Steam Production Shift Supervisor (Detroit First Class Stationary Engineer License Required)

Accretive Solutions’ Executive Search practice has been engaged by one of its clients to recruit a Steam Production Shift Supervisor to join their team, located in Detroit, MI.

The Steam Production Shift Supervisor will be responsible for providing the leadership and direction to ensure that the Detroit Thermal Facilities are operated in a safe, environmentally responsible, efficient manner to ensure the production of steam in accordance with the approved Operating Plan.


• Ensure the safe, efficient and environmentally compliant operation of the Detroit Thermal Facilities, including operating within approved permit requirements.
• Manage the development of employees through training, coaching, and discipline to allow them to perform tasks safely and independently as well as advance in position and license status.
• Maintain proper records including operational logs, environmental incidents, disciplinary and personnel actions, payroll, OSHA reports, training records, lockout/tagout paperwork.
• Ensure that all equipment under Detroit Thermal control is operating properly and safely. Co-ordinate with maintenance and/or E & I to schedule and prioritize needed repairs. See that all PM work is completed as scheduled. Authorize work and release equipment for repair.
• Embrace and clearly demonstrate the Core Values of DRE-Safety and Environment, Accountability, Integrity and Teamwork
• Exhibit professionalism at all times when dealing with employees, mangers, outside contractors/vendors, Union officials.
• Daily crew meetings/tool box talks at the start of shift. SAFETY FIRST.
• Complete routine plant rounds—identify and communicate any problems to appropriate personnel.
• Control department attendance. Counsel and, if necessary, discipline problematic employees.
• Schedule work force, approve and schedule vacations and vacation coverage for operators.
• Release equipment for repair, authorize work to be done.
• Ensure proper lockout/tagout has been performed before work begins.
• Assign tasks to operators as required. Follow up to verify completion.
• Generate and monitor all confined space and burning permits.
• Ensure all employees are using PPE properly and when/where required.
• Monitor boiler water chemistry, water testing, chemical use.
• Provide proper relief to incoming supervisor. Explain in detail status of plant, equipment, fuel, work in progress, work scheduled, shift staffing, and all other operational related issues.


• City of Detroit First Class Stationary Engineer License- A MUST
• 5+ years’ operating experience with power boiler
• 2+ years as a team leader of shift supervisor in an industrial environment
• Mechanical aptitude and ability to read and comprehend technical manuals


If you, or someone you know, meet these requirements and are interested in learning more about this exciting career opportunity, please contact Andrea Hunt Karlik at and include an updated resume/CV.

Corporate Statement: 

On December 4th, 2017, Accretive Solutions was acquired by RGP. This job is an RGP position.

RGP is a professional services firm dedicated to providing people and perspectives to solve business challenges. As a provider of high-value, on-demand solutions aimed at our client’s most critical initiatives, we live and work within our clients' countries, cultures and languages, helping local business leaders and their global operating teams attain strategic objectives.

With experience across many disciplines including, finance and accounting, information management, human capital, supply chain management, legal and internal audit, we help companies address complex situations on the inside of business. Working alongside the client team, we solve problems, execute, and transfer knowledge. In other words, we help get the internal work done, while building the team's capability to change and operate in brand new ways.

RGP was founded in 1996 within a Big Four accounting firm. Today, RGP is a publicly traded company. Including the operations of Accretive, RGP employs over 3,700 professionals, annually serving over 2,600 clients around the world from 76 practice offices.

Job Date: 

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 21:00

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