Maintenance Supervisor - Waukegan Station
Edison Mission Group - Waukegan, IL

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Company Overview:
Midwest Generation, a subsidiary of Edison Mission Energy, is one of the largest independent power producers in the country, producing enough electricity to meet the needs of more than 8 million households. With four coal-fired power plants in Illinois, Midwest Generation is committed to generating electricity safely and reliably.

We are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Maintenance Supervisor at our Waukegan Station located in Waukegan, IL.

Job Responsibilities:
Job Purpose:

Supervises and provides technical direction to the maintenance workforce.

Essential Functions:

(these duties must be performed in the job; however, additional duties may be assigned):
  • Assumes responsibility role and adhere to Station health & safety, environmental and personnel policies
  • Supervises and provides technical direction to the maintenance workforce
  • Plans, schedules, and supervises the day-to-day and weekly work
  • Assists with the troubleshooting of equipment problems
  • Works to develop team member capabilities equipment problem troubleshooting
  • Evaluates and enhances team member knowledge and skill level by providing capable instruction and recommendations for training
  • Manages outages, including planning, facilitating outage meetings and coordinating multi-disciplined work groups (i.e. operating, electrical, instrument, mechanical, and contractor)
  • Manages costs within responsible budget area assigned and assists in preparation of budgets
  • Works within a computerized maintenance management system for work history, scheduling, and purchasing of materials, parts and personnel
  • Provides oversight of predictive and preventive maintenance activities and equipment performance analysis using diagnostic technologies and portable test equipment
  • Read, interpret, modify and implement technical information found in manufacturer's technical manuals, electrical and mechanical blueprints, P&ID's and operating and maintenance procedures.
Essential Functions for Emphasis:
  • Mechanical Maintenance:
    • Supervise the inspection, service and maintenance of machinery and mechanical equipment involving inspecting, diagnosing, dismantling, assembling, modifying and repairing generators, boilers and auxiliaries, furnaces, pumps and fuel handling and ash handling systems.
    • Supervises the installation, inspection, maintenance, and replacement of pumps and valves, boiler casings and gaskets, pipes and tubes.
    • Insures correct maintenance practices and procedures are utilized to perform detailed equipment inspections; identify part requirement and repair methods; work to close tolerances; make equipment repairs to OEM specifications.
    • Provides oversight of cutting and welding activities of pressure welds
    • Strong knowledge of how to properly rig and hoist equipment
Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:


High school diploma required. 5 - 8 years of coal fueled power plant or similar heavy industry process involving fossil fuels required. A background of hands-on maintenance with equipment in a Power Generation facility. Ability to properly use standard and precision tools, equipment, and read, interpret blueprints, plans and technical instructions.

  • Knowledge of power plant operating principles, procedures and safe work practices
  • Must have knowledge of job safety requirements, work planning and troubleshooting
  • Leadership skills
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Ability to effectively supervise, train, and direct subordinates
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment and systems
  • Sound decision making, high initiative, demonstrated sense of urgency and accountability
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining quality and adhering to schedule
Computers and Databases:
  • Lotus Notes
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Internet Explorer
  • Work management system

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions :

This is a mixed work environment that combines both office and plant working conditions with moderate to medium noise levels. Must be able to wear required personal protection equipment (PPE) such as hard hats, safety glasses, goggles, face shields, hearing protection, respirators, fall protection harnesses and other PPE as required.

Supervisor duties require extensive manual dexterity in usage of computer terminal and keyboard, while sitting for long periods of time preparing budgets, schedules, production reports, outage plans, and other reports as needed.

Plant equipment may require supervisor inspection by climbing vertical ladders in excess of 20 feet and stairways in excess of 50 feet, using step stool, kneeling, bending, walking over uneven surfaces such as loose rock, open grating, up and down staircases. May be required to operate mobile equipment such as zoom booms or scissor lifts to reach heights to inspect equipment, which includes pushing or pulling equipment into place, climbing into a basket and riding in the basket while the equipment is operation. The supervisor is required to prepare and conduct training, including mentoring individuals one-on-one. In conducting training, the supervisor may be required to carry training materials, and to stand for extended periods of time.

When required for operation, maintenance or emergency reasons, the supervisor must be able to quickly access all areas of the plant including, but not limited to, confined spaces, high elevations and hot areas. May be required to work extended periods of time outside normal business hours.

The compartments where certain equipment may be located may exceed temperatures of 130°F. Some equipment may be located on surfaces where the temperatures may be as high as 600°F.

This position may require some domestic travel.

(Management reserves the right to change, rescind, add, or delete the duties and responsibilities of positions within the job classification at any time.)

Midwest Generation is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We support and promote diversity in the workplace.


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