Biomass Power Plant Managers

Biomass power plant managers oversee the operations of biomass power plants or substations. They work at biomass power facilities that generate power from biomass materials like wood, paper sludge, coal, or other waste or refuse. They supervise biomass power plant operations or maintenance staff, making sure maintenance activities are followed according to regulations. They monitor and adjust equipment to ensure appropriate production levels are met and comply with environmental standards. The Department of Labor does not yet have data specifically for biomass power plant managers, but does provide information on industrial production managers, who share many of the same responsibilities as those of biomass power plant managers. In May 2016, there were 168,400 industrial production managers working in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Oversee biomass power plant production processes, operations, and employees; test and repair biomass power plant equipment; create and manage power plant budgets
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
Experience Three to four years; on-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
  • Technical
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Senior Manager, Biomass Power Plant
  • Biomass Power Plant Manager
  • Biomass Power Plant Manager Trainee/Apprentice
  • Biomass Power Plant Technician