Troops to Energy Jobs

Job Information

Consumers Energy MAINTENANCE MANAGER in Flint, Michigan

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. To learn more about CMS Enterprises business, please visit

At CMS Enterprises, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture which supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're part of a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.


This position is available at our Genesee Power Station (GPS) 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.


To be an integral part of the GPS leadership team and to lead a safe and efficient Maintenance department.

Your duties will include :

  • Oversee the GPS Maintenance Department.

  • Direct supervision of 3 Maintenance Technicians, 1 Sr. Material Technician and 2 I&E Technician.

  • Responsible for scheduling, planning and directing daily maintenance activities.

  • Responsible for managing forced and scheduled outages.

  • Prepare appropriate reports as directed.

  • Will be the “Center of Excellence” for the Micro-Main work management system and process.

  • Ensure safe, timely, accurate completion of all work orders, PM work orders, predictive maintenance, and outage work.

  • Will develop metrics to show the work management process progress on a weekly basis.

  • Will ensure the repair of all electrical, mechanical, and instrument and control equipment.

  • Responsible for maintaining all spare parts/inventory for the facility.

  • Provide technical assistance and assist in troubleshooting to support the plant goals.

  • Will train the maintenance department personnel on all company policies and government regulations.

  • Will oversee and administer the maintenance budget for the facility.

  • Provide subordinate coaching and counseling as necessary.

  • Will oversee special projects as necessary.

  • Will oversee the maintenance training program and ensure the maintenance personnel are performing accordingly.

  • Coordinate and oversee contract work as necessary.

  • Supervision of any temporary labor as necessary.

  • Must be willing and able to work call ins, overtime and any schedule to support plant operations.

    Supervisory Relations This position reports to the Plant Manager. Requirements/Qualifications

  • High School diploma OR GED.

  • A college degree in a technical/engineering field or equivalent experience as well as a demonstrated track record of successful goal achievement.

  • A minimum of five year's relevant experience, with a minimum of three years in a supervisory or management position or a position in which there was oversight and delegation of tasks associated with completion of projects.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of power plant operations, plant management, maintenance experience and technical ability is preferred.

    Preferred Qualifications :

  • A thorough demonstrated understanding of power plant operations, including a working knowledge of the operations & maintenance functions.

  • A working knowledge of chemistry as it relates to plant operations as well as environmental and water treatment programs and statutory regulations.

  • Understand budgets, bid proposals, contract evaluation, basic accounting principles.

  • Demonstrates the ability to make competent decisions in emergency situations.

  • Demonstrates the ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, electrical one-lines, logic drawings, and technical manuals.

  • Ability to solve practical problems, clearly communicate tasks and needs, and training of other personnel. Analyzes and interprets data to make sound professional judgments and recommendations.

  • Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to manage and motivate subordinates.

  • Advance level of computer skills

  • Able to deal with multiple levels of personalities in people.

  • General/specific knowledge of maintenance requirements and practices.

  • Must have in depth knowledge of all Plant systems, their support equipment, theory of operation, and proper care and maintenance of same.

  • Previously have worked in the fossil fuel/ bio-mass industry.

  • Leadership training/skills/seminars; able to deal with people, etc.

  • General/specific knowledge of maintenance requirements and practices.

  • Ability to prioritize work.

  • In-depth knowledge of all Plant systems, their support equipment, theory of operation, and proper care and maintenance of same.

  • Able to perform job responsibilities of those under your direction.

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

  • Familiarity with MIOSHA/OSHA regulations.

  • Familiarity with a procedural oriented company/industry.

  • Must be able and willing to work any shift schedule, including call-ins, nights and weekends.

    Essential Functions

  • Comply with all company safety policies and procedures.

  • Trend and compile daily data used for reports.

  • Schedule, perform, and analyze plant calibration programs.

  • Maintain calibration filing system.

  • Oversee plant Continuing Monitoring System (CEMS) operation. Ensure reliability and compliance.

  • Assist in identifying and implementing plant betterment and/or profit improvement projects.

  • Respond quickly to plant conditions or requirements which may involve extended and/or abnormal work hours.

  • Assist in developing and defining plant policies and procedures.

  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental, plant, and company goals.

  • Provide leadership to others through leading by example and sharing of knowledge and skills.

  • Perform other collateral duties as assigned.

    Hours and Travel

  • Ability to work overtime, as well as any shift schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

    Physical Requirements / Working Conditions

    Occasionally (O) Frequently (F) Constantly (C)

    0-33% AWD 33-66% AWD 67% - 100% AWD

    (AWD = Average Work Day)

    Using the above chart, identify with each activity below, the frequency that the activity takes place in the 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. (C)

  • 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. (O)

  • Crawling : Positioning the body so that weight is evenly distributed on both hands and knees on a flat surface. (F)

  • Standing : Particularly for sustained periods of time. (C)

  • Walking : Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances. (C)

  • Pushing : Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. (C)

  • Pulling : Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. (C)

  • Lifting : Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Requires substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles. (F)

  • Fingering : Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. (F)

  • Grasping : Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. (F)

  • Talking : Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. (F)

  • Hearing : Perceiving the nature of sounds with no less than a 40 dB loss at 500 Hz, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts. (O)

  • Heavy Work - Exerting up to 70 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Visual Acuity Requirements including Color, Depth Perception, & Field of Vision.

  • Machine Operator (including inspection) - This is a minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, operation of machines (including inspection), using measurement devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.


  • Inside environmental conditions : Protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes.

  • The worker is required to wear personal protective equipment

  • Outside environmental conditions : Minimal protection from weather conditions and temperature changes.

  • Extreme heat : Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour during a work shift.

  • Extreme cold : Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour during a work shift.

  • Noise : There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

  • Hazards : Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, and exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

  • Atmospheric conditions : One or more of the following conditions that may affect the respiratory system or the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

  • Oils : There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

  • Prolonged, irregular working hours.

    MENTAL/EMOTIONAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB Temperaments applying to this job include:

  • Performing repetitive or short cycle work.

  • Working alone or apart, in physical isolation from others.

  • Attaining precise set limits, tolerances, and standards.

  • Working under specific instructions.

  • Dealing with people from multiple functions.

  • Making judgments and decisions.

  • Dealing with changing priorities.

  • Giving direction to others without having formal authority.

  • Working under pressure to meet specific deadlines.

  • Dealing with unplanned schedule changes, call-ins and prolonged working hours.


  • A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and requirements are essential job functions.

  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

  • Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

  • This job description 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.

  • Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.

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.