Looking for a short story where the uneducated masses revolt and kick out the 'elites' that keep society running on a planetary colony. The protagonist works at a hydroelectric dam, power plant, or some similar type facility. Without the people that actually know how to do things around, bad consequences result.
The story is no older than the 1950s and no newer than the late 1970s.
I thought this was by Keith Laumer but I can't find it. It's similar in philosophy to Laumer's The Plague in which the "untrainables, the unemployables" get dumped on a planet and try to grab up the fruits of that story's protagonist's labor, but the element of the power plant is not present in The Plague.
Other possible authors are Frederik Pohl or Poul Anderson, but I can't find it in their works either.
I read it in a single-author paperback collection (which presumably I own).
It's not The Marching Morons or any of those 'super intelligent elites / moronic masses' stories by Kornbluth. The rebellious types in the story I seek are not morons, just lazy and uneducated.