Power Plant Supervisor

East Bay Municipal Utility District | Oakland, CA

Salary Range: $108,108 - $125,148 Annually
Open Date: 12/04/2017
Close Date: 12/22/2017

Position Description

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), one of nation’s largest independent water and wastewater utility, invites qualified professionals to apply for the position of Power Plant Supervisor. This position will oversee the staff that operates, maintains, and repairs diesel engines and gas turbine generator sets at East Bay Municipal Utility District’s (EBMUD’s) Power Generation Station (PGS) located at the main wastewater treatment plant.

EBMUD’s PGS includes large industrial stationary engines that run on multiple fuels and produce a total of 10.5 megawatts; a mix of 6 megawatt diesel and a 4.5 megawatt gas turbine. The power plant operates continuously, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

The work of this class involves responsibility for the coordinating, evaluating, and directing of the operation and maintenance of the facilities that make up the PGS at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The equipment operated and maintained includes but is not limited to multi-fuel engine – generators, gas fired turbine engines the digester gas collection storage delivery and flaring system, the digester boiler, hot water loop, and distribution switchgear. Successful performance requires the ability to efficiently manage plant operations in order to meet production standards for electrical power generation without sacrificing maintenance standards and reliability of the facilities.

Typical duties include:
• Operating or maintaining switchgear, dual-fuel engines, generators, gas compressors, gas storage and delivery systems, and supporting auxiliary equipment
• Operating computer control interface systems for engine and load control
• Starting up and shutting down power plant systems and machinery
• Regulating electrical loads in the power plant according to standard operating procedures
• Inspecting, adjusting and repairing various engine, machinery and equipment parts
• Testing and troubleshooting equipment and machinery
• Responding to audio and visual alarms concerning plant conditions
• Writing detailed repair and inspection reports.

The salary range is $9,009 per month increasing to $9,459, $9,932, and $10,429 after 6, 18, and 30 months, respectively.

Position Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge and abilities indicated above. Typical means of acquiring the essential knowledge and abilities is a combination of training and experience equivalent to:

1. A high school diploma, or its equivalent, and either;

2a. Three years' experience as a Power Plant Mechanic/Operator with the EBMUD; or

2b. Three years of journey level experience in the operation and maintenance of diesel, methane gas fed, or other industrial electrical power generating equipment.

Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record; must be physically capable of the lifting, climbing, and standing as necessary to direct and inspect maintenance work. Must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Must be available for regularly scheduled, standby, and willing to work overtime as needed.

How to Apply

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at www.ebmud.com/jobs by 4:30 p.m., Friday, December 22, 2017. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted. EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability www.ebmud.com Job Hotline: (510) 287-0742
Contact Email: jobs@ebmud.com
Website: www.ebmud.com