On the Job
Geothermal Technicians perform of variety of tasks on geothermal systems. These systems are designed to heat or cool water in homes using the more moderate temperatures below the earth. Geothermal energy cools water in the summer and warms it in the winter. These systems may require installation and regular maintenance.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Test fluids to identify contamination or other problems.
- Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
- Document operational activities.
- Maintain repair or maintenance records.
- Determine types of equipment, tools, or materials needed for jobs.
- Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.
- Maintain work equipment or machinery.
- Repair electronic equipment.
- Repair green energy equipment or systems.
- Service heating, ventilation or air-conditioning (HVAC) systems or components.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Using e-mail.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Exposure to hazardous conditions.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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