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Operations & Maintenance Manager

Reference
EPR006114
Posting Reference
Location
Herald, CA, USA
Type
Full Time

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Responsible for providing supervision, direction and leadership to the operations and maintenance staff including the Lead OMT’s, OMT’s, OMT-Mechanical’s and OMT - I&E’s. Oversee the day-to-day operating and maintenance activities, environmental compliance and ensure that the facility is operated in a safe, reliable, and economic manner consistent with site O&M Agreement, contracts, permits, and rules and regulations written instructions form the Facility Owner.

Job Responsibilities

  • Promote a safe working environment and ensure that all personnel and contractors follow plant and company safety procedures and policies. Assign a Safety Liaison and oversee the safety activities to ensure compliance with all OSHA required training and activities.
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies, procedures, and contractual requirements.
  • Develop a training program for the operations and maintenance personnel and encourage the staff to cross train and add skills to create a more flexible and productive plant environment. Provide coaching, training, and development opportunities for the team to ensure appropriate skill sets are maintained and personnel are qualified for the activities with which they are being asked to perform.
  • Support both Owner and Operator programs and decisions to the best of your ability. Bring these programs and decisions to the staff with a positive attitude and high level of confidence. Seek to address any uncertainty from the staff by encouraging positive thinking and a high level of productivity. Resolve any negative attitudes promptly and with positive reinforcement. Provide regular updates to the Facility Manager on staff morale and work ethics.
  • Develop a training program for the operations and maintenance personnel and encourage the staff to cross train and add skills to create a more flexible and productive plant environment. Provide coaching, training, and development opportunities for the team to ensure appropriate skill sets are maintained and personnel are qualified for the activities with which they are being asked to perform.
  • Delegate projects and tasks to the operations & maintenance personnel to ensure an acceptable back-log of work-orders, work is properly distributed, and all personnel are being exposed to the various functions in the plant thus promoting the experience level of the staff.
  • Oversee all environmental compliance activities including the preparation of quarterly and annual reports. Interface with consultants, as needed, in the completion of environmental projects.
  • Support the Facility Manager in the completion of all facility reporting requirements including environmental, safety, budgeting, and plant performance.
  • Monitor and optimize plant performance. This should include periodic testing, evaluations, and recommendations to the owner for improvement projects with cost justifications. Encourage the plant staff to incorporate improvements internally to reduce contractor costs.
  • Provide input and support in the development of the annual budget and annual operating plans.
  • Monitor and optimize plant performance in cooperation with the Plant Engineer. This should include periodic testing, evaluations, and recommendations to the owner for improvement projects with cost justifications. Encourage the plant staff to incorporate improvements internally to reduce contractor costs.
  • Manage the O&M staff to promote efficient operations and utilization of overtime hours.
  • Communicate effectively with the site staff, Facility Manager, Facility Owner, vendors, and outside agencies.
  • Provide input and support in the development of the annual budget and annual operating plans.
  • Demonstrate effective management skills in meeting or exceeding facility goals and objectives and support the Facility Manager in ensuring that EEG is performing in accordance with the O&M agreement.
  • Lead the effort to identify problem areas in the plant where there are repeat problems, inefficiencies, or unsafe areas. Once identified prepare capital project suggestions with appropriate cost benefit analysis’.

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • A thorough demonstrated understanding of power plant operations, including a working knowledge of the operations & maintenance functions.
  • A working knowledge of chemistry as it relates to plant operations as well as environmental and water treatment programs and statutory regulations.
  • Understand budgets, bid proposals, contract evaluation, basic accounting principals, plant economics and power pool operations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of all facets of power plant operations.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make competent decisions in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrates the ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, electrical one-lines, logic drawings, and technical manuals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems, clearly communicate tasks and needs, and training of other personnel. Analyzes and interprets data to make sound professional judgments and recommendations.
  • Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage and motivate subordinates.

Experience

  • Minimum of eight year's relevant experience, with a minimum of four years in a supervisory or management position or a position in which there was oversight and delegation of tasks associated with completion of projects. 7FA Combined Cycle Experience a plus

Education Requirements

  • A four-year degree or commensurate experience is required as well as a demonstrated track record of successful goal achievement.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs

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