Biomass Power Plant Managers

General Information

Description

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

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit91.02%
  2. Self-employed3.69%
  3. Private, not for profit2.13%
  4. State and local government1.69%
  5. Federal government1.28%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
  • Plastics Product Manufacturing
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises

Job Outlook

Employment of industrial production managers is projected to show little or no change from 2016 to 2026. Most of these managers are employed in various manufacturing industries, which may see a decrease in overall employment due to increased productivity. In the past, employment of industrial production managers was less affected by productivity gains because these managers were responsible for coordinating work activities with the goal of increased productivity. However, as facilities adapt to leaner production models that rely more heavily on robotics and other technology, employment of workers and managers may be equally affected. Some manufacturing jobs are at risk of being outsourced to other countries with lower wages, dampening some employment growth. However, this risk may be reduced by recent trends of “reshoring,” where previously outsourced personnel and services are being brought back to the United States. In addition, some firms are moving jobs to lower-cost regions of the United States rather than foreign countries in a trend referred to as “domestic sourcing.”

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$97,140

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$122,400
$76,870
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 64%
  • Associate's degree 22%
  • High school 10%
  • Post-secondary certificate 1%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Production and Processing
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Administration and Management
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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