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Talen Energy Assistant Shift Supervisor (Days and Relief) in Colstrip, Montana

Day Shift and Rotational Shift Relief


Responsible in management of the planned workload between shift crews and day shift personnel and rotation shift personnel. This role will be required to be the relief supervisor for Shift Team Leaders as needed for flex leave, vacancies, and other time off. Responsible for Unit Outage Manger duties when assigned. Works with regular guidance in own area of knowledge. Performs additional duties as assigned.


  • Ensure and promote a safe conscious work environment and in compliance with the collective bargaining agreements.

  • Assure proper operation of Colstrip Units 1 – 4, including regulatory compliance, environmental compliance, labor agreement compliance, and compliance of workers to Colstrip Power Plant procedures. Ensure units are operating within defined parameters. Perform Outage Manager, Shift Team Leader responsibilities and special projects when assigned.

  • Aid in assessing and handling emergency situations. Perform Incident Commander duties when necessary.

  • Schedule planned jobs to appropriate shift crew based on current workload and plant conditions. Manage, monitor, and verify jobs complete to ensure quality and timeliness in accordance to due dates and priorities. Provide support to Shift Team Leaders and act as a liaison between the shifts and day maintenance.

  • Maintain and coordinate inventory levels of operating chemicals and gases. Coordinate with vendors to maintain the inventories within operating ranges. Coordinate issuing of Shift Preventative Maintenance work orders.

  • Contribute, support, communicate and adhere to site-wide technical and business directions, including business plan, equipment strategies and other implemented reliability-based production processes and business rules. Communicate to appropriate Work Coordinator when work request priorities have been changed and planning/coordination support is needed to handle emergencies.

  • Solves a range of moderately complex operational problems or issues problems. Analyzes possible solutions and assesses each using standard procedures

  • Builds knowledge of the organization processes, customers and has the ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities and rapid change. Ability to make operational decisions with little input. Ability to think beyond own functional unit when solving problems.

  • Serve on Environmental, Apprentices and/or Safety committees as assigned.

  • Provide communications and reports to owners' Companies as requested.

  • Oversees crew assignments, coordinating plant cleaning, training and flex leave requests in a safe and efficient manner.


  • High School Diploma

  • 4 to 6 years operation, maintenance, or engineering experience in a generating unit.

  • Ability to obtain 1st Class Montana Boiler License with in 1 year.


  • 1st Class Montana Boiler License

  • 10 years operation, maintenance or engineering experience in fossil generating units.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Must possess mobility to work in:

  • Standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, stamina to maintain attention to detail, despite interruptions, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen for long period of time. Hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the phone.

Physical and Mental Demands:

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

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this position, an employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, in person, in meetings and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and stand. Must be able to access and navigate all areas of the plant facilities, including the ability to walk on even and uneven surfaces and the ability to walk up and down stairs throughout the facilities.

When at a plant site, noise levels are moderately loud and may vary in various areas of the plant site.

When working in an office setting, the noise level is usually quiet.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Must have manual dexterity and ability to manipulate keyboards.

Must be willing to travel in- and out-of-state periodically as needed

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills, read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve complex problems, observe and interpret situations, use math and mathematical reasoning; deal with changing, intensive deadlines, and interact with internal and external clients. Must be able to concentrate while under time constraints.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Note: You will have an opportunity to add attachments to your application. Please use this opportunity to upload your resume, cover letter, and any relevant documents .

Talen owns and operates approximately 10.7 GW of power infrastructure in the United States. We produce and sell electricity, capacity, and ancillary services into wholesale power markets in the United States primarily in PJM and WECC, with our generation fleet principally located in the Mid-Atlantic and Montana.

We focus on excellence through safe and efficient operations. We have an inclusive, diverse, respectful, and collaborative workplace, and a strong commitment to innovation, teamwork, and integrity. Talen is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Talen Energy is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, disability, perceived disability, or any other protected characteristic as may be defined by applicable law.

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