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Plant Manager

Location: 

Bakersfield, CA, US

Company:  DTE Energy Services, Inc.
Job ID:  11650

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.  But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities.  When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences, and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things. The pay range for this position is $138,000.00  -  $187,000.00.

 

Job Summary

Location: Bakersfield, California

The person holding this position is responsible for the safe, reliable and profitable operation of a 50 MW biomass fired power plant. S/he will perform a wide range of supervisory, business, and administrative activities and will direct plant personnel in the daily performance of various operations and maintenance (O&M) functions. Reporting to the Director of Operations, the employee exercises independent discretion and judgment within established policies, procedures and practices. Results are reviewed through the achievement of set goals and adherence to these policies, procedures and practices.

Key Accountabilities

  • Directly, and through delegation, coordinates all daily activities required to assure optimum plant performance, including safety, environmental compliance, efficiency and reliability in accordance with established contracts, agreements, policies and applicable safety, environmental and other regulatory laws and procedures.
  • Makes and/or approves major operating and maintenance decisions, as required, to ensure that the plant is operated within the terms and conditions of all operations and maintenance (O&M), power purchase, services supply or maintenance contracts and agreements.
  • Keeps operating errors to a minimum by way of established investigation, communication and corrective action programs.
  • Completes equipment repairs and overhauls on schedule by utilizing established planning methods and providing adequate manpower and supervision.
  • Maintains plant capacity rates by establishing an equipment performance program and providing adequate engineering and support personnel to conduct the program.
  • Ensures plant compliance with all environmental regulations.
  • Holds direct responsibility for managing cost by effective approval of expenditures, overtime and effective budget monitoring, variance reporting and work scheduling.
  • Coordinates all activities under the applicable O&M services contracts, supply agreements, including communication with owner representatives and regulatory agency representatives.
  • Holds responsibility for ensuring the administration of all safety, occupational health and fire protection programs.
  • Evaluates staffing levels and skill mix and makes appropriate adjustments within budgetary guidelines.
  • Assures maintenance of the hiring and promotion system in accordance with established laws and company policy.
  • Coordinates and maintains all plant training and communication programs, including new employee orientation.
  • Holds responsibility for ensuring compliance with federal, state, regional and local governing body and regulatory agency rules and regulations as they pertain to power plant operation.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED is required. A technical school degree or Bachelor's degree is highly desired.
  • A minimum of ten years of power industry or directly related industrial experience is required.
  • A minimum of five years of management/supervisory experience is required.
  • Woodfired CFB boiler operating experience is highly desired and individuals with this experience will be given high priority.
  • You must possess a valid driver's license.

Other Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of power plant O&M, plant engineering, contracts and general plant business functions.
  • Strong Safety and Environmental management skills.
  • Understanding of accounting, contract administration, human resources, procurement and other plant administration functions.
  • Familiarity with federal, state and local regulatory agencies that have jurisdiction over power plant operations.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and direct varied and complex programs and tasks involved in the operation of the plant.
  • Ability to motivate employees to perform at a high level of efficiency and quality.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data to make sound, costeffective judgments on daytoday and longterm operational issues.
  • Ability to efficiently balance competing priorities and tasks, remain organized and meet deadlines in a highpressured environment.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to analyze and communicate to senior management.
  • Working knowledge of MS applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook in a Windows environment.
  • Extensive experience with computer based PM programs and Internet.
  • Ability to perceive and analyze problems, develop alternatives and make or recommend sound decisions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels.
  • In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to: stand or walk and stoop or kneel.
  • Frequently, the employee is required to sit.
  • It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to: talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms extensively.
  • The employee in this position will be required to frequently lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight.
  • Occasionally the employee will have to lift or move objects of up to 25 pounds in weight.
  • Vision requirements for this position include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works both in a business office setting and at a plant site.
  • In the course of working at the plant site, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and may work near moving mechanical parts and/or machinery.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed fumes or airborne particles and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in the office, but may become loud at the plant site.

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

The physical demands characterized here epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to: stoop or kneel. Frequently, the employee is required to stand, walk or sit. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to: talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms extensively.

The employee in this classification will be required to frequently lift objects of up to 25 pounds in weight. Occasionally the employee will have to lift or move objects of up to 25 pounds in weight.

Vision requirements for this position include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works both in a business office setting and at a plant site. In the course of working at the plant site, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and may work near moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. The employee is occasionally exposed fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in the office, but may become loud at the plant site.

Additional Information

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

 

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COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION  

 

DTE Energy and its operating groups, subsidiaries and affiliates (“the Company”), are committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information of all individuals including job applicants.  The Company collects personal information of job applicants in connection with its recruitment and hiring activities.  The Company does not sell or otherwise disclose this personal information for monetary consideration or a business purpose to any third parties.  

 

The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) effective January 1, 2020; and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. Job applicants with disabilities may access this notice in an alternative format by contacting: accommodations@dteenergy.com

 

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We collect the following categories of personal information for the purposes described below: 

 

  • Name and contact information;  
     
  • Last four digits of Social Security Number; 
     
  • Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; 
     
  • Work history, including job title, dates of employment, duties, experience, and skills;  
     
  • Reference and background information, including relationship to Company employees or contractors, prior employment by the Company; and background check information; 
     
  • Post-offer information and results, including Social Security Number and date of birth; 
     
  • Education history, including schools attended, degrees and certifications earned; and 
     

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