Applications will be accepted through September 27, 2023 - Apply on-line at www.wfec.com
SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the V.P., Generation, the incumbent manages the power plant to produce reliable power at the lowest possible cost consistent with safe and environmentally acceptable practices.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Plant Staff, Plant Operations and Plant Maintenance Department Employees.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following: Other duties may be assigned. Responsible for the reliable, efficient, and safe operation of the power generating station. Responsible for the security, upkeep, and authorized use of site grounds and facilities. Responsible for comprehensive documentation and accurate, thorough reporting of all plant activities. Uses management methods that will lead to the development of the full capabilities of the employees within the framework of prevailing corporate policy and achieve a high level of employee morale. Prepares, tracks, and maintains the operations and maintenance budget. Ensures that all employees are competent and properly trained in the skills and abilities required to satisfactorily perform their duties in a safe and effective manner. Approves personnel actions such as promotions, discipline, and recognition. Prepares performance assessments, reviews, and approves performance plans, and provides performance feedback to plant employees to ensure employee development. Plans and coordinates unit outages so that maintenance work is well organized, efficient, and cost effective. Prepares outage cost schedules and estimates manpower requirements for outages. Responsible for the general supervision of contractors and contracts. Maintains an ongoing knowledge of plant equipment and its current status. Maintains maintenance records on equipment and evaluates ongoing maintenance cost and maintenance priorities. Ensures plant operating parameters are within local, state, and federal environmental standards. Reviews, updates, and assures compliance with all WFEC policies, Regional Transmission Operator (RTO) procedures, generation department procedures, and plant procedures. Keeps the V.P., Generation informed of operating conditions by investigating and reporting all unit trips, abnormal or emergency situations, equipment damage, load restrictions or forced reductions, unsafe acts or conditions, policy or procedure violations, daily plant status report, monthly reports. Ensures plant is fostering an environment where planning, teamwork, and standardization are all at the forefront of every plant employee.
COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Strategic Thinking: Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Aligns work with strategic goals; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for future resources; Sets goals and objectives; Effectively organizes or schedules people and their tasks; Develops realistic work plans.
Leadership and Managing People: Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes and services; Continually works to improve supervisory skills; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.
Oral and Written Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings; Writes clearly and informatively; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
Interpersonal Skills: Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Diversity: Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
Delegation: Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments to customers.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors required.
Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or an equivalent degree in a directly related field and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in an electric power generating station. Additional related experience may be substituted for education at the rate of two years of experience for one year of education. Must have demonstrated success in supervising employees in a plant environment.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to employees, management, public groups, and/or others.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project Management, and applicable PeopleSoft applications.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: This job requires a valid current driver's license.
WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Working hours may vary with periods of work required beyond normal office hours. Travel may be required with little or no advance notice.
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 talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. In accordance with WFEC Administrative Procedure 805-Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace this position is classified as "safety sensitive".
MUST MEET ALL PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
WFEC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER
WFEC is a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative, headquartered in Anadarko, Oklahoma, was organized in 1941, when western Oklahoma distribution cooperatives found it necessary to secure an adequate power supply at rates that farmers and rural industrial developers could afford. Throughout its history, WFEC’s membership has grown to include 21-member cooperatives, plus Altus Air Force Base. These members are headquartered in Oklahoma and New Mexico. Today, with seven generating facilities, and a total power capacity exceeding 2,200 megawatts, including contract power purchases, WFEC owns and maintains over 3,700 miles of transmission line to over 330 substations and switch stations. Generating facilities are located at Mooreland, Anadarko and Hugo, Oklahoma and Lovington, New Mexico. For more information, visit www.wfec.com.