Plant Manager


Strategic Staffing Solutions


Job Title: Plant Manager

Duration:  FTE

Location: Ashtabula, OH

Salary: $110-$150k/Year

The Company is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s home’s and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.

But we’re more than a leading energy company… and working at The Company is more than just a job. At The Company, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities. When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences, and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing. Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to The Company. Together, we can achieve great things.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for overseeing, managing, and directing the day-to-day operation and maintenance activities of a mid-sized plant facility. This position will be responsible for performing difficult and complex services requiring a high level of independent judgment, initiative, and discretion. Work is mainly self-directed, with work results reviewed through the achievement of set goals and adherence to policies and procedures.

Key Accountabilities

  • Directs day-to-day operation and maintenance activities
  • Primary liaison with the customer on matters pertaining to daily operations including the scheduling of production levels
  • Ensures the facility is operated in a safe and environmentally responsible manner in compliance with the core values of The Company
  • Energy and all local, state, and federal regulations
  • Develops the annual O&M budget
  • Controls expenditures to ensure costs remain within budget
  • Schedules and coordinates major maintenance and contractor activity to coincide with the production requirements of the customer
  • Prepares periodic status reports that describe operating performance, issues and forecasts of future performance
  • Implements a planned maintenance program consisting of predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance activities
  • documenting such activities through the use of work orders and similar processes
  • Conducts or arranges for periodic training for all plant personnel covering technical, safety, environmental and supervisory
  • topics as appropriate
  • Ensures that all employees and contractors abide by established policies and procedures pertaining to plant safety and
  • environmental stewardship
  • Works with Director of Operations and operations support personnel to share and implement best practices throughout the organization

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent and knowledge and capabilities typically acquired through at least 5 years supervisory or managerial experience in the operation, maintenance and administration of powerhouses, utility systems or similar plant assets, 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 in the operation, maintenance and administration of powerhouses, utility systems or similar plant assets, or 2 years of military experience at an officer level, or Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with a minimum of 2 year supervisory or managerial experience in the operation, maintenance and administration of powerhouses, utility systems or similar plant assets

Other Qualifications

  • An understanding of the technology utilized by the customer and how it relates to the commodities and services provided by The Company Vantage
  • Knowledge of the regulatory processes under which the facility operates
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Working knowledge of powerhouse equipment and systems, including but not limited to, chillers, electrical distribution, heat exchangers, hot water distribution, chemical treatment equipment, transformers, motors, pumps, piping/valves, instrumentation, control systems, etc.
  • An understanding of energy efficiency practices and energy conservation techniques
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to communicate effectively at all levels of staff and management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS)
  • Work independently or as part of a team without significant supervision
  • Ability to develop and manage operating & maintenance budgets
  • Promote and maintain strong, positive relationships with coworkers, suppliers, contractors, vendors, and customers
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with both a functional and business leader, who collaborate on employee issues and decisions (including performance management, compensation, and development)

The S3 Difference

The global mission of S3 is to build trusting relationships and deliver solutions that positively impact our customers, our consultants, and our communities.  The four pillars of our company are to:

  • Set the bar high for what a company should do
  • Create jobs
  • Offer people an opportunity to succeed and change their station in life
  • Improve the communities where we live and work through volunteering and charitable giving

Job ID: JOB-231101
Publish Date: 11 Sep 2023

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