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Senior Outage Manager

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/3/2017 7:55:22 AM
  • 2759600
  • Job Function: Services
  • Business Segment: Power Power Services
Location(s): South Africa ; Johannesburg

About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
Reporting to the Customer Service Leader, the Senior Outage Manager is responsible for preparation, planning, leading execution, and close out planned/emergent Outage events for gas turbine, steam turbine and generator under MYA/TX/CSA & PSP Upgrade agreements in South Africa

Essential Responsibilities:
• Manage outage event preparation (Planned/Emergent/Upgrade) from start to finish, including outage schedule development, TFA/craft labor/tooling/cost planning, customer management -pre/post outage meetings, mobilization planning, JCE execution, and event close out; Proactively review all planned outages through production rigor , making sure utilizing smart apps and new digitized platforms for all outages reviews
• Maintain good relationship with customer by having periodic meetings to discuss outage preparation and post outage review with customer
• Technical interface with Sales, Engineering and project managers
• Partner with quality and process excellence teams to drive continuous improvement initiatives and process development related to outages execution
• Project manage onsite execution during assigned outages, ensuring Fulfilment-5 goals & requirements are met at all times, manage on job cost tracking, productivity, while managing execution risk/FMEA and any NU/Service warranty;
• Drive improvement of on-time delivery, outage cost & productivity/P6.0 implementation, effectively update and maintain accurate CDS / tracking files, control man hour cost and pacing
• Support outage scoping, site condition check, preliminary safety and risk analysis to identify potential issues or obstacles.
• Ensure proper execution documentation is prepared, used, reviewed, stored and delivered including QCPs, Field Procedures, Quality Procedures, OneEHS, FME and Customer Outage Reports.
• Work with web systems applications such as Oracle Field Services, Field Services Portal, and PGS Portal for proper allocation, preparation, planning and forecasting on labor, tooling, vendo management;
• Respond to forced outages/emergency promptly, be on site when needed, investigate/escalate site issues to restore the units to operating conditions in a timely manner

• Bachelor degree in Science /Business/ Engineering or equivalent experience in power generation Industry
• Min. 8 years of experience of turbine installation, maintenance or manufacturing/ repair processes

Desired Characteristics:
•Strong Project Management skills
•PC proficiency, web applications including advanced Excel skills
•Able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customers
•Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
•Strong technical & maintenance knowledge of GE gas/steam turbines and generators
•A good team leader in dynamic, energetic and complex customer site environments, equipped
with quick learning capability and well ownership;
•Be self-motivated, confident and able to work under high pressure and constraint time, committed
and process oriented;
•Good communication skills, able to influence stakeholders to deliver customer & business needs
•Ability to work multiple project simultaneously and effectively in a cross-functional team

Locations: South Africa ; Johannesburg

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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