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Pacificorp Gas Plant Operations Manager - Chehalis, Washington - #111263 in CHEHALIS, Washington

Gas Plant Operations Manager - Chehalis, Washington - #111263

Date: Nov 9, 2023

Location: CHEHALIS, WA, US, 98532

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

This position is responsible for functional oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Operations group. Under the direction of management implements business objectives, plans, and supports company programs and policies.


  • Plan and manage the work of the Operations group. Lead projects and initiatives.

  • Coordinate and manage all operations functions necessary to ensure the effective and reliable operation of the plant to meet all performance and compliance requirements. Initiate action to improve operating efficiency of the plant facilities. Must be able to take immediate and decisive action to minimize disruption of operations.

  • Responsible for plant operating performance and efficiency, preparation of shift schedules and scheduling of plant performance testing.

  • Maintain and enforce safety procedures, including all lockout/tagout and safe work procedures. Maintain direct working relationship with environmental, health and safety representatives.

  • Establishes daily operating plans for electric power and thermal energy production. Maintains records and report plant performance as required on a daily, monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

  • Actively supports compliance with all applicable provisions of federal and state labor laws, environmental regulations, as well as company policies and procedures.

  • Develop and direct the implementation of operating procedures and plans to assure optimum efficiency in operations, giving consideration to equipment capabilities, customer demands, operating personnel and equipment maintenance requirements.

  • Be able to perform the duties, as a substitute, of a plant manager in his/her absence.

  • Lead the Operations team; direct day-to-day activities, and provide guidance and recommendations.

  • Provide input into team employee performance reviews. Flag performance and personnel issues for people manager resolution.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • A minimum of seven years of related power plant operations or maintenance experience.

  • A minimum of three years in people or functional management experience.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills.

  • Effective interpersonal skills and leadership abilities.

  • Effective analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.

  • Ability to read and interpret written documents such as drawings, manuals, procedures, contracts, financial reports, safety rules, policies, and professional periodicals/journals.

  • Ability to write routine reports, business correspondence and manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and employees at all levels.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Able to conceptualize and develop creative alternatives to problem resolution, Capability of interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to deal with abstract and concrete concepts.

  • Project management skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple issues and projects concurrently.

  • Knowledge of laws and regulations affecting an electric generating facility.

  • Thorough knowledge of power plant operations philosophy and processes.

  • Comprehensive understanding of electric generating plant systems.

Additional Information

Req Id: 111263

Company Code: PacifiCorp

Primary Location: Chehalis, Washington

Department: Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: Full-Time

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: $113,100 - $133,000

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15% of salary.

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit:

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.