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Plant Manager - Hays, KS
HAYS KS 67601
Category: Public Utilities
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  Job posted:   Fri May 18, 2018
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Plant Manager - Hays, KS
NAES Corporation is now accepting applications for an experienced Plant Manager to support the Midwest Energy facilities operated by NAES. The Plant Manager will be based at the Goodman Energy Center, a 103 MW facility utilizing 12 Wartsila 20V34SG natural gas fired reciprocating engines located in Hays, KS. Additional Midwest Energy plants operated by NAES are: Colby, a 14.5 MW facility utilizing one simple cycle W-191 Westinghouse gas turbine, and Bird City, a 2 MW facility utilizing two electro-motive diesel engines.
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 financial advisory, operations, maintenance, fabrication, construction, engineering, compliance and technical support to assess, build, operate and maintain sites that run safely, reliably and cost-effectively.
We operate more than 120 power plants throughout the U.S. and in five other countries, spanning all technologies and providing over 33GW of capacity. With the strength of 4000 people, our growing family of companies now addresses the entire life cycle of power and industrial processing 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 facilities are 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.
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.
* Manage and oversee the performance of planned and unplanned plant outages.
* 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.
* 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 utility 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 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 result, write work orders, train and educate to eliminate hazards, at-risk behavior and meet company regulatory requirements.
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 Plant Manager reports to the Operations Director and supervises the O&M; Technicians and Plant Administrator. 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 include the possibility of working on feet for extended periods, requiring 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.
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 seeking a candidate who has extensive power plant technical and leadership experience with a work history that demonstrates a pattern of accomplishments and advancement.
A technical undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience is desired.
Experience with gas-fired reciprocating internal combustion engines, diesel engines and gas turbines preferred. Wartsila experience desired.
Experience supervising technical, supervisory and hourly personnel; strong leadership and motivational skills required.
Ability to develop and maintain strong business relationships with a customer focus and high standards of quality.
Solution-driven problem solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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.
*Requisition Number:* 18-0142
*Post Date:* 5/16/2018
*Title:* Plant Manager - Hays, KS
*City:* Hays
*State:* KS

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