*This position could be located at our Headquarters in Anadarko or at our satellite office in Moore, OK*
Applications will be accepted until August 29, 2019 Apply on-line at www.wfec.com
SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Manager, Generation Engineering and Technical Services, the Outage and Project Planner, efficiently plans and schedules projects and outages ensuring they are completed on time and on budget. The incumbent will serve as a central point of contact for all generation outages and projects, providing efficient project and outage management aiding in the achievement of Generation Department goals and objectives. Coordinates the cross functional information flow between departments to identify and eliminate potential problems which could prevent projects from meeting scheduled deadlines.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following; other duties may be assigned. Develops a detailed annual project plan for generation projects and a projected, rolling, 4-year plan for generation projects. Develops a detail annual outage plan for generation and a projected, rolling 4-year outage plan. Maintains an accurate outage plan for generation, ensuring that it contains the most current information with a minimum of quarterly updates. Develops and reviews schedules to assure efficient and effective use of department resources and reliable operation of generation plants. Serves as the central contact point for all generation outages and projects. Develops and gathers data for reports used to analyze project and outage performance. Develops plant outage plans and schedules regarding labor, material, and operational requirements. Tracks daily progress of outage work. Makes recommendations and adjustments to assure outage is completed on schedule and within budget. Develops methods of documenting outage work to enable retrieval for future planning efforts. Finalizes priority of projects and develops schedules for projects and outages. Ensures that project information is accurate and that all work performed is documented. Tracks projects, including coordination with purchasing on delivery dates and prestaging of parts, and coordination with others as necessary. Ensures proper entry of material requisitions as submitted. Conducts monthly planning meetings with generation engineering employees, plant staff, and contractors to review and develop work schedules in accordance with overall project and outage schedules. Informs the Manager, Generation Engineering and Technical Services and other departments promptly of any delays that will impact project and outage schedules. Coordinates with the Purchasing function to identify and eliminate potential scheduling problems involving contracts, delivery of materials, availability of contract labor, and availability of materials required to meet scheduled deadlines. Ensures project paperwork requiring approvals is accurate and turned in by the specified deadlines. Supports the Generation Engineers in organizing, storing, and distributing project documentation. May coordinate small, short duration projects. Working with other departments, creates and maintains a Maintenance Management System Module for the WFEC Solar sites. Maintains a maintenance history database of solar plant equipment and coordinates annual and long-range maintenance of solar plant equipment. Tracks maintenance items for the solar plant equipment.
COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Technical Skills: Displays technical knowledge equal to job requirements; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Quantity: Meets productivity goals; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.
Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality; Uses experience to complement data.
Analysis/Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data.
Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.
Dependability/Attendance/Punctuality: Follows instructions and responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Planning/Organizing: Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Prioritizes and plans work activities; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments to customers.
Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors required of this position.
Education and Experience:Requires seven (7) years of experience in a power plant or industrial environment. Directly related education in engineering or a related field may be substituted for experience at a rate of two (2) years of education for one (1) year of experience. Knowledge of scheduling, purchasing procedures, and inventory control in a power plant or industrial environment preferred.
Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions and correspondence. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations with fellow employees and business contacts.
Math Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent, and to draw and interpret simple graphs.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved, written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving one or a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills:Experience using Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Paint and AutoCAD LT preferred. Ability to use a personal computer and Microsoft Office software is required.
Certificates, Licenses & Registrations: This position requires a current driver's license.
Work Schedule Requirements: This position may require a work schedule in excess of 40 hours a week and travel on short notice. This job normally works a daytime weekday schedule but may be required to weekends, and holidays as required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must wear personal safety equipment such as breathing apparatus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is may be loud.
MUST MEET ALL PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
WFEC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER
MINORITIES, FEMALES, DISABILITY, AND
VETS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
Internal Number: 290954
About Western Farmers Electric Cooperative
WFEC is a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative, headquartered in Anadarko, Oklahoma, was organized in 1941, when western Oklahoma distribution cooperatives found it necessary to secure an adequate power supply at rates that farmers and rural industrial developers could afford. Throughout its history, WFEC’s membership has grown to include 21-member cooperatives, plus Altus Air Force Base. These members are headquartered in Oklahoma and New Mexico. Today, with seven generating facilities, and a total power capacity exceeding 2,200 megawatts, including contract power purchases, WFEC owns and maintains over 3,700 miles of transmission line to over 330 substations and switch stations. Generating facilities are located at Mooreland, Anadarko and Hugo, Oklahoma and Lovington, New Mexico. For more information, visit www.wfec.com.