ESSSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide leadership and direction to the Chemical Technicians
- Provide technical guidance to Operations and Maintenance on processes, procedures, and projects
- Support Longview Power business development activities as needed
- Lead and participate in engineering projects
- Develop projects and evaluate proposals for material supply and installation
- Develop and implement practices to track and continually improve water chemistry programs
- Develop and manage operating and capital budgets
- Support Longview Power and Dunkard Creek with water chemistry and operational expertise
- Responsible for leading the following station activities:
- Provide technical oversight for the SCR, Hydrated Lime Injection, Baghouse, Scrubber, and Cooling Tower (Processes and Equipment)
- Develop logical test plans for systematically testing changes and optimization to the Scrubber
- Develop plans to baseline and track AQCS performance
- Responsible for participation in the following station programs / activities
- Root Cause Analysis- Participate in / lead investigations to identify casual factors and implement corrective actions
- Asset360 Issue evaluation- Monitor identified reliability and performance issues; work with station and B&V personnel to determine cause and resolution
- Support outages- Participate in the planning and execution of outages to ensure scope, schedule, and budget are maintained
- Work with Reliability and Performance team to implement applicable PdM technologies that detect onset of undesired conditions
- Develop quality sampling, analyzing, and corrective action procedures to the various Plant Water / Sewage, FGD, Steam Cycles, and all related processes.
- Develop, implement, monitor, and revise all reporting procedures for chemical results
- Develop, implement, monitor, and revise all training and employee development per policies
- Develop, implement, and maintain a database to record all chemical and sampling results for analysis, review, and predictions for short, mid, and long-term lifecycles of the different plant processes
- Develop Operating, Abnormal, and Emergency Procedures to accommodate, but not limited to Plant Water systems, Sewage Systems, Aqueous Ammonia, Limestone products, Chemical deliveries, etc.
- Comply with the obligations of all permits including Federal, State, and Local regulations
- Coordinate and maintain a positive and constructive relationship with contracted Chemical supply and service vendor to ensure maximum chemical program compliance while minimizing operating costs
- Review annually our chemical supply contracts to ensure maximum value and program reliability to the site chemistry control programs
- Review and Specify Systems, Components, Modifications, and Performance of each
- Apply Chemical Engineering principals to ensure all processes meet design requirements
- Conduct tests that analyze Design, Feasibility, Operation, and Performance of systems, components, and equipment as it relates to the chemical processes
- Oversee the Boiler Cycle Chemistry programs at the station to ensure requirements are being met during start up, shut down, and normal operations of the units
- Coordinate chemical deliveries
- Conduct Performance Evaluations (in a timely, constructive, objective, and accurate manner) to identify subordinate strengths and development areas and discuss career goals. Seeks opportunities to provide appropriate recognition. Counsels employees concerning work problems and productivity in a positive and productive manner
- Maintain backlog of assigned Work Orders
- Create Work Orders and Purchase Requisitions as applicable
- Perform all other related duties as assigned
- Anticipates and accepts changes in the organization and adapts to meet the new requirements
- Willing to accept accountability for own decisions, performance, and behavior
Job Requirements (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)
- A Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or related discipline, or the equivalent in education and experience
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience in power plant chemistry and water treatment is required
- A minimum of 5 years supervisory experience
- Extensive experience in the use of personal computers and numerous software applications such as Excel, Word, MS Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Plant Historian (PI), etc.
- Ability to work occasional rotating shifts, holidays, and weekends
- Ability to productively work independently and as an overall integral team member
- Ability to develop relationships with Plant Management and Corporate entities
- Must have strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively organize and facilitate process teams to implement improvement initiatives
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure
- Possess a valid driver’s license
- Successfully complete pre-employment exam, including a drug/alcohol test, and a background check
Does this job have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Supervises/manages/directs the selection, training, development, appraisal and work assignments of personnel.
Are there non-supervisory employees who report directly to this job? Yes
How many non-supervisory employees are supervised by this job? 3
Are there subordinate supervisors reporting to this job? No
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Comply with all Safety & Environmental policies, practices and procedures.
- Develop communication protocol for chemical results and actions to other departments and / or personnel to improve the programs.
- Ensure MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) are available and understood by all personnel involved, directly or indirectly, with each substance.
- Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
- Ability to review, recommends, and communicates in a very high level of detail.
- Stay current on Chemistry principals, technology, laws, and standards as they apply to Longview Power.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Level of education and experience needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job.
Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from a four-year university. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in steam, electric, or process plant operations of which, at least 2 years have been in the coal-fired generating segment
Level of language (ability to read, write, and speak English) needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Level of mathematical skills and abilities needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Level of reasoning skills and abilities needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job.
Ability to define problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
Prioritizes, organizes, and delegates assignments.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Licenses, certificates, or registrations that are required to perform the essential duties of this job.
Valid Driver’s License
How much on-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities?
|Using hands to finger, handle, or feel||X|
|Reaching with hands and arms||X|
|Climbing or balancing||X|
|Stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling||X|
|Talking or hearing||X|
|Tasting or smelling||X|
|Other: Respirator Use||X|
|Other: Computer Work||X|
Does this job require that weight be lifted or force be exerted? If so, how much and how often?
|Up to 10 lbs||X|
|Up to 25 lbs||X|
|Up to 50 lbs||X|
Outdoors and indoor shop environment with adequate ventilation.
|Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)||X|
|Work near moving mechanical parts||X|
|Work in high precarious places||X|
|Fumes or airborne particles||X|
|Toxic or caustic chemicals||X|
|Outdoor weather conditions||X|
|Extreme cold (non-weather)||X|
|Extreme heat (non-weather)||X|
|Risk of electrical shock||X|
|Work with explosives||X|
|Risk of radiation||X|
How much noise is typical for the work environment of this job?
Loud (examples: metal can manufacturing department, large earth-moving equipment)
Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.
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