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Consumers Energy Maintenance Supervisor (New Bern, North Carolina) - CMS Enterprises in New Bern, North Carolina

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable energy services in the world. At CMS Enterprises, a division of CMS Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide renewable energy to our customers and fulfill our promise to Michigan and North Carolina. CMS Enterprises, a subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides electricity to help power Michigan and North Carolina.

The Senior Maintenance Supervisor will be responsible for supervising and coordinating the maintenance and repair of all mechanical, electrical, and instrument and control systems to ensure continuous plant operations. In addition, in this role, you will communicate objectives, participate in the selection of personnel, and train and evaluate assigned personnel in accordance with Company policies and government regulations.

This position reports to the Plant Manager at the Craven County Wood Energy Plant located in New Bern, North Carolina.

Job Responsibilities

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:


  • Establish and maintain the preventative maintenance schedule; schedule activities and personnel in accordance with approved schedule.

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

  • Organize and assign work within the department to optimize the skills of personnel and meet departmental objectives.

  • Provide for emergency/temporary repairs as needed; plan and schedule permanent repairs.

  • Coordinate and inspect the work of outside contractors, as necessary.

  • Ensure adequate inventory of parts, tools, and equipment; order parts as needed.

  • Provide technical assistance and support to other departments and assist in troubleshooting and resolving problems.

  • Ensure the cleaning and maintenance of plant facilities and grounds.

  • Ensure the maintenance of preventative and repair records and logs.

  • Provide input to the plant’s operating budget relative to maintenance activities and monitor budget variances.

  • Recommend improvements and upgrading of equipment, as appropriate.

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with contractors and vendors.

  • Develop and maintain professional competence in electrical and mechanical systems, maintenance and applicable codes.


  • Participate in the selection process, and assignment of responsibilities of all maintenance personnel.

  • Provide coaching and performance feedback to direct reports.

  • Train personnel in accordance with Company policies and government regulations.

  • Prepare appropriate reports, recommendations and maintain documentation as required.


  • High school diploma OR GED.

  • Associates degree in electrical or mechanical related area or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of five (5) years industry related experience.

The following skills may set you apart from others:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work independently toward general results based on policy and precedent.

  • Familiarity with OSHA regulations.

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

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 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. (O)

  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on one knee or both knees. (O)

  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. (F)

  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. (O)

  • 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. (F)

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

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

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

  • 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. (C)

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

  • 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. (C)

  • 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. (C)

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 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: Temperature 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.


Temperaments applying to this job include:

  • Influencing people in their opinions, attitudes and judgments.

  • 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.

  • Working with people of diverse backgrounds; ethnic, personalities.

  • Attaining and maintaining credibility fairness.

  • Settling inter/intra-departmental personnel disputes, counseling.


  • 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.

Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.

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.