Planner - Waukegan Station
Edison Mission Group - Waukegan, IL

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Midwest Generation is a subsidiary of Edison Mission Energy and part of the Edison International family of companies. We are exclusively in the business of generating electricity to sell wholesale in the open market. Midwest Generation is one of the largest independent power producers in the country, producing enough electricity to meet the needs of more than 8 million households.

As an operator of coal-fired power plants in Illinois, Midwest Generation is committed to environmental responsibility and has initiated a comprehensive, multi-year program through which additional pollution controls are being installed at its facilities over the next several years.

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

Job Responsibilities

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for managing and coordinating station planning process to include daily, weekly, and long range planning.

Essential Functions
  • Review/troubleshoot plant equipment problems, develop written work plans, procure parts and services and schedule repairs to station equipment.
  • Provide technical assistance and supervise maintenance employees and contractors on repairs to station equipment.
  • Manage major equipment and unit outages including development of repair scopes, facilitating outage meetings, creating manpower loading and schedules, coordinating various work groups activities and budget review.
  • Administer contracts of equipment repairs, including development of detailed scopes and specifications, creation of schedules, manage/supervise vendor/contract activities, manage project costs.
  • Manage scheduled and forced unit outages, including coordination & prioizatation of work activities between work groups, development of work schedules, determination of critical path activities and facilitation of progress meetings.
  • Communicate routinely with station operations to adjust and coordinate maintenance repairs while meeting operational requirements.


Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following


High school diploma or equivalent experience is required. A minimum of seven years of coal-fired power plant experience or equivalent heavy industry, maintaining rotating equipment, including supervisory role in a union shop, with background in maintenance with Boiler/turbine/generator overhauls is required. Experience working with vendors/suppliers ordering parts and experience with budget control and cost justification is desired.

  • Thorough knowledge of power plant maintenance principles, procedures and safe work practices including staging material.
  • Thorough knowledge of workflow processes, troubleshooting and planning techniques.
  • General knowledge of operations processes and electrical and chemical theories as they relate to power generation.
  • General knowledge of supervision, accounting and budgeting procedures.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills with the ability to provide performance based or developmental feedback.
  • Ability to effectively supervise, train and direct subordinates in an understandable, clear and consistent manner
  • Ability to read and understand technical information, prints and engineering data, interpret charts, graphs and gauge scales. Ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment and systems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications with particular expertise in Project 98. Proficiency in SAP is preferred.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
  • This is primarily an office environment 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.
  • Duties require extensive manual dexterity in usage of computer terminal and keyboard, while sitting for long periods of time preparing budgets, work scopes, outage schedules and other reports as needed.
  • Development of work scopes may require Planner 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.
  • The Planner may also 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 compartments where certain equipment may be located may exceed temperatures of 130°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.