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Plant Director

Date Posted:  Jul 27, 2022
Requisition ID:  384801

Bloomington, IN, US, 47401


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Adjutant General’s Office:

The Adjutant General’s Office (AGO) provides a dynamic workplace while serving the Indiana National Guard at its various facilities throughout the state.  AGO’s programs and projects offer exciting opportunities for professionals in many fields - from maintenance repair to cadre to civil engineers - looking to begin or advance their careers.  AGO offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as an outstanding work/life balance.  AGO offers agency specific benefits, such as a physical fitness program, an opportunity to work an alternative work schedule, and a spot bonus program to reward hardworking employees.



This position traditionally starts at $37,778 per year and may be commensurate with education and work experience.

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

This position is located in the State Facilities Office, Facility Section of the Military Department of Indiana, Adjutant General’s Agency, housed in an Armory within the region. This position acts as the Facilities Director’s and State Contracting Officer representative in managing, directing, supervising and coordinating master planning; engineering design; construction and inspection; real property management; maintenance; fire prevention and protection; utilities, system and environmental management through an overall augmented staff of over 100 State employees, technician and military personnel located at National Guard Armories and training sites throughout the State of Indiana. Also included is all maintenance functions at large multi-building state institutions or mega-armories located in various cities with complex utility distribution systems. Directs and supervises steam plant supervisor, utility supervisor, maintenance and repair and Building Service Workers who, in return, supervise daily operations in their respective areas.

A Day in the Life:

The essential elements of the job duties: 

  • Assists and acts as the State Facilities Director representative in the daily operation of assigned buildings operated by the Indiana National Guard. Includes but is not limited to:
  • May supervise the steam plant supervisor in the operation of the powerhouse/boilers in determining work priorities, planning maintenance, construction and repairs and ensuring safe and efficient generation and distribution of steam and water systems at assigned Armories, Field Maintenance Shops and other military State owned facilities; 
  • Supervises complex distribution systems at multiple site locations, including electrical, HVAC systems, water softening, fire suppression systems, boiler systems, elevators, water treatment, water quality, sewage disposal plants, underground storage tanks and overhead cranes;
  • Plans, prepares work specifications or consults with outside engineers, Department of Public Works at Camp Atterbury, Knightstown staff, to implement repairs, renovations, remodeling or construction to improve powerhouse or for any facility construction jobs; including preparation of construction scope of work and independent government estimates for the construction;
  • Provides long-range planning and scheduling of work within each trade section within the maintenance department for larger facilities; and provides short and long range scheduling of construction and maintenance projects for the Military Department of Indiana


The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • High school diploma or HSE
  • Five (5) years experience in the operation and maintenance of HVACR (heating, ventilation, airconditioning and refrigeration systems); steam, water, sewage, and electrical distribution systems and general building maintenance plus four (4) years as a supervisor in two or more of the above areas; or accredited college training in a related field. 
  • Valid Indiana Driver’s License.
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods involved in the operation and maintenance of gas, coal, oil-fired boilers as well as all equipment and/or procedures used in overall powerhouse operation;
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, materials, and equipment used in all trades;
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods involved in operations of all utility functions such as water softening and treatment, sewage disposal, air conditioning, and electrical distribution;
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to plan, understand and interpret detailed plans and specifications;
  • Ability to coordinate many separate maintenance, utility, and Military activities into an efficient, effective operation;
  • Ability to supervise, instruct, train, and direct the work of Building Service Workers and Maintenance Repair personnel. 
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare a variety of reports and budget justifications;
  • Ability to foresee problems, make adjustments, provide long or short-range plans, and implementing preventative maintenance programs;

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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