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Details Report for:
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.

This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

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

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Circuit breakers — Electrical circuit breakers
Ear muffs — Protective ear muffs
Generator control or protection panels — Hydroelectric power generator controls
Hydraulic generators — Hydraulic power generation equipment
Notebook computers — Laptop computers
Power supply transformers — Power transformers
Respirators — Protective respirators
Substation load control switchgears — Electrical switch gear
Turbine engines — Impulse turbines; Reaction turbines; Turbine generators
Two way radios — Mobile radios
Water level regulator — Dam water flow controls

Technology used in this occupation:

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

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100   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.
78   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.
45   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.
33   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.
  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.
  Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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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.
83   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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

National

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

Median wages (2012) $42.88 hourly, $89,190 annual
Employment (2012) 173,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Decline (-3% or lower) Decline (-3% or lower)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 31,400
Top industries (2012)
Manufacturing (76% employed in this sector)

State & National

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 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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Job Openings on the Web

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