Geothermal Technicians

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Geothermal Technicians

Geothermal Technicians - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, geothermal technicians:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a medium-high level of social interaction. Communicate daily with others over the phone, using e-mail, and in person.
  • Are very responsible for the health and safety of others.
  • Are somewhat responsible for the work done by other technicians.
  • Are occasionally placed in conflict situations in which there may be disagreement over how to accomplish a task.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Almost always wear protective or safety attire, such as hard hats or safety goggles. Sometimes wear specialized equipment.
  • Are often exposed to loud sounds or distracting noise levels.
  • Work both indoors and outdoors.
  • Are frequently exposed to contaminants as well as hazardous conditions, situations, and equipment.
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  • Are often exposed to hot or cold temperatures, depending on weather and location.
  • Sometimes work in very bright or very dim light conditions.
  • Occasionally get into awkward positions to reach cramped work spaces.
  • May sometimes climb to high places to complete a task.

Work Performance

  • Must be very exact and accurate when performing the job. Errors could impact customers and the performance of geothermal systems.
  • Repeat the same physical and mental tasks throughout the day.
  • Occasionally must match the pace of work to the speed of equipment.


  • Usually work more than 40 hours a week.
  • May travel to construction sites.
  • May work day, evening, or night shifts in geothermal plants.
  • Work schedules are generally established.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.