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Plant Operations Supervisor - Pt of Rocks, WY - #19126
PACIFICORP | Point of Rocks, Wyoming
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Job Description

General Purpose

Supervises a location or segment of a larger department. Implements business objectives, strategies, and plans and manages daily work functions. Responsible for selecting, coaching, and developing employees. Implements and supports Company programs, policies, and procedures.


  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by observing safety and security procedures, and reporting/correcting potentially unsafe conditions as outlined in the PacifiCorp Accident Prevention Manual.
  • Hold supervised employees accountable to work safely and productively.
  • Monitor and ensure local, state and federal environmental compliance regulations are strictly enforced.
  • Supervise represented employees within the guidelines of the applicable working agreement.
  • Perform supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company’s policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Implement business objectives, strategies, and plans.
  • Supervise the daily operation of the entire generating unit or plant.
  • Coach and develop employees through communication and measurement of performance and provide appropriate on-going feedback.
  • Direct on-the-job training for operator trainees/apprentices and new control operators.
  • Ensure generation expectations are delivered through cooperative relationships with corporate trading and load dispatching groups.
  • Build and maintain cooperative working relationships with other departments, including Administration, Engineering, and Maintenance.
  • Develop and implement thermal efficiency improvement initiatives.
  • Monitor and control costs associated with the operations of the plant.
  • Coordinate priorities to insure critical maintenance work is accomplished.
  • Develop, maintain and update plant operating procedures and guidelines.
  • Maximize generation and maintain efficient operation of all plant processes associated with power plant.


  • The equivalent combination of plant operations experience and education or bachelor’s degree in an applicable field.
  • A minimum of five years of operations experience in a coal fired power plant or similar industrial facility.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to communicate expectations, coach employees, provide feedback, and work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Ability to make timely decisions during critical plant conditions.
  • Basic computer skills, including e-mail and word processing.


  • Knowledge of coal fired plant operations and plant systems.
  • Supervisory skills including the ability to implement action plans for achieving objectives, and to manage daily operations.
  • Familiarity with operational performance improvement to include heat rate, cycle isolation and turbine performance.
  • Working knowledge of boiler cycle chemistry.
  • Familiarity with maintenance management systems.
  • Experience with bargaining unit environments and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office tools.

Additional Information

Primary Location:  Pt. of Rocks, WY

Personnel Subarea:  Exempt

Hiring Range: 79,900.00 - 103,100.00


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.


PacifiCorp is a regulated electric company serving 1.7 million retail customers, including residential, commercial, industrial and other customers in portions of the states of Utah, Oregon, Wyoming, Washington, Idaho and California. During the year ended December 31, 2008, PacifiCorp owned, or had interests in, 74 thermal, hydroelectric, wind-powered and geothermal generating facilities, with a net owned capacity of 10,188 megawatts (MW). PacifiCorp also owns, or has interests in, electric transmission and distribution assets, and transmits electricity through approximately 15,800 miles of transmission lines. PacifiCorp also buys and sells electricity on the wholesale market with public and private utilities, energy marketing companies and incorporated municipalities in connection with excess electricity generation or other system balancing activities. (Source: 10-K)

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