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Assistant Plant Manager

Company: PIC Companies
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

At PIC Group, Inc., our emphasis is on excellence. We recruit the strongest candidates in the power generation industry. As a global service provider, we continually seek talented individuals.

Title: Assistant Plant Manager

Position Type: Direct Hire

Location: Berkeley CA

Reports to: Plant Manager

Status: Exempt

Job Description:

Excellent opportunity to work with large power utility company operating a university 25MW cogeneration power plant in Berkeley CA. The Assistant Plant Manager will replant Managers to the Plant Manager and be an integral part of the plant operations team. The Assistant Plant Manager provides leadership for maintenance and capital projects to ensure optimal plant performance with oversight of employees. The Assistant Plant Manager will have responsibility for managing technical activities relating to operations and maintenance. The Assistant Plant Manger will be focused on managing planned outage activities including optimization of scope, schedule, and budget. Relocation assistance, sign on bonus, annual bonus, and excellent salary offered.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Ensures the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of the facility
* Maintains a strong safety culture. Complies with all site safety and environmental requirements and procedures. Identifies safety hazards and takes corrective actions as necessary. Assists with the development of and ensures that all site safety requirements and procedures are properly implemented, consistently observed and corrective actions are initiated when applicable.
* Develops, implements, and manages consistent plant operating philosophies and best practices to maximize plant availability, efficiency, and productivity.
* Constantly reviews and improves operational processes and ensures that operating personnel are properly trained and adhere to established procedures and standards in accordance with prudent industry practices.
* Proactively manage shift schedules to minimize overtime and comply with administrative guidelines.
* Establishes and adds to/modifies as required all predictive/preventive maintenance requirements programmed into the maintenance management system in alignment with maintenance strategy.
* Develop performance goals and conduct performance reviews in a comprehensive, open, and objective manner to align employee accountabilities and conduct with operational processes in accordance with administrative guidelines.
* Investigates operating abnormalities and incidents to improve equipment availability and performance and to minimize maintenance requirements.
* Prepares necessary plant operation reports in a timely manner and investigates all forced outages, reporting them in accordance with the BU practice through SharePoint.
* In collaboration with Plant Manager, prepares and continually evaluates the operating budgets and/or makes recommendations to the Plant Manager relative to optimization of operations and maintenance costs.
* Assists with maintenance engineering evaluations and troubleshooting of equipment abnormalities.
* Lead project management of all planned outage activities, including long term planning for capital improvements.
* Lead / support development of plant personnel in skillsets, equipment/system knowledge and solving critical operational concerns.
* Support management of change process to ensure traceability and collaboration on execution.
* Lead / support problem solving activities and coach and mentor in Continuous Improvement capabilities within the team.
* Assures proper staffing, scheduling, orientation, and training of the plant staff, and manages compliance with all company policies and procedures. Supports recruiting, interviews, and assigns operations and maintenance employment candidates.
* Develop and maintain a close working relationship with key customer personnel.

Job Requirements:

* Thorough, demonstrated understanding of plant operations and maintenance, with strong knowledge of generating equipment, boilers, and water treatment processes.
* Ability to analyze and improve operations business processes, utilizing information about market dynamics and competitors' processes and achievements.
* Proven planning and scheduling experience working with Operations and Maintenance Technicians, and other technical personnel involved with preventative/predictive and corrective maintenance.
* Solid knowledge of plant engineering and plant maintenance functions and how they relate to operations and income.
* Experience with accounting practices as it relates to analyzing cost impacts to budget.
* Demonstrated skill in planning, coordinating, and directing varied programs and tasks directly effecting the overall plant operation.
* Strong oral and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

* Occasionally required to: Reach with hands or arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, smell
* Frequently, the employee is required to stand, walk, and sit
* It is crucial the employee can talk and hear and to use hands and fingers to handle or feel
* Required to frequently lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight and occasionally lift or move objects of up to 50 pounds in weight
* Vision requirements for this position include close, distance and peripheral vision, along with depth perception and the ability to adjust focus

Education / Experience:

* High School Diploma or equivalent and knowledge and capabilities typically acquired through at least 5 years supervisory or managerial experience in a cogeneration power plant, or
* Associate degree or industry-recognized certificate (i.e., the completion of a core group of course designated by the institution) in a related discipline is preferred and knowledge and capabilities typically acquired through at least 3 years supervisory or managerial experience in a cogeneration power plant, or
* Bachelor's degree in a related discipline with a minimum of 2 years supervisory or managerial experience in a cogeneration power plant

Our client offers competitive wages and benefits. Prior to beginning work, all applicants must be willing to submit to a drug and alcohol screen as well as a background check, inclusive of criminal. We seek out and employ talented individuals who meet the qualifications for each position. PIC Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Due to the large number of responses we receive to our postings, only those applicants with the required experience and qualifications will be contacted

Keywords: PIC Companies, Berkeley , Assistant Plant Manager, Professions , Berkeley, California

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