Operations and Maintenance Manager

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Maintain the highest standards of conduct and integrity in all dealings with or on behalf of SWG at all levels inside and outside
the organization
  • Ability to lead, coach, and guide employees and understand the importance of positive employee relations
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, verbal skills that are persuasive, and the ability to promote business initiatives
  • Ability to plan, organize, schedule, and direct varied programs and tasks involved within the operations and maintenance functions
  • Must be able to read and understand control logistic diagrams, P&IDs, and other technical material pertinent to power plant operation and maintenance
  • Ability to obtain and apply knowledge of competitive business practices in daily work activities and decision making
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to anticipate and accept changes in the organization and adapt to meet new requirements
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced computer knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and various other programs
  • Ability to follow both verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make sound decisions

  • Education and Experience:
    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or related technical discipline
    • Minimum of 7 years experience in power generation field or exceptional work or military experience in a related technical field may substitute for the degree
    • Previous second-line supervisory experience (i.e. Assistant Plant Manager, O&M manager, O&M Supervisor) is preferred

    Physical Demands:
    Must be able to accomplish physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation.

    Employee will be required to adhere to large amounts of standing, walking, bending, squatting, and lifting. May be required to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs. Will use arms and hands to signal, grab, hold, turn, push, and pull: objects, materials, controls and tools. Will occasionally work at heights, climb ladders, stairways, and work off of platforms. Will use vision abilities to focus, see short and long distances, colors, depth perception and peripheral vision. Will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs/muffs, masks/respirators, safety vests, gloves and steel-toe boots.

    Able to hear (at some dB limit of loss) in order to hear plant alarms, equipment condition, and to receive oral instructions. Able to see to determine plant operating conditions and to avoid safety hazards.

    Working Environment:
    Work is generally performed inside the power plant, but may work in all weather conditions ranging from warm/hot - cool/cold. Occasional rain. Noise levels will be moderate to high. Job site will contain light to heavy equipment vehicles, small to large equipment, materials, communication equipment and tools. People standing, walking, sitting, signaling and talking. Bells, whistles and alarms.

    AAP/EEO Statement:
    Southwest Generation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law or regulation. We are an Affirmative Action Employer, Veterans, Disabled. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.