Shift Supervisor

  • Colbert, USA

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Company Description

A subsidiary of Veolia Group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has approximately 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website

Job Description


Veolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement.  Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.

POSITION PURPOSE: The Shift Supervisor supervises four or more full time employees in an assigned plant or department.  Provides positive leadership, motivation, direction and training to operation employees.  Manages the shift activities and is responsible for ensuring that plant operations are completed safely, efficiently and in a cost-effective manner, while in full environmental compliance.


·  Plans, schedules, prioritizes and implements shift activities, including manpower, material, and equipment necessary for task completion that meets strict deadlines, budgetary confines, safety requirements, and work quality.
·  Assists in the human resource functions of the assigned team including hiring and firing, performance appraisals, coaching and counseling team.  Recommends and provides input for salary and job change actions.  Works with HSE and training team to ensure that all personnel receive safety and process training. Coaches and counsels team to improve technical skills and interpersonal and problem resolution skills.  Works to identify and provide opportunities for teams to learn new skills and techniques. 
·  Prepares work orders either manually or from a CMMS system as required and prepares work related reports, procurement requisitions, charts, graphs and data submittal requirements in an accurate and timely manner. 
·  Ensures that consistent process control and LOTO procedures are followed in all assigned areas and shifts.  Ensures that uniform monitoring and recordkeeping are performed facility-wide. 
·  Reviews and evaluates site reports, records, logs, and graphs to confirm adequacy of present and projected energy needs.  Prepares reports for internal purposes, client and regulatory agencies.
·  Provides leadership in achieving safety goals. Proactively manages safety and environmental issues and ensures compliance with Federal and State standards. Ensures that issues are identified, addressed, and elevated if necessary, in a timely manner. 
·  Establishes maintenance schedules and ensures that machines, equipment, tooling and other accessories are properly maintained and in top working condition.  Assists in diagnosing and evaluating complex equipment and process failures. 
·  Recommends and maintains an up-to-date plan of action to be taken in event of emergencies (i.e. prevent possible production outages, expensive damage to equipment, and possible personnel injury). Execute the plan if necessary.


Work Environment :  Typically spends 75% of time in an operations environment and 25% of time in an office environment.  May need to work outside in inclement weather conditions and drive company vehicles to perform duties.  May serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call.

Possible Work Hazards :  May be exposed to possible operations hazards including dust, fumes, toxic and caustic chemicals, rotating machinery, high pressure, hot or cold work temperatures, slippery surfaces, water and electrical hazards.

Physical Demands :  Amount of time spent – Standing 25%, Sitting 25%, Walking 50%.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch and enter confined spaces.  May be required to use ladders or stairs.

The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds (occasionally 60 pounds).  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Requires close visual observation to detect process non-conformance and machine malfunction.


Education / Experience / Background

·  High School diploma or GED equivalent
·  Mechanical or electrical trade school graduate
·  Two to three years’ experience in a leadership or supervisory role.
·  At least five years’ experience operating, maintaining, and supervising boilers, baghouses, steam turbine generators, and auxiliary equipment.
·  Previous experience in an electrical generating biomass power plant
·  Lead experience or supervisory training required with understanding of human relations, training, performance evaluation and health and safety. 

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

·  Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Microsoft Office.
·  Ability to prioritize workload and be detail oriented in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
·  Considerable knowledge of relevant mechanical and electrical systems throughout the plant.
·  Must demonstrate effective skills in troubleshooting, problem solving and team building.
·  Ingenuity and initiative are required to coordinate problem resolution and to execute the schedule requirements within a team environment.
·  Must have general knowledge of budget preparation and understanding of cost control.
·  Demonstrated good verbal communications and interpersonal skills in order to interface with and motivate all levels of personnel.
·  Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate, timely, effective, and complete reports of power plant operations, power and water usage, as well as costs.
·  Proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).
·  PC skills and knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software for preparing work related reports, charts, graphs and data submittal requirements. Ability to use computer systems for preparing work orders and purchasing requisitions.
·  Must be able to respond to emergency calls as needed and work extended hours to accommodate site needs.
·  Demonstrated commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company's Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures.

Required Certification / Licenses / Training

·  Current and valid driver’s license.

Additional Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

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