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Plant Director (Asbury, MO)

Asbury, MO, US, 64832

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 


Ensure a safe, efficient, and reliable source of power which contributes to the profitability of the Company through overall management of the operation and maintenance of the Central Region Renewable generating assets


  • Participate as a member of the Energy Supply management team to (1) assure adequate energy supply to meet Company demands; profitably produce electrical energy with minimum environmental impact;
  • Maintain system reliability; and (4) profitably participate in the bulk power market.
  • Lead and develop quality teams to (1) assure the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of the plant; and (2) provide a competitive source of energy for the Company’s customers.
  • Working with OEMs, lead in the development and implementation of maintenance programs that effectively prevent unscheduled outages, allow for higher rates of preventive, as compared to corrective, maintenance and facilitate preparation for planned outages.
  • Responsible for compliance with Purchase Power Agreements, Utility connection agreements, wind turbine OEM service agreements and O&M Agreements with emphasis on safety while maximizing profits and minimizing penalties
  • Assure the preparation of the plant O&M and capital budgets to be used in planning and controlling expenditures to produce informed business decisions. Provide input related to efficiency and availability of units for fuel budgeting purposes.
  • Provide a safe, challenging and satisfying work environment by (1) involving employees in safety; (2) creating a learning environment which encourages employees to demonstrate initiative and ingenuity; and (3) providing training necessary to enable success in a competitive environment.
  • Coordinate with others to ensure that plant operations are consistent with applicable laws, regulations, permits and Power Pool requirements.
  • Coordinate with others to ensure that plant operations are consistent with applicable laws, regulations, permits and Power Pool requirements. Walking, climbing stairs and ladders, crawl through constricted areas, climb through and inspect equipment, work long and varying hours, work in extreme temperature conditions, wear personal protective equipment.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (ABET accredited) plus ten (10) years’ experience in the renewables industry.
  • Demonstrate technical and managerial capability
  • Minimum of five (5) years previous experience in supervision of technical, operating or maintenance personnel
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of wind power generating equipment and technologies
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of Solar power generating equipment and technologies
  • Good understanding of power generation and delivery systems
  • Familiar with company computers and their use for planning, budgeting, inventory control and database handling

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billion of assets across North America and internationally.

For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3 GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction.

With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our “Think Global,  Act Local” business model.

What we offer

Company funded Pension program

401k with Company match

Full insurance benefits (health/dental/vision/life)

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund


We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

Nearest Major Market: Joplin

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