Summary 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.
- Direct operations, maintenance, or repair of hydroelectric power facilities.
- 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.
- Create or enforce hydrostation voltage schedules.
- Develop or review budgets, annual plans, power contracts, power rates, standing operating procedures, power reviews, or engineering studies.
- Identify and communicate power system emergencies.
- Inspect hydroelectric facilities, including switchyards, control houses, or relay houses, for normal operation or adherence to safety standards.
- Maintain records of hydroelectric facility operations, maintenance, or repairs.
- Monitor or inspect hydroelectric equipment, such as hydro-turbines, generators, or control systems.
- Negotiate power generation contracts with other public or private utilities.
- Operate energized high- or low-voltage hydroelectric power transmission system substations, according to procedures and safety requirements.
- Perform or direct preventive or corrective containment or cleanup to protect the environment.
- Plan or coordinate hydroelectric production operations to meet customer requirements.
- Plan or manage hydroelectric plant upgrades.
- Respond to problems related to ratepayers, water users, power users, government agencies, educational institutions, or other private or public power resource interests.
- Supervise hydropower plant equipment installations, upgrades, or maintenance.
- Develop or implement projects to improve efficiency, economy, or effectiveness of hydroelectric plant operations.
- Develop or implement policy evaluation procedures for hydroelectric generation activities.
- Provide technical direction in the erection or commissioning of hydroelectric equipment or supporting electrical or mechanical systems.
Tools & Technology
Tools used in this occupation:
- Circuit breakers — Electrical circuit breakers
- Desktop computers
- Ear muffs — Protective ear muffs
- Generator control or protection panels — Hydroelectric power generator controls
- Hydraulic generators — Hydraulic power generation equipment
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Personal computers
- Power supply transformers — Power transformers
- Respirators — Protective respirators
- Safety glasses
- 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
Detailed Work Activities
- Schedule activities or facility use.
- Resolve customer complaints or problems.
- Manage environmental sustainability projects.
- Implement organizational process or policy changes.
- Evaluate green operations or programs for compliance with standards or regulations.
- Direct green energy production operations.
- Direct maintenance and repair activities in green energy production facilities.
- Prepare operational budgets for green energy or other green operations.
- Negotiate contracts for environmental remediation, green energy, or renewable resources.
- Develop procedures to evaluate organizational activities.
- Develop sustainable organizational policies or practices.
- Maintain operational records for green energy processes or other environmentally-sustainable activities.
- Communicate green energy production information.
- Operate green energy production equipment.
- Inspect operations of green energy facilities.
- Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures for green or sustainable operations.
- Advise others on green energy or related technologies.
Interest code: EC
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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|
|Employment (2012)||173,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2012-2022)||Decline (-3% or lower)|
|Projected job openings (2012-2022)||31,400|
|Top industries (2012)|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections . "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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Sources of Additional Information
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- Industrial Production Managers . Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.