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Date: Apr 2, 2021

Location: Newaygo, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas.  At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.  Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us!  Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.


Job Description 

  • Leading employee safety by providing oversight for employees working to meet safety procedure and policy requirements to assure employees go home safely every day.
  • Leading employees to assure safety of the public through compliance with FERC dam safety requirements and the use of Emergency Action Plans and the Incident Command structure.
  • Maintaining compliance with the requirements of the FERC operating license and environmental regulations.
  • Optimizing the production process to make the most efficient use of the available water resource.
  • Training and assuring use of Conduct of Operations and Operational Excellence by employees.
  • Coordinating shift activities to ensure completion of the scheduled Operations and Maintenance work using SAP based work management processes.
  • Directing daily shift business decisions and coordinating daily shift activities for employees working at the Hodenpyl, Tippy, Rogers, Hardy, Croton, Calkins Bridge, Webber hydroelectric dams.        
  • Provide technical guidance in solving mechanical and electrical maintenance problems, including instruction in the performance of complex, unusual, or potentially hazardous work.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of plant General Operating Procedures, including substation operation.
  • Supporting and participating in regulator inspection activities, including FERC, MDEQ, MDNR, etc.
  • Meeting or exceeding performance objectives which include safety, regulatory compliance, first time quality and equipment reliability.
  • Supporting on site events for Company employees and the public such as tours, community events, etc.
  • Leading the working clearance process and ensuring eSOMS lock out-tag out oversite.
  • Collaborate with leaders to improve the process for Hydro using the CE Way.
  • Partner with cross-functional departments to problem solve and eliminate waste in efforts to meet or exceed operational and financial goals.


Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma OR GED.
  • 3 years of power plant experience with knowledge of work management processes.
  • Demonstrated successful leadership experience.
  • A good working knowledge of power plant systems and equipment.
  • Position will require a security background check in order to complete a Personnel Risk Assessment (PRA) for access to secure computer systems.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Maintenance and equipment knowledge in a power plant environment.
  • Proficiency in SAP.
  • Understanding of the working agreement, conflict resolution, and safety and health regulations.
  • Working knowledge of power plant systems and equipment.
  • Analytical, teaming, and organization skills.
  • Experience using SAP for work management.
  • Excellent communication skills, good computer skills.


Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the planning, organization, coordination, evaluation and supervision of employees assigned to the operation and maintenance of hydroelectric generating plant facilities.
  • Recommends proposed changes and enhancements to systems and facilities operation; responds to complaints and requests for information; prepares and maintains reports of completed work orders and the status of work in progress.
  • Inspects job sites to check on work progress, assures satisfactory completion and plans new assignments; prepares requisitions for operations and maintenance supplies, equipment and materials and supervises special projects as required.
  • Conducts regular safety meetings, participates as a member of safety committee; investigates and completes necessary incident reports, accident reports and causal analysis; maintains records, prepares and submits required reports for appropriate agencies.
  • Implements preventative maintenance programs.
  • Participates in the control of plant modifications.
  • Implements preventative maintenance programs. 
  • Regular attendance is expected.


Hours and Travel

  • Work a minimum of 40 hours per week with a majority of the time spent in the Croton office or associated hydroelectric generating plants, which include the Hodenpyl, Tippy, Rogers, Hardy, Croton, Calkins Bridge, Webber hydroelectric dams.
  • Work additional hours as necessary to meet deadlines or assist with equipment related issues and could be given very short notice to do so.
  • Periodic on-call Supervisor responsibility for all of Consumers Energy hydroelectric facilities.
  • Supports site operations which may include evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime for equipment troubleshooting.
  • Committee work with peer assignments.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.
  • The employee must frequently lift and move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and move up to seventy-five pounds.  The recommended maximum weight for employees to lift without the aid of other employees or lifting devices is thirty-five pounds.
  • The employee will be required to walk on uneven terrain to perform periodic dam inspections.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:


  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The noise level on the field site is often loud.
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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