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Biomass Plant Technicians

Overview

Biomass is renewable energy that is created from organic matter or from animal wastes and fats. A major benefit of biomass is that it does not depend on extracting materials that are in limited supplies and cannot be renewed, such as oil, natural gas, coal, or nuclear energy. Biomass plant technicians control and monitor biomass-fueled equipment and systems. They inspect biomass power plants and operating equipment and record and report their findings. They read meters, instruments, and gauges, and use analytical and scientific software to conduct their work. According to the Department of Labor, there were approximately 11,900 plant and systems operators, including biomass plant technicians, employed in the United States in May 2016.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Senior Biomass Plant Technician

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