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Plant Manager

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COMPANY DESCRIPTION:

Headquartered in Reno, Nevada, Ormat is a leading geothermal company and the only vertically integrated company solely engaged in geothermal and recovered energy generation (REG), with the objective of becoming a leading global provider of renewable energy.†

POSITION SUMMARY

This position manages and oversees overall plant operations. The position is responsible for coordinating daily activities required to assure optimum plant performance, including safety, environmental compliance, efficiency and reliability in accordance with established contracts, agreements, policies and applicable safety, environmental and other regulatory laws and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Ensures plant compliance with environmental, safety and health regulations and fire protection programs.
Responsible for ensuring that the plant is operated within the terms and conditions of all contracts and agreements.
Oversees operating and technical staff, such as operation, maintenance and engineering personnel.
Highest authority at the plant on all Human Resource matters including hiring, promotion, disciplinary action and termination of personnel in coordination with plant supervisory team and Corporate management and in accordance with company policies and procedures.†
Minimizes operating errors by establishing investigation, communication and corrective action programs.
Responsible for making and/or approving major operating and maintenance decisions.
Completes equipment repairs and overhauls on schedule.
Maintains plant capacity rates by establishing an equipment performance program.†
Responsible for managing costs by effective approval of expenditures, overtime and effective budget planning and tracking, variance reporting and work scheduling.
Coordinates activities under the applicable O&M services contracts and supply agreements.
Evaluates staffing levels and skill mix and makes appropriate adjustments within budgetary guidelines.
Coordinates and maintains plant training and communication programs.
Responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state, regional and local governing bodies and regulatory agencies.
Must be able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner, enter and exit vehicle without assistance, remain alert while driving for continuous periods of time and read and understand maps.
Must be able to work weekends and holidays (or one or the other) when necessary.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

Other duties and projects as assigned by management.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED

Ten years of power industry or directly related industrial experience including a minimum of five years of management experience, with strong safety and environmental leadership skills.
Demonstrated understanding of power plant O&M, plant engineering, contracts and general plant business functions.
Understanding of accounting, contract administration, HR, procurement and other plant administration functions.
Familiarity with applicable federal, state and local regulatory agencies.
Ability to plan, coordinate and direct varied and complex programs and tasks.
Ability to motivate employees to perform at a high level of efficiency and quality.
Ability to analyze and interpret data, efficiently balance competing priorities and tasks, remain organized and meet deadlines in a high-pressured environment.
Ability to perceive and analyze problems, develop alternatives and make or recommend sound decisions
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate with people at all levels.
Must be able to use and acquire knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and use of the Internet.
Must be able to read and understand blueprints, drawings, specifications, sketches and technical documentation.
Must be able to read, write and speak English at a level which will permit the employee to accurately understand and communicate information to safely and efficiently perform the job duties.
Must possess at any time a valid driverís license with a driving record acceptable to ORMATís auto insurance carrier.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The ability to work at a computer and computer monitor and use repetitive motion for long periods of time.
The ability to lift 20 pounds periodically.
Must be able to climb ladders, work off of elevated platforms, ladders and walkways.
Must be able to correctly wear and work using self-contained breathing apparatus.
Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties.
Job requires sitting and/or standing for long periods of time with moderate bending, stooping, and kneeling.


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