Geothermal Technicians


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Geothermal Technicians

Geothermal Technicians - Physical Demands

Geothermal technicians frequently:

  • Use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Repeat the same movements.

It is important for geothermal technicians to be able to:

  • See details of objects that are less than a few feet away.
  • Hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while moving the arm.
  • Make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls.
  • Move two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while remaining in place.
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  • Bend, stretch, twist, or reach out.
  • See differences between colors, shades, and brightness.
  • Understand the speech of another person.
  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • See details of objects that are more than a few feet away.
  • Use one or two hands to grasp, move, or assemble objects.
  • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects.
  • React quickly using hands, fingers, or feet.
  • Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired.

It is not as important, but still necessary, for geothermal technicians to be able to:

  • Adjust body movements or equipment controls to keep pace with speed changes of moving objects.
  • Determine the distance between objects.
  • Focus on one source of sound and ignore others.
  • Hear sounds and recognize the difference between them.
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  • Keep or regain the body's balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
  • Use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects.
  • Choose quickly and correctly among various movements when responding to different signals.
  • Be physically active for long periods without getting tired or out of breath.
  • Coordinate movement of several parts of the body, such as arms and legs, while the body is moving.
  • Determine from which direction a sound came.
  • Use muscles for extended periods without getting tired.
  • Make fast, repeated movements of fingers, hands, and wrists.
  • Move arms and legs quickly.
  • See objects in very bright or glaring light.
  • See objects in very low light.
  • While looking forward, see objects or movements that are off to the side.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.