Senior Director of Plant Operations

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Washington, DC US
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10/26/2017 4:27:41 PM
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Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.


The Position 

Reporting to the Resident District Manager, the Plant Manager will lead a team of plant and building automation systems operators and be responsible for the management, and operation of our clients’ central power plant (boiler, chiller, and cogeneration) and ancillary equipment as well as all associated building automation systems.


This position will be responsible for strengthening our clients’ power and energy plant operations as needed to help fulfill our long-term strategic goals to maximize their operations.



The Ideal Candidate

Aramark seeks a candidate with strong leadership and execution skills. This individual is an expert in power & energy plant operations with a strong knowledge of HVAC and building automation systems. The candidate should possess strategic and operations-based knowledge with the ability to work closely with our clients’ staff to successfully manage assigned responsibilities, guide the firm in the management of potential future opportunities, and work collaboratively within the existing culture. The successful candidate will have strong industry experience and a proven track record of evaluating and optimizing plant operations. Experience building strong teams and managing people is critical, as well as P & L experience as this position will manage the associated financials for the account.


The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • General Character/Skills
    • A strong cultural fit with the organization - an ethical and honest personality; a humble and service-oriented leadership style; a collaborative and mentoring approach to management; a friendly, energetic, and personable style; a strong sense of accountability and responsibility for the work; a highly motivated self-starter fitting the “Leader-Doer” model
    • Strategic vision and sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus
    • Strong decision-making
    • Ability to effectively leverage resources Ability to interact with people at all levels - both internally and externally
    • Ability to lead with and without formal authority
    • Solid organizational and self-direction skills
    • Credibility, maturity, business acumen, and results-oriented
    • Demonstrated excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Industry Experience
    • 15+ years in the plant operations marketplace with a focus on power and energy (boiler and chiller) plants
    • Proven history of successfully managing power and energy plants
    • Outstanding power and energy plant client references
    • Strong understanding of water treatment processes and procedures
    • Expertise in control systems
    • CMMS experience
  • Education/Training/Computer Skills
    • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in engineering
    • Professional Engineering License preferred
    • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office,
    • OSHA 10 – OSHA 30 is beneficial


Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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