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What Do Biomass Power Plant Manager Do?

Occupation Description Manage operations at biomass power generation facilities. Direct work activities at plant, including supervision of operations and maintenance staff.

A Day in the Life of a Biomass Power Plant Manager

  • Evaluate power production or demand trends to identify opportunities for improved operations.
  • Supervise biomass plant or substation operations, maintenance, repair, or testing activities.
  • Prepare reports on biomass plant operations, status, maintenance, and other information.
  • Plan and schedule plant activities, such as wood, waste, or refuse fuel deliveries, ash removal, and regular maintenance.
  • Monitor and operate communications systems, such as mobile radios.
  • Inspect biomass gasification processes, equipment, and facilities for ways to maximize capacity and minimize operating costs.

Skills Needed to be a Biomass Power Plant Manager

Below is a list of the skills most Biomass Power Plant Managers say are important on the job.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Time Management: Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Types of Biomass Power Plant Manager Jobs

  • Demand Generator Manager
  • Biomass Power Plant Superintendent
  • Production Support Manager
  • Operations and Maintenance Manager
  • Biomass Power Plant Manager

Job Opportunities for Biomass Power Plant Managers

In the United States, there were 170,600 jobs for Biomass Power Plant Manager in 2016. There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Biomass Power Plant Manager. There will be an estimated 11,600 positions for Biomass Power Plant Manager per year.

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The states with the most job growth for Biomass Power Plant Manager are Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. Watch out if you plan on working in Alaska, Vermont, or Kansas. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

How Much Does a Biomass Power Plant Manager Make?

Biomass Power Plant Managers make between $63,470 and $172,150 a year.

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Biomass Power Plant Managers who work in Delaware, New Hampshire, or Wyoming, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Biomass Power Plant Managers in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $103,430
Alaska $121,790
Arizona $100,050
Arkansas $97,770
California $123,110
Colorado $128,380
Connecticut $129,810
Delaware $133,760
Florida $107,160
Georgia $104,120
Hawaii $95,040
Idaho $101,150
Illinois $104,540
Indiana $98,840
Iowa $98,040
Kansas $99,270
Kentucky $97,340
Louisiana $116,280
Maine $97,400
Maryland $124,890
Massachusetts $126,630
Michigan $118,760
Minnesota $114,800
Mississippi $97,780
Missouri $104,010
Montana $127,380
Nebraska $100,900
Nevada $107,330
New Hampshire $133,840
New Jersey $133,020
New Mexico $109,170
New York $132,480
North Carolina $112,400
North Dakota $104,450
Ohio $109,190
Oklahoma $105,780
Oregon $95,690
Pennsylvania $111,500
Rhode Island $128,570
South Carolina $115,760
South Dakota $101,810
Tennessee $101,670
Texas $122,810
Utah $94,590
Vermont $115,180
Virginia $120,070
Washington $128,600
West Virginia $108,490
Wisconsin $110,250
Wyoming $126,920

What Tools & Technology do Biomass Power Plant Managers Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Biomass Power Plant Managers:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS
  • Inventory control software
  • Distributed control system DCS
  • Employee scheduling software

Becoming a Biomass Power Plant Manager

Individuals working as a Biomass Power Plant Manager have obtained the following education levels:

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What work experience do I need to become a Biomass Power Plant Manager?

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Where do Biomass Power Plant Managers Work?

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The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.

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