Tuesday , May 21 2024

The Southern Company Jobs – Operations Team Leader

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Job Description:

The Operations Team Leader is responsible for management, operations and maintenance of plant assets to provide safe, reliable and efficient electric generation to the Georgia Power/Southern Company system, including safety, environmental compliance, long term planning, budgeting, outage and maintenance scheduling / prep, material purchasing, system upgrades, employee training, labor relations and I.B.E.W. contract compliance and procedure development. This position provides leadership to the operating crews of General Plant Operators to maximize plant reliability and efficiency while complying with all safety, regulatory and environmental requirements. This individual will be responsible for providing leadership and guidance in support of GPC plant performance goals and strategic initiatives, along with supporting specific black-start capabilities of the units for the Georgia Power Transmission System.

This position will provide coaching through performance management for each member of the team, seeking to develop the employees’ skills. This position provides input to the Plant Leadership Team concerning potential work method, process, or equipment improvements that would contribute to the success of the Plant.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide on-the-job training and evaluation opportunities for employees.
  • Be responsible to keep the plant manager, department managers and Southern Company Fleet Operations informed of equipment condition, which have or could affect plant operation and availability
  • Be the primary contact for coordinating daily operations, maintenance, water chemistry, substation maintenance, transmission, Fleet Operations, and fuel handling activities.
  • Actively participate in the Work Management Process to ensure work is scheduled, executed safely, efficiently, and effectively.
  • Lead projects which may include oversight and coordination of contract resources
  • Serve as the individual responsible for all aspects of plant Operations
  • Be responsible for knowing and effecting all emergency plans such as Emergency Action Plan, Oil Spill Response Plan and Hazardous Spill
  • Response Plan and coordinating these team efforts and assuring the safety of all plant personnel.
  • Provide employees with regular feedback on performance, including coaching and intervention to reinforce expectations and develop acceptable behaviors.
  • Demonstrate ownership of business and management goals and lead team to align their efforts with those goals.
  • Must be available for callouts, some nights and weekend work required (including storm duty) and overnight travel in support of plant/generation needs
  • Encourage employees to develop a high level of craftsmanship with an emphasis on effective, efficient operations and maintenance, personnel safety, and equipment reliability.
  • Be responsible for the day-to-day operations of all power plant equipment to maximize plant reliability and efficiency, while ensuring the plant is operated in compliance with all safety, regulatory and environmental requirements.
  • Maintain a high level of productivity within the work force.
  • Ensure work activities are performed in accordance with approved written documents such as approved plant procedures and work order instructions.
  • Act as an owner of the McIntosh Combustion Turbine site through effective and efficient operation, maintenance, and management.

Job Requirements:

  • Self-motivated
  • Previous Work Management experience preferred.
  • Two years of simple cycle combustion turbine power plant experience is preferred.
  • Previous Project Management preferred.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Analytical skills necessary to determine current and future operating conditions and trends for optimizing plant performance.
  • Knowledgeable of company policies and procedures in the areas of safety, operations, timekeeping, and administrative areas,
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong planning and coordination abilities
  • Previous Budget Management preferred
  • Proven leadership (such as previous supervisory experience, leader of a project or assignment, or leadership role in a community organization) preferred
  • Five years of power plant experience related to operations and maintenance activities is required
  • Must be flexible, forward- thinking, and strategic-minded.
  • Well-developed set of analytical skills capable of troubleshooting a wide variety of simple and interrelated systems.
  • Ability to work well with and develop teams.
  • In depth knowledge of operations and maintenance processes and practices is required
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to identify and implement process improvements

Job Details:

Company: Southern Company

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Rincon, GA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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