Assistant Plant Manager
Company: DTE Energy
Posted on: January 24, 2023
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.Job SummaryLocation: Woodland, CaliforniaThis
is a leadership position with responsibility for all aspects of
Operations and Maintenance including direct leadership of the
operations and maintenance supervisors. As a leader, this position
is 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.The person holding this position provides leadership to
the operations and maintenance groups on the daily operation of
equipment under the general direction of the Plant Manager. He or
she manages the daily operation of the facility to ensure the
environment and plant personnel are safe. He or she will be
knowledgeable of all environmental and compliance permits and how
they are implemented in an operating plant. This person will also
have a demonstrated knowledge of the maintenance management
function of a biomass power plant managing the planned outage
activities; focused on optimization of scope, schedule, and
budget.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, and practices.Results are reviewed through the
achievement of set goals and adherence to these policies,
procedures, and practices.This is a salaried position with the pay
range being $133K - $163K.Key Accountabilities
- Maintains a strong safety culture. Complies with all site
safety and environmental requirements and procedures. Identifies
safety hazards and takes corrective actions as necessary. Assists
with the development of, and ensures that all site safety
requirements and procedures are properly implemented, consistently
observed and corrective actions are initiated when applicable.
- Develops, implements and manages consistent plant operating
philosophies and best practices to maximize plant availability,
efficiency and productivity.
- Constantly reviews and improves operational processes and
ensures that operating personnel are properly trained and adhere to
established procedures and standards in accordance with prudent
- Manages the supervisors and staff to ensure safe and efficient
operation and maintenance of the plant while actively managing
schedules to minimize overtime and comply with administrative
- Establishes and adds to/modifies as required all
predictive/preventive maintenance requirements programmed into the
maintenance management system in alignment with maintenance
- Support the fuel buyer to ensure storage and mixing of biomass
fuel, maintenance of positive fuel supplier relationships through
efficient disposition and overall quality control of fuel supply
through fuel yard QA/QC procedures.
- Develops performance goals and reviews in a comprehensive,
open, and objective manner to align employee accountabilities and
conduct with operational processes in accordance with
administrative guidelines.Additional Accountabilities
- Investigates operating abnormalities and incidents to improve
equipment availability and performance and to minimize maintenance
- Prepares necessary plant operation reports in a timely manner
and investigates all forced outages; reporting them in accordance
with the BU practice through SharePoint.
- In collaboration with Plant Manager, prepares and continually
evaluates the operating department's budgets and/or makes
recommendations to the Plant Manager relative to optimization of
operations and maintenance costs.
- Develop the maintenance supervisor and assists with maintenance
engineering evaluation and troubleshooting of equipment
abnormalities. Maintains a consistent and effective level of
communications with Plant Manager, Supervisors, Administrative
staff, and Control Operators on shift.
- Lead project management of all planned outage activities,
including long term planning for capital improvements.
- Establishes department and group goals based on market dynamics
and the needs of customers, employees, the owners and other
- Support management of change process to ensure traceability and
collaboration on execution.
- Lead / support problem solving activities and coach and mentor
the 4 CI capabilities within the team.
- All other duties as assigned.Minimum Education & Experience
- A high school diploma or GED.
- At least 10 years of supervisory or managerial background and
solid fuel fired power plant experience.
- Must possess a valid driver's license.Other
QualificationsPreferred:Additional consideration provided for
biomass power-plant related experience and technical degrees.Other
- Thorough, demonstrated understanding of plant operations and
maintenance, with strong knowledge of generating equipment, biomass
fired boilers, and water treatment processes.
- Ability to analyze and improve operations business processes,
utilizing information about market dynamics and competitors'
processes and achievements.
- Proven planning and scheduling experience working with
warehouse, O&M, and other technical personnel involved with
preventative/predictive maintenance and corrective
- Solid knowledge of plant engineering and plant maintenance
functions and how they relate to operations and income.
- Experience with accounting practices as it relates to analyzing
cost impacts to budget.
- Demonstrated skill in planning, coordinating and directing
varied programs and tasks directly effecting the overall plant
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work shifts and extra/irregular hours and to work
under unusual and special conditions that can arise in a biomass
- Ability to pass respirator fit tests to use respiratory
protective equipment or self-contained breathing apparatus at all
times.Physical Demands & Working ConditionsThe 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 frequently
required to: stand, walk, stoop, kneel 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. 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
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 40 pounds in
weight. In addition, the employee will occasionally push or pull up
to 70 pounds in weight. Vision requirements for this position
include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the
ability to adjust focus.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 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 InformationIncumbents 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 supervision.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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