CMS Enterprises owns and operates independent power generating plants, natural gas assets and an energy marketing group for the non-utility segment of CMS Energy's business. We are proud of our strong history of reliably serving our utility, municipal, commercial and industrial customers. Equally important to us is our role as a responsible corporate citizen through environmental stewardship and providing direct and indirect employment opportunities and other economic benefits to the communities we serve. Our strategy is focused on continued exceptional financial results through strong operations and safety performance, optimization of our assets, and disciplined growth in the domestic energy sector.
This position is available at our Genesee Power Station in Flint, Michigan. It is a renewable facility which burns a variety of biomass materials that would otherwise be landfilled, including tree trimmings, land-clearing residue, construction debris, pallets, spools and other clean industrial wood wastes provided by Mid-Michigan Recycling. The power produced supports the health of the forests, mitigates greenhouse gases (is "carbon neutral"), conserves landfill space and supports the electric grid in central Michigan. The electric output is sold pursuant to a long-term power purchase agreement with Consumers Energy Company. This facility can produce enough electricity to power approximately 40,000 homes. Commercial operation began in 1995.
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The Biomass (Wood) Plant Operator is responsible for equipment operation and recordkeeping duties on a variety of moderately complex systems such as: distributed control, water, steam, combustion and turbine generator within established procedures.
This section in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related duties requested by their supervisor including:
•Operates assigned control systems including distributed control, water, steam, combustion, turbine generator and related components in a safe and efficient manner.
•Maintains assigned control systems to ensure proper operations; performs routine equipment maintenance, safety checks, inspections and adjustments, as required.
•Takes measurements and readings and compares with standards.
•Implements corrective actions within established procedures.
•Assists chemistry vendor in maintaining the boiler system by adjusting chemical feed, as appropriate, and in monitoring the boiler, cooling water and waste water chemistry; implements corrective actions within established procedures, as required.
•Inspects and monitors environmental equipment.
•Provides equipment cleaning, filter changes and calibration gas adjustments.
•Identifies and reports problems to the Lead Control Room Operator.
•Logs equipment operating data in an accurate and timely manner.
•Responds to alarms in a timely manner; operates necessary equipment to effectively respond to critical situations.
•Performs maintenance activities during plant outages and minor maintenance on shift as required.
•Operates mobile equipment located throughout the plant to maintain efficient operations.
•Maintains a safe work environment through job planning, housekeeping, and adherence to plant safety rules and procedures, and identification and correction of hazards.
•Maintains a clean and orderly work area.
•Responds to incipient fire/spill situations according to developed procedures.
•Insures the safe loading/unloading of bulk chemistries on site.
•Inspects bulk chemical storage according to established schedule and maintains bulk storage areas according to established procedures.
•Performs other comparable and related duties, as assigned.
•High school diploma OR GED.
•Power plant experience.
•Thorough knowledge of all plant systems and understanding of process and electrical diagrams, plant procedures and measurement standards.
The following knowledge, skills and abilities may set you apart from others:
•Ability to use analytical judgment to plan and perform diversified work, making decisions within prescribed limitations.
•Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and take direction from others.
•Ability to work overtime, as well as, any schedule including nights and weekends.
•Power Plant Operator.
•Biomass Fuel Supply Operator.
Physical Requirements / Working Conditions
Occasionally ( O ) Frequently ( F ) Constantly ( C )
0-33% AWD33-66% AWD67% - 100% AWD
(AWD = Average Work Day)
Using the above chart, identify with each activity below, the frequency that the activity takes place in an average work day.
•Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. (F)
•Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at waist. Requires full use of lower extremities and back muscles. (F)
•Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on one knee or both knees. (F)
•Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. (F)
•Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. (F)
•Sitting: Sitting upright in the work area to perform duties. (F)
•Crawling: Positioning the body so that weight is evenly distributed on both hands and knees on a flat surface. (O)
•Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.... For full info follow application link.
All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.