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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.

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Tasks

  • 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

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

Circuit breakers — Electrical circuit breakers
Power supply transformers — Power transformers
Respirators — Protective respirators
Turbine engines — Impulse turbines; Reaction turbines; Turbine generators
Two way radios — Mobile radios

Technology used in this occupation:

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
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: EC

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.
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.

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Work Values

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.

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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 (2013) $43.65 hourly, $90,790 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)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 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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