- Driver's License
- Leadership Experience
- Supervising Experience
About NAES: We are an independent services company dedicated to delivering value to facilities across the power generation, oil & gas, petrochemical, pulp & paper, and manufacturing industries. For more than 35 years, we have drawn on our deep experience in advisory, operations, maintenance, fabrication, construction, engineering, compliance, technical support, asset management and energy management services to assess, build, operate and maintain sites that run safely, reliably and cost-effectively.
We operate more than 170 power plants throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico that span all technologies and provide over 46 GW of capacity. With the strength of 4000 people, our growing family of companies now addresses the entire life cycle of power generation and other industrial plants.
NAES offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package (including retirement) and promotional opportunities.
The Plant Manager is responsible for providing management direction and leadership to ensure that the Facility is operated in a safe, reliable, and economic manner consistent with the site Operations and Maintenance (O&M) agreement, contracts, permits, rules, regulations and written instructions from the Facility owner.
During the initial phase of commissioning the facility, your focus will include:
Initial hiring of all positions within the organization
Providing coaching, training and development opportunities for the team to ensure appropriate skill sets are achieved and maintained. This includes the implementation and scheduling of training with newly hired operators as well as programs that cover operations, maintenance, safety and regulatory areas for all employees
Developing activities that provide a work environment that promotes effective goal accomplishment, productivity and morale
Establishing relationships and communicating effectively with site staff, management, Facility Owner, vendors, outside agencies and the local community
Establishing processes and procedures that will prepare the facility for the long term
Implement and utilize operational and maintenance tools available as part of the plant control system
Additionally, your scope of responsibility as Plant Manager includes the following primary functions:
Responsible for ensuring that all plant personnel and plant objectives are in alignment with client requirements.
Administer the plant's Safety, Operations, Maintenance, Administrative, Training, Chemistry and Environmental QA/QC programs to assure the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of the plant.
Responsible for directing or performing all commercial activities including budgeting, procurement administration of major plant contracts (such as product sales, feedstock purchase, and long-term service agreements) and plant level financial reporting.
Primary contact with permitting, regulatory agencies and the local community including leading community relations activities.
Manage and oversee the planning, budgeting contracting, and performance of planned and unplanned plant outages.
Administer the major plant contracts, including the product sales agreements, feedstock purchase agreements, and long-term service agreements. Prepare and administer operating and capital budgets.
Oversee all financial activities at the plant including plant level financial reporting.
Implement training and qualification programs to assure that plant procedures are understood and properly followed by all plant personnel.
Conduct periodic reviews of plant policies and procedures to assure that they reflect current plant operating requirements.
Direct the sourcing, screening and hiring of new or replacement personnel as needed.
Determines plant training objectives, employee development needs, and works with plant management team to provide coaching, career counseling and development opportunities.
Verify that the certification status of affected operation and maintenance personnel is maintained current.
Ensure that the morale and motivation of plant personnel is maintained at a high level at all times.
Oversee the preparation of required client and production reports, budgets, environmental compliance reports, etc.
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 Safety Meetings (at least monthly)
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 activities.
Analyze results, write work orders, train and educate employees to eliminate hazards and at-risk behavior, and meet company regulatory requirements.
Conduct Regular Observation Tours: Conduct no less than two monthly 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 Plant Manager reports to the NAES Corporate Operations Director and supervises the plant Operations & Maintenance Supervisor, Process Engineer, Compliance Coordinator, and the Administrative Assistant. The Plant Manager is the single point of contact between NAES and the Owner on all matters pertaining to the operation, maintenance and commercial management of the plant.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Physical requirements include the possibility of standing on feet for extended periods as well as stair and ladder climbing. 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.).
Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts with the possibility of weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work load and plant conditions. "On call" status will periodically be required. Some travel may be involved to participate in Manager, Owner, User Group, or other offsite meetings.
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.
We are looking for an energetic leader with applicable industry technical and leadership experience, along with a passion and drive to build a dynamic new team.
Extensive technical experience with a work history that demonstrates a pattern of accomplishments and advancement required.
Bio-refinery/biomass experience desired.
Demonstrated ability to recruit, select, form, and develop an effective team.
Experience in start-up and commissioning is highly desired.
A technical undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience is required.
Experience supervising technical, supervisory and hourly personnel; strong leadership and motivational skills required.
It is the practice of NAES to seek employees of the highest quality and to select the individuals on the basis of merit and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, military status or affiliation protected under USERRA, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state and federal law.
Extensive technical experience with a work history that demonstrates a pattern of accomplishments and advancement
Bachelors or better in Engineering or related field
Licenses & Certifications
Feedstock Handling System
Feedstock Purchase Agreements
Safety Policies and Procedures
Verbal and Written Communications
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks