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Shift Supervisor- Philadelphia, PA in Philadelphia, PA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 11/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The shift supervisor, under the general direction of the operations manager, is responsible for the overall operation and conduct of plant operational tasks and functions during assigned shift. This position will supervise the shift operators and serves as the plant contact for all interdepartmental and contractor activities that can affect the safe and reliable operation of Veolia’s site.
Responsible for managing all daily shift operational activities, as well as gives direction to assigned personnel as needed. Manages and implements the departmental and organizational objectives for each shift.
Responsible for ensuring the plants are operated in a safe and efficient manner, complying with all applicable company and OSHA safety rules and regulations. Also responsible to ensure plant is operated in compliance with all environmental permits and regulations. Provides a leadership role in implementation of company policies and procedures developed for improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the plant. Responsible to ensure the shift operates in a manner that is compliant with all NERC standards and rules.
Tracks, prioritizes, and approves work orders in CMMS system.
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. 
Communicates effectively with operations, engineering, maintenance, customer service, etc. to ensure customer satisfaction and successful facility operation.
Responsible for ensuring the training program to qualify operators for promotion and to re-qualify all operators is occurring on an ongoing basis. 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. 
Instructs staff in the operation of auxiliary and BOP equipment, as well as proper procedures for preventive maintenance and repairs on equipment. Oversees operators in housekeeping duties and other assignments as required.
Logs data in log books, logs customer complaints and ensures complaint resolution. Performs other departmental responsibilities as assigned by Manager Operations.


Job Requirements

•   High school diploma
•   Technical or trade school graduate preferred.
•   Seven years of related experience in utility or industrial setting.
•   Working knowledge of high pressure boiler operation; combustion turbine; steam turbine, water treatment, chilled water, and auxiliary equipment associated with power plant and chilled water plant operations.
•   Working skill in the use of electro pneumatic/hydraulic controls, DCS controls, and Computers.
•   Demonstrated ability to read, analyze and record gauges and instruments, analyze the effects on operations, and to maintain accurate records.
•   Has the ability to perform minor trouble shooting, prepare permits and work orders and supervise shift employees.
•   Valid Driver’s License
•   Philadelphia Class A Stationery Engineers License.
Work Environment: 
  • General Industrial environment. Works around equipment such as turbines, generators, boilers, pumps, valves, etc.

Possible Work Hazards: 
  • Thermal, chemical, mechanical, and electrical energy exposure
  • Hot ambient temperatures
  • Traffic hazards

Physical Demands:          
•        Able to handle up to fifty (50) pounds, unassisted.
  • Able to climb and tolerate heights and confined space.
  • Able to tolerate temperature extremes.
  • Able to wear PPE, accurately read and interpret gauges, and capable to hear and understand audible alarms.
  • Able to work rotating shift, odd hours, and overtime.
  • Able to lead and interface effectively with others.