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Plant Manager – Renewable Energy (RNG) / Gas Process / Operations / Monitoring / Maintenance – Plymouth, MI (#4846)


Well respected and managed Renewable Energy Company with industry leading operational performance has an immediate need for a Plant Manager for its Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) process production plant in the Plymouth, MI area. Renewable Natural Gas is one of the fastest growing energy sectors in the US and globally now. The plant manager will supervise operations, monitoring, and maintenance of a RNG processing plant and manage staff of 5 Operators and Technicians.  This role is directly responsible for the optimization of performance, plant availability, and safety of the assigned processing plant. Technologies at a RNG processing facility include gas separation membranes, screw compressors, multi-stage centrifugal blowers, pressure swing adsorption, palladium catalytic deoxos, thermal oxidizers, total enclosed flares, glycol chillers, H2S removal systems, pumps, and related ancillary equipment. Candidates with leadership / supervisory skills from traditional downstream oil & gas operations & maintenance and other related gas, fuel, or chemical process plant experience have been very successful in these positions in the past.   Selected candidates will be provided extensive training in the functions of the job as well as the use of tools and equipment necessary to be successful in the position.  All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this great opportunity.




·   Plan, organize, direct, and run optimum day-to-day operations to meet or exceed annual generation, labor, and expense budgets.

·   Ensure plant and workers are compliant with safety procedures and environmental requirements.

·   Execute strategies in alignment with strategic company initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus to staff.

·   Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results.

·   Responsible for notifications to utilities, energy managers, landfill O&M, and all other partners as required by facility agreements and contracts.

·   Ensure accurate data collection is completed for reporting, compliance, recordkeeping, and equipment preventative maintenance programs.

·   Monitor facility operations, bring actionable information to management, and initiate corrective actions through to completion.

·   Share a trusting relationship with operations teams; manage, coach, and develop plant operator staff; assist with operator recruitment activities.

·   Address employees’ issues or grievances and administer disciplinary actions when necessary.

·   Stay up to date with latest equipment operation best practices and concepts including familiarity with current industry standards and technical expertise.

·   Perform other duties as assigned.



Qualifications & Skills:


·   Four plus years of experience and proven success in gas processing or related industry experience.

·   Must be proactive, detail orientated, and proficient in supervising and motivating small teams.

·   Must have good organizational, documentation, and communication skills.

·   Must be dependable, motivated, and self-directed; able to work flexible hours to support plant operations.

·   Must have good oral and written skills with ability to present technical information to management in a clear and concise manner.

·   Strong mechanical/electrical aptitude preferred.

·   Working knowledge of pressure, vacuum, and flow principles.

·   Knowledge of related disciplines: electrical, controls, process engineering, and maintenance.

·   Must be able to accommodate travel up to 20%.


Preferred Qualifications:


·   Safety experience

·   Working knowledge of commercial agreements

·   Computer experience with many programs


Work Hours:  Monday – Friday; standard business hours, must be able to work extended hours as required based on business demands.


Physical Requirements:


The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position requires physical effort such as that associated with driving a motorized vehicle, operating an ATV, using hand tools, and typing on a computer. Position requires moderate lifting (10-50lbs), occasional need to walk on irregular surfaces, and occasional stooping, kneeling, climbing, or crouching. Also requires the use of hands and arms to operate/examine gas meter, flow meters, hand tools, power tools, bridge and jib cranes and test/diagnostic equipment



Direct reports:


·   5 operators and technicians


Benefits and Compensation:

Company offers competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, individual and company performance bonus up to 15%, 401K 


Keywords:  RNG Renewable Natural Gas Biogas Digester Gas LFG Landfill Gas Methane Gas Coal Gasification Oil & Gas Oil and Gas Petrochemical Downstream Gas Process Gas Production





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