Plant Engineer - Brooklyn, NY in New York, NY at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 4/24/2021

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Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY The Plant Engineer is responsible for managing the daily operations of the plant. The Plant Engineer directs the implementation of the Operating Plan and identifies those areas which may need improvement or further development. The Plant Engineer assures that plant operating conditions are always kept within optimum limits.
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS
Ensure that thermal and electrical outputs are maintained at maximum levels and efficiencies.
Report normal, abnormal or emergency plant conditions to the O&M Manager. Take necessary corrective action in accordance with established policy or at the direction of the O&M Manager.
Provide guidance to the maintenance supervisor relative to equipment conditions and required maintenance activities.
Comply with the Environmental QA/QC Manual and ensure compliance with all environmental regulatory requirements when operating the facility.
Assist in maintaining all plant chemical and fuel levels required for continued plant operations.
Assist with the Oversight of the technical training, qualifications and re-qualifications of all Operations personnel.
Assist with the oversight of all safety training of all plant personnel and assist in developing site specific training programs and ensure training is completed by appropriate employees.
Assist the Environmental Health and Safety Manager in the documentation and reporting required by facility permits and procedures as well as safety observances and documentation records.
Utilize the CMMS for all work orders and ensure maintenance conforms to all work procedures and safe work permit requirements for all operations processes as appropriate.
Prepare required reports for the owner and/or utility.
Oversee the daily upkeep of necessary plant logs and records.
Work with I&E Supervisor and Maintenance Supervisor to maintain the plant Operations Manuals and assure that operating policies and procedures are kept up-to-date.
Sustain the morale and motivation of operations personnel and handle employee concerns as they arise.
Ensure that the water chemistry program for the plant is properly implemented, including testing, inspections, and maintenance of water treatment program. Provide guidance to the chemist in administering the chemistry program.
Maintain emergency equipment and perform inspections.
Implement plant and corporate procedures and policies and provide recommendations for changes as necessary.
Develop knowledge in Federal Regulations and become knowledgeable in NY OSHA regarding 29CFR 1910.
Audit Safety program at least monthly with reporting to O&M Manager, Chair and select Accident Investigation Committee and submit incident reports as required.
Oversee contractor/vendor support to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
Conduct annual drills to critique response and provide recommendations for changes to improve safety program.
Assist with the preparation and maintenance of the budget for the position's area of responsibility.
Assist with the location, screening and hiring of operations personnel.
Complete other tasks as requested or assigned by the O&M Manager.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
The Plant Engineer operates from established and well-known procedures, performing duties independently with only general direction given. Decisions are made within policy constraints. The Plant Engineer encounters new and varied work situations, involving a high degree of complexity. The Plant Engineer must ensure that all work is performed in a safe manner resulting in no accidents, in compliance with all environmental permits at all times. The Plant Engineer must effectively communicate information to the O&M Manager, fellow supervisors, and subordinate operation and maintenance personnel, relative to the condition of the plant equipment and performance, and provide suggestions for plant improvement. The Plant Engineer must ensure duties are performed in such a way as to result in an optimum cost-benefit ratio. All employees have the responsibility to both the customer and their co-workers to do the job right the first time and to ensure the customer’s needs are being met.

Job Requirements

JOB QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or equivalent required. Power plant or similar experience is highly desirable. Gas turbine experience is highly desirable. Experience supervising technical personnel required. Strong leadership and motivational skills required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Physical requirements include: possibility of working on feet for extensive periods, requiring stair and ladder climbing; and routinely lifting 50 pounds. 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.). Work with hazardous materials may be required. Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts with weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work load and plant conditions. "On call" status will be required. All employees will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program. This program includes a postoffer physical examination and drug screening and post employment random drug screening. There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around the facility.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.