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Madison Gas & Electric Assistant Manager - Blount Generating Station Operations & Maintenance in Madison, Wisconsin

Assistant Manager - Blount Generating Station Operations & Maintenance

Location Madison

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Supervise the operation and maintenance of Blount Generating Station including the remote combustion turbines and distributed generators (DGs) to meet the electrical demands of the Systems Operation Center.


  • Assists in supervising a staff of approximately 18 bargaining unit employees as well as contract personnel to safely operate and maintain the equipment and systems of Blount Generating Station in the most reliable and cost-efficient manner. Assists with the implementation and control of an annual operation and maintenance budget of approximately $2.5 million and a fixed capital budget exceeding $1 million.

  • Directs operations and maintenance craft personnel and contractors as necessary to ensure the safe operation, as well as corrective, preventive, predictive, and emergent maintenance requirements, of electrical generating equipment, auxiliaries, and associated structures at Blount Generating Station, the remote combustion turbine sites, and remote DG sites.

  • Coordinates operations and maintenance needs with other Company departments, including the Systems Operation Center.

  • Determines the operational status of equipment and initiates troubleshooting to determine cause of any malfunctions. Initiates work orders and makes emergency arrangements for repairs to minimize downtime and maintains a high level of reliability for the electric generation plant.

  • Oversees scheduling, assignment, training, and development of Blount Generating Station operation and maintenance team employees. Assists in administering training topics and requirements for all O&M craft personnel. Assists with the apprenticeship program as required.

  • Maintains consistent awareness of and total compliance with all associated environmental and safety rules, regulations, and requirements as they pertain to the operation and maintenance of Blount Generating Station equipment.

  • Develops predictive and preventative maintenance system for all units.

  • Assists in the design, development, and implementation of new work processes and procedures designed to enhance and improve the performance of the department and to further Company goals.

  • Writes, reviews, and approves technical operating procedures for various equipment used in Blount Generating Station.


Education and Experience

  • Electrical, mechanical, chemical, or related engineering degree required.

  • Eight to ten years' experience in the operation or maintenance of power generation equipment and systems or related equivalent preferred with at least two of those years in a supervisory capacity.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Familiarity with the principles of supervision and the ability to apply those techniques in the direction of power generation equipment operation and maintenance. Proven abilities in planning, organizing, and controlling operation and maintenance activities and the performance of them.

  • Good working knowledge of mechanical and electrical power generation equipment, systems, and auxiliaries and their associated operation and maintenance requirements.

  • Ability to balance many different activities with assorted priorities simultaneously and to direct resources and personnel accordingly.

  • Basic understanding of computer-based asset management and inventory control software programs and personal computer operations and familiarity with commonly used business software programs.

  • Familiarity with bargaining unit agreements and negotiations as they pertain to equipment maintenance and personnel.

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