Geothermal Technician

Control Operator, Control Room Operator (CRO), Corrosion Technician, Design Technician   More Names
Distribution Field Technician, Geothermal Field Technician, Geothermal HVAC Technician (Geothermal Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Technician), Geothermal Installer, Geothermal System Installer, Geothermal Technician, Ground Source Heat Pump Technician (GSHP Technician), Instrument and Controls Technician (I & C Technician), Instrumentation and Electrical Technician (I & E Technician), Instrumentation, Control, and Electrical Technician (I C & E Technician), Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Technician, Mechanic, Mechanical Technician, Operations and Maintenance Technician, Operations Technician, Operator, Operator Technician, Plant Control Operator, Plant Mechanic, Plant Operator, Plant Technician, PPO (Power Plant Operator), Pump Technician, Switchgear Operator

Geothermal technicians perform technical activities at power plants or individual installations necessary for the generation of power from geothermal energy sources. Monitor and control operating activities at geothermal power generation facilities and perform maintenance and repairs as necessary. Install, test, and maintain residential and commercial geothermal heat pumps.

Job Growth and Wages
Percent Job Growth:  
4% - Slower than average
Typical Wages (National):  
Annual: $28,820 - $51,880    Hourly: $14 - $25
Physical/Medical/Health Requirements

Geothermal technicians are often exposed to loud sounds or distracting noise levels.  They often work both indoors and outdoors and are frequently exposed to contaminants as well as hazardous conditions, situations, and equipment. This occupation requires the technician to work in a range of environments including exposure to hot or cold temperatures, depending on weather and location.  Work sites may involve very bright or very dim light conditions and the location of the project and equipment can require the technician to climb to high places to complete a task. Work in this field occasionally involves getting into awkward positions to reach cramped or confined work spaces.

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Typical Education:

High School or GED (HS)
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Percent Job Growth:

4% - Slower than average
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $28,820 - $51,880

Hourly: $14 - $25