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Date: Jun 3, 2021

Location: New Bern, NC, 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.  Equally important to us is our role as a responsible corporate citizen through environmental stewardship and providing direct and indirect employment opportunities and other economic benefits to the communities we serve.  Our strategy is focused on continued exceptional financial results through strong operations and safety performance, optimization of our assets, and disciplined growth in the domestic energy sector.

Position Summary


The Senior Operations Supervisor will be responsible for coordinating day-to-day technical plant operating activities to ensure safe and optimum plant efficiency in compliance with applicable standards and regulations.  In addition, in this role, you will communicate objectives, participate in the selection of personnel, and train, develop and evaluate assigned personnel in accordance with Company policies and government regulations.


This position reports to the Plant Manager at the Craven County Wood Energy Plant located in New Bern, North Carolina.


Job Responsibilities


This section in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor including:


  • Leadership
  • Employee Development
  • Support of Work Management system
  • Operator Training
  • Updating Procedures and P&ID’s
  • NERC and SERC Compliance


Required Qualifications


  • High school diploma OR GED.
  • Ten (10) or more years in the industry in roles with increasing responsibility.
  • Four (4) or more years Supervisory experience.
  • Basic Troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to instruct/train Operators.
  • Basic to Intermediate Computer skills.
  • Ability and willingness to lead by example.
  • Must be able and willing to work any shift schedule, including nights and weekends.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently toward general results based on policy and precedent.
  • Familiarity with OSHA regulations.


Physical Requirements / Working Conditions

Occasionally (O)                            Frequently (F)                     Constantly (C)

0-33% AWD                                 33-66% AWD                     67% - 100% AWD

(AWD = Average Workday)

Using the above chart, identify with each activity below, the frequency that the activity takes place in an average workday. 


  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. (F)
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at waist. Requires full use of lower extremities and back muscles. (O)
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on one knee or both knees. (O)
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. (F)
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. (O)
  • Sitting: Sitting upright in the work area to perform duties. (F)
  • Crawling: Positioning the body so that weight is evenly distributed on both hands and knees on a flat surface. (O)
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time. (F)
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances. (F)
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. (O)
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. (O)
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Requires substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles. (F)
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. (C)
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. (C)
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. (C)
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds with no less than a 40 dB loss at 500 Hz, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz with or without correction.  Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts. (C)


  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Visual Acuity Requirements including Color, Depth Perception, & Field of Vision.
  • Machine Operator (including inspection) - This is a minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, operation of machines (including inspection), using measurement devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.




  • Inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes.
    • The worker is required to wear personal protective equipment
  • Outside environmental conditions: Minimal protection from weather conditions and temperature changes.
  • Extreme heat: Temperature above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour during a work shift.
  • Extreme cold: Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour during a work shift.
  • Noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  • Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, and exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
  • Atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that may affect the respiratory system or the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
  • Oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.
  • Prolonged, irregular working hours.




Temperaments applying to this job include:


  • Influencing people in their opinions, attitudes and judgments.
  • Working alone or apart, in physical isolation from others.
  • Attaining precise set limits, tolerances, and standards.
  • Working under specific instructions.
  • Dealing with people from multiple functions.
  • Making judgments and decisions.
  • Dealing with changing priorities.
  • Giving direction to others without having formal authority.
  • Working under pressure to meet specific deadlines.
  • Working with people of diverse backgrounds; ethnic, personalities.
  • Attaining and maintaining credibility fairness.
  • Settling inter/intra-departmental personnel disputes, counseling.




  • A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and requirements are essential job functions.
  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
  • Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
  • Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.
  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.


Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.

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.

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