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Southern Company Operations Team Leader – Mankato Energy Center in Mankato, Minnesota

Operations Team Leader – Mankato Energy Center


Operations Team Leader – Mankato Energy Center

Plant Summary

Mankato Energy Center is located 80 miles southwest of Minneapolis, MN consisting of (1) Siemens FD4 gas only and (1) Siemens F3 dual fuel CT in 2x1 combined cycle utilizing Nooter-Eriksen HRSG’s, and a Toshiba ST.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for the safe, reliable, efficient and cost effective operation and maintenance of Mankato Energy Center. This person would be responsible for the leadership, guidance, engagement and performance management for the sites Operations Technicians.

The expectations of this position include:

  • Provide leadership to all of the sites technicians.

  • Performance management, career development, personnel development of assigned employees - involvement in same of other site employees.

  • Interfacing with other SPC Operations team leaders to facilitate the sharing of best practices, optimizing resources and managing fleet wide projects/initiatives.

  • Champion of the planning process - fully utilize Maximo.

  • Support Southern Power via the Operations Review Board (ORB) process.

  • Effectively communicate and interact with multiple customers and key stakeholders.

  • Become knowledgeable of multiple power purchase agreements and place a high priority on Contract Availability.

  • Effectively administer multiple services contracts including a Long Term Protection agreement with a major combustion turbine OEM.

  • Provide "On-Call" responsibilities on a 4 week rotation.

  • Other duties as assigned

Job Experience

  • Minimum of 5 year’s experience in the operation and maintenance of a power generating facility required.

  • Previous leadership experience including performance management preferred.

  • Prefer experience in ordering and inventory of materials and supplies utilizing Maximo.

  • Prefer experience working within power plant O&M budgetary constraints.

  • Experience with power plant environmental monitoring and reporting, safety committee participation, equipment lockout/tagout and confined space entry procedure experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Analytical skills.

  • Strong knowledge of electric generating processes and procedures required.

  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to exercise sound judgment required.

  • Effective written and oral communication skills required.

  • Maximo experience preferred.

  • Basic computer skills required (email, word, excel)

  • Some overnight travel required.

Other Attributes

  • Must be able to handle complex, pressure situations in a changing work environment.

  • Must be able to support a 24/7 schedule, including holiday and shift work when necessary.

  • Must demonstrate "Our Values”.

  • Must be a constructive participant in a diverse team environment and build positive relationships.

  • Must be a self-starter and be able to complete multiple work assignments with minimal supervision.


  • A technical degree and/or extensive experience in power plant systems for a combined cycle facility in areas of Operations and Maintenance is preferred.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Minnesota-South Minnesota-Mankato

Operating Company: Southern Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Mankato Plant (MankatoPlant)

1 Fazio Lane

Mankato, 56001

Req ID: SPC2000095

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