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Fuel Supply Operator

Company: CMS Energy
Location: Grayling
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

CMS Enterprises owns and operates independent power generating plants, natural gas assets and an energy marketing group for the non-utility segment of CMS Energy's business.--- We are proud of our strong history of reliably serving our utility, municipal, commercial and industrial customers.---To learn more about CMS Enterprises business, please visit https://www.cms-enterprises.com/about.

At CMS Enterprises, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture which supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're part of a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.

Plant Summary

The Grayling Generating Station plant is a 38 MW biomass-fueled renewable energy power plant that produces electricity. The fuel consists primarily of bark and sawdust from local lumber mills and the non-marketable biomass from lumbering operations.

The power produced supports the health of the forests, mitigates greenhouse gases (is "carbon neutral"), conserves landfill space and supports the electric grid in northern Michigan. The electric output is sold pursuant to a long-term power purchase agreement with Consumers Energy Company. This facility can produce enough electricity to power approximately 38,000 homes. Commercial operation began in 1992.

Position Summary

The Power Plant Biomass (Wood) Fuel Supply Operator reports to the Operations Supervisor, Lead Control Room Operator and Lead Fuel Supply Operator. In this role, you will control fuel and ash handling equipment for receiving, stacking and transporting fuel and ash. You will also operate large mobile equipment necessary to supply fuel to the plant conveyor system and inspect and perform preventative and minor maintenance on mobile equipment and conveyor systems when not fueling the plant.



To support the safe, efficient operation of the plant by operating heavy equipment to keep the plant supplied with fuel while complying with all station procedures and environmental regulations.

Your duties will include:

* Operate fuel and/or ash handling equipment which may include wheel loaders, track driven dozers and various machinery in a safe and efficient manner.
* Receive, unload, mix, stage, and stack/store fuel in a manner consistent with established fuel handling procedures.
* Perform preventative maintenance and minor repairs on mobile/fuel train equipment routinely and thoroughly.
* Maintain accurate operational logs on mobile equipment, as required.
* Maintain a clean and safe work area; regularly clean, sweep, and pick up conveyor spillage; unplugs choke points / obstructions from fuel train components; report or resolve any unsafe conditions immediately.
* Clean mobile, fuel yard and heavy equipment, as required.
* Perform inspection and maintenance activities on all equipment in accordance with established schedules, or as needed.
* Reclaim fuel as necessary to support overall plant operation.
* Perform scale house functions, including obtaining and labeling fuel samples, as required.
* Assist with plant operation and maintenance, as required; including forced and planned outages.
* Maintain a safe work environment through job planning and identification and correction of hazards.
* Adherence to plant safety rules and procedures.
* Inspect fuel deliveries for compliance as outlined in the wood waste procurement and monitoring plan.
* Capable of performing a number of routine duties involving various procedures which require minor decisions.
* Must complete Position Qualification Requirements (PQR) as assigned.
* Perform all other related duties, as required.

Required Qualifications

* High school diploma or GED.
* A thorough knowledge of Large Mobile Heavy Equipment (e.g., CAT D8 Dozers, CAT 938 loaders) operation and established procedures.
* Previous experience OPERATING and/or MAINTAINING heavy equipment (e.g., construction, farming equipment).
* Previous experience OPERATING and/or MAINTAINING a bulldozer.
* Basic computer skills
* Ability to work overtime, as well as any shift schedule, including nights and weekends
* Work a rotating 12-hour shift over a 28-day cycle
* Be fitted for and wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including respirators

Preferred Qualifications

* Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and take direction from others
* Previous experience at a Power Generation Biomass facility
* Associates Degree

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Nearest Major Market: Northern Michigan

Job Segment: Supply, Power Plant Operator, Inspector, Procurement, Facilities, Operations, Energy, Quality

Keywords: CMS Energy, Flint , Fuel Supply Operator, Other , Grayling, Michigan

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