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Power Plant Operations Shift Supervisor

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Power Plant Operations Shift Supervisor
Role Title: Utility Plant Specialist II
Posting Number: SW0170958
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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Power Plant Operations Manager, the Power Plant Operations Shift Supervisor is responsible for the overall operation of the power plant on designated shift. Directs employees to safely operate plant boilers, plant turbine, and associated equipment. Performs boiler water analysis. Ensures that plant emission standards are maintained within specified parameters. Ensures that employees adhere to all relevant safety standards. Ensures all shift duties, including records and housekeeping, are performed in a timely manner. As necessary, may perform plant operator duties and operate equipment if plant conditions dictate.

Required Qualifications:

- Considerable previous power plant and/or boiler experience.
- Strong mechanical experience with ability to perform preventative maintenance on equipment.
- Experience performing and interpreting water analysis and softener regeneration procedures.
- American Society of Power Engineers (ASOPE) Power Plant 1st class license (PO1) or equivalent, or must be able to obtain within 36 months of employment into position.
- Demonstrated ability to direct the work of others.
- Strong decision making ability.
- Ability to communicate effectively, work as an effective team member, and receive and execute instructions form the immediate supervisor.
- Ability to key and record data.
- Ability to operate bucket loader.
- Ability to operate coal storage and delivery systems.
- Ability to work shift work.
- Ability to safely, frequently and independently move and handle (including pushing/pulling) items weighing up to 50 pounds; climb steps and ladders up to four stories; and work in confined spaces, in extreme heat and dusty environments. Though work is performed primarily indoors, must be able to work outside in all weather conditions. Work may require bending, crouching and/or kneeling, standing, sitting and walking for up to one hour duration at a time.
- This position will require an annual physical examination as part of health assurance program.
- This position is designated as “Emergency Personnel”. Must be available twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week to provide support during planned events or emergency situations (such as inclement weather) to include being physically on site if deemed necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Steam turbine operation experience.
- American Society of Power Engineers (ASOPE) Power Plant 1st class license (PO1) or higher.
- Previous experience working with a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) or computerized work order system, such as HokieServ.
- Working knowledge of a variety of technical documents such as blueprints, technical drawings, sketches, schematics, specification records, and operating and maintenance manuals.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Emergency Personnel - health & safety related, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

- The plant is operated 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Shift/work hours may be 7 am – 3 pm ; 3 – 11 pm; or 11 pm – 7 am.
- May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department.
- This position is designated as Emergency Personnel. Must be available twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week to provide support during planned events or emergency situations (such as inclement weather) to include being physically on site if deemed necessary.
- Respond to emergency callbacks for service on a rotating basis.
- As situation dictates, must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Must wear employer provided uniforms as instructed by supervisor.
- This position will require annual physical examination as part of health assurance program.
- This position meets the criteria for issuance of a mobile communication device (such as radio, cell-phone, I-pad, I-pod, pager, etc.). Devices issued are the responsibility of the employee and are to be returned in satisfactory condition upon separation of employment. Devices are to be used according to supervisor instruction and according to relevant policies.
- Rotational carrying of pager for on-call duty.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

To apply, applicants must complete the online application at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #SW0170958, and submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references as an attachment to the application. Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2017.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: FS - Power Plant Operations
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: Shift could be 7am - 3pm; 3pm - 11pm; 11pm - 7am.
Posting Date: 12/06/2017
Review Begin Date: 01/08/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/82157

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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