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Gas Plant Operations Manager - Vineyard, UT - #41257

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Date: Dec 11, 2018

Location: Vineyard, UT, US

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

The operations manager position provides direct supervision to the operations personnel, ensures the efficient, reliable operation of the facility, and ensure compliance with safety, regulatory, and environmental standards.


  • Coordinate and supervise all operations functions necessary to ensure the effective and reliable operation of the plant to meet all performance and compliance requirements. Initiate action to improve operating efficiency of the plant facilities. Must be able to take immediate and decisive action to minimize disruption of operations.
  • Responsible for plant operating performance and efficiency, preparation of shift schedules and scheduling of plant performance testing.
  • Maintain and enforce safety procedures, including all lockout/tagout and safe work procedures.
  • Maintain direct working relationship with environmental, health and safety representatives. 
  • Prepares annual budget for assigned plant area and maintains the inventory level on these items.
  • Establishes daily operating plans for electric power and thermal energy production. Maintains records and report plant performance as required on a daily, monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Actively supports compliance with all applicable provisions of federal and state labor laws, environmental regulations, as well as company policies and procedures.
  • Perform administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department, including employee safety, training, selection and development of employees, salary administration, organization goals and objectives and planning, organizing, integrating, measuring and reporting the work performed within the department.
  • Develop and direct the implementation of operating procedures and plans to assure optimum efficiency in operations, giving consideration to equipment capabilities, customer demands, operating personnel and equipment maintenance requirements.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the operations budget.
  • Be able to perform the duties of the plant manager in his/her absence.


  • 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 supervisor/management experience.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and leadership abilities.
  • Effective analytical, 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 power plant operations philosophy and processes.
  • Comprehensive understanding of electric generating plant systems.


Not required, but helpful to have the following:

  • Combined Cycle Experience.
  • Siemens Technology operational experience.
    1. 501FD3
    2. 501FD4
    3. K&N Steam Turbine
    4. T3000 Controls   
  • Experience with writing procedures
  • Experience with PI process Book
  • Experience in Managing Collective Bargaining work force.

Additional Information

Req ID: 41257

Primary Location:  Vineyard, UT

Department:  Lakeside Gas Plant

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 93,500.00 - 121,100.00


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

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City

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