Gas Plant Maintenance Manager - Chehalis, Washington - #111618

Date: May 13, 2024

Location: CHEHALIS, WA, US, 98532

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose


This position is responsible for functional oversight of the day-to-day operations of the maintenance group. Under the direction of management implements business objectives, plans, and supports company programs and policies. 



  • Plan and manage the work of the maintenance group. Lead projects and initiatives.
  • Coordinate and manage all maintenance functions necessary to ensure the efficient and reliable operation of the plant to meet scheduled production level. Must be able to take immediate and decisive action to minimize disruption of operations. 
  • Responsible for plant operating performance as related to equipment reliability and performance. Schedules all maintenance activities with plant personnel and outside service providers.
  • Maintain and enforce safety procedures, including all lockout/tagout and safe work procedures. Maintain direct working relationship with environmental, health and safety representatives. 
  • Develop and direct the implementation of maintenance procedures and plans to assure optimum efficiency and effectiveness in outage planning, giving consideration to equipment capabilities, customer demands, operating personnel and equipment maintenance requirements. 
  • Develop and maintain computerized maintenance management program, including routine, outage, preventive and predictive maintenance programs. 
  • Coordinate, schedule and conduct mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation maintenance repair and preventative maintenance. 
  • Schedule materials, equipment and personnel for plant activities. 
  • Maintain needed site spare parts in coordination with maintenance and warehouse personnel. 
  • Actively supports compliance with all applicable provisions of federal and state labor laws, environmental regulations, as well as company policies and procedures. 
  • Develop contracts, in coordination with others, and oversee performance of maintenance service agreements and support contractors required for on-site maintenance, services, equipment rentals and maintenance training.
  • Be able to perform, as a substitute, the duties of a plant manager in his/her absence.
  • Lead the maintenance team; direct day-to-day activities, and provide guidance and recommendations.
  • Provide input into team employee performance reviews. Flag performance and personnel issues for people manager resolution.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of seven years of related power plant operations or maintenance experience.
  • A minimum of three years in people or functional management experience. 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills. 
  • Effective interpersonal skills and leadership abilities. 
  • Effective analytical, and problem solving, and decision making skills. 
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Ability to read and interpret written documents such as drawings, manuals, procedures, contracts, financial reports, safety rules, policies, and professional periodicals/journals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports, business correspondence and manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and employees at all levels.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Able to conceptualize and develop creative alternatives to problem resolution, Capability of interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to deal with abstract and concrete concepts. 
  • Project management skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple issues and projects concurrently.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations affecting an electric generating facility.
  • Thorough knowledge of maintenance philosophy and processes.
  • Comprehensive understanding of electric generating plant systems.

Additional Information


Req Id: 111618 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Chehalis, Washington  
Department: Rocky Mountain Power 
Schedule: Full-Time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $115,900 - $136,300  

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15% of salary.  

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit: 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

Unless otherwise required by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening including for marijuana. While marijuana is legal in several states, including Oregon, a positive test for positions in Oregon may disqualify a candidate. The company complies with the laws of Washington and California and only obtains and considers positive tests for marijuana in safety-sensitive positions or those covered by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.

Nearest Major Market: Tacoma
Nearest Secondary Market: Seattle

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