Job Descriptions for Personnel in GHP Systems

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  1. GEO

    GEO Member Staff Member Forum Leader

    This document is in response to a Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium (GEO) request for proposals, RFP 07-08-2011 #3 – Development of Job Descriptions for Personnel in GHP Systems. As clearly stated in the title, this project is to develop job descriptions for all primary personnel involved in the design and installation of geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems. This includes but is not limited to drillers; Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration specialists; engineers; and inspector/regulators. The goal is to define each job and to provide a consistent basis for developing training and certification programs to help reduce the potential for improperly installed systems, and assure product quality and performance. The desired end result is to increase consumer confidence in the technology, thus increasing market segment for geothermal heat pump systems.
    The fifteen (15) job descriptions developed through this contract with GEO are as follows and are attached to this summary report.

    • Geothermal Heat Pump System Designer (GHP Designer)
    • Geothermal Heat Pump System Engineer (GHP Engineer)
    • Geological Formation Thermal Properties Tester (GFTPT)
    • Ground Loop Heat Exchanger Grouter
    • Ground Loop Heat Exchanger Looper
    • Vertical Loop Driller (VLD)
    • Horizontal Directional Driller (HDD)
    • Geothermal Heat Pump System Water Well Driller (GHP WWD)
    • Geothermal Heat Pump System Water Well Pump Installer (GHP WWPI)
    • Geothermal Heat Pump System Installer (GHP SI)
    • Geothermal Heat Pump System Operations/Maintenance Technician (GHP SOMT)
    • Geothermal Heat Pump System Inspector/Regulator (GHP IR)
    • Geothermal Heat Pump System Commissioning Agent (GHP CA)
    • Geothermal Heat Pump System Project Manager (GHP PM)
    • Geothermal Heat Pump System Trainer (GHP Trainer)

    The complete job descriptions are available in Job Descriptions for Personnel in GHP Systems
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 9, 2013
  2. urthbuoy

    urthbuoy Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Very timely as I just came up for our Association's random professional review (sigh). In answering the "so whatchya do?" part...copy/paste:).
  3. Mark Custis

    Mark Custis Not soon. Industry Professional Forum Leader

    I can do. When I can not do I will teach. I know what I know and no trade association can ever take that from me.


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