Geothermal technicians work at locations where geothermal energy is harnessed for use. A geothermal technician’s main role is to monitor the process that leads to electricity and heat production and step in when adjustments and repairs are required.
These technicians test, install, and maintain geothermal equipment and ensure that safety protocols are being followed. On a typical day, geothermal technicians identify and correct malfunctions in geothermal plant equipment. You will also find these technicians operate equipment such as excavators, pavement saws, ground mixers, or rock hammers. As part of their responsibilities, they also must adjust power production systems to meet load and distribution demands.
Geothermal technicians do not need a degree to get into this role but obtaining an engineering-related degree is helpful when the technicians want a higher salary.
What is geothermal energy?
It is energy created in the earth in the form of heat.
Skills required for this career:
- Analytical and critical thinking skills
- Good problem-solving skills
- Attention to detail
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- B.Eng. Engineering
- Geothermal energy plants