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Consumers Energy Company Power Plant Biomass Wood Fuel Supply Operator CMS in Grayling, Michigan

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. Equally important to us is our role as a responsible corporate citizen through environmental stewardship and providing direct and indirect employment opportunities and other economic benefits to the communities we serve. Our strategy is focused on continued exceptional financial results through strong operations and safety performance, optimization of our assets, and disciplined growth in the domestic energy sector.Plant SummaryThe 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.PLEASE NOTE: You must timely upload your resume for further consideration for this opportunity.Position SummaryThe 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.PurposeTo 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:bull;Operate fuel and/or ash handling equipment which may include wheel loaders, track driven dozers and various machinery in a safe and efficient manner.bull;Receive, unload, mix, stage, and stack/store fuel in a manner consistent with established fuel handling procedures.bull;Perform preventative maintenance and minor repairs on mobile/fuel train equipment routinely and thoroughly.bull;Maintain accurate operational logs on mobile equipment, as required.bull;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.bull;Clean mobile, fuel yard and heavy equipment, as required.bull;Perform inspection and maintenance activities on all equipment in accordance with established schedules, or as needed.bull;Reclaim fuel as necessary to support overall plant operation.bull;Perform scale house functions, including obtaining and labeling fuel samples, as required.bull;Assist with plant operation and maintenance, as required; including forced and planned outages.bull;Maintain a safe work environment through job planning and identification and correction of hazards.bull;Adherence to plant safety rules and procedures.bull;Inspect fuel deliveries for compliance as outlined in the wood waste procurement a

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