Management of plant department to support safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and cost-competitive plant operations through effective work planning, execution and implementation of proactive programs that address emerging issues.
Proactively plan, organize, coordinate, direct, and control plant activities, including maintenance, outage planning, engineering and stewardship of plant facilities to maximize the safe, efficient, and economical generation of electric power. Develop cost-effective programs and maintain budget.
Supervises staff reporting to him/her. Recommends organizational structure, prepares job descriptions, participates in interviews/selection. Recommends and participates in training opportunities, performance management and goal setting. Ensures compliance with policies and procedures.
Trouble-shoot plant processes or mechanical problems, coordinate maintenance activities and drive plan improvement projects. Be a relentless advocate for reducing liabilities: minimize/eliminate forced outages and curtailments in respected departments; develop a process to ensure the error doesn’t happen a second time
Direct the outage planning process including the development of critical path schedules, and ensure that needed materials are delivered in time to support outage schedules.
Actively participate in plant meetings; ensure all leaders in the department are actively engaged.
Implement lessons learned/root cause analysis of an issue that causes a curtailment or forced outage occurs within their department; ensure/track that corrective actions are being taken. Report back to the plant manager the status of the actions.
Be a leader – staying one step ahead of any impending issues; drive change; follow up on all issues. Create/develop leaders within the department. Communicate and enforce expectations. If expectations are not being met, address the behavior accordingly. Formulate policies and procedures as necessary.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent, or Associate’s degree in technical field with equivalent applied knowledge (see “Experience”), or no degree and eight (8) years power plant experience with four (4) years in a supervisory role.
Experience: Six (6) years experience in energy production, maintenance, or performance, with two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.
Competencies/Skills: This is a senior plant leadership role requiring a self-motivated, accountable individual who will dig in, identify opportunities for improvement and relentlessly lead his/her team of reports in pursuit of them. This individual must be a change agent that will help take the Cardinal Plant to new levels of performance.
About Cardinal Operating Company
Cardinal Station, located in Brilliant, OH occupies a unique place in the history of electric power generation. It represents the first-ever alliance of an investor-owned electric utility – American Electric Power and a member-owned electric utility, Buckeye Power, Inc., to construct and operate a power station to serve both their consumers. Buckeye Power is an organization of 25 rural electric cooperatives. AEP owns Cardinal Unit 1 and placed it in commercial operations in late 1967. Unit 2 was placed in commercial operation later that same year and is owned by Buckeye Power. Each unit has generating capacity of 600 megawatts (MW). Unit 3, also owned by Buckeye Power, began operation in 1977 and has a generating capacity of 630 MW.
Buckeye Power is the generation and transmission cooperative jointly owned by the 25 electric distribution cooperatives serving Ohio. The company is diversifying its generation mix by acquiring additional capacity from both traditional and renewable energy sources, such as green power in the form of animal waste anaerobic biodigesters, as well as solar panels.
Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives (OREC) is the statewide trade association for the 25 in...dependently owned and operated electric cooperatives in Ohio and one in West Virginia.
Together, Buckeye Power and Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives work collaboratively to form Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives.