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

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Midwest Generation is a subsidiary of Edison Mission Energy. 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 Shift Supervisor at our Waukegan Station located in Waukegan, IL.

Job Responsibilities

Job Purpose

Directs the ongoing operational shift activities of the power plant and is responsible for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of individual units in compliance with all environmental regulations.

Essential Functions

(these duties must be performed in the job; however, additional duties may be assigned)
  • Administers and monitors equipment safety lockout/tagout system
  • Promotes accident prevention and safety awareness by conducting pre-shift briefings, weekly safety meetings, job safety audits and accident investigations
  • Manages shift duties of operating and fuel handling personnel to maximize station performance
  • Directs maintenance personnel for priority work during off shifts
  • Ensures that the plant is operated in accordance with station policies and procedures required to maintain compliance with local, state and federal regulations
  • Directs activities of the station Fire Brigade and acts as incident commander during plant emergency conditions
  • Supervises station operations at the plant on all shifts, and manage station operations during the off-shift periods as the lead management person on shift.
  • Establishes priorities and generates work requests to insure maintenance problems are properly and timely repaired
  • Participates in station work management through daily, weekly and overhaul planning discussions with maintenance personnel
  • Provides direct supervision of union represented employees
  • Maintains shift and environmental records in compliance with operating permits
  • Performs the review, development, and implementation of directives, station procedures and technical instructions
  • Initiates event reports and documentation of equipment testing and inspections
  • Ensures proper scheduling of employees to maintain shift operations
  • Reviews and approves employee timesheets, expense reports and meal reimbursements
  • Leads troubleshooting of equipment problems to correct the problem or recommends corrective actions; involves operators to develop technical expertise within the work group.
  • Functions as the primary station contact with various internal departments
  • Ensure the station meets all contractual requirements.
  • Develops and implements the plant lubrication, fire equipment inspection and protective device testing programs
  • Assists in the selection and training of operation and maintenance personnel
  • Assesses employee needs and develop and/or administer training programs to ensure employee skills meet MWG standards to operate and maintain the plant safely and efficiently.
  • Provides performance-based feedback to employees and administers disciplinary action
  • Works effectively in a team environment as a leader, member and/or facilitator


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


High school diploma required. 7-10 years of power plant operational experience with demonstrated supervisory and leadership experience. Unit Operator experience is highly desirable and may satisfy the requirement for supervisory and leadership experience.

  • Verbal and written communication
  • Ability to effectively supervise, train and direct subordinates
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment and systems
  • Knowledge of power plant operating principles, procedures and safe work practices
  • Knowledge of electrical mechanical and chemical theories as they relate to power generation Knowledge of accounting, budgeting procedures, maintenance and planning techniques
  • Knowledge of power plant procedures governing safe work practice
  • Knowledge of compliance with environmental regulations
  • Ability to read and understand technical information, prints and engineering data, interpret charts, graphs, and gauge scales
Computers and Databases
  • Lotus Notes
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Internet Explorer

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

This 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.


About this company
Edison Mission Energy (EME) is an independent power producer engaged in the business of developing, acquiring, owning or leasing, operating...