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Overview

The Power Plant Manager must manage, supervise and provide accountability for the day-to-day (24/7/365) operations and maintenance of site’s power production systems, powerhouse facility and paralleling and electrical distribution plant. Included are the fuel tank farm, fuel distribution, station electrical services, plant ventilation system, control consoles and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, and bulk fuel storage and supply systems. Work is reviewed through conferences, written reports and an analysis of the efficiency and effectiveness of the plant operations.


Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Manage, supervise and provide accountability for the day-to-day (24/7/365) operations and maintenance of Post’s power production systems, powerhouse facility and paralleling and electrical distribution plant. To include the fuel tank farm, fuel distribution, station electrical services, plant ventilation system, control consoles and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, and bulk fuel storage and supply systems.
  • Take appropriate actions to ensure safe, efficient and sustainable plant reliability.
  • Acts as the Operations Manager’s representative ensuring that all power plant task order requirements are met.
  • Supervise and manage multi-skilled level operations and maintenance team members, power plan operator’s, power plant mechanics, electrical switchgear and relay technicians, and administrative/support personnel, complete performance evaluations.
  • Conducts periodic inspections of buildings, machinery and equipment.
  • Responsible for the condition of the machinery in operation; responsible for having units available when called upon for load; responsible for the operation of the plant within all environmental and regulatory requirements and constraints.
  • Operates and monitors Caterpillar C-175-20, 11KV/3250KVA and Caterpillar C15,
  • 4KV/500KVA generator sets and associated local control and SCADA systems.
  • Operate and monitor paralleling and main medium voltage switchgear systems, Eaton VCP-W, with local and remote monitor and metering capabilities, SCADA and control systems, alarm response to ensure maximum system reliability.
  • Responsible for the overall physical appearance and condition of equipment, buildings and grounds.
  • Control resources; monitor staff proficiency and qualifications; reviews repair work for proper performance; and complies with and practices proper equipment shutdown, startup and lockout/clearance procedures.
  • Reviews and approves recommendations concerning alterations and improvements to the plant; reviews and approves blueprints, drawings, plans and specifications relating to installation and repair of plant equipment.
  • Inspects operational activities for safety precautions and instructs employees against occupational hazards; responsible for employee conduct and compliance with all safety policies, regulations and compliance with all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements.
  • Supervises the maintenance of plant records and prepares periodic and special activity reports.
  • Responds to emergency calls regarding plant equipment breakdowns and unit outages.
  • Coordinates environmental testing, required permitting and compliance activities with the Department’s Facility Management Office (OBO/CFSM/FAC).
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications

Eight (8) years successful experience related to operating, monitoring and maintaining a multi-diesel driven generator set in a public or private utility power plant with an output capacity of 30MVA or greater, four (4) years of which must have been in a supervisory role or capacity;

or, graduation from a four-year accredited college or university with a degree in mechanical or electrical engineering and three (3) years’ experience in power plant engineering operations and maintenance activities of an electric generating plant of 30MVA or larger.

 

High School Diploma or equivalent.

 

Basic First Aid and CPR certification.

Valid driver’s license from home of record.

 

Already possess a U.S. Government (USG) issued Secret security clearance or be able obtain a favorable USG Secret clearance prior to being hired is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required clearance level for the duration of the task order.

 

Satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements.

 

U.S. citizenship is required.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of power plant related activities for a comparable facility.
  • General knowledge of industrial safety and environmental regulations, personal protective equipment use and lockout/tag out procedures for electrical, mechanical and fluid systems and controls.
  • Ability to read, comprehend and apply information contained in manufacturer equipment manuals; plant documents including drawings and specifications; operation and maintenance manuals; standard operating and emergency response procedures; material safety data sheets, etc.
  • Ability to interpret and apply required corrective action with data readings and results of equipment checks to identify equipment or process problems and take appropriate actions to resolve problems.
  • Specific understanding and knowledge of plant equipment startup, shutdown and basic equipment maintenance procedures as they relate to the plant equipment and/or auxiliary operator.
  • Support of prime power generators made by Caterpillar, Cummins, Perkins, FG Wilson and other manufacturers, with outputs ranging from 20KW up to 160KW.
  • Responsible for station lock-out, tag-out procedures in compliance with Overseas Building Operations (OBO), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National electric Code (NEC) standards.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Ability to plan, arrange, schedule, assign and inspect work of mechanical and electrical plant personnel.
  • Ability to plan, assign, direct and review the work of subordinates and provide instruction in a manner conducive to improve performance and morale.
  • Knowledge of operating and maintaining power production electrical, mechanical and auxiliary systems of power plants operating at 30MVA and greater total output with diesel driven movers.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving and time management skills.

Good verbal and written communication skills to direct employees, prepare reports for upper management and facilitate/disseminate information.

 

Desired:

Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.

 

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace that values and supports the contributions of each individual. This commitment along with our common Vision and Values of Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility, allows us to leverage differences, encourage innovation and expand our success in the global marketplace. Vectrus is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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Vectrus is a leading global government services company with a history in the services market that dates back more than 70 years. The company provides facility and base operations; supply chain and logistics services; information technology mission support; and engineering and digital integration services to U.S. government customers around the world. Vectrus is differentiated by operational excellence, superior program performance, a history of long-term customer relationships and a strong commitment to their customers' mission success. Vectrus is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, and includes about 6,700 employees spanning 129 locations in 22 countries. In 2018, Vectrus generated sales of $1.3 billion. To learn about career opportunities at Vectrus, visit www.vectrus.com/careers.