facilities management software — Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Industrial control software — Distributed control systems DCS software; Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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Detailed Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Schedule activities or facility use. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolve customer complaints or problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage environmental sustainability projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate green operations or programs for compliance with standards or regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct green energy production operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct maintenance and repair activities in green energy production facilities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare operational budgets for green energy or other green operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Negotiate contracts for environmental remediation, green energy, or renewable resources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop procedures to evaluate organizational activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop sustainable organizational policies or practices. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain operational records for green energy processes or other environmentally-sustainable activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate green energy production information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate green energy production equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect operations of green energy facilities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures for green or sustainable operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise others on green energy or related technologies. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
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Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.See more occupations related to this interest.
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Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.See more occupations related to this interest.
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Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.See more occupations related to this interest.
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Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.See more occupations related to this interest.
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Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.See more occupations related to this interest.
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Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
83 
Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.See more occupations related to this work value.
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Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.See more occupations related to this work value.
78 
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.See more occupations related to this work value.
78 
Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.See more occupations related to this work value.
61 
Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.See more occupations related to this work value.
50 
Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Industrial Production Managers.
Employment data collected from Industrial Production Managers.
Industry data collected from Industrial Production Managers.

Median wages (2014) $44.46 hourly, $92,470 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 173,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Decline (-3% or lower) Decline (-3% or lower)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 31,400
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Manufacturing (76% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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