Power generation supervisors

Supervisors have responsibility for planning, organizing, guiding and leading safe operations/maintenance activities within various power generating facilities. This includes addressing changing equipment conditions, variations in load, and ensuring the availability and capability of staff to optimize safe performance of personnel and equipment. The supervisor develops individuals and teams, working with team members to determine skills required to function as a high performance self-directed, cross functional work team. The supervisor assesses team members' abilities and establishes personal and team development plans. These teams may include operators, mechanics, electricians and technicians as well as additional disciplines of employees.


  • Building support of corporate vision by providing information needed to understand the business process, need for continuous improvement and team's role in vision of Power Generation.
  • Guiding team through technical difficulties or acquiring resources necessary to do so.
  • Working with employees’ to develop training plans, establishing/managing performance expectations, conducting performance appraisals, coaching/counseling, and administering discipline.
  • Evaluating operating/maintenance procedures for all equipment including boilers, HRSGs, turbines, generators and auxiliaries to recognize and propose changes in procedures where improvement can be effected.
  • Develop tactical and strategic plans within work management process for daily, project and outage planning.

Power plant operations run on a 24/7/365 basis. The candidate may be required to work 12-hour rotating shifts, including a combination of day, afternoon and night shifts. Weekend and holiday work is required. Classroom and on-the-job training takes about 12 months.


  • 13-week basic power plant fundamentals training, including classroom, hands-on, and in-plant to provide participants with the foundation to be successful in their role. This includes classes on safety, plant systems and equipment, power generation theory, effective communication and customer focus.
  • Three additional weeks of training focused on boiler operations culminating in an exam for an American Society of Power Engineers, Inc., Power Plant Operating Engineer 3rd class license.
  • Plant specific on-the-job training focused on unique systems found at participants’ assigned location, followed by oral technical board on two systems approximately eight to nine months from hire date.
  • At least six day-long sessions on human resources/labor relations’ policies, procedures and practices.
  • Core supervisor curriculum to ensure participant has tools and skills to function in leadership capacity.
  • Two qualification board reviews before completing program. (Protective Tag Program /Human Resources)