The Maintenance Manager is responsible for ensuring that all power plant mechanical, electrical, instrument and control equipment is maintained in a safe, reliable and efficient operating condition and coordinates all maintenance and repairs on plant facilities and equipment. This position evaluates plant maintenance requirements and coordinates related work with other plant departments.
- Oversee the activities of maintenance personnel in performing maintenance and repair activities in a safe and efficient manner consistent with company policies, procedures and the station maintenance manual and technical specifications
- Implement the plant's preventive and predictive maintenance program, including equipment failure records, and provide information to the Plant Manager
- The Maintenance Manager will also work with the station NERC coordinator (EHS Supervisor at GCE) to ensure NERC required testing is completed within the procedural timeframes. The NERC coordinator will file these test reports for documentation of the work being completed.
- Coordinate maintenance project activities by scheduling work, monitoring performance and providing technical expertise and direction to ensure that work is performed in a safe, timely and productive manner
- Develop and administer contracts and work scope for external contractors to ensure maximum efficiency in the use of plant and contractor personnel
- Determine project maintenance requirements by following preventive and predictive maintenance programs and reviewing, evaluating, and prioritizing maintenance work requests in order to establish job steps, estimate man-hours, and specify part and equipment needs
- Provide maintenance training for the operating shift technicians by presenting instruction on job-related skills and proper equipment repair procedures. Ensure that safety is built into each job assigned and that work is performed in an efficient and safe manner.
- Coordinate maintenance work interfaces with other plant departments to accomplish repairs in a timely and safe manner
- Prepare and maintain various reports and records that are required to verify the completion of project maintenance work and provide historical information for future maintenance planning
- Provide guidance and direction to the Operations Manager and other operations staff, relative to equipment conditions and required maintenance activities.
- Oversee the training of all mechanical maintenance and IC&E personnel and maintain the plant Training Manual
- Support the Plant Manager by provide appropriate input for required reports for the owner and/or utility
- Sustain the morale and motivation of operations personnel and handle employee concerns as they arise
- Assist with the location, screening and hiring of maintenance personnel
- Complete other tasks as requested by the Plant Manager
Safety is a core value of NAES and as a condition of employment, all employees are expected to be mentally alert and work safely at all times. All NAES managers and supervisors (“Supervisors”) have a direct and important role in ensuring that all work is performed in a healthy and safe manner. Effectiveness in carrying out this responsibility is part of the evaluation of each supervisor’s performance. This includes, but is not limited to, the following functions:
- Conduct/support regular weekly Safety Meetings. The Maintenance Manager may be asked to lead the meetings from time to time in support of the EHS Supervisor.
- Address Safety at all Group Meetings
- Conduct Inspections and Observations: establish within the department a regular inspection of the work area and a safety observation process of work being performed.
- Establish and lead these activities following any rules, requirements or guidance established in your business unit, group or division.
- Involve all NAES teammates in the plant safety activities.
- Analyze result, write work orders, train and educate to eliminate hazards, at-risk behavior and meet company regulatory requirements. The Maintenance Manager may be asked to facilitate the plants Root Cause Analysis process from time to time.
- Conduct Regular Observation Tours: Conduct no less than two safety observation tours of high risk activities e.g. confined space to verify that employees are performing the work in accordance with safe practices, company procedures and OSHA regulations.
- Regular and Frequent Contacts: conduct one-on-one contact sessions with workers to discuss safety issues, communicate expectations and coach safe behaviors, e.g., whether the employee is wearing all required personal protective equipment.
- Respond to Incidents: respond to all safety-related incidents including, but not limited to injuries, incidents and near misses; write a report that explains what happened, identify the cause and recommend corrective action following any established business unit or division practice. Follow up as necessary to ensure that corrective action is taken.
The Maintenance Manager reports to the Plant Manager and supervises subordinate maintenance personnel. The Maintenance Manager cooperates with the Operations Manager, EHS Supervisor, Purchasing Supervisor and Plant Administrator as needed in the daily operations and maintenance of the plant.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Physical requirements include the possibility of standing on feet for extended periods, requiring stair and ladder climbing and routinely lifting up to 50 pounds. Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.). Work with hazardous materials may be required.
Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts with weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, workload and plant conditions. The Maintenance Manager will be accessible to all plant personnel at a moment’s notice and weekend and other personal activities may be interrupted from time to time to support plant needs. This position works closely with the Operations Manager to ensure that both positions enjoy the best work life balance.
All employees will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program. This program includes a post-offer physical examination and drug screening and post-employment random drug screening. There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around the facility.
- Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or equivalent is preferred. 5+ years of power plant or similar experience required.
- Gas turbine experience highly desirable. At least 2 years’ experience supervising technical, supervisory and administrative personnel required.
- Strong leadership and motivational skills required
- Extensive combined cycle power plant maintenance technical and leadership experience with a work history that demonstrates a pattern of accomplishments and advancement
- Technical undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience desired
- Experience supervising hourly personnel; strong leadership and motivational skills required
- Strong electrical and microprocessor-based control background, strong rotating equipment experience and an ability to use computer-based preventive and predictive maintenance tools desired
- Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) required
- Excellent communication skills both in writing and verbally
- Ability to complete assigned projects on time
- Successful management of major outages
- Work order planning and prioritization.