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COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE TECHNICIAN

Date Posted: Dec 23, 2018

Location: Antioch, CA, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

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Job Summary

A shift employee that is responsible for the safe, reliable, and efficient operation and maintenance activities for the NRG Marsh Landing Generating Station in Antioch, CA.  The facility is a nominal 760 MW simple-cycle generating facility whose major equipment includes 4 Siemens SGT-5000F gas turbines.

 

Major Areas of Responsibilities: 

  • The ability to work with other assigned personnel in the performance of all shift activities in a professional manner.
  • Perform the required activities of the control room and roving operator watch station, which includes the operation, maintenance, and performance monitoring of all equipment; test and treatment of plant water chemistry; creation and maintenance of plant records; extensive use of personal computers and distributed control systems; etc.
  • Maintain a high professional, personnel, and equipment safety and environmental consciousness while adhering to compliance standards and practices.
  • Maximize plant efficiency and profits without degrading personnel and equipment safety practices, environmental requirements, or concerns for the long-term operation of the plant.
  • Interface with, NRG Real-Time Desk, ISO, and PG&E
  • Ensure all environmental permit conditions are consistently complied with.
  • Perform other assigned independent, team, or shift activities that include but are not limited to system expert; industrial safety program activities; routine maintenance tasks; housekeeping and general facility preservation; and whatever other activity you are directed to perform.
  • Take the lead in assigned maintenance activities in the areas of mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and controls, and warehousing due to specialty training and experience.
  • Interface with the Plant Computerized Maintenance Management System (SAP) which requires proficiency in all modules; (1) Work order module; (2) Purchasing module; (3) Inventory Control module; (4) Timekeeping module.
  • Assist in developing and defining operational policies and procedures as requested.
  • Assist in identifying and implementing plant or profit improvement projects.
  • Assist in developing the annual budget and training plan for plant operations by providing the needs of the plant using your specialized skill or training.
  • Respond quickly to plant conditions or requirements which may involve extended and/or abnormal work hours.
  • Cross train in the required plant disciplines of operations and maintenance, including Electrical; Instrumentation and Controls; and Mechanical skills.
  • Assist in the selection, administration, and oversight of contractors, which support plant activities.  Examples include but are not limited to: electrical, mechanical, and gas maintenance activities, janitorial, building and grounds, predictive maintenance, HVAC, etc.
  • Will involve work with OSHA classified hazardous materials.

 

Job Experience, Abilities, and Skills Required:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in gas and or steam turbines with a detailed overall knowledge of power plant equipment and its operation, including theory
  • Must receive a rating of "recommended" on the NRG Energy Pre-Employment Skills Assessment
  • Additional background/skills in a discipline such as engineering, mechanic, millwright, maintenance mechanic, or machinist), electrician, water chemistry, instrument, and control. or gas turbines
  • Ability to qualify and maintain qualification as a control room and roving operator.
  • Ability to complete plant qualification program to the level of Gas Turbine Technician within 18 months.

 

Job Experience, Abilities, and Skills:

  • Must have the following physical abilities: to distinguish between colors; to climb ladders and to work at heights of up to -100 feet above the ground; to close and open large valves and breakers; operate various size components from small electrical switches to computer keyboards; to perform chemical sampling procedures; and ability to "handle" quick changing situations under stress
  • Ability to work extended hours when required.Ability to perform and accept supervisory responsibility.
  • Significant experience or ability to be versatile in the use of personal computers and numerous software applications.
  • Ability to productively work independently and as an overall integral plant staff team member.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Must have superior communication skills for interface with NRG Real-Time Desk, ISO, and PG&E.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend extensive written procedures for operation and maintenance of the plant.
  • Must be capable of performing work requiring safety equipment including switching suits, fall protection, chemical suits, goggles, respirators, and any other equipment identified for the safe operation and maintenance of the plant.

 


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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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