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DTE Energy Plant Manager - AFF (Pinnacle) in Dayton, Ohio

Plant Manager - AFF (Pinnacle)

Location:

Dayton, OH, US

Company: DTE Biomass Energy, Inc

Job ID: 11545

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states. But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities. When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences,and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing. Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.

Pinnacle Gas Producers, LLC is a landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) processing facility that utilizes landfill gas located at the Waste Management landfill located in Moraine, OH. The facility has an inlet capacity is 4.5 MMSCFD and utilizes the Krysol process to purify landfill gas into pipeline quality gas.

Job Summary

LOCATION: Dayton, OH

This position is responsible for the overall operation and maintenance of a mid-sized plant facility. Includes overall personnel responsibility, managing training programs and overall facility operation and maintenance. Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements. Manages plant business and budget issues with Regional Operations Manager and plant performance with Director of Operations. Reports to a Regional Operations Manager.

Key Accountabilities

  • Directs day-to-day operation and maintenance activities.

  • Primary liaison with the customer or host site on matters pertaining to daily operations including the scheduling of production levels.

  • Ensures the facility is operated in a safe and environmentally responsible manner in compliance with the core values of DTE Energy and all local, state and federal regulations.

  • Develops the annual O&M budget; including production forecasting.

  • Controls expenditures to ensure costs remain within budget.

  • Schedules and coordinates major maintenance and contractor activity to coincide with the production requirements of the customer.

  • Prepares periodic status reports that describe operating performance, issues and forecasts of future performance.

  • Implements a planned maintenance program consisting of predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance activities documenting such activities through the use of work orders and similar processes.

  • Conducts or arranges for periodic training for all plant personnel covering technical, safety, environmental and supervisory topics as appropriate.

  • Ensures that all employees and contractors abide by established policies and procedures pertaining to plant safety and environmental stewardship.

  • Works with Director of Operations and operations support personnel to share and implement best practices throughout the organization.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED. A technical school degree is preferred.

  • A minimum of eight years of professional work experience relevant to the specific facility.

  • At least three years of supervisory experience, in a professional leadership role.

Other Qualifications

  • Understanding of the operation and maintenance of plant equipment, including the importance of ensuring high availability, reliability, and efficiency.

  • Working knowledge of powerhouse equipment and systems, including but not limited to electrical distribution, chilled water, internal combustion engines, gas compression, compressed air, heat exchangers, chemical treatment equipment, transformers, motors, pumps, piping/valves, instrumentation, control systems, etc.

  • Understanding of energy efficiency practices and energy conservation techniques.

  • Knowledge of the regulatory processes under which the facility operates.

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple simultaneous activities.

  • Problem solving and decision-making skills; continuous improvement knowledge skills and abilities.

  • Ability to communicate with all levels of staff and management clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel.

  • Familiarity with email, scheduling, time reporting software applications.

  • Proven ability to take tasks, assignments, and projects from start to completion without significant supervision.

  • General understanding of income statement and the financial impact of operational and maintenance decisions at the facility.

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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