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Shift Supervisor- Franklin & Madison, GA in Athens, GA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 11/18/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Athens, GA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/18/2018

Job Description

Veolia Energy has entered a long-term O&M Services Agreement with Georgia Renewable Power. GRP is currently building two 65 MW biomass-fueled power plants in north Georgia. These plants, in Franklin and Madison counties, respectively, are targeting Commercial Operation at the start of the second quarter next year. Veolia Energy will be supporting the commissioning and startup, and is putting together high performance teams for each plant now.

Summary: The Shift Supervisor supervises two or more full time employees in an assigned plant or department.  Provides positive leadership, motivation, direction and training to operation employees. Manages the shift activities and is responsible for ensuring that plant operations is completed safely, efficiently and in a cost-effective manner, while in full environmental compliance.

Summary of Main Job Duties:

  • Plans, schedules, prioritizes and implements shift activities, including manpower, material, and equipment necessary for task completion that meets strict deadlines, budgetary confines, safety requirements, and work quality.
  • Assists in the human resource functions of assigned team including hiring and firing, performance appraisals, coaching and counseling team.  Recommends and provides input for salary and job change actions. Works with HSE and training team to ensure that all personnel receive safety and process training. Coaches and counsels team to improve technical skills and interpersonal and problem resolution skills.  Works to identify and provide opportunities for team to learn new skills and techniques.
  • Prepares work orders either manually or from a CMMS system as required and prepares work related reports, procurement requisitions, charts, graphs and data submittal requirements in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ensures that consistent process control and LOTO procedures are followed in all assigned areas and shifts.  Ensures that uniform monitoring and recordkeeping are performed facility-wide.
  • Reviews and evaluates site reports, records, logs, and graphs to confirm adequacy of present and projected energy needs.  Prepares reports for internal purposes, client and regulatory agencies
  • Provides leadership in achieving safety goals. Proactively manages safety and environmental issues and ensures compliance with Federal and State standards. Ensures that issues are identified, addressed, and elevated if necessary, in a timely manner.
  • Establishes maintenance schedules and ensures that machines, equipment, tooling and other accessories are properly maintained and in top working condition.  Assists in diagnosing and evaluating complex equipment and process failures.
  • Recommends and maintains an up-to-date plan of action to be taken in event of emergencies (i.e. prevent possible production outages, expensive damage to equipment, and possible personnel injury). Executes the plan if necessary.


Job Requirements

Requirements: 

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Mechanical or electrical trade school graduate
  • Two to three years’ experience in a leadership or supervisory role.
  • At least five years’ experience operating, maintaining, and supervising boilers, baghouses, steam turbine generators, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Previous experience in an electrical generating biomass power plant
  • Lead experience or supervisory training required with understanding of human relations, training, performance evaluation and health and safety
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and be detail oriented in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment (Front End Loader, Fork Lift)
  • Considerable knowledge of relevant mechanical and electrical systems throughout the plant.
  • Must demonstrate effective skills in troubleshooting, problem solving and team building.
  • Ingenuity and initiative are required to coordinate problem resolution and to execute the schedule requirements within a team environment.
  • Must have general knowledge of budget preparation and understanding of cost control.
  • Demonstrated good verbal communications and interpersonal skills in order to interface with and motivate all levels of personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate, timely, effective, and complete reports of power plant operations, power and water usage, as well as costs.
  • Proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).
  • PC skills and knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software for preparing work related reports, charts, graphs and data submittal requirements. Ability to use computer systems for preparing work orders and purchasing requisitions.
  • Must be able to respond to emergency calls as needed and work extended hours to accommodate site needs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company's Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures.

Work Environment:  Typically spends 75% of time in operations environment and 25% of time in office environment.  May need to work outside in inclement weather conditions and drive company vehicle to perform duties.  May serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call.


Possible Work Hazards:  May be exposed to possible operations hazards including dust, fumes, toxic and caustic chemicals, rotating machinery, high pressure, hot or cold work temperatures, slippery surfaces, water and electrical hazards.


Physical Demands:  Amount of time spent – Standing 25%, Sitting 25%, Walking 50%. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch and enter confined spaces. May be required to use ladders or stairs.

The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds (occasionally 60 pounds).  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Requires close visual observation to detect process non-conformance and machine malfunction.

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