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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.


Under directive supervision, operates assigned equipment and assists other operators with such duties as:

  • Operates, monitors, and inspects environmental associated equipment such as:

  • atomizers, vessels, pumps, compressors, byproduct and dust disposal apparatus, lime and recycle slurry apparatus, chillers, feeders, activated carbon injection equipment, batteries, breakers, etc. utilizing plant digital control and programmable logic control interfaces

  • Cleans, lubricates, and paints equipment

  • Prepares and performs LOTO/clearance orders for mechanical and electrical equipment utilizing software programs or manually from prints and P&ID’s

  • Takes readings as required, observes and records specified data relative to assigned equipment operation; maintains an electronic logbook record of activities during an assigned shift (if available)

  • Collect and review data to prepare reports (i.e. status reports) for environmental documentation, chemical condition, and the operating status of plant equipment / processes

  • Submits electronic work requests (notifications) for identified deficiencies on plant equipment

  • Makes minor repairs and replacements to equipment and monitors processes such as:

  • connecting/disconnecting the atomizer; water and dust leaks; adjusting manual packing on water and steam valves under 200psi; replacing sight glasses; painting; replacing indication lamps; replacing incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs for the safe performance of their job

  • Conducts environmental equipment plant housekeeping in areas such as: SDA building, Lime Preparation Building, Byproduct Recycle Building, PJFF, Activated Carbon Injection Building, associated grounds

  • Performs lime quality analysis testing

  • Performs other similar and related work as assigned

The Environmental Operator may be placed on day / afternoon / or night shift. Must be willing to work an irregular schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays. This position is located at JH Campbell Unit 3.

Requirements/ Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Must have had at least one year of experience in related work

  • Must pass a POSS assessment prior to employment

  • Satisfactory completion of a Personnel Risk Assessment (PRA) background check required under NERC regulations

  • Must have the aptitude and capacity to perform the duties of higher rated jobs in this occupational group

  • Must understand the practical principles involved in the operation of simple machinery

  • Must be able to meet current Operator Certification training for plant-specific equipment (see Certified Operator Duties)

  • Must be able to wear PPE including but not limited to:

  • PAPR, half mask respirator, full face respirator, chemical protection suit, rubber gloves, rubber boots, face shield, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Military OR Civilian experience (power plant operator, turbine room, boiler room) and/or sewage/wastewater treatment plant experience

Hours and Travel

Must possess a valid driver’s license. Maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance during regularly scheduled work hours at assigned worksite. Meet travel requirements of the position. Work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime.

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 the individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position requires the ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl

  • The employee must be able to talk and hear

  • He/she must be able to traverse the power plant to inspect and operate all plant related equipment

  • The employee must meet vision requirements to include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

  • Temperature conditions within the plant can fluctuate and can reach above 100 degrees; in addition, should they need to evaluate outdoor equipment, the individual will be exposed to outdoor temperatures that fluctuate with weather conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the Auxiliary Operator will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The noise level varies from normal to loud depending on construction activity and plant mode of operation

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.