Company: DTE Energy
Posted on: June 18, 2020
Location: Woodland, California
This is a leadership position with responsibility for all aspects
of plant operations including direct leadership and supervision of
plant operational staff and responsibility for the safe and
efficient dispatch and operation of equipment involved in the
production of steam and electricity. The leader is responsible for
establishing succession and development plans for the plant
operational staff, tracking completion of their qualifications, and
strategizing internal advancement opportunities.
As a leader, this position will be an integral part of the site
management team. A high degree of communication and collaboration
with others is required. Proactive leadership (by example) to
reinforce DTE's core values of Safety, Reliability, Efficiency, and
Responsibility to continuously improve and develop employee culture
is critical for the success of this position.
Reporting to the Plant Manager, the employee functions as part of
the site leadership team utilizing their technical expertise,
discretion, and judgment within established policies, procedures
Results are reviewed through the achievement of set goals and
adherence to these policies, procedures and practices.Key
- Ensures the safe and reliable operation of the facility by
ensuring all site safety and environmental requirements and
procedures are properly implemented and takes corrective actions as
necessary. Regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment
in performing such duties and ensuring safe and reliable operation
of the facility.
- Oversees and provides direct supervision and feedback on all
operations, including startup, shutdown, inspection, routine
chemical testing, all switching and tagging, and equipment
trouble-shooting. Writes, reviews, and revises operating and
- Regularly and directly assists the Plant Manager in facets of
department administration and power plant management. Maintains
administrative documents, preparation, justification and control of
annual operations and maintenance budgets. Generates reports and
ensures employees are provided the tools and equipment to perform
- Operates independently and under only general supervision
- Oversee compliance with the daily operations schedule for
O&M Technicians; exercising judgement to minimize overtime
costs while ensuring sufficient coverage for safe and efficient
operation of the plant.
- Serves as the manager on duty for critical work required after
normal hours to ensure management oversight and execute discretion
for the safe and efficient completion of work.
- Plans, directs, and supervises routine preventive and
predictive maintenance on all systems and equipment; supports
corrective maintenance efforts on selected equipment.
- Follows the MOC process when making changes/upgrades to systems
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
A high school diploma or equivalent, relevant solid fuel fired
power plant-related experience, including a minimum ten (10) years
of progressive experience in field.
Additional consideration provided for biomass power-plant related
- Knowledge of power plant safety policies and procedures,
especially in the areas of high-energy systems, high pressure
boilers, chemical handling, heavy equipment, rotating machinery,
confined spaces, incipient fire suppression, and first aid.
- Ability to read, write and communicate effectively and perform
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products, especially
Word and Excel
- Basic knowledge of or ability to understand fundamental
principles related to physics, mathematics, AC and DC electrical
theory, chemistry, water treatment process, thermal dynamics, heat
transfer and fluid flow.
- Demonstrated knowledge regarding operation of valves, switches,
controls, keyboards and other devices associated with power
- Working knowledge of maintenance management systems.
- Ability to comprehend and apply technical information,
including mechanical and electrical drawings (such as blueprints,
P&IDs, single-line diagrams and schematics) to problem-solving
situations and trouble-shooting.
- Demonstrated knowledge, skill and prior hands-on
trouble-shooting and repair experience relating to instrumentation
and control systems used in modern power stations, including burner
management, combustion control, boiler controls, turbine controls,
machine condition monitoring and continuous emissions monitoring
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
In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job,
the employee is frequently required to: stand, walk, stoop, kneel
or sit. Climbing stairs and ladders and maneuvering in awkward
positions are all required. 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.
Must be able to enter and work in confined space areas, including
boilers, condensers, tanks, etc. to evaluate equipment condition or
inspect work efforts by assigned resources.
The employee in this classification will be required to
occasionally lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight. On a rare
occurrence the employee will have to lift or move objects of up to
25 pounds in weight or push or pull up to 50 pounds in weight.
Vision requirements for this position include close vision, color
vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Although the duties of this position are generally non-manual in
nature, while performing the duties of this job, the employee works
both in a business office setting and out in plant. In the course
of working at the plant site, the employee is occasionally exposed
to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid
conditions, extreme heat, and may work near moving mechanical parts
and/or machinery. The employee is occasionally exposed to 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
Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities
and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies
cited in this description depending upon the organization and role
to which they are assigned. This description is intended to
describe the general nature and level of work performed by
incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list
of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to
limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to
assign, direct and control the work of employees under their
Keywords: DTE Energy, Woodland , Operations Supervisor, Other , Woodland, California
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