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Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: FLINT, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

CMS Enterprises owns and operates independent power generating plants, natural gas assets and an energy marketing group for the non-utility segment of CMS Energy's business.  We are proud of our strong history of reliably serving our utility, municipal, commercial and industrial customers. To learn more about CMS Enterprises business, please visit   

At CMS Enterprises, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture which supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're part of a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.


Genesee Power Station in Flint, Michigan, is a renewable energy facility which burns a variety of biomass materials that would otherwise be landfilled, including tree trimmings, land-clearing residue, construction debris, pallets, spools and other clean industrial wood wastes provided by Mid-Michigan Recycling.  The power produced supports the health of the forests, mitigates greenhouse gases (is “carbon neutral”), conserves landfill space, and supports the electric grid in central Michigan.  The electric output is sold pursuant to a long-term power purchase agreement with Consumers Energy Company.  This facility produces enough electricity to power approximately 40,000 homes.  Commercial operation began in 1995.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Biomass (Wood) Plant Operator is responsible for equipment operation and recordkeeping duties on a variety of moderately complex systems, such as distributed control, water, steam turbine generator, within established procedures.

  • Monitor assigned control systems including distributed control, water, steam turbine generator and related components in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Maintain assigned control systems to ensure proper operations; perform routine equipment maintenance, safety checks, inspections and adjustments, as required.
  • Take measurements and readings and compares with standards.  Implement corrective actions within established procedures.
  • Assist chemistry vendor in maintaining the boiler system by adjusting chemical feed, as appropriate, and in monitoring the boiler, cooling water and waste water chemistry; implement corrective actions within established procedures, as required.
  • Inspect and monitor environmental equipment.
  • Provide equipment cleaning, filter changes and calibration gas adjustments.
  • Identify and report problems to the Lead Control Room Operator.
  • Log equipment operating data in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Respond to alarms in a timely manner; operate necessary equipment to effectively respond to critical situations.
  • Perform maintenance activities during plant outages and minor maintenance on shift as required.
  • Operate mobile equipment located throughout the plant to maintain efficient operations.
  • Maintain a safe work environment through job planning, housekeeping, and adherence to plant safety rules and procedures, and identification and correction of hazards.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
  • Respond to incipient fire/spill situations according to developed procedures.
  • Ensure the safe loading/unloading of bulk chemicals on site.
  • Inspect bulk chemical storage according to established schedule and maintain bulk storage areas according to established procedures.
  • Perform other comparable and related duties, as assigned.


Requirements / Qualifications

  • High school diploma OR GED
  • 1+ year of power plant or boiler experience
  • Ability to work overtime, as well as any shift schedule, including nights and weekends
  • Ability to work a rotating 12-hour shift over a 28-day cycle


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as Power Plant Operator or Biomass Fuel Supply Operator
  • Boiler Operator license

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Nearest Major Market: Flint
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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