Shift Supervisor - Waiau

Date: Feb 8, 2024

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii (HI), US, 96782

Company: hawaiianel

We recognize our competitive advantage -- our people. We believe in our people, who share our vision of meeting the needs of our employees, customers, and communities and who carry out the continued success of the company.


Our employees are committed to the company's foundational values: integrity, excellence, teamwork, environmental stewardship, and community commitment. In turn, we invest in our employees, providing opportunities for challenge and advancement and offering a competitive compensation package.


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The P IW WAIAU STATION OPERATIONS Department of the P GENERATION Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Management vacancy available. (Role: Professional Supervisor)



Supervises and directs the operation of the power generating station to ensure safe, reliable, and cost-effective generation of electricity to meet system demands while complying with all applicable safety and environmental regulations and laws.



  • Directs and supervises the shift operating personnel (including performance appraisal, teamwork and self-directed workforce, two-way communication, training and development, safety, and discipline) at the generating plant during normal and abnormal operating conditions, starting, and shutting down of units and equipment.
  • Responsible for isolating of mechanical and electrical equipment for safety and maintenance repairs.
  • Investigates, evaluates, and makes verbal reports and written work requests to locate and define malfunctioning equipment, controls, systems, and instruments.
  • Coordinates and supports activities with system operations, maintenance, technical- personnel for operating, maintaining, testing, and overhauling the generating units.
  • Maintains accurate and complete log of all events occurring on the station during shift concerning equipment or personnel.
  • Enforces operating policies and procedures, administers shift and overtime schedules, coordinates, and complete timecards.
  • Ensures plant operations are in compliance with all federal and state regulations.
  • Interacts with all employees and other internal and external suppliers and customers in a positive, supportive, and collaborative manner, to ensure the fulfillment of Company strategic objectives.
  • Supports two-way communications to ensure a focused and well-informed workforce.
  • Promotes teamwork and self-directed workforce to support quality initiatives and Company vision and values.
  • Models behaviors consistent with Company values. Works with others to accomplish goals and objectives and maintain improvement in practices and procedures.
  • Promotes teamwork, reinforces, and mentors subordinates in the application of improvement tools, techniques, and behaviors to expose and eliminate waste from daily work assignments.
  • Effectively applies the Daily Management System methods to continuously improve the safety, quality, speed, timeliness, and cost of all work processes within assigned span of control.
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.



Knowledge Requirements

  • Thorough working knowledge in the operation of generating units and systems, electrical system, operating policies, and operating emergency corrective procedures.
  • Good working knowledge in the area of maintenance of the generating units and systems.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and/or mainframe systems and related software applications.
  • Knowledge of the requirements for compliance with State and Federal environmental regulations.
  • Completion of the ICS Generating Station Operator curriculum (or Company approved equivalent).
  • Working knowledge of continuous improvement deployment system, principles, procedures, tools, and desired behaviors.


Skills Requirements

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of internal and external customers - both verbally and in written communication.
  • Able to read, comprehend and utilize technical publications such as manufacturer’s instruction manuals, unit data books, blueprints and piping and instrument diagrams.
  • Supervisory/leadership skills and abilities to work with a variety of individuals dealing with sensitive, difficult, or confrontational issues.
  • Troubleshooting skills to determine operating and maintenance problems with the units and equipment.
  • Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Ability to handle difficult or sensitive issues while using tact, courtesy, and discretion.


Experience Requirements

  • Several years (3-5) of operational experience as a control room operator or equivalent.


Role: Professional Supervisor 

Number of Vacancies: 1 

Location: Honolulu – Oahu

Hiring Range: The hiring range for the SUPV, SHIFT [Req ID 8915] position is $103,500.00 to $134,400.00. The person selected will be placed according to his/her skills and qualifications. 


About Hawaiian Electric Companies
Hawaiian Electric Companies provide electricity and services to 95 percent of the state's 1.4 million residents. The company is also one of the state's leading employers and a major contributor and supporter of community and educational programs.

The demand for power that has fueled the growth of the Hawaiian Islands has been met by Hawaiian Electric Companies for well over a century. And as the next millennium unfolds, the company is committed to providing quality service and seeking clean local energy sources to power generations of Hawaii families and businesses to come. Visit us at

Interested individuals should apply online. The application must clearly indicate the demonstrated experience/knowledge/skills/abilities the candidate possesses which specifically qualifies him/her for the position.


Applicant Certification
By submitting an application for the position, candidates:
1. Authorize the Hawaiian Electric Companies to confirm all statements contained in the application and/or any materials submitted and made a part of the application as they relate to the position and to the extent permitted by law;
2. Authorize and consent to, without reservation, the Hawaiian Electric Companies sharing any and all information regarding previous or present employment, educational training or personal information from their records and from any other source with the hiring department or subsidiary company;
3. Release, discharge, and hold harmless, Hawaiian Electric Companies, from any and all liability for any damage which may be claimed as a result of furnishing such information to the hiring department or subsidiary company;
4. Authorizes release and transfer of all personnel records to be maintained by the hiring company in the event of an inter-company transfer; and
5. Authorize, direct, and consent to Hawaiian Electric Companies and/or its authorized agents to conduct investigations into candidates' background. These investigations may include, but are not limited to searches for information about applicants; record of criminal convictions to the extent permitted by law, education records, professional certifications, personal character references, and employment history.


EEO Statement
Hawaiian Electric Companies is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. We actively seek diversity among our employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity/expression), ancestry/national origin, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws. We further encourage individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.


Hawaiian Electric Companies complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any request for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be communicated by the candidate to the HR Service Center at (808) 543-4848.


Affiliate Disclaimer
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, and Hawaii Electric Light (“Company”) are Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) regulated companies. The disclosure relating to Affiliate Transaction Requirements that follows is made pursuant to the PUC’s Decision and Order No. 35962, issued on December 19, 2018, and subsequently modified by Order No. 36112, issued on January 24, 2019 in Docket No. 2018-0065.

By submitting your application, you understand and acknowledge that, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate, said Affiliate will be required to make a one-time payment to the Company in an amount up to twenty-five percent (25%) of your base annual compensation.  

In addition, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate or an Affiliate-Related Entity, for a period of one year, you cannot appear in negotiations or otherwise interact directly with the Company or work on the same matter that you worked on while with the Company. 

Affiliate is defined as “any person or entity that possesses an ‘affiliate interest’ in a utility as defined by section 269-19.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”), including a utility’s parent holding company, except as otherwise provided by HRS section 269-19.5(h).”

Affiliate-Related Entity is defined as “a third party that provides electricity-related services in a regulated utility’s service territory that has a material financial, operational, or ownership interest with an unregulated affiliate of the utility and of whom the utility has reasonable knowledge.” 

For a current list of all Affiliates and Affiliate-Related Entities, please see:

This list may be amended, updated or revised from time to time without notice.

Nearest Major Market: Honolulu
Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii