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Plant Manager - Fremont

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 Job Title: Plant Manager - Fremont
 Company Name: NAES Corporation
 Employment Type: Full Time (Exempt)
 Location: FREMONT, OH, United States
 Department: AMP-Fremont Energy Center
 Salary: Highly Competitive
 Shift Hours/ Days: 8 hours a day / 5 days a week
 Hours/Pay Period: 80
 Degree Required: None Specified
 Job ID: 2013.01715
 Date Posted: Mar 1, 2013
 Years Experience: 10
 Service Category: Operations & Maintenance
 Location: Fremont OH
 Plant Configuration: Combined Cycle
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  Complete Description

NAES Corporation, a leading provider of 3rd party O&M services to the independent power industry, is currently recruiting for a Plant Manager for Fremont Energy Center, a 707 MW (fired) natural gas combined cycle generation plant located in the city of Fremont, Ohio. 

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Plant Manager is responsible for directing all Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities at the plant. The Plant Manager assures that an adequate supply of manpower, tools, equipment, and spare parts are available at all times to provide for the safe and efficient operation of the plant. The Plant Manager assures that the plant is operated in compliance with applicable safety, environmental, and power generating requirements in a public power environment.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

Responsible for ensuring that all plant personnel and plant objectives are in alignment with client requirements.

Administer the plant's Safety, Operations, NERC Compliance, Maintenance, Administrative, Training, Chemistry and Environmental QA/QC programs to assure the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of the plant.

Manage and oversee the performance of planned and unplanned plant outages.

Implement training and qualification programs to assure that plant procedures are understood and properly followed by all plant personnel.

Conduct periodic reviews of plant policies and procedures to assure that they reflect current plant operating requirements.

Direct the sourcing, screening and hiring of new or replacement personnel as needed.

Determines plant training objectives, employee development needs, and works with plant management team to provide coaching, career counseling and development opportunities.

Verify that the certification status of affected operation and maintenance personnel is maintained current.

Ensure that the morale and motivation of plant personnel is maintained at a high level at all times.

Oversee the preparation of required client and utility reports, budgets, environmental compliance reports, etc.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

The Plant Manager determines own practices and procedures, contributing to the development of new concepts, and performing duties independently with only general directions given.  Decisions are made within policy constraints.  The Plant Manager encounters new and varied work situations, extremely complex in nature.

The Plant Manager is accountable for the plant's long-range planning.  The Plant Manager must effectively communicate information to the Division Director, Project Manager, other NAES/Client Plant Managers and client representatives relative to the overall operations of the plant.  The Plant Manager must perform duties, and ensure all plant personnel are performing duties, in a safe manner resulting in no accidents, in compliance with all environmental permits, and other pertinent regulatory requirements at all times.  The Plant Manager must perform duties, and ensure all plant personnel are performing duties, in such a way to result in an optimum cost-benefit ratio.

All employees have the responsibility to both the customer and their co-workers to do the job right the first time and to ensure the customer's needs are being met.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

The Plant Manager reports to the Division Director at the Carneys Point Corporate Office, and supervises the Plant O&M Manager, Plant Engineer, EHS Coordinator and the Administrative Manager. The Plant Manager is the single point of contact between NAES and the Owner on all matters pertaining to the operation and maintenance of the plant. The Plant Manager must  maintain a positive working relationship with the assigned NAES Project Manager. The Plant Manager cooperates with other NAES division managers as needed.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical requirements include:  possibility of working on feet for extensive periods, requiring stair and ladder climbing.  Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.).

Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts with the possibility of weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work load and plant conditions.  "On call" status will periodically be required.  Some travel may be involved to participate in Manager, Owner, User Group, or other offsite meetings.

All employees will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program.  This program includes a post-offer physical examination and drug screening and post employment random drug screening.  There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around the facility.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Science degree in engineering highly desired.

10+ years of power plant or similar experience preferred.

State of Ohio Steam Engineer license is desired.

At least 5 years experience as an O&M Manager with a preference for frame-based combined-cycle facilities.

Previous Plant Manager experience is highly desired.

Demonstrated strong leadership, team building and motivational skills desired. 

It is the practice of NAES to seek employees of the highest quality and to select the individuals on the basis of merit and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, military status or affiliation protected under USERRA, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state and federal law.


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