Plant Manager

  • Job Tracking ID: 512238-659506
  • Job Location: Crockett, CA
  • Job Level: Management
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: November 29, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 10 - 15 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:


  • Under the general direction of the Executive Vice President of Operations and Maintenance, West Region, the incumbent is responsible for all aspects of plant operations, safety and environmental compliance, policy administration, and financial results for the Crockett Cogeneration Facility.
  • Responsible for all day-to-day operation, maintenance, fiscal and administrative functions of the facility and for achieving company and group goals.
  • Establish and obtain approval of a complete annual operating budget and operating plan that is consistent with the objectives of the business.
  • Measure and control performance against the approved budget.
  • Establish, implement and consistently evaluate comprehensive operation standards, procedures and programs which comply with the business objectives, as well as governmental, contractual and environmental requirements, and identify strengths, weaknesses and areas of potential problems, along with suggested corrective measures.
  • Control and maintain the supplies program that evaluates and controls the level of inventory required to effectively operate the Facility, while limiting inventory costs.
  • Select, train and manage a work force that is motivated, flexible in skills, cross-trained and technically astute.
  • Provide timely and accurate responses to correspondence and requests for information.
  • Implement corporate standards and programs.
  • Provide on or ahead of schedule accurate routine and special reports on reduction, cost allocation, HSE compliance, regulatory compliance, system and equipment reliability, availability, performance, condition and deficiencies, as well as future objectives and plans.
  • Ensure active compliance with environmental, health & safety programs.
  • Analyze facility’s financial performance, actual against budget.
  • Approve routine financial statements and other required reports for partners, banks and regulatory agencies.
  • Ensure that all Facility personnel comply with established financial authority limits for the procurement and invoice processing.
  • Establish and monitor administrative procedures for the facility.
  • Oversee and monitor purchasing at the facility.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with federal, state, union and local employment laws and regulations.
  • Interpret, monitor, and ensure compliance with all contract provisions.
  • Monitor federal, state and local energy regulatory activities, including tariffs related to the price and supply of natural gas and price of electricity as it impacts the facility, C&H Sugar and Pacific Gas & Electric Company.
  • Monitor facility payroll and benefit programs, procedures and policies.
  • Establish, control and maintain a spare and renewal parts program that evaluates and controls the level of inventory required to limit the risk of prolonged outages while also limiting the inventory costs.
  • Comply with the corporate and facility’s environmental, health and safety program.
  • Other duties as designated by the company and Director of O&M, West Region.

Experience and Skills:

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field, or the equivalent in training or experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in power plant operations and maintenance required.
  • Extensive knowledge of gas and steam technologies preferred.
  • Experience with start-up and operations of gas turbine, steam turbine, generators, electronic controls and monitoring devices.
  • Proven managerial/supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of human resources desired.
  • Proficiency with personal computers, including Excel.
  • Two or more years’ experience in procurement of materials, equipment and supplies preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience indicating effective communication skills, analytic ability, detail orientation, and ability to make decisions and meet deadlines.
  • Driving on company business is a requirement of this position and as such, the incumbent shall have and maintain a valid California driver’s license.
  • Participate in company respiratory program.
  • Performs repetitive and non-repetitive physical duties. Requiring lifts, pushing, pulling, stretching, bending, climbing, working in awkward positions, and lifting up to 50 lbs.