Genon - Materials Handling Supervisor

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/16/18
Springdale, PA
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/16/18


Under the general supervision of the Operations Manager, the Coal and Material Handing Supervisor is responsible for ensuring an uninterrupted flow of properly blended coal and limestone to a 565 MW coal-fired plant as well as coordinating the receipt, handling and disposal of coal, limestone, gypsum, fly ash, and bottom ash in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.  This objective is accomplished by orchestrating numerous tasks carried out by a team of 10 hourly in-house employees, while coordinating communications with plant management, operations, maintenance, and engineering.

 Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that the proper blend of coal is delivered to the station to meet the forecasted load requirements, operational conditions, environmental parameters, and coal blending strategy.
  • Plans and assigns personnel and schedules work, based on station fuel supply and operating conditions.
  • Closely interacts with operations and oversees directs reports coordinating the receipt of all incoming coal and limestone deliveries, as well outgoing gypsum, and ash.
  • Ensures that all department employees are properly trained and are held accountable for safety, environmental stewardship, job performance, LOTO, and housekeeping.
  • Responsible for maintaining a well-groomed, properly sloped and compacted coal storage pile.
  • Takes full ownership of all material handling equipment to properly prioritize maintenance work and repairs.
  • Empowers the workforce to initiate notifications and to work actively with other departments on the maintenance and improvement of all material handling equipment.
  • Coordinate all plant incoming and outgoing truck and barge traffic.
  • Orders and maintains an adequate supply of basic operating materials and expendables.
  • Responsible for all Preventative, predictive, routine and emergent maintenance on all coal handling equipment.
  • Responsible for documented and regular coal yard operator rounds and equipment surveillance.
  • Responsible for storeroom inventory and personnel.

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field of study. In lieu of a degree, an equivalent amount of related experience and/or education may be considered.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a coal-fired generation or industrial material handling environment

 Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure, remaining focused and calm in the face of distractions.
  • Excellent communications skills including written, verbal and motivational.
  • Ability and willingness to lead and train subordinates to fully realize maximum team potential in accordance with bargaining unit agreement.
  • Ability to coordinate numerous activities under stress with poise, safely and successfully.
  • Excellent working knowledge of coal composition and blending techniques, conveyor belts, crushers, feeders, and other material handling equipment, their use and integration for efficient and effective material handling. 
  • Knowledge or ability to learn computerized maintenance management applications.
  • Working knowledge of MS office suite applications.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.
  • Requires regular climbing of ladders, steep catwalks, and conveyor structures.

 Working Conditions

  • Normal power plant environment and/or out of doors work environment.  (Including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high humidity areas at generating unit work locations).
  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours as required.
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.).
  • Requires operation of a personal computer.
  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials, and chemicals.
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