What does a Biomas Power Plant Manager do?

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

Jobs Roles

  • Test, maintain, or repair electrical power distribution machinery or equipment, using hand tools, power tools, and testing devices.
  • Manage parts and supply inventories for biomass plants.
  • Monitor and operate communications systems, such as mobile radios.
  • Compile and record operational data on forms or in log books.
  • Adjust equipment controls to generate specified amounts of electrical power.
  • Supervise operations or maintenance employees in the production of power from biomass such as wood, coal, paper sludge, or other waste or refuse.
  • Shut down and restart biomass power plants or equipment in emergency situations or for equipment maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
  • Review logs, datasheets, or reports to ensure adequate production levels and safe production environments or to identify abnormalities with power production equipment or processes.
  • Review biomass operations performance specifications to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare reports on biomass plant operations, status, maintenance, and other information.
  • Prepare and manage biomass plant budgets.
  • Plan and schedule plant activities such as wood, waste, or refuse fuel deliveries, ash removal, and regular maintenance.
  • Operate controls to start, stop, or regulate biomass-fueled generators, generator units, boilers, engines, or auxiliary systems.
  • Inspect biomass gasification processes, equipment, and facilities for ways to maximize capacity and minimize operating costs.
  • Evaluate power production or demand trends to identify opportunities for improved operations.
  • Supervise biomass plant or substation operations, maintenance, repair, or testing activities.
  • Monitor the operating status of biomass plants by observing control system parameters, distributed control systems, switchboard gauges, dials, or other indicators.
  • Conduct field inspections of biomass plants, stations, or substations to ensure normal and safe operating conditions.
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