Geothermal Technicians


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+2.5% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent


What Geothermal Technicians Do

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.

Other Job Titles Geothermal Technicians May Have

Geothermal Service Technician, I C and E Technician (Instrumentation, Control, and Electrical Technician), I and C Technician (Instrument and Controls Technician), I and E Technician (Instrumentation and Electrical Technician), Operations Technician, Operations and Maintenance Technician (O and M Technician), Operator Technician, Plant Electrical Technician, Plant Mechanic, Plant Technician

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Monitor and adjust operations of geothermal power plant equipment or systems.
  • Prepare and maintain logs, reports, or other documentation of work performed.
  • Identify and correct malfunctions of geothermal plant equipment, electrical systems, instrumentation, or controls.
  • Collect and record data associated with operating geothermal power plants or well fields.
  • Determine whether emergency or auxiliary systems will be needed to keep properties heated or cooled in extreme weather conditions.

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