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Kiowa, Oklahoma
United States
Management - Plant Manager
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5+ years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Plant Manager

General Summary:

The Plant Manager is responsible for the operation, maintenance, engineering, and management of the facility in accordance with the Operations and Maintenance Agreement and other Project Agreements. The Plant Manager serves as the primary interface with the Owner, serves as community liaison, and is responsible for interacting with regulatory agencies as directed by Owner. The Plant Manager provides leadership to all plant personnel and is responsible for employee selection, technical training, and maintaining employee qualifications. The Plant Manager assures that the facility is operated in compliance with all applicable safety, environmental, and contractual requirements. The Plant Manager is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the image of the Plant and the Owner within the community and the industry.

The Plant Manager has direct responsibility for maximizing the profitability of the plant.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Administer the plant's Safety, Operations, Maintenance, Administrative, Training, Chemistry, and Environmental Compliance programs to assure the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of the plant. Employ sound business principles, best in class techniques and prudent utility practices to enhance plant profitability
  • Manage and oversee the performance of planned and unplanned plant outages and optimize outage schedules to optimize production, minimize cost and enhance plant profitability
  • Administer project agreements including O&M Agreement, Power Purchase Agreement, Long Term Service agreement, and Interconnection Agreements. Assure facility is operated in accordance with these project agreements
  • Develop and implement staffing, training and qualification plans for pre-commercial and commercial O&M phases. Ensure goals of all personnel are aligned with goals of facility and Owner
  • Provide safe working environment and promote attitude of safety awareness for all plant personnel including actively ensuring the safety of others
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable environmental permits, regulations, and agreements with neighboring landowners. Prepare and submit required environmental and regulatory reports
  • Control and maintain plant expenditures utilizing budgeting, forecasting, and cost accounting methods. Establish annual budgets for the facility in accordance with the O&M Agreement
  • Act as liaison to community and regulatory agencies. Continue to enhance image of plant as a good neighbor to the community and the environment. Encourage involvement and participation of plant staff in community activities
  • Provide hands-on support for operations and maintenance as required. Assist in the evaluation of equipment problems and failures. Employ outside resources as necessary to resolve technical and administrative issues
  • Provide leadership to all plant personnel. Conduct periodic reviews of plant policies and procedures to ensure they reflect current plant goals, operating requirements, and the industry’s best in class
  • Complete special projects as required by the Vice President, Operations
  • Dependable, reliable and predictable attendance is required
  • Must possess a valid, in-state motor vehicle operator’s license at all times.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
The Plant Manager is responsible for the total site staff. The direct reports are the Operations Manager, Maintenance Manager, Plant Engineer and Plant Controller

Education and Experience:

BS in Engineering with ten or more years of experience in the operations and maintenance of power generating facilities, including significant exposure to gas turbine power plants. Significant experience relating to the business principles and practices of power generating facilities, specifically independent power producers. Demonstrated skills in environmental management, budget development and control, organizational development, and contract administration. Must have strong leadership, motivational, and communication (oral and written) skills, including the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization. Results-oriented problem solver, motivator and team builder with a successful track record in managing change initiatives for improving the technical, human resources, business and financial performance of the plant.

Physical Demands:

Physical Requirements:

Vision: 75 - 100%
Must be able to read reports and use a computer.
Hearing: 75 - 100%
Must be able to hear
well enough to communicate
with co-workers.
Standing/Walking: 75 - 100%
Must be able to stand for long periods of time and walk to various areas throughout the plant.
Bending/Stooping/Kneeling: 75 - 100%
Must be able to bend, stoop or kneel down to work with equipment or materials. Must be able to work in confined spaces.
Stair/Ladder Climbing: 75 - 100%
Must be able to climb stairs and/or ladders on equipment at the plant. Must be able to walk on platforms at high altitudes (80 feet or higher)
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 75 - 100%
Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds and pull or push equipment or materials.
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 - 100%
Must be able to write, type, and use a phone system.

Working Conditions:

Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts with weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work load and plant conditions. "On call" status will periodically be required.

All employees will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program. This program includes a pre-employment physical examination and drug screening; and random drug screening during employment. Extensive smoking restrictions exist in and around the facility.


Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

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