Hawaii Gas

SNG Plant Shift Supervisor

Posted Date 5 months ago(6/27/2023 4:46 PM)
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SNG Plant
91-390 Kauhi Street


Performs first-line supervisory duties in planning, organizing, coordinating, scheduling, documenting, and directing activities and personnel involved with the production of synthetic natural gas and by products; ensures quantity and quality standards are met. Responsible for meeting all company-defined compliance requirements impacting this activity.



  1. Recommends hiring of, trains, and supervises assigned staff. In conjunction with HR and/or Senior Leadership and in accordance with the CBA as applicable, counsels, disciplines, and terminates assigned staff as appropriate.
  2. Communicates goals, objectives, accountabilities, priorities, and authority parameters to assigned staff.
  3. Manages payroll and/or non-payroll budgets, monitors expenditures and ensures compliance with budget by comparing with actuals and communicating with Operations Superintendent.
  4. Consistently supports a culture of safety to ensure protection of our people, the community, and the environment. Complies with all safety rules and procedures and reports all unsafe acts and conditions. Maintains operational training for the operators on a current basis. Develop and communicate “near misses” with operations department.
  5. Keeps abreast of all federal, state, and local regulations, laws and the organization’s policies and procedures. Ensures that operations and staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.
  6. Reviews work requirements and where necessary collaborates with the Operations Superintendent to plan and prioritize work assignments and projects to fulfill daily operational and support requirements.
  7. Supervises and coordinates the functions and plant operators associated with/engaged in the following:
    • Production of synthetic natural gas and by products.
    • Responsible for the job performance and conduct of assigned personnel ensuring high efficiency, production and the effective use of materials, equipment, and resources.
    • Ensures compliance with D.O.T., O.S.H.A., E.P.A. and local regulations, and company standards.
  8. Responsible for:
    • The safe and proper operation of all plant equipment including fired boilers, hydrogen reforming furnaces, reformers, steam super heaters, pumps, compressors, emergency generators, demineralizers, control systems, etc. on his shift. Verifies that all equipment is rotated in accordance with the rotation schedule.
    • Maintenance requirements of operating equipment and auxiliaries. Checks for leaks in pipes and valves, and for signs of pending equipment failure.  Isolates equipment for repair in a safe manner.  Coordinates work requests with maintenance personnel and ensures that repair work is completed as desired.
    • Ensuring that appropriate measures are taken during his watch for the security and maintenance of all company assets and property.
    • Monitoring reformer tube temperatures.
  9. Assists the Laboratory Technician in the analysis of boiler water on weekends and holidays.
  10. Takes appropriate measures for the security and maintenance of all company assets and property.
  11. Assists the Operations Superintendent in carrying out his/her duties and responsibilities as required.
  12. Prepares lessons and trains personnel as required; recommends personnel action; performs Step 1 of the grievance procedure in the Collective Bargaining Agreement; approves timesheet, requests for paid and unpaid absences.
  13. Provides and enforces appropriate safety rules and procedures; provides for a safe work environment. Coordinates and provides for EH&S and technical training programs; maintains records of all training conducted.  Complies with all written safety rules and procedures and reports all unsafe acts and conditions and corrects those within authority.  Performs as first responder and Site Commander for emergency situations as necessary or required.
  14. Keeps abreast of federal, state, and local codes and regulations pertaining to this activity.
  15. Maintains assigned work area and equipment in a clean, orderly, and safe condition; performs housekeeping duties as required.



  1. Consistently supports compliance with the organization’s code of conduct by maintaining confidentiality of information, protecting organizational assets, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to the applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, licensure requirements (if applicable) and organizational policies and procedures.
  2. Complies with all applicable MIC and Hawaii Gas policies and procedures.
  3. Performs all other related duties as instructed by supervisor/manager.


Required Education and/or Work Experience:

  • Technical School certificate or equivalent combination of related experience and education.
  • Two (2) years of in-field experience.
  • Good working knowledge of CFR 49 Part 191, 192, NFPA 54, Operations and Maintenance Manual.
  • Experience in a Union environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft suite of tools (specifically, Word and Excel), in-house computer applications of SAP and ORCOM.

Preferred Education and/or Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field.
  • Four (4) years of in-field experience.
  • One year supervisory/lead or project management experience.

Communication/Competency/Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and highly team oriented.
  • Sound business judgment.
  • Strong communication, organization, and analytical skills.
  • Impeccable integrity and be disposed to handling sensitive/confidential information.
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the company.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changes within the position/department/company.
  • Able to steward themselves in a professional and courteous manner to promote a harmonious working environment.
  • Able to communicate professionally, courteously, and effectively utilizing standards means of communication within the workplace (i.e., verbal, written, e-mail, phone, text, etc.).

We are proud to be an EEO/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled employer

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance testing

Qualified applications with criminal history will be considered for employment


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