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Power Plant Manager



mossville, il, usa
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators, and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes, and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs. Join us.

Job Summary:

This position is accountable for the safe, continuous, profitable, and cost-effective operation and maintenance of reciprocating engine or gas turbine generator sets, turbomachinery, and balance of plant equipment in compliance with industry standards and Federal, State and Local Regulatory Agency requirements.

What You Will Do:

  • Collaborate with engineers, partners, and suppliers to meet business goals in accordance with the sustainable use of facilities and budget demands.
  • Constructs an efficient facility maintenance team and guides training sessions to ensure quality performance.
  • Evaluates the operation's effectiveness with current utilities and equipment; provides appropriate solutions to challenges and risks.
  • Oversees inspections, repairs and updates of facilities and relevant operational activities; maintains order at the facility.
  • Responsible for providing leadership and direction to a technical staff of operations and maintenance personnel.
  • Maintain high plant availability and equipment performance within safe operating parameters and budget constraints. Familiar with the overall aspects of plant operation.
  • Excellent management and communications skills along with solid engineering fundamentals on both turbomachinery and balance of plant equipment. Able to communicate in technical terms with engineers and technicians.
  • Thorough understanding of facility and adherence to all plant safety issues and reporting requirements including emergency conditions. Communicate plant malfunctions to customers, regulatory agencies, or utilities.
  • Manage the Environmental Health and Safety Program to meet Caterpillar policy and objectives.
  • Achieve or exceed objectives of business plan within the specified annual goals, budget limitations, and margin forecasts.
  • Responsible for the management of plant personnel including establishing performance goals and objectives, completing performance appraisals, hiring, corrective action, career development, scheduling, and personnel allocation.
  • Complete all facility reporting such as production, downtime, maintenance, trending/performance.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance, code issues on maintenance, license requirements, and permit compliance.
  • Oversee inventory utilization and management; determine on-site spares definition, quantity levels, and purchasing requirements.
  • Establish all necessary operating and maintenance procedures, maintenance, and materials management system in order to meet plant performance objectives. This includes all necessary predictive and preventative maintenance, failure analysis, and corrective maintenance and safety practices. Manage the application of all contract management tools and processes.
  • Manage outside services: vendor selection; negotiate prices, terms, and conditions; contract services; define scope; manage contract personnel; approve equipment rentals/leases.
  • Direct maintenance scheduling considering contractual obligations, customer requirements, and personnel utilization within business plan, budget, and financial constraints.
  • Provide direction and leadership to all plant employees. Establish employee professional growth, skills enhancement, and identify and implement training to meet individual professional growth objectives.
  • Ensure all plant malfunction reporting is communicated to the customer, regulatory agency, or utility. This includes plant operation that exceeds environmental permit limits, gas and electric utility interconnection issues and customer energy demand issues. Report any emergencies; prevent major equipment damage and/or personal injury by recognizing potential problems and taking corrective action.
  • Review any deviation of individual equipment performance from standards as corrected for site conditions including the gas turbine engine, driven equipment, and balance of plant equipment and approve corrective action plan.
  • Interface with and support other Caterpillar entities involved in plant issues.
  • Resolve contract disputes. Negotiate contract escalations, renewals, extensions, and revisions.
  • Serve as the primary contact with customers; provide a positive plant image that can be displayed to prospective customers.
  • Develop and perform analysis related to improvement of and enhanced dispatch of Energy Supply Assets whether located at ATPS or other Caterpillar owned energy assets.
  • Aid in the setup and monitoring of Demand Management Systems operated by Energy team including real time analysis of demand data used to reduce costs or improve energy asset utilization whether at ATPS or elsewhere or Caterpillar managed energy assets.

Education Requirement:

Minimum educational requirement - High School diploma or equivalent

What Skills You Will Have:


Applies established organizational practices in budgeting.

Under guidance, produces budget reports of planned vs. actual expenses with variances explained.

Documents capital appropriations and project authorizations.

Problem Solving:

Identifies and documents specific problems and resolution alternatives.

Helps to analyze risks and benefits of alternative approaches and obtain decision on resolution.

Uses fact-finding techniques and diagnostic tools to identify problems.

Possess Advanced computer skills.

Plant Facilities Management:

Works with the installation, maintenance, and upkeep for a large or multiple facilities.

Monitors environmental, safety and equipment requirements and conditions.

Participates in the development of change, contingency and back-up or recovery plans.

Deals effectively with customers and vendor support staff to resolve routine problems.

Manages space planning processes and establishes requirements for staff and equipment.

Monitors processes and procedures for developing and maintaining building security to ensure regulatory compliance.

Possesses power plant site-specific experience/related industrial experience, formal certification, military experience, or equivalent

Complete and maintain required safety training & “Authorized Employee” qualifications

Complete and maintain required technical training and qualifications

Meets physical requirements for position

Supplier Management - MFG:

Follows procedures in carrying out routine supplier management tasks

Uses electronic systems or tools to record/retrieve supplier information and carry out transactions with suppliers.

Resolves routine supplier issues; escalates non-routine issues up chain of command.

Research alternative vendors or suppliers; participates in supplier selection.

Works with suppliers to ensure that purchases meet delivery date and quality specifications.

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL.

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position.

This position will require less than 10% travel.

What You Will Get:

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world. Here you earn more than just wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Annual incentive bonus plan*
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)
  • 401k savings plan
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Short and long-term disability coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Accident, Identity Theft Protection)

*Subject to annual eligibility and incentive plan guidelines.

Final details

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This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at www.Caterpillar.com/Careers.

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Posting Dates:

June 28, 2024 - July 21, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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