Geothermal Production Managers

Geothermal Production Manager Inspects Facility

Geothermal production managers oversee the operations of geothermal power plants or well fields. They hire and manage employees and supervise the operations, maintenance, and repairs of geothermal plant equipment, ensuring they comply with industry standards and regulations. In 2015 (the most recent data available from the Department of Energy), approximately 7,645 people were employed directly in the geothermal industry.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Oversee the operations and maintenance of geothermal power generation plants; supervise employees; identify equipment and systems problems and direct repair activities
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country but are best in the western United States, where most geothermal resources are located
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Three to four years experience; on-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
  • Technical
Skills
  • Building/Trades
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Senior Production Manager, Geothermal Power Plant
  • Geothermal Production Manager
  • Geothermal Production Worker