Duke Energy Manager Operations - Gibson Station in Owensville, Indiana

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Position Summary

The Manager of Operations is responsible to lead Gibson station Production teams associated with unit generation, environmental control systems, and material handling. This role includes, but is not limited to, ensuring safe and effective execution and adherence to Operating Model principles, organizational development, and representation to support applicable FHO initiatives. The Manager Operations interfaces directly with the stations Manager Maintenance and Manager Technical to validate daily tactics and develop long term strategies to ensure continuous improvement. As a member of the station management team, the Manager Operations will drive the standard for engaged leadership and accountability to achieve the highest level of station safety, regulatory compliance, reliability, and sustained efficiency.


  • Provides leadership and direction to the production staff to ensure accomplishment of overall station performance goals and objectives.

  • Counsels, trains, evaluates, develops, guides and assists assigned personnel relative to job performance and duties

  • Acts as a liaison with business, charitable and political leaders, foundations, organizations and other external stakeholders of the station and corporation

  • Reviews performance and budget data for improvement opportunities or noticeable deviations for correction

  • Provide leadership and direction in the development and implementation of best practice routines, work process improvement, maintenance and operation procedures

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships between departments and internal customers

  • Communicate and lead the commitment to the applicable Operating Model within the Fossil/Hydro Operations Department.

Working Conditions

  • Performs work in an office environment; required to observe work in all areas of generating facilities which are power plant, industrial environments operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, which includes exposure to heat, cold, noise, dust and humidity. May be required to climb ladders and stairs at various heights; enter vessels or equipment with limited access; walk, stoop, bend or squat.

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited university or college and 5 years power plant or industrial experience; or 13 years of related work experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written

  • Working knowledge of the overall operating fundamentals and principles of generating station systems, equipment and processes

  • Demonstrated effective leadership skills

  • Financial knowledge and skills including ability to analyze data

  • Strong computer skills including ability to use various applications

  • Five years of previous Superintendent level experience

Specific Requirements

  • Must be able to read, comprehend, inspect, calculate, count, retain and make sound decisions. Regularly required to sit, talk, hear, use and reach with hands, arms and fingers. There is potential exposure to high stress situations and requirement to be available for emergency response as required by the needs of service.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)Yes

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

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