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Plant Maintenance Supervisor 

Req Number SUP-19-00002  
Salary $90,355 - $126,505 annually (DOE) *salaries are based upon 40 hours/week  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Priest Rapids Dam, Mattawa, WA  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Number of Openings 1  

Position Summary

Under general supervision, responsible for supervising Power Plant Electricians, Mechanics, I&C Technicians, and maintenance assistants ensuring Grant PUD’s Hydro-Electric power production facilities produce safe, reliable, long-term, low-cost power to all customers. Develop strategies, crew schedules, and work flows to maintain regulatory compliance with maintenance schedules. Present stakeholders with all information necessary to make critical decisions on proper use of resources while meeting power generation needs, fish passage requirements, and environmental needs.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Supervise staff responsible for the daily maintenance and repair of Grant PUD’s Hydro-Electric facilities, including conducting daily safety review and ensuring crews are performing ABC meetings, job briefings, electrical safety program procedures, and safe clearances correctly and effectively. Attend safety meetings to coordinate safety concerns with other supervisors while resolving issues in a timely manner. Conduct on-site inspections verifying employees and contractors are compliant with appropriate Grant PUD safety standards; participate in various meetings to determine maintenance priorities.

Ensure maintenance employees are trained in and comply with security guidelines, Grant PUD policies & procedures including Power Production, Switching and Clearance, and Tagout Program (HP010100). Provide input on standard operating procedures that affect the safety and efficiency of the maintenance crews.

Ensure maintenance crews are properly trained on the Power Delivery Switching and Clearance Procedure (SOP-OPS-002-SWCL), and Lock Out – Tag Out procedures.

Coordinate power production outages, transformer and line outages, and other outages necessary to maintain and repair Grant PUD infrastructure in a manner that minimizes the financial impact; attend any meetings necessary to verify outages do not impact critical functions; work with Outage Coordinator to ensure 3 month, 18 month, and 5 year outage schedules are up to date and accurate; works with other stakeholders to scheduling conflicts that arise due to plant conditions, man-power, or environmental conflicts.

Continuously develop specifications, procedures, and work schedules that optimize or improve work quality, efficiency, and productivity; manage, coach, and mentor staff. Ensure adequate and appropriate training is provided to all groups; monitor and track employee required annual training including safety training; act as team facilitator; ensure proper crew scheduling to minimize cost and maximize team efficiency; perform one on one employee meetings.

Provide direct supervision to employees who are covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA); manage employees according to guidelines outlined in the CBA; approve all union timesheets; provide contract interpretation and guidance to address basic working condition conflicts; facilitate resolution of personnel issues and disagreements promoting open communication, trust, respect, and teamwork; provide formal and informal performance assessments.

Respond to emergency situations, ensure implementation of safe clearance procedures and ensure operations and maintenance records are properly performed, recorded, archived and followed.

Performs related duties as required or assigned.

Understand and adhere to compliance requirements for this position that may include laws, regulations, security guidelines, Grant PUD policies & procedures. Participate in budgetary tracking, planning, and coordination activities.

Demonstrated commitment to Grant PUD’s mission, vision, values, strategic plan and Vision 2021. The incumbent should be familiar with these organizational priorities and behave in a way that aligns with these expectations.

Actively participate in all aspects of our safety program, including but not limited to:

• Following all safety policies and procedures;

• Alerting supervisors and coworkers to unsafe or hazardous working conditions;

• Reporting any safety incidents or close calls within 24 hours to supervisor; and

• Accepting feedback from supervisors and coworkers regarding personal safety performance.

Accept responsibility for safety of all team members and model safe behaviors by:

• Clearly defining and completing performance-focused safety activities required.

• Supporting work stoppages by employees when they identify unsafe/hazardous working conditions.

• Acknowledging compliant safety behaviors and good safety performance from team members.

Position Requirements

Minimum Job Requirements

Educational Requirements

Associate’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or Electrical Engineering preferred AND five (5) years’ in electrical, mechanical, or operations field maintenance work. Or similar apprenticeships on Hydro-Electric facilities.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of – Electric System Operations; Hydro-Electric facility design, maintenance, construction, and operations; WAC 296-45 and other applicable mechanical and electrical standards and regulations; collective bargaining agreements and supervising union employees; concepts, principles, theories, and methods surrounding electrical and mechanical industry standards and best practices; budgeting, accounting, bookkeeping, inventory control, and record management principles.

Skill in – problem solving; report creation and submittal; independently adapting, interpreting and applying written guidelines, precedents, and standardized work practices to a variety of unprecedented and problematic situations; written and oral interpersonal communication; workflow and time management; using MS office products; specialized software, tools, and applications.

Special Requirements

A valid State driver’s license may be required.

Physical/Mental Requirements*

Majority of work is performed in a standard office setting. Some field work in hazardous, high energy environments.

*applicant/incumbent should refer to the Physical Capacity Evaluation (PCE).

Position Open Until Filled

Interviews for this position to occur after the position of Priest Rapids Plant Manager has been filled.

Excellent Compensation and Benefits Package

Equal Opportunity Employer

References and Background Checks are done as part of our employment process.

About the Organization Employees are our greatest assets at Grant PUD. Our dynamic team of skilled individuals define this utility. We welcome your unique experiences, skills and passion

As an equal opportunity employer, we strive for an environment of mutual respect that values diversity. We recruit, hire, train and promote all job classifications. A variety of exciting challenges and growth opportunities exist at Grant PUD. We offer training, benefits and multiple opportunities to serve the diverse needs of our regional community.

Our Mission:
To efficiently and reliably generate and deliver energy to our customers.

Our Vision:
Excellence in service and leadership
We continually ask how our performance aids in improving service quality, reliability and care for the environment in the most cost-effective manner.

Safety: We believe that employee and public safety is paramount

Innovation: We make decisions that best serve present and future generations

Service: We are committed to excellent customer service

Teamwork: We are one team with the same mission

Respect: We honor the rights and beliefs of those we work with and serve

Integrity: We hold ourselves and others accountable to professionalism in our actions and words

Heritage: We protect, preserve and perpetuate the spirit of the PUD and the Wanapum relationship  

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