Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings , formerly TXU Corp., is the largest competitive power generation business in Texas. Its operations also include mining, wholesale marketing and trading, and development. Luminant has more than 15,400 megawatts of generation, including 2,300 MW fueled by nuclear power and 8,000 MW fueled by coal. The company is one of the largest purchasers of wind-generated electricity in Texas and the nation. Luminant has mined and restored over 60,000 acres and planted over 25 million trees in a land-reclamation program that has been recognized with over 120 awards for environmental conservation. At Luminant, we are committed to improving our environment by serving our customers and communities through more efficient- and cleaner sources of energy. We are also committed to our values of honesty and integrity, mutual respect, innovation, competitive spirit and diversity.
This position is responsible for supervising and providing technical direction for Multi-skilled technicians (I&C, Chemical, and Environmental) at a Solid Fuel Fired Plant to meet the specific energy generation requirements of the Luminant System in a safe, reliable, efficient, and environmentally sound manner.
Key Roles & Responsibilities Other duties may be assigned. Directly or through others, the incumbent will:
Maintain all plant instrumentation and controls, plant chemical and environmental equipment in optimum condition to ensure safe, reliable, and efficient operation of plant equipment and efficient Regulatory compliance.
Supervise, schedule, and assign Instrument and Controls, Chemical and Environmental Technicians to ensure that work group objectives are accomplished.
Team with others in plant, in Fossil Generation, in other Functional Areas of the Luminant Electric System, and Industry to ensure the maintenance of productive relationships where the incumbent interfaces as client or service provider.
Provide troubleshooting, analysis, and resolution of Unit, Chemical and Environmental anomalies to ensure acceptable plant operation.
Assist in the development and direct implementation of the Technical Support Group’s annual budget to ensure meeting stated plant goals and objectives.
Perform employee performance appraisals and development to ensure a highly skilled technician work force.
Provide 24 hour a day on-call coverage to ensure orderly conduct of business.
Interface with other plant departments, other Luminant plants, corporate environmental staff, regulatory agencies, and contractors to support and enhance compliance in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
Evaluate performance of and recommend upgrades to new and existing controls, chemical and environmental systems in the plant to provide improvements and upgrades that enhance plant performance.
Team with peers, supervisors, subordinates, representatives of other functional areas of Luminant to establish, modify, and coordinate Corporate, Business Unit, and Function Level Policies and Procedures through Standing Committee and/or Ad Hoc Task Team assignments
Education, Experience, & Skill Requirements
Associates degree in a technical or science field and three (3) years of supervisory/technical work experience; or High School Diploma with nine (9) years in supervisory and/or technical positions that develop an individual’s abilities in the job’s major competencies.
Proficient computer skills.
Supervisory experience in one of the technical disciplines
Proven ability to manage multiple functions with multiple activities to desired results.
Work environment ranging from office to in-plant. Plant environment exposures includes all weather elements as well as noise, dust, extreme heat and activities such as climbing stairs and wearing personal protective equipment including occasional use of respirators.
Use of a PC, computer terminal and/or telephone usually more than 4 hours a day.
Subject to work days off and hold over in the evenings.
Frequent long hours and occasional irregular hours.
Occasional required presence on the job during severe weather events such as abnormal cold weather, major rainfalls and other heightened awareness situations such as security alerts.
Occasional travel between company facilities and occasional overnight travel.
Participates in consensus decision for execution of department personnel decisions, including termination of employment.
It is the policy of Energy Future Holdings, Luminant, and TXU Energy to comply with all employment laws and to afford equal employment opportunity to individuals in all aspects of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected under the law.