11 Jul 2015

Full-Time Operations & Maintenance Manager

Avant Energy, nc. – Posted by Avant EnergyLe Sueur, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

Avant Operations, LLC provides operations and maintenance services to owners of power generation facilities in the United States. Avant Operations is a subsidiary of Avant Energy, and operates the Hometown BioEnergy (“HTBE”) facility in Le Sueur, Minnesota, which is owned by the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency. HTBE was featured on the cover of the December 2014 issue of POWER Magazine as a Top Renewable Plant. We seek to hire an experienced Operations and Maintenance (“O&M”) Manager for HTBE.

The HTBE facility consists of electric generators and associated generation equipment, in addition to feedstock and biological processing equipment. The facility uses anaerobic digestion to produce biogas from agricultural and food processing byproducts from the region. The biogas is burned in reciprocating engines to produce electricity that is delivered to the City of Le Sueur’s electric distribution system. The process generates other marketable products used in agriculture.

This is a permanent, full-time, salaried position based at the plant, in Le Sueur, reporting to the Director Plant Operations at Avant Energy. The goals of the O&M Manager at HTBE are:
• High plant availability
• High biogas production
• Safe and efficient operations
• Exemplary environmental stewardship

• Direct plant staff of four employees and coordinate and monitor numerous contractors and vendors
• Monitor and report plant operating performance
• Continually evaluate operating procedures and revise and adjust processes to optimize plant efficiency, availability and reliability on a day to day basis
• Plan and coordinate maintenance activities to minimize forced outages and preserve assets
• Maintain safe and efficient operation of silage storage facility, located approximately 5 miles from plant
• Ensure availability and appropriate blending of feedstock
• Prepare and manage operations budget
• Maintain security over the plant and silage storage facility
• Schedule and be available for evening and weekend on-call duty

• At least 10 years of experience in and around a complex industrial facility, including 5 years supervisory responsibility
• Demonstrated expertise in successful problem solving, troubleshooting, and developing innovative solutions to difficult and complex problems
• Working knowledge of power generation, agricultural or bulk material handling systems, including SCADA and other plant performance monitoring systems
• Minimum two year vocational degree in a related technical field

Compensation includes a competitive base salary plus bonus potential. Other benefits include full medical, dental & disability insurance, 401(k) matching, profit sharing, personal time off and personal development and training opportunities.

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY If your background and interests align with the duties, responsibilities and qualifications listed please submit your resume and cover letter. Avant Energy, Inc. Email to: [email protected] Attn: Human Resources 220 South Sixth Street, Suite 1300 Minneapolis, MN 55402

Job Categories: Management. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in Endless.

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